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...]

Guest Post: 10 Lessons Learned While (trying to) Redeem 1,000,000 Points & Miles

Let's all hope for the NEW Lufthansa Business Class!

Robert Dwyer is a deal hound who spends hours each day thinking about points, and how to use them for awesome family vacations. He writes about wine at The Wellesley Wine Press. You can follow Robert … [Read more...]

Why and How I Travel in First and Business Class

From Qantas' website.

I've been on a bit of a mileage burning spree over the last month and I've booked some flights that I'm really excited about. This year I'll be to fly on Qantas' A380 in First Class from LAX-SYD, … [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...]

Sometimes it’s Better to NOT Transfer Your Ultimate Rewards Points

Booking Through United

Almost everything you've read in blogs and on FlyerTalk has probably pointed you in the direction of transferring your points to a loyalty program instead of redeeming using the Pay with Points … [Read more...]

Hidden City Award Ticketing

LAX-AKL

If you're starting to become a travel/points addict, you've probably come across the phrases "hidden city ticketing" and "throwaway ticketing." I won't go through a full explanation here because Gary … [Read more...]

Finding Business Class Award Space to Europe on Star Alliance

LAX-FCO

It's not always easy to find award space to Europe, particularly during the Summer months. I put together a handy guide a while back that many people seemed to appreciate, but I still get plenty of … [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...]

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points – United Airlines (and Star Alliance)

Available Flights

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...]