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Family mileage running for Star Alliance Gold

In the post “Hunt for Star Alliance Gold” I described why I wanted Star Alliance Gold status (lounge access!), and I told the story about a crazy Rube Goldberg-ish approach to status matching that I attempted. The match to Taj to Shargri-La to Singapore status approach ultimately failed, but a reader named Geo left a very interesting comment: If you travel often with your family, look into crediting to Egyptair Plus, apparently you can pool…

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Europe on sale: Late summer and early fall as low as $226 RT

Update: Added Detroit to Paris from $384 As reported by Secret Flying, there are some great prices on airfares to Europe in late summer and early fall on a variety of low-cost and legacy airlines from a number of US cities with prices as low as $226 round trip. While that low price is on low-cost-carrier Norwegian, there are a number of deals on legacy carriers starting from $300 round trio out of Boston and the mid $300’s out of…

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Fly away ’cause it’s Friday: LA to Australia $800 RT direct, many routes to Europe under $400

We’ve posted a number of great airfare sales over the past couple of days that are still alive — and we are now adding Los Angeles to Australia from $800 nonstop below. Many of these prices are quite good and worth a look if you are interested in trips to these locations. Europe To recap, we posted about sales from both coasts to Europe: Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s…

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More great fares: Low $300’s NYC to Palma de Mallorca; LAX/SFO to France, Spain, and more

Star Alliance continues to have some great prices from New York to Europe (which we first wrote about yesterday), with round trip flights to Palma de Mallorca, Spain now starting around $365 round trip through Google Flights — or as low as $322 if you plan an extended stay and book through a lesser-known agency. While I haven’t stayed there myself, the Park Hyatt Mallorca looks like a fantastic lodging option at 20,000 Hyatt points per…

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Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s RT

There are some terrific airfare sales heating up today from both east and west coast US cities to Europe in economy class from the low $300’s (with many cities available for $350-$450 round trip). Pricing and timing varies, with some of these fares available starting from summertime and others available in the fall. See our primer on how to find great fares with Google flights for more help on finding a great deal.   West Coast Ric from…

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Hunting for Star Alliance Gold

On March 1st, my free status match to Copa Platinum status went kaput.  When Copa first created their own loyalty program there was a brief window of time where status matches were free and easy.  Then that stopped.  But, thanks to the match, I enjoyed having Star Alliance Gold status for over a year.  This gave me access to Star Alliance lounges whenever I flew airlines within the alliance.  So, when I flew United domestically,…

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#Business Class on Skyteam & Star Alliance: $1300’s RT Europe to USA

As reported by Mighty Travels, there are some excellent summertime business class fare sales on both Skyteam and Star Alliance from Europe to the USA, with prices starting as low as $1334 round trip. These low prices are available to New York and can be booked through links at Google Flights. Note that Google Flights is also showing low prices to Atlanta and a number of smaller southeaster cities (Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, etc.) — however, I haven’t found bookable links to…

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Fly away Friday: Business Class to Europe or South America under $2K, Economy deals to Asia

It’s Friday — if you’re looking to think about flying away, there are both some great new airfare deals as well as some deals still alive. We have economy deals to both Asia and Europe below as well as business class to Europe from just $1856 below. As always, click the images to go to Google Flights. If you need a primer on using Google flights, see our post about How to Find Great business class fares…

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From ~$309 RT Aug/Sept/Oct on Star Alliance, Oneworld, & Icelandair: East Coast to Scandinavia

Star Alliance, Oneworld, and Icelandair have flights on sale from the East Coast of the US to Scandinavia starting at $309 round trip from Orlando and starting at $352 round trip from other East Coast cities in late August and September/October (and possibly later into the schedule). Skyteam has a couple of routes on sale as well. Also, Icelandair theoretically allows a free stopover in Iceland on the way. Some examples (click images to go to Google Flights): New…

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