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Autumn fares to Europe fall: East and West Coast to Scandinavia from $360’s RT (or less)


It looks like the European airfare sale is back on. We’re seeing even lower fares on a number of routes to Scandinavia from both coasts on legacy carriers — Oneworld, Skyteam, and Star Alliance all have sub-$400 fares from both coasts (and even cheaper fares can be found on low-cost carriers Norwegian and WOW). This is not an exhaustive list — more cities may be possible. Lower fares may be possible — use Google Flights to play with dates. The bulk of availability…

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FARE WAR: Business class to Europe from $1795 wide open cities and dates!

British Airways Club World

UPDATE #1: We are adding new cities as we find them — there are now fares starting from $1795! UPDATE #2: Oneworld pricing appears to either be dead or extremely limited from Atlanta, but still alive on many dates from Pittsburgh. SkyTeam availability still appears to be very strong as of 2:30pm Eastern time. This fare sale is not likely to last, so we recommend booking if you find dates that work for you. We…

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Great airfares both domestic and international, many cities

I'm no mountain climbing expert, but I suggest taking a couple of days to get used to the elevation before trying to climb even higher.

There are a number of notable airfare deals today, both domestic and international between a number of city pairs. Check out some of the things that caught our eye: Domestic Travel Via Slickdeals, Virgin America is offering round trip nonstop flights between Dallas and Washington, DC for $138-$140 on select dates in July and August. According to their post, sample dates include: Departs DAL: April 5, 11, 12, 25, 26; May 2,3, 9, 16, 17;…

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8 miles per dollar on Apple at United MileagePlus Shopping

UA Apple 8x

On the heels of yesterday’s 4x Apple promotion at the American Airlines shopping portal, today brings an even better payout at 8 miles per dollar at the United MileagePlus Shopping portal! Note the portal terms for Apple purchases, bolding mine for emphasis: Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents. Rewards are issued…

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New Zealand and Australia direct from $619 round trip

Mini-Kangaroo (Wallaby)

As reported by View from the Wing, there are some excellent airfares today from the west coast to New Zealand and Australia, with direct flights starting at $619. Direct from Los Angeles to Auckland is pricing the best, at $619 round trip on Qantas or $629 on United: United flights credited to Singapore KrisFlyer should earn 1 KrisFlyer mile per mile flown — meaning that this round trip to Auckland for $629 would also earn…

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Which card earns the most United miles per dollar? A surprising answer…

United Miles Per Dollar

In a recent post I considered whether it was foolish to use hotel cards for everyday spend.  I concluded that using the SPG card for everyday spend makes sense for many people.  Most other hotel cards only make sense under specific conditions. In response, a reader asked if he should put everyday spend on his SPG card or his Sapphire Reserve.  I said SPG.  Even though the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card earns 3X for travel…

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AA and United offer up to 1,000 bonus miles each via Valentine’s Day portal promotions

Valentines Day portal promo 2017 AA and United

Both the AA and United online shopping portals are offering up to 1,000 bonus miles, as follows: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $125; Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $250 or more. If you spend exactly $125, or $250 with either portal, the bonuses amount to 4 extra miles per dollar.  Keep in mind that these bonuses are in addition to bonuses offered by…

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Neiman Marcus claws back gift card portal miles

Neiman Marcus Portal Clawback

When shopping through portals to earn miles, points, or cash back, many merchants have terms that exclude portal earnings when purchasing gift cards.  But, some merchants do not enforce that policy.  That’s why we keep track of what works and what doesn’t on our page. In previous experiments, people had found that buying e-gift cards from Neiman Marcus did result in earning portal rewards.  Then, last weekend, first the Alaska portal and then the United…

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How miles made a last minute birthday visit possible


Last month, on a Tuesday I decided to visit my dad for his birthday. His birthday was that Thursday. And, while I live in southeast Michigan, he lives near Greensboro North Carolina: about 500 miles away.  Thanks to airline miles, the last minute trip was both possible and cheap. Finding Flights Via Google Flights I checked flight prices. Most flights were well over $600. Too high.  I would use airline miles instead. I noted flight…

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