Award Travel Posts

Flight Review - British Airways First Class, Atlanta to London Heathrow



At last, after months of planning and anticipating, it was time to hit the skies and head across the pond for our Mediterranean cruise.  Since we used miles, we had to take a circuitous route to Istanbul, first heading to Atlanta, then London before taking our final hop to ...
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Trip Report: A few days in Copenhagen Denmark and Malmö Sweden

After a mostly uneventful trip, with in Lufthansa Business Class from Chicago to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Copenhagen, we had arrived in our first destination.  Being our first trip with a baby, as we would find out, perhaps unsurprisingly, our travels would be very different than in the ...

Special Report: Delta's Secret Skymiles Devaluation

When Delta Air Lines depublished its Skymiles award charts in February, we were told that we no longer needed charts because the online pricing system would tell us how many miles were required for any given trip. The problem was the system did not seem to be working correctly: trips were pricing ...
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The Significance of American Airlines' Starwood Transfer Bonus


As the mantra goes, miles and points are a depreciating asset and are better burned than stored for future use. American Airlines is offering a generous 20% transfer bonus on points from Starwood Preferred Guest. Essentially, that means instead of 25,000 AA miles for 20,000 Starpoints, through ...
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Lufthansa Business Class from Frankfurt to Copenhagen

After our Lufthansa Business Class flight from Chicago on the 748i, we had a few hours in the Frankfurt airport before our connection to Copenhagen. At our arrival gate, despite being among the first off the plane, there was a long wait for our stroller (common theme on this trip as I would ...
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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i Business Class O'Hare to Frankfurt

I've flown the Boeing 747-8i before, but this was my first time in the newest Lufthansa Business Class product.  It isn't all that cutting edge, but it is a big improvement on their previous product.   Even despite the price premium, this was a much better experience than what United ...
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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 ...

A Secret Trick for Securing Business Class Award Space to Europe is Exposed


Brussels Airlines award space is again bookable on united.com...the secret trick to dependable business class award space to Europe has been exposed.
Brussels Airlines space has played cat and mouse games on united.com over the last few years, appearing and disappearing before appearing ...
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Etihad Airways Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Airways Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi currently serves both First and Business Class passengers as Etihad is currently remodeling their First class lounge. Despite the First Class lounge closure, the grandiose lounge offers guests a wealth of luxuries when it comes to travel and Etihad ...

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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AAdvantage Architect Earns 22 Million Miles Without Spending a Penny


An American 737 in classic livery at Chicago O'Hare Airport
Last Sunday, the Dallas Morning News business section ran a profile on Hal Brierley, a Plano-based consultant whose claim to fame was helping design the first airline loyalty program, American Airlines' AAdvantage program, back ...
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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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Air France KLM FlyingBlue Promo Awards for Summer Travel

FlyingBlue has announced their April Promo Awards which allow travelers to cash in miles to destinations all over the world at a fraction of the normal cost. April Promo Awards are some of the most sought after awards as April Promo Awards are for travel between June and July 2015! This ...

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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Book Your US Airways Awards ASAP to Fly First Class RTW for 125K Miles!

If you have ever wanted to fly around the world using your US Airways Dividend Miles, now would be the time to book your award redemption. (The New) American Airlines recently announced US Airways' Dividend Miles program will be fully integrated into their AAdvantage program within the first two ...
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A Non-Stop 5-Day Trip Around the World

Non-stop as in, I do not leave airports or sleep in hotels. For five days. Yes, this is what I consider fun and no, I do not need to be institutionalized.
I am halfway through a 31,770 mile trip around the world, writing to you from the Qantas First Class Lounge from Sydney where I am relaxing ...
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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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