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(EXPIRED) 5K AA economy web specials including transcons

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines is back with an unannounced flash sale on domestic flights, with various awards pricing from just 5K miles each way, including on transcon routes like New York to Los Angeles. Some of the best availability has faded, but you’ll still find a number of dates through the end of the calendar with flights for fewer points than the old “standard” domestic saver price of 12.5K. While there were nonstop options available between the costs a…

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Tokyo Olympics business class award space, book NOW

As reported by One Mile at a Time, there is a ton of business class award space available on the new Japan Airlines flight from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita (they are adding a second daily flight on March 29, 2020). He reported 4 business class seats almost every day, including during cherry blossom season and the Olympics (some of which is already gone and will surely continue to get booked up, so hop on it now). Your best…

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Virgin Atlantic: no cancellation fee on cheap awards

One of my favorite things about booking award tickets with foreign programs is that foreign programs often have much more reasonable change and cancellation fees than major domestic carriers in the United States. That’s true even when booking award tickets for travel on partner airlines. Virgin Atlantic publishes a cancellation fee of $50 per passenger, which is what I paid (for three passengers) to cancel and redeposit an award itinerary in August. In September, I…

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26.5K Business class to Europe w/ Flying Blue Promo Rewards November 2019

Air France

If you’re looking to travel to Europe in January or February 2020, this month’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards could potentially get you there in business class for as few as 26,500 miles each way to and from Chicago (varying based on destination). Air France / KLM Flying Blue has released their monthly promo rewards, with several routes between the US and Europe on sale from today through November 30, 2019 for travel between January 1, 2020 to…

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St. Regis Maldives: free dinner (& breakfast) on points stays in May

The St. Regis Maldives is offering both complimentary breakfast and dinner on award stays in May 2020. May is in the rainy season, and the Internet tells me that means that the islands that make up the Maldives therefore see an average of 15 days with some rainfall during the month, so it may not be the ideal time visit. On the other hand, if you’re willing to roll the dice, it’s certainly possible that you’ll see some…

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Southwest adds Hawaii routes from San Diego ($129 / 8.2K points each way)

Southwest has recently extended its schedule and has added direct flights from San Diego to both Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii. I’m seeing good availability in both May and in early June for $129 / 8,188 Rapid Rewards points each way. The Deal Southwest Airlines has added direct routes from San Diego to both Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii Quick Thoughts This is obviously great news for those hoping to leverage their Southwest Companion Pass for flights to Hawaii as this should…

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Getting a squad home from New Zealand in business class

Quite a few readers asked how Greg and I were getting home from our 40K to Far Away challenge and I’d been intending to write a post about how I did it. Then, last night, American Airlines suddenly had award space bookable to New Zealand from 10K round trip. Round trips dried up relatively quickly and some readers were only able to snag one way for 6K miles (and apparently in addition to the Los…

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40K to Far Away Afterglow. Help us design the next #40KFarAway challenge.

What a ride!  The 40K to Far Away challenge is done, the votes have been counted, and the Frequent Miler team is slowly settling back in to business as usual blogging.  Today, though, I’ll take a quick look back at the challenge and a look forward to what’s next… As you can see above, I earned the most votes for this challenge (thank you!), so I’m technically the winner.  A number of people have said,…

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Vote for your favorite 40K to Far Away trip! [Update: the votes are in]

Who won the 40K to Far Away challenge?  You’ll find the results of the voting poll at the bottom of this post.  Voting was open until Sunday October 20th at 10pm ET. Greg Nick Stephen Distance Traveled (click here for details) >18,000 miles ~16,061 miles ~13,394 miles Spend 40,000 points $397.08 Details here 23,500 points $398.70 Details here 40,000 points $382.44 Details here Notable Accomplishments Crossed African continent twice 27-hour sleeper car train journey across…

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