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(EXPIRED) 20% back on Radisson award stays

Radisson Rewards is offering 20% back on award stays when you book by 11/20/19 for stays from 11/22/19 through 3/31/20. The Deal Radisson Rewards is offering 20% back on free award nights when you book by 11/20/19 for stays from 11/22/19 to 3/31/20 Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Only valid on Free Night Awards Not valid on Points & Cash nights or in-hotel “Express Rewards” See promotion page for full terms Quick Thoughts Radisson Rewards…

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Best ways to get to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific using miles from the US

Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific are bucket list destinations for many travelers at least in part due to distance and expense. It makes sense that many people would look to use airline miles to offset the cost and to perhaps fly more comfortably for the long journey. Unfortunately, the popularity of the region means demand is very high and therefore award space can be hard to come by (particularly in premium cabins). However,…

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On my mind (Choice Privileges edition)

Choice Privileges is a an oddball rewards program. You can’t book award stays more than 100 days in advance.  And the point prices change regularly.  The point prices for the next 6 months or so is listed on each hotel’s page. Fortunately, it’s sometimes possible to stumble upon outstanding value… Most Choice member hotels are low end cheap motels.  But Choice also includes the mid-tier Cambria chain which can be quite decent.  For example, I…

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The Peacock Inn: A charming inn and great point value in Princeton, NJ

I recently stumbled upon a great use of Choice Privileges points.  No, it’s not quite as dramatic of a deal as Nick’s Napa Valley find, but it’s still sweet.  Princeton NJ is a beautiful town, but most of the chain hotels are located on route 1, well away from the town’s beauty.  The cool place to stay is near Princeton’s main drag, Nassau Street, but hotel prices in town are exorbitant.  Luckily, the Peacock Inn,…

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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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(EXPIRED) 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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(EXPIRED) 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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(EXPIRED) 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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