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Now book Japan Airlines awards on AA.com

In this morning’s Marriott Bonvoy airline partner sweet spots guide, we noted that your best option to search for Japan Airlines award space is to use BritishAirways.com. However, another option has developed today: You can now search for and book Japan Airlines awards on AA.com. To book on AA.com you will of course need American Airlines miles, but a quick look at availability at AA.com should give you an indication of what to expect with other…

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Marriott Bonvoy airline partner sweet spots

We’ve previously published guides to American Express Membership Rewards sweet spots, Chase Ultimate Rewards Sweet Spots, and Citi ThankYou points sweet spots to highlight the many great award options for travel between the US and various regions around the world. While transfers from hotel programs to airlines are usually a bad deal, Marriott Bonvoy is the exception. With a wide range of major airline partners, Marriott points can be very useful for transfers to airlines.…

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30% off select Turkish destinations

This morning, we wrote about an amazing sweet spot in the Turkish Miles & Smiles program (See: 7.5K each way to Hawaii. The sweetest spot we’ve been missing.). However, it’s not the only sweet spot in the chart — and Turkish is upping the ante in celebration of their 30th anniversary with monthly sales on select routes good for 30% off on award tickets. We first wrote about one of these sales back in February, but…

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Book Turkish Miles & Smiles awards via email. Here’s how.

Turkish Miles & Smiles has an incredibly generous award chart which includes deals such as 7.5K one-way from anywhere in the US to Hawaii (or 15K in business class), 45K one-way business class to Europe, 52.5K one-way business class to central Asia, etc.  And you can transfer points to Turkish from Citi ThankYou Rewards (1 to 1) or from Marriott Bonvoy (60K to 25K).  Finding these great deals in Turkish’s award chart is easy.  Booking…

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Can you double the Citi Rewards+ 10K rebate by getting two?

In the post “Citi Rewards+ is a great companion to Premier or Prestige,” I explained why I think that the Rewards+ is a great companion card.  It’s not a great card on its own, but if you have another card that earns ThankYou points, the Rewards+ offers an easy way to recoup up to 10,000 ThankYou points per year.  The killer feature of this card is that it gives you a 10% rebate on any…

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Why LifeMiles transfer bonuses don’t excite me….much

Amex Transfer Partners

It’s no secret: LifeMiles excite me. I’ve written about The secret LifeMiles award chart, asked Does LifeMiles play favorites? and I’ve been Trying to crack the LifeMiles secret code to Europe. Greg has written about Avianca LifeMiles’s awesome mixed-cabin award pricing. First class for less. While not without some drawbacks, LifeMiles can be really interesting. As an Amex transfer partner, Capital One transfer partner, and Citi transfer partner, it’s easy to rack up miles. What’s more,…

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25% transfer bonus: Capital One to LifeMiles [7/1-7/31/19]

Capital One has announced its latest transfer bonus: Get a 25% transfer bonus when transferring Capital One Miles (from the Venture or Spark Miles cards) to Avianca LifeMiles when you transfer between July 1st at 12:01 AM ET to July 31st at 11:59 PM ET. With this bonus, the transfer ratio is 2:1.876. As a confirmed fan of the LifeMiles program, I’m glad to see Capital One offering a transfer bonus. More importantly, I’m glad to see continued transfer bonuses…

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Buy IHG points with a “mystery bonus” (from 0.5c each)

IHG is offering a “mystery bonus” on points purchases whereby you need to log in to see your bonus. It seems like most people are targeted for a 100% bonus, which would mean you could buy points for 0.5c each. This bonus is available through August 23rd, so there is plenty of time to buy if you’re in the market. The Deal Buy IHG points with a “mystery bonus” of up to 100% (if you’re…

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(EXPIRED) Increased: 30% transfer bonus to LifeMiles from Citi ThankYou points

Avianca LifeMiles is in the midst of a transfer bonus that runs from June 3rd to July 5, 2019. However, today they have announced an increase in the transfer bonus that is valid for two days only: Get a 30% bonus when you transfer from Citi ThankYou points to Avianca LifeMiles between Thursday June 27th (12:00 AM GMT-6) and Friday June 28th (12:59 PM GMT-6). Note that this is a 5% increase, not a stacking promo. If you transfer…

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