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Tag: Sweet Spot Spotlight

Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots for award flights

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Avianca LifeMiles is one of my favorite airline programs because of unique sweet spots, the ability to "hack" awards to pay fewer miles than...

Chase Ultimate Rewards sweet spots

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When I ask readers about their favorite award currency, Chase Ultimate Rewards is often a #1 pick. That's true due to an abundance of...

Award spotlight: Marriott’s Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Portugal

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Torre de Palma Wine Hotel belongs to Marriott's Design Hotels brand.  I stumbled upon this place when researching options for my 3 Cards 3...

Award spotlight: Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

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Rancho Santana is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is bookable with Choice Privileges points.  I stumbled upon this place when researching...

Air France & KLM across Europe for less [Sweet-Spot Spotlight]

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Since this post was originally written, I've stumbled upon a neat little trick.  It is sometimes possible to reduce award prices by flying with...

Sweet spot awards that I actually use [On Greg’s Mind]

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We frequently post about great deals using points & miles, and we refer to these as "sweet spot awards."  Some of these are almost...

Air France / KLM Flying Blue sweet spots for award travel

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Flying Blue sweet spots have been more difficult to define than those in other programs ever since Air France and KLM ditched the Flying...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

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Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up for the Virgin Atlantic credit card (which often has a...

Capital One Miles Sweet Spots 2022

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Capital One really shook things up in the rewards card space when they increased the transfer ratio to 1:1 on almost all of their airline...

Nordic Choice Sweet-Spots: Great Value w/ Choice Points

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I've long heard that redeeming Choice Privileges points at Nordic Choice Hotels offered great value, but I've never previously looked very closely at this. ...

The Best Points-Bookable Hotels in the World

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Travel & Leisure recently published The Top 100 Hotels in the World for 2021.  It's fun to peruse the list and dream about visiting some...

Amex Membership Rewards sweet spots

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Update 7/6/21: With the huge new Membership Rewards points offer available, some readers will find themselves wondering how best to use Membership Rewards points,...

New IHG Sweet Spot: Dynamic Pricing + 4th Night Free For Huge Savings

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Update 4/18/21: Seeing as IHG has been playing games with dynamic pricing recently (see this post and this subsequent update), I thought it'd be...
Qantas Sweet Spots

Qantas Sweet Spots for award tickets (economy and business class)

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Qantas sweet spots are governed by the distance from the start point of your trip to the end point. While Qantas has a distance-based...

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