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$320 RT to China from Dallas on Air Canada

Anyone who has been reading the news the past few days is likely aware of the coronavirus outbreak in China. With Chinese New Year approaching this week, that will surely impact short-term travel plans for many (and minutes after publishing this deal, I saw that Thrifty Traveler had a post on the virus outbreak noting that the city of Wuhan is being quarantined, with flights and transportation to or from the city shut down). However,…

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Round Trip Premium Economy Flights To Asia From $748 (East & West Coast For Sub $1,000)

Delta Premium Select

There are some decent deals on round trip flights in Premium Economy to Asia at the moment, many of which cost less than $1,000. These are available from cities on both the west and east coast, with some of the best deals being on flights to China. The Deal Fly round trip in Premium Economy to various cities in Asia for as low as $748. Key Terms Various cities on various dates available. Quick Thoughts…

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Nonstop New York to South Africa from ~$750 / 50K Chase Ultimate Rewards RT

South African airways is offering its new nonstop A350 service from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg, South Africa from $755 round trip via most major travel agencies (Priceline, Expedia, directly from South African Airways, etc). You can alternatively save a few bucks with cheaper online travel agencies listed at Skyscanner or fly round trip on 50,316 Ultimate Rewards points if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve. While this is a long ~15 hour flight, the nonstop service will certainly…

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Transcon business class from 15K each way w/ American Airlines

American Airlines is offering some business class web specials with transcon flights available from just 15K miles each way according to The Points Guy. The best prices I’ve found are actually starting from 16K, but I’m posting rather than continuing to search for those 15K flights to give readers the best chance to snag these deals while you can. The Deal American Airlines is offering business/first class web specials on some transcontinental US flights, with prices from around…

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Get 25% Bonus When Transferring Citi ThankYou Points To Qantas

Citi ThankYou Qantas

Citi is offering a 25% bonus when transferring ThankYou points to Qantas. The transfer bonus is available for more than four weeks, so there’s plenty of time to decide whether to take advantage of this bonus. The Deal Receive a 25% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Qantas. Key Terms Expires February 22, 2020 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts Citi ThankYou points normally transfer on a 1:1 basis, so with this bonus you’ll receive…

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Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets for 2020 and Beyond

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 to reflect that the Southwest Companion Pass now requires 125,000 points; and to remove the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit which is no longer available. Aer Lingus Commercial Companion Ticket American Airlines Companion Certificate Alaska Airlines…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mixed cabin award pricing. First class for less.

Many people I know rave about flying Cathay Pacific first class. I haven’t yet tried it, but of course I want to (I stupidly didn’t book the infamous mistake fare from Vietnam!).  So, for an upcoming trip, I booked business class, but also waitlisted for first class awards.  I’ll happily pay the change fee ($100) if it means flying first class. In the course of searching for first class awards, I stumbled upon something very…

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Get 25% Bonus When Transferring Amex Membership Rewards To Aeromexico Club Premier

Amex transfer bonus AeroMexico

American Express has launched a new transfer bonus, offering a 25% bonus when transferring Membership Rewards to Aeromexico. That means they transfer on a 1:2 basis, but don’t get too excited – that’s still not an amazing ratio. The Deal Transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Aeromexico Club Premier and get a 25% bonus. Key Terms Expires February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm MT. Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Quick Thoughts Membership Rewards usually…

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A quick guide to transferable points programs

Amex Transfer Partners

Since I’m a points hoarder, I’m a huge fan of transferable points programs.  These are programs that allow you to transfer points to multiple loyalty programs at a fair exchange rate (often 1 to 1).  By collecting points in these programs, you have the ability to book travel opportunistically.  For example, suppose you’re finally ready to book that dream trip to Asia and you find (gasp) that Delta has the best award availability, but you…

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