Award Booking

The new true (temporary) value of Southwest points, diminished by COVID-19 and CARES

A couple of years ago, Greg wrote a post called The new true value of Southwest points. How to get up to 1.9 cents per point in value. I was re-examining that post in...
American Airlines Planes

(Updated) American’s poor “waived award redeposit” policy

Note: We've received a number of success reports of recent cancellations with waived fees despite the way the terms are written and quoted below. It looks like American is indeed waiving redeposit fees for those...

(EXPIRED) SeatSpy founders deals ending soon

A few months ago, Greg wrote a post on a really interesting and promising tool called SeatSpy, which instantly shows a year of award availability at a time (See: SeatSpy: An awesome tool for...

(EXPIRED) Europe 2021: United business class awards wide open (book for 45K w/ Turkish)

I just got an email alert from Thrifty Traveler Premium alerting me to tons of United business class saver award space on many routes from the US to/from Europe through the end of the schedule...

Get to Europe using airline miles: Economy class edition

How do you get to Europe using airline miles in economy class? This post has the best sweet spots from airline programs that are partnered up with the major transferable currencies. We've recently completed...

Best Hyatt resorts for winter and spring break in the continental United States

What are the best Hyatt resorts for winter or spring break travel?  Given the current Coronavirus situation, it's unclear when international travel will be something we'll once again do.  Even if we believe it's...

Best ways to get to cities in the US and Canada using miles

Over the past couple of months, we've covered the best ways to get to around the world in premium cabins using miles from transferable currencies, but apart from a post on the Caribbean /...

Best ways to get to South America using miles (premium cabins)

Looking for the best ways to get to South America using miles? This post outlines the best options available to get there in business class using frequent flyer miles programs available to the major...

Hilton free weekend nights become anytime nights valid for 2 years

American Express sent out good news today to Hilton Surpass and Hilton Aspire cardholders.  We separately reported on the ability to earn 12X at grocery stores and the fact that the Hilton Aspire's $250...

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