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(EXPIRED) 50K business class to/from Europe on Delta w/ Virgin Atlantic

Delta SkyMiles is out with another flash sale, offering business class flights to Europe on a number of routes from August into September for 128,000 SkyMiles round trip. While that’s a good deal for Delta SkyMiles if you’re flush with those miles and itching for a trip to Europe, this flash sale also means there is good availability to book the same flights for 50K Virgin Atlantic miles each way. Since Virgin is a Chase transfer partner,…

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Strengths of Qantas for AA redemptions

American Airlines Planes

Last year, I wrote a post about a sweet-spot that had been hiding in plain sight on me in the Iberia award chart (See: From 11K RT on American: A sweet spot for North American flight redemptions). At the time, I was pretty excited about using Iberia for award flights on American Airlines flights because of the fact that they price flights based on cumulative distance rather than pricing each segment separately (the way that British Airways…

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Singapore promo: 66.5K miles for business class from San Francisco to Singapore

Singapore Airlines is out with its latest list of “spontaneous escapes”. Similar to Flying Blue Promo Awards, this is a monthly list of discounted routes/cabins. The current list is valid for bookings made by April 30, 2019 for flights from May 1 to May 30, 2019 and it includes one option originating from the US: San Francisco to Singapore for 66.5K miles one-way in business class (as opposed to the usual 95K miles required). Since…

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The bright sides of the United award chart purge

This morning I published a mostly negative look at United’s decision to eliminate their award chart: Fallout from the United award chart obliteration.  But the news isn’t all bad.  There are, or may be, big advantages. Here’s my “glass is 3/4th full” look at the idea of United eliminating award charts by November 15th 2019: The Excursionist Perk hack gets cheaper One of the features of Unites MileagePlus program is the Excursionist Perk.  This feature…

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(EXPIRED) 5K one-way Philadelphia to Los Angeles on AA!

American Airlines Planes

Monkey Miles stumbled on a really interesting find in AA’s unannounced SAAver award specials: flights from 5K one-way between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. While that’s somewhat concerning in what it means for the future of AA Saver awards (will they abandon the award chart altogether in favor of dynamic pricing?), in the meantime it means you can get between the coasts crazy cheap in terms of miles. The Deal American Airlines SAAver award availability from just 5K miles…

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Korean SkyPass to no longer allow stopovers

Korean SkyPass used to be a Chase Transfer Partner, though that relationship ended last year. One of the strengths of the program has been the ability to get a free stopover in Korea, but they are ending free stopovers on award tickets for travel on Korean Airlines metal effective for travel on July 1, 2020 or later. That means that if you speculatively transferred miles to Korean before the partnership ended, you’ve still got more than…

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