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Business class to Europe for 25.5K one-way: Iberia 25% discount

Iberia is once again offering 25% off the required Avios for flights to and from Madrid, meaning you can fly one-way from New York, Boston, or Chicago to Madrid for just 25,500 Avios one-way on off-peak dates (or economy class from 12,750 Avios). You must book by March 27th and travel from September 1 – December 14, 2019. The Deal Get a 25% discount on Iberia award flights to and from Madrid for travel between September 1 and December 14, 2019 Direct…

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NYC to Melbourne from $658 RT / 46K RT [Econ / Virgin Australia]

Delta and Virgin Australia have some great fares available for North American summer between New York and Melbourne, Australia, starting at $658 round trip. These fares are also available via major online travel agencies, so you can for example book through the Chase travel portal from just 45.5K round trip if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. The Deal Delta and Virgin Australia are offering fares from $658 round trip from New York to Melbourne, Australia on select dates from May through August,…

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Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets

If you ever travel with others, companion tickets offer the possibility of saving a lot of money or points for the second passenger. This guide describes each companion ticket option available. Since last publication, this guide has been updated with Aer Lingus, AA, Iberia, and Virgin Atlantic companion options.  We have also added additional information about the credit cards needed for each companion ticket. Please let us know of companion ticket options that we missed,…

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Business class for 44K: pick from 3 continents [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Today’s sweet spot spotlight is on Etihad Guest for its award chart for travel on Royal Air Maroc since you can get to one of three different continents for 44,000 miles each way in business class (with lie-flat seats on routes from the US to Casablanca). Since Etihad Guest is an Amex transfer partner and a Citi transfer partner, it’s easy to amass the miles for an award ticket. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: Etihad Guest has a really favorable…

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[Expired] Delta: RT Flights To Hawaii From 29k With Latest Flash Sale

Delta Sale To Hawaii

Delta has launched a new SkyMiles flash sale this week, this time on round trip flights to Hawaii. It’s being marketed as round trip in Main Cabin from 31,000 miles or Comfort+ for 50,000 miles, but some routes are pricing out even lower than that. The Deal Book reduced Delta awards to Hawaii in latest flash sale. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Book by March 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. Travel March 15-22,…

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United search tool doesn’t include “all airports” (even when it says it does)

In our week in review around the web this past weekend, I highlighted a post from Running with Miles about a couple of quirks with the United.com award search tool. Over the weekend, I ran up against another problem I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed before. The key takeaway from this post is this: don’t use an airport code meant to search all of a city’s airports (like NYC for New York or TYO for…

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Virgin Atlantic card adds new perk: companion certificate after $25K spend

Earlier today, Greg published a US-centric award chart for Virgin Atlantic flights (See: Virgin Atlantic award chart (U.S.-centric). In that post, he noted his previously-published post about how to average 2.1 miles per dollar on all spend via the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard. There are of course many ways to earn Virgin Atlantic miles, but those who look to do so from the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard might have access to a new benefit: a free companion ticket when you…

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Transfer Partner Master List

Amex Transfer Partners

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  This page details all of the point transfers available from a number of bank programs as well as from Marriott Bonvoy. If you prefer spreadsheets, you can find…

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[Expired] Biz Class Houston to Milan from $1673.93 round trip (maybe less?)

An email just hit my inbox from Thrifty Traveler Premium about a fare sale first reported by Mighty Travels at FlyerTalk: British Airways and American Airlines are offering some terrific business class fares during peak summer travel dates between Houston and Milan, with prices from $1813 round trip. When I saw that sale my first thought was that it can get even better: AARP members (anyone can join cheaply) can save even more, bringing the total down to $1673.93. If…

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