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Double Qantas transfer bonus? (get a 44% bonus, maybe more, maybe not)

There is currently a 20% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Qantas. Qantas then sent out an email overnight advertising a 20% transfer bonus. While one might have assumed that this was the same bonus, readers at Dan’s Deals have confirmed that the bonuses are stacking. That is to say that people are reporting receiving a 20% transfer bonus on the Amex end and then an additional 20% bonus from Qantas a day after the transfer posts.…

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Stay in a castle with Hyatt points (SLH is a nice win after all)

When the Hyatt / Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership formed last year, I said I wasn’t excited. That was mostly because I think it set up Hyatt to introduce a new category since some SLH properties currently cost 40K Hyatt points per night (more than anything on the Hyatt award chart, with top properties like the Park Hyatt New York or Tokyo costing only 30K per night) — but also because I said…

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New Flying Blue Promo Rewards: Save 50% On Economy Flights From Atlanta & Houston To Europe

Flying Blue Promo Rewards June 2019

The latest set of Flying Blue Promo Rewards have been announced and it’s a pretty decent collection of offers this month, with 50% off award flights from Atlanta and Houston to Europe and 25% off from several other North American cities. The Deal Save 50% on Flying Blue economy award flights from the following cities to Europe: Houston Atlanta Save 25% on Flying Blue business class award flights from the following cities to Europe: Chicago…

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BA devaluation: not so bad after all

The British Airways award chart devaluation has gone live today, and the sky hasn’t yet fallen. I can verify that as I was up above the clouds all morning on my way to Europe — didn’t see a single piece of sky fall. Truthfully, if the changes were this minor, I don’t understand why they didn’t just announce a new chart rather than making people wait. But let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth…

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Trying to crack the LifeMiles secret code to Europe

A couple of months ago, we published a post called The secret LifeMiles award chart. In that post, we demonstrated how LifeMiles award pricing didn’t fit what one would expect based on their (unavailable at that time) award chart. The official award chart has since resurfaced on the LifeMiles site. I spent many hours playing with routes yesterday / last night / this morning, hoping to find a pattern for routes from the US to Europe.…

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New IHG PointBreaks coming tomorrow [5/28]

The latest IHG PointBreaks list is scheduled to go live for bookings tomorrow, May 28, 2019 around 12pm Eastern time. We don’t have a full preview list, but it’s worth keeping an eye on the page tomorrow morning and/or on the pages of individual properties you might be hoping to see as booking sometimes goes live a little early. The Deal The latest IHG PointBreaks list will go live on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12pm Eastern for bookings…

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64K business class to Asia w/ LifeMiles award sale

Avianca LifeMiles is offering an award ticket sale for flights to Asia on Star Alliance carriers, with business class available for 64K one way. This of course means that there are also some interesting mixed-cabin opportunities to potentially fly to Asia in business class for even fewer miles and/or add connections for just a little bit more if you’re willing to take the connection in economy class. The Deal LifeMiles is having an award ticket sale for Star Alliance routes…

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(EXPIRED) Extra promo awards: 12.5K to Europe in economy w/ Flying Blue

Air France Amex Offer

Flying Blue runs monthly promo awards, with discounts on a selection of routes and cabins. Those awards normally go live on the first of the month and are bookable through the end of the current month for travel over the next few months. This month, Flying Blue has added some additional promo awards valid for booking May 22-24 only. Included in this “special” promo awards list are flights from Chicago and Washington Dulles for just…

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(EXPIRED) American Airlines Award Sale: Fly Business Class To Europe For Less

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American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as that might not represent the best use of your miles. The Deal Book business class AAnytime awards to Europe from 85,000 miles this summer on American Airlines. Key Terms Expiry date unknown. Quick Thoughts As Lucky at OMaaT notes, business class…

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