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Business Class for 25.5k one-way to Europe from several US cities!

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Iberia Plus is running a great promotion that results in fully-flat business class seats from Chicago, New York, or Boston to Madrid, Spain for just 25,500 Avios + ~$125 tax– or from Los Angeles or many cities in Central/South America for just 31,875 Avios + ~$125 tax. Iberia is offering 25% off already-reasonable off-peak award flight prices from now until April 11th for flights occurring before June 15th or between October 1st and December 15th, 2017. The Deal 25% off…

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Can you split payment for Alaska Airlines companion fare?

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Arguably the most valuable benefit of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual companion fare. This discount code allows the cardholder to add a companion to a reservation for just $99 + taxes/fees (starting from $121 total). Practically any Alaska Airlines itinerary seems to qualify — one-way, round trip, open-jaws, etc. The merger with Virgin America has only enhanced this benefit as cardholders can now book travel with either Alaska or Virgin…

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WOW Air: Chicago to Iceland from $249 round trip

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WOW Airlines has announced new service from Chicago, and to kick off the new route they have one-way flights to Reykjavik, Iceland from $99.99 and round trip flights starting at $249.99: Availability is also shown on Google Flights, but pricing was higher ($269 for the same flights above) As a budget carrier, remember that WOW Air will charge additional fees for everything from checked bags to selecting your seat. They even charge for a carry-on bag, and…

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5,000 Alaska Airlines miles for joining MileagePlan and taking a flight

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Alaska Airlines is offering a very generous promotion for new members — join mileage plan before April 30th and take your first flight with Alaska before September 30th, 2017 and get 5,000 bonus miles. That is a great bonus for joining as we rarely see loyalty program signup bonuses like this anymore. A couple of months ago, Alaska was giving 10,000 miles to members of Virgin America Elevate who created a new Mileage Plan account…

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Use companion tickets for business and first class flights

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Earlier this week I published a roundup companion ticket opportunities: The Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets. We have also recently published a few options for getting great business class flight prices.  For examples, please see the following: How to find great business class fares with Google Flights Build your own business class fare sale with vacation packages Business Class to Europe + 7 hotel nights for $2225: Investing in Marriott Travel Packages Another approach…

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Airfare Deal: Boston to Monterrey, Mexico for $167 round trip, United Airlines

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As reported by The Flight Deal, United Airlines has flights on sale from Boston, MA to Monterrey, Mexico for $166 round trip on select dates in April-May and August-September. While dates are limited, they are easily searchable via Google Flights: Most United fare classes earn mileage based on distance if credited to Singapore Krisflyer, so this round trip flight may earn up to 4,000 redeemable miles with Singapore Krisflyer. We recently wrote about an opportunity…

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The music never dies. Richard Branson says he’ll start a new Virgin America.

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Yesterday, Alaska Airlines announced that it would retire the Virgin America brand (most likely sometime in 2019).  Richard Branson responded with a goodbye message to Virgin America which he ended with the following: I’m told some people at Virgin America are calling today “the day the music died”. It is a sad (and some would say baffling) day. But I’d like to assure them that the music never dies. Was that a hint suggesting that…

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Build your own business class fare sale with vacation packages

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Lately, we have published some great ways to get cheap business class plane tickets. Whether showing how you could buy points to score a great deal on business class or discovering an an all-out fare war and showing you how we found it so you can be on the lookout for the next big sale, we’ve covered some solid strategies to fly comfortably for less. Today, we’ll look at another way to save big on the cost of business class…

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Great Airfare: San Francisco or Los Angeles to Iceland: $259 round trip

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  European discount carrier WOW Air currently has round trip fares from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Iceland from $259 round trip. To put in perspective how good that is, here are the Google Flights options from Los Angeles to Reykjavik from April 26th to May 4th: Remember that WOW Air is a discount carrier, so they will tack on additional fees for everything from checked bags to selecting your seat. They even charge for a carry-on…

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