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Award Space to Germany is Plentiful this Summer/Fall

Air Berlin Business Class.

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   Award space to Germany is generally pretty good with Lufthansa flying from nearly everywhere in the US to both Frankfurt and Munich. Dusseldorf, on the other hand, is not the most popular location to visit in Europe (though I have heard good things about it), but…

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Award Flights to India Are Now Easier to Search and Book

New route from YYZ-DEL has decent availability in both cabins.

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   India is a very popular travel destination and there are quite a few ways to get there. You can use miles on Star Alliance, Oneworld, and even your Delta miles with Skyteam (and other partners) to book flights to India flying both West and East from…

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The Flights I’m Taking on My Current Dream Trip

Singapore A380 Suites

I’ve flown some nice cabins in the past, but what I have booked for my current trip should be the best of all my previous trips. They are what many would consider to be “aspirational” flights (and hence my reference to a dream trip) that people usually reserve for special occasions. I was able to…

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Remember – You Can Change Flights Booked on the Old UA Chart for Only $100

Very happy with this for just $100.

After United Airlines announced it’s massive devaluation that took effect 2/14/14, there was widespread panic among those in the frequent flyer crowd that used Star Alliance partners to fly premium cabin awards since they increased significantly in price. After all, the price from the US to South Asia increased from 70K miles to 130K miles…

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Airlines that Offer Chauffeur Service on Award Tickets

Qantas in one of the very few airlines that provides a Chauffeur service.

One of the great luxuries of flying premium cabins is being given complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service on award tickets. If nothing else, it’s a cool experience to tell family/friends about or post about on social media. Not very many airlines offer the service, however, so if this is something you value then hopefully this post…

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Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN

Business Class seats

Singapore Airlines Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN Review: SilverKris Lounge at SIN Singapore Airlines Business Class SIN-BKK Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Conrad Bangkok InterContinental Koh Samui Conrad Koh Samui Part 1 (Check-in and Room) Conrad Koh Samui Part 2 (Breakfast and Resort)   Singapore Airlines’ A380 Business Class is considered one of the top Business Classes in…

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Beginners Guide – How to Use Alaska Airlines Miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

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 Guest (SPG) Club Carlson Rewards   There’s no doubt about it: Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan program is one of the most valuable mileage programs there is right now. It’s kind…

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American Airlines and US Airways Devalue Without Notice

AA and US

In my opinion, the dirtiest trick a loyalty program has is to raise the cost of awards without giving customers any notice. I can’t think of a worse way to treat your customers, particularly the ones that fly you the most, than to not give them a warning about changes to their rewards program. This…

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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 on Twitter: @RobertDwyer Related Reading: Lessons Learned While Earning 1,000,000+ Points & Miles Compared to signing up for credit cards for lucrative…

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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, Singapore Airlines’ A380 Suites Class from LAX-NRT-SIN, and Thai Airways’ A380 First Class from BKK-FRA. And I’m…

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