Award Bookings Posts

Delta Goes All-In on Dynamic Award Pricing in 2016


Just in from Delta Air Lines, a number of upcoming changes to the SkyMiles program, including a confirmed move to more aggressive dynamic award pricing. Let's start with the bad news--
Dynamic Award Pricing Accelerates for Travel in June 2016
HEADS UP FOR SUMMER 2016
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American Airlines Limits Advantage Awards On Hawaiian Airlines

American Airlines is imposing new restrictions on Advantage award redemptions on Hawaiian Airlines starting September 1, 2015, further devaluing the American Airlines Advantage program. The new restriction on Hawaiian awards states that new reservations on Hawaiian Airlines will no longer be ...

Delta Responds: Mixed Cabin Rewards Remain...Sort Of


Lucky noted (from a post by René) a disturbing change to the wording of delta.com yesterday -- it appeared that without notice Delta eliminated mixed-cabin awards, which would have signalled another elephantine Skymiles devaluation. I reached out to Delta and was assured that ...

Fly to Europe in a 44-Seat Business Jet Using Your Miles!


SAS launched service between Houston and Stavanger, Norway last summer using a 44-seat jet featuring an all-business class configuration. Operated by PrivatAir on behalf of SAS, the flight operates six times per week and features an outdated "angle lie-flat" business class. The flight ...
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First Time Flying First Class: Etihad Airways 787 First Class Review

           On March 24th, my brother asked me a question I never thought I would hear; "Do you want to go with me to Egypt next week?" Due to his miracle working with the airline award tickets (hince his Award booking Service)  and the fact that my boss is awesome ...
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Worldwide First and Business Ticket for Less than $2500

American Airlines & US Airways Advantage program is offering a buy mile promotion through April 30, where up to 60,000 bonus miles will be rewarded when 100,000 miles are purchased. The bonus miles are rewarded in tiers based on the number of miles purchased and can result in a total of 60,000 ...
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I'm Booked on the Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350 Inaugural Flight to Paris!

I'm so excited (and I just can't hide it)!!
I have never been on an inaugural anything much less an inaugural flight on a brand new aircraft! But I finally got my butt booked on one and I'm so excited about it! As you guys know, inaugural flights come in all different types and sizes. Some ...
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How to Search for Award Space on the New ANA Website


ANA has released a redesigned website featuring a brand new award search tool to coincide with its launch of a region-based award chart. There are both positive and negative changes we will unpack below.
The positive No more tricking the website to search for Star Alliance partner ...
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RIP US Airways Dividend Miles: I Feel Like I Just Lost An Old Friend


US Airways Dividend Miles is dead. May she rest in peace. 
I will not say it has been an unproductive week, but I have spent a great deal of time around the deathbed of Dividend Miles this week, trying to book one more “trip of trips” as I reflect upon what has been a ...
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March 25 - Last Day to Book US Airways Dividend Mile Award Tickets

Early this month we learned that American Airlines and US Airways frequent flyer programs would merge within 30 days. Now, just a couple of weeks later, the New American has announced that the programs will actually merge March 28, 2014 –that this weekend! With said announcement, we also ...

Malaysia Airlines A380 First Class Paris To Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines First Class is supposed to be among the World’s Best inflight experiences. The Airline is a one of the few Skytrax 5 star airlines and offers First Class exclusively on their six A380 Aircrafts that fly between Kuala Lumpur and Paris and London. After the MH370 and MH17 ...
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Less then 30 Days to Book US Airways Dividend Mile Awards - Top Use of Miles

It's now officially, American Airlines and US Airways are merging their frequent flyer programs during the first two weeks of April! With only a few weeks left before US Airways Dividend miles are folded into American Airlines Advantage miles, there are a few award bookings you should consider ...
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How to Outsmart Delta's Broken Website and Save Miles


Delta Air Lines unceremoniously removed its Skymiles award charts from delta.com last month, taking with it the accountability inherent in such charts. The only justification Delta offered was, "We've launched the new Award calendar which offers an easier search for Awards." The problem ...
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Last Week of United Airlines Star Alliance Award Sale!

When United devalued MileagePlus last year, it introduced a bifurcated award chart that charged a premium for first and business class flights on partner metal as opposed to on United's own planes. An example -- business class to Europe was 57.5K miles one-way if you fly United across the water or ...
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Delta Secretly Changes SkyMiles Terms and Conditions

With a series of radically customer-unfriendly moves, Delta Air Lines has become our favorite punching bag of late and the hits just keep on coming. Today, Delta updated the terms and conditions of the SkyMiles program to remove all reference to "award levels", substituting "award prices" instead. ...

Save 50% on Miles and More Bargain Awards

Every month Lufthansa publishes discount awards for their Miles and More program. The bargains include discount travel opportunities for travel on Miles and More airlines which include Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and LOT.   Some months the program is more generous than other, but for ...

Delta Air Lines Worldwide Skymiles Award Charts

Delta Air Lines pulled a fast one on us when it removed Skymiles award charts on Friday without notice, taking with it any accountability to passengers to its erratic online pricing engine and also striking at the very core of the loyalty program proposition, where charts served as a goal to ...

Last Call for 40% American Express Transfer Bonus to British Airways

We're just a few hours away from the end of the most lucrative American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonus we've seen in more than a year. Last call to take advantage of the 40% British Airways Executive Club transfer bonus.

Did I take advantage? Yes, although I did not go crazy ...
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Best Usage of US Airways Dividend Miles Before The Program Ends 2Q 2015

The AA/US merger is in full swing and the next major miles stone that will affect frequent flyers is when the two programs officially merger into the American Airline Advantage program and the airline only has one loyalty program to manage. The ground work has already been laid, with announcements ...