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6 calls, 6 different answers…customer service doesn’t always know best.

An old proverb says, “”He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.” I propose an addendum: “He who is not a fool should not be fooled by whatever a customer service rep tells him.” Even the simplest question can get a different answer every time. In this morning’s post about Leveraging the United Excursionist Perk to save miles, I advised that you not call United to try to book…

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Leveraging the United Excursionist Perk to save miles

The other day, I wrote a post about the Strengths Membership Rewards has over Ultimate Rewards. In that post, I mentioned that Chase only really has two unique airline partnerships: United and Southwest. I dismissed Southwest since it is revenue-based and thus without inherent sweet spots, and then I dismissed United by saying it has some sweet spots, but not as many as some other airlines. Since nobody else did it, I’m going to go…

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Delta award flash sale from 5K each way (includes popular events like SXSW, Sundance, etc)

The hits keep right on coming with Delta flash sales lately, with this week’s sale having a number of routes on sale for less than 10K each way. Most of the options this week are relatively short routes, but there are some gems like Austin to Seattle (or vice versa) for 7K each way plus $5.60 in tax. The Deal Delta flash sale on Fall/Winter travel on select domestic routes from 5K each way plus taxes & fees. Direct link to…

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Fly RT Premium Economy On World’s Longest Flight For 80k Miles

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

Singapore Airlines has launched an award sale on a few different routes from the US to Singapore. The most notable of these is on the world’s longest flight from Newark to Singapore which you can book in Premium Economy for only 40,000 miles one way or 80,000 miles round trip. The Deal Redeem Krisflyer miles on the following routes at a discounted rate: Newark to Singapore / Singapore to Newark 40,000 miles each way in…

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40% transfer bonus to Avios from Membership Rewards

American Express is offering a terrific 40% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways or Iberia Avios. With this bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will get you 1,400 Avios, which could make for some great value redemptions – including transatlantic business class for less than 25,000 Membership Rewards points each way (though keep in mind that you must transfer in increments of 1K). The Deal 40% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to British Airways or Iberia Avios (1:1.4 transfer ratio)…

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Great Iberia business class award space to/from Madrid

Iberia has released a ton of award space on flat-bed transatlantic business class routes between a couple of US gateways and Madrid, which could be great news if you picked up 90,000 Avios on the cheap a couple of months ago (See: Holy moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios now ~$260, and it’s for real). The availability is during the winter and into spring, which is relatively mild in much of Spain compared to New…

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LifeMiles award sale: 72K first class Asia->US (combine with sale on miles for cheap biz/first)

Avianca LifeMiles is offering a sale on Star Alliance award flights that can yield some great value, whether you have Citi ThankYou points / Marriott Rewards to transfer or you just want to buy miles cheaply. A current sale on miles makes it possible to buy a first class ticket from Asia to Los Angeles or New York from just ~$990 plus tax if you’re maxing that promo out. What’s more, there are lots of seats on…

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Citi improves transfers to JetBlue on 9/13/18

JetBlue

Chase recently introduced JetBlue TrueBlue as a 1:1 transfer partner (See: Chase Ultimate Rewards: JetBlue Added As Transfer Partner). Citi has responded by increasing the transfer ratio from ThankYou points effective 9/13/18 to 1:1 if you hold the Citi ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige cards. The Deal Increased transfer ratios from Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue TrueBlue beginning September 13, 2018: Citi ThankYou Preferred: 1,000 ThankYou Points = 500 800 TrueBlue points (1:0.8) Citi ThankYou Premier: 1,000 ThankYou Points = 800 1,000…

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Redeem Membership Rewards For Delta Gift Cards For 1cpp (Targeted)

Delta Gift Cards Membership Rewards

American Express has reduced the redemption cost of Delta gift cards for some cardholders so that they now only cost 1 cent per point. The Deal Redeem Membership Rewards for Delta gift cards on a 1 cent per point basis. Key Terms Expiry date unknown Quick Thoughts This appears to be a targeted promotion as neither my wife nor I have this offer available on our Membership Rewards-earning cards, but Greg has access to this…

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