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AA eliminates close-in award ticketing fees

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American Airlines has today eliminated the $75 close-in booking fee for booking an award ticket within 21 days of travel. That appears to be great news, though we recently saw United do the same only to add a mileage surcharge on close-in ticketing. At the moment, there does not appear to be a catch with this change from American Airlines, but I think the current tone among most members is on the pleased side of skeptical.…

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Awesome Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes: 51% off many routes

Singapore Airlines is out with its latest set of Spontaneous Escapes, and this month it is good for 51% off select flights, including business class between San Francisco and Hong Kong or Singapore for 43,610 / 46,550 miles each way or premium economy between Los Angeles and Singapore for ~33K miles each way or Newark and Singapore for just ~36K or Houston and Manchester for ~23K miles each way. Economy class travelers can fly between the…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mixed cabin award pricing. First class for less.

Many people I know rave about flying Cathay Pacific first class. I haven’t yet tried it, but of course I want to (I stupidly didn’t book the infamous mistake fare from Vietnam!).  So, for an upcoming trip, I booked business class, but also waitlisted for first class awards.  I’ll happily pay the change fee ($100) if it means flying first class. In the course of searching for first class awards, I stumbled upon something very…

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Great deal: Discounted Fiji Airways awards via Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is offering a discount of up to 50% off on Fiji Airways award tickets booked between today, January 6, 2020 and February 29, 2020. With this sale, you can fly to Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific for just 20K each way in economy class with a free stopover on a one-way award. Business class tickets are available for 40K miles, though you’ll need to be willing to tailor your trip to fit availability as it is…

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A new way to find Singapore award availability

I just stumbled upon something very interesting. If you’ve been eager to fly Singapore Airlines business or first class but have had trouble finding award availability, I may have the solution for you… Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines are partners.  And, as of October 2019, it has been possible to book Singapore Airlines awards with Alaska miles.  Here’s the interesting part: It turns out that Alaska has much better access to award availability than Singapore’s…

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Radisson now has 3 properties in Manhattan

Earlier this year, we reported about how Radisson Rewards no longer had any properties in Manhattan, with the Radisson at JFK airport being the only Radisson property still in New York City at the time. Good news: as of January 1, 2020, there will be three Radisson Rewards properties in Manhattan. They aren’t typically a great value on points, but could be useful during periods of high demand (when room rates are high) and for…

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(EXPIRED) 40% discount on economy award tickets with Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc is offering 40% off your next economy class award ticket booking between December 25, 2019 and January 6, 2020 for travel from January 15, 2020 to March 15, 2020. Royal Air Maroc is not a transfer partner of any major program, and you can’t even buy their miles very practically, so this one will only be useful to those who fly Royal Air Maroc enough to have some of their miles on hand already. Still,…

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(EXPIRED) From 2.5K miles each way: Delta flash sale to/from Seattle

Delta is running a flash sale for flights to and from Seattle. Flights start as low as 2.5K miles each way from West Coast cities and are also quite cheap from around the country, with Boston ringing in at 6K miles each way and New York at 6.5K each way, with plenty more available. The Deal Delta flash sale with awards from 2.5K miles one way from many US cities Search at Key Details Travel from December 2019 to March 2020 As with…

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Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you’re doing, it’s often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better experience.  For example, you may be able to spend $50 on points to book a hotel that would have cost you over $100 if you booked the hotel for cash.  Or, maybe you were planning to pay $2,000 for an international…

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