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!

Like I did with the United/Star Alliance post, I'm going to make an important distinction for people that are new to redeeming rewards. If you have miles with one Oneworld airline member, you can … [Read more...]

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

Available Flights

Let me clarify something that many beginners don't know or don't understand. If you have miles with one Star Alliance airline member, you can redeem those points for an award ticket on ANY Star … [Read more...]