Quick Hits: Get Paid to Earn Points and a Transfer Bonus

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Save $20 with  $300 in MasterCard Purchases at OfficeMax Reader @Somempire tweeted me this deal this weekend. This one should be a no-brainer if you've done this for any period of time. Use your … [Read more...]

Avios Discount on Select Award Routes for 11 days Only!

Avios Discount

British Airways is running a promotion where the price of flights from London to select cities are being discounted by 50%. There is also a list of cities being discounted by 25%. The list of cities … [Read more...]

The Best Avios Routes to Fly – Maximize the Distance Based Award Chart

Best Avios Routes

British Airways Avios are a somewhat unique type of points because of the distance-based award chart they use. Because of the way the chart is put together, there are certain routes and parts of the … [Read more...]

Use Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets to Business Class

Avios to Upgrade

One of the lesser known but still extremely valuable features of the British Airways Avios program is the ability to use Avios to upgrade from Economy/Premium Economy/Business to Premium … [Read more...]

Cathay Pacific First Class Review – JFK-YVR

Cathay Pacific First Class Review 777

Cathay Pacific's flight from New York JFK to Vancouver is one of the flights known as a "fifth freedom" flight. These flights are flights that take place when an airline is from country A, but flies … [Read more...]

Some Useful 4,500 Avios Redemptions Around the World

You can go a lot of places with just 4,500 Avios from New York!

British Airways Avios (which is what they call their frequent flyer miles) are the best mileage/points currency for short flights because it uses a distance-based award chart. Flights up to 650 miles … [Read more...]

Don’t Always Trust the Taxes and Fees Quoted on the Avios Search Page

The taxes/fees portion jumps.

British Airways Avios are one of my favorite mileage currencies because of how cheap I can get short-distance trips. Southern California (where I live) to San Francisco, Las Vegas, or Phoenix is only … [Read more...]

British Airways Improving Award Search Engine Again!

British Airways Award Search

In December I wrote about several positive changes that British Airways made with it's award search engine. Before, it was annoying and required tons of clicks to display the information you needed. … [Read more...]

Introducing the Bluebird/Chase Ink Award Cost Charts

The standard United Award Chart for one-way and round trip redemptions.

Manufactured spend is essentially when one purchases items using a rewards credit card and then liquidates those items (turning them into cash) in order to pay off the credit card bill for the card … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points – British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance)

The Avios award chart is different from others because it is distance-based. You can use this to your advantage!

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points United Airlines (and Star Alliance) British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance) Hyatt Gold Passport Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Starwood Preferred … [Read more...]