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An equipment swap gone right

Last month, I traveled to Europe to take up Wyndham on their 15K-per-night mansion-like estate. For the ride home, I booked a ticket on Tap Air Portugal. Several months ago, TAP was offering flights from Oslo to Boston or New York by way of Lisbon for just $408 one-way in business class. At the time, I still had a 50% pay-with-points rebate on my Business Platinum card (since expired), so I used a net ~20,000 Membership Rewards…

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[Expired] Crazy prices to Kuala Lumpur: from $316 RT from New York

Late last night, I saw the Secret Flying notification about an airfare sale to Kuala Lumpur and I posted a brief note about it to our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group. I assumed the fare wouldn’t last, but in this morning’s Thrifty Traveler Premium email, I saw that not only is it still alive but there are many other departure cities with great prices — from $316 round trip from New York to Kuala Lumpur. These…

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[Expired] A pretty nice-looking Travelzoo deal to Milan

I don’t usually pay much attention to the package deals sent out weekly by Travelzoo — but today one caught my eye that looks like a very solid value if you’re looking to travel to Milan between January and March: round trip direct flights from New York + 4 nights hotel starting at $449 per person. That $449 price point is only available on select dates (and with double occupancy), though there are a number of…

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PUBLIC: Companion Pass after 1 purchase for California residents!

Southwest Companion Pass without flying

As was previously rumored, the offer for the Southwest Companion Pass after opening a Chase Southwest credit card and making a single purchase has now gone public for all California residents. It appears to work with any of the three Southwest credit cards. The Offer Earn a Companion Pass by opening a Southwest credit card and making a single purchase Also earn the signup bonus for that card Offer ends 11/30/17 Direct link to the promotion page Quick Thoughts This offer…

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Australia from $688 RT nonstop from Los Angeles

In today’s Thrifty Traveler Premium email, I noticed a nice deal to Australia — Qantas is offering direct flights nonstop on its new 787-9 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia from $693 round trip. As I explored dates, I found some dates that are a few dollars less on Virgin Australia — from $688 round trip nonstop. Flights are available for ten or fifteen bucks more to Brisbane or Sydney, and you can find round trip fares out of Dallas and New York…

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Europe on major alliances from $400 round trip (from New York, Seattle, Chicago, & more)

Over the weekend, prices have dropped to as low as $400 on flights to Europe from as soon as next month through as far out as next summer on major alliance flights (which means a free checked bag and seat selection in most cases). The Points Guy has a number of examples; there are also some below (click the images to go to Google Flights). This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling of…

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US to Bangkok from ~$225 RT, many cities

Fly4Free is reporting amazing prices between several US cities and Bangkok — from $225 round trip (New York to Bangkok) on ANA. These prices are available in January, February, and March on select dates are not not shown via Google Flights. You will find these via small travel agencies listed on Momondo.com. Danny the Deal Guru at Miles to Memories reports that the cheapest prices are available on Monday–>Thursday  trips. These prices are extremely low — I would recommend…

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Southwest to Hawaii: Get your Companion Passes ready

Southwest announced late last night that they are finally starting service to Hawaii in 2018. Companion Pass holders rejoice — two-for-one tickets to Hawaii will be huge for those with the points, and the extra competition could mean better prices for everyone. We don’t know from which airports they will service Hawaii, but we can surmise from the promotion for an easy Companion Pass for California residents that they intend to fly from California.   Get a Companion…

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Holy availability! Transcon flat beds in Delta business for 18K points; Hawaii cheap, too

Delta Diamond

  Update: This appears to be dead as availability suddenly changed from daily to nearly nonexistent and rates have increased to 35K or more on dates with availability. With the 30% bonus on transfers from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic that we posted about earlier and the return of the ability to search and book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online that Greg re-discovered today, we’ve been taking a closer look at Virgin Atlantic redemption options. Lucky at One…

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