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Finding United MileagePlus 5K Awards

I recently posted the fact that almost all award flights within Japan cost only 5K United miles one-way.  That’s cool both because 5K is a cheap price to pay and because it’s a cheap way to initiate a United Excursionist Perk.  That means that you can fly round-trip within Japan for 10K miles and, if you can fit it in-between those two flights, you can make your way to another country/region and fly for free…

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New: No change / cancel fees on Sun Country 60+ days in advance

Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines has announced that they will no longer charge fees for changes or cancellations made 60+ days in advance of travel and they are reducing fees for close-in changes. While Sun Country is niche airline with somewhat limited routes, it’s nice to see a move towards a more customer-friendly policy. As best I can tell from the information online, this new policy looks like it takes effect immediately. Here is the new…

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New offers for Delta & Carnival (check the details)

There are a number of recently-released Amex Offers available that are valid on travel, including offers for Delta and Carnival. If you have upcoming travels, it’s worth logging in to look for these and other travel-related offers — but the devil is in the details, so be sure to check key terms. The Offers Delta: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back Expires: 9/5/19 Key Details: Terms indicate that you can spend $200 in one or more qualifying transactions, so you…

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My secret weapon #40Kfaraway

Last week, Nick became the presumed favorite in the 40K to Far Away challenge when he revealed the greatest sweet spot award ever: 7.5K miles each way to Hawaii.  That deal requires Turkish Miles & Smiles miles.  And, of the three of us, only Nick can easily get those miles by transferring from Citi ThankYou points.  Neither Stephen’s Amex points, nor my Chase points are capable of transferring to Turkish. In response to Nick’s post,…

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Emirates: Save $75-$1,000 On Round-Trip Flights From US With Promo Code USAMX19

Emirates USAMX19

Emirates is offering discounts ranging from $75 for economy class flights up to $1,000 for first class flights when booking a round trip that originates in the US. In many cases you won’t get the discount as the cheapest fare class seems to be excluded, but I was (finally!) able to find at least one example where the USAMX19 promo code can save you money. The Deal Save on qualifying round-trip flights with Emirates when…

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Delta companion certificates quick guide

Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy a round trip flight for two people and pay for just one (plus taxes and fees for the other).  Here are tips you need to know to get the most value from your certificates… Tips Buy tickets early.  Companion Tickets are…

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Challenge! 40K to Far Away

About a month ago, I hosted an annual Frequent Miler business meeting.  The idea was to take a step back from the day to day blog writing in order to look at the big picture.  We know that our priority is to make our website great.  What does great look like?  What steps do we need to take to get there?  A big part of our vision is to be not only informative, but entertaining…

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Citi ThankYou 25% Transfer Bonus To Flying Blue

Air France

Citi is offering a 25% bonus when transferring ThankYou points to Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM. This bonus will be around for several weeks, so there’s no need to transfer speculatively right now. The Deal Get a 25% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Flying Blue. Key Terms Expires July 20, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts Getting a 25% bonus on Flying Blue miles is a decent deal,…

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(EXPIRED) Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes: Travel Between Singapore & Brisbane, Johannesburg, Dubai & More

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

Singapore Airlines has released its latest set of Spontaneous Escapes destinations – award flights you can book for reduced rates. While none of them are in North America, some of them could be of interest if you’re planning a trip to another continent. The Deal Book select Singapore Airlines award flights at reduced rates with the latest round of Spontaneous Escapes. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Redeem online by June 30, 2019 for travel…

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