This is the first in a series of posts highlighting what I consider to be the best travel hacks
Did you know that when you book award travel, you can make your points go further, much further, by taking advantage of loose airline rules concerning stopovers, transfers, and open-jaws? When redeeming miles, it is often possible to visit multiple cities, or even book multiple separate trips for the same number of miles as a single ticket. Taking advantage of this is fairly complicated and the rules vary from one airline to the next, but the potential benefits are huge. That’s why Maximizing Airline Awards through Stopovers and More earns Frequent Miler’s first ever, soon to be highly coveted, “Best Travel Hack” seal.
Ben Schlappig (you may know him as Lucky from One Mile at a Time) covers this topic here:
Also, thePointsGuy covers this topic in depth for multiple airlines:
- American Airlines: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/06/maximizing-stopovers-transfers-and-open-jaw-ticketing-on-american-airlines-awards/
- United Airlines: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/07/maximizing-stopovers-transfers-and-open-jaw-ticketing-on-us-airways-awards-2/
- US Airways: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/06/maximizing-stopovers-transfers-and-open-jaw-ticketing-on-us-airways-awards/
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