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...]

British Airways Upgrades Avios Booking Site, and it’s Better!

The search screen looks the same as before, but clicking "Get flights" returns much better results!

British Airways Avios were a little annoying to book before. Remember when you had to click "Get flights" and then click "Search Partner Availability" even when it was obvious British Airways itself … [Read more...]