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American Airlines Award Sale: Fly Business Class To Europe For Less

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American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as that might not represent the best use of your miles. The Deal Book business class AAnytime awards to Europe from 85,000 miles this summer on American Airlines. Key Terms Expiry date unknown. Quick Thoughts As Lucky at OMaaT notes, business class…

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Best Buy: Buy $100 Delta Or Hotels.com Gift Card & Get A $10 Best Buy eGift Card Free

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Best Buy has a gift card promotion this week where they’re offering a free $10 Best Buy eGift card when buying a $100 gift card for Delta or Hotels.com. The Deal Buy a $100 Delta or Hotels.com gift card from Best Buy and get a $10 Best Buy eGift card free. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires May 25, 2019. Limit 1??? Quick Thoughts The Hotels.com gift card part of this deal isn’t very…

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Citi: Get 30% Bonus Transferring ThankYou Points To Virgin Atlantic

Citi Virgin Atlantic 30% ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus

Citi is offering a 30% bonus when transferring ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic. They’ve also helpfully provided an end date for the transfer bonus, so there’s no need to transfer right now if you don’t have an immediate use for them. The Deal Get a 30% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic. Key Terms Expires June 22, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts One of the nice features of this transfer bonus…

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How to piece together an impossible award

Spoiler: In this post I show how it’s sometimes possible to book the most difficult flight awards at low prices by booking two awards instead of one. Let’s suppose your family of four wants to visit New Zealand during school winter break.  And further suppose you’d like to use your airline miles to fly business or first class.  Good luck with that.  Finding reasonably priced awards to New Zealand (or Australia) in our winter /…

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Hyatt & American Airlines Partnership Now Live – Link Your Accounts Now

Link World of Hyatt American Airlines AAdvantage

Back in March, Hyatt and American Airlines announced that they’d be partnering to offer reciprocal benefits for World of Hyatt members flying with American and AAdvantage members staying at Hyatt properties. That partnership has gone live and so you can now link your two accounts. The Deal Link your World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage accounts to earn bonus points/miles and receive additional benefits. Direct link to registration. Key Terms You must link your…

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Juicy Miles: Finally, a Kayak-like tool for flight awards!

This post has been updated with new information and new sections.  If you’ve read this post before, I recommend jumping to: Far from perfect, What’s new, and Enhancements coming soon.  Otherwise, please read on from the beginning… Juicy Miles is a user-friendly flight award search tool.  I didn’t think it was possible.  There are so many gotchas in trying to build a tool like this that most of those who have tried before have either…

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How to book Delta flights with Virgin Atlantic miles

Introduction One of the best ways to book Delta flights is with Virgin Atlantic miles. Via Virgin Atlantic, you can often book the same exact flights for fewer miles and far lower change fees than Delta would charge.  Plus, Virgin Atlantic miles are much easier to earn! On non-stop flights, Virgin Atlantic usually charges fewer miles than Delta for the same Delta flights.  Sometimes the difference can be extreme.  For example, Delta might require over…

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Citi ThankYou points sweet spots

A few readers recently asked us for a post outlining easy ways to get good value from Citi ThankYou points. While ThankYou points came out less valuable than Chase or Amex points when we recently updated our Reasonable Redemption Values (See: A big change to Frequent Miler’s point values.), ThankYou points still have plenty of great uses (some of which are shared with those other transferable currencies). Here are some of the easy ways to…

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Targeted: Aeroplan transfer bonus from Membership Rewards (10%-20%)

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Update: Some people are reporting as high as a 20% bonus. H/T reader Claes J. Some people are reporting a targeted 10%-20% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards. This appears to be highly targeted, but it’s worth logging in to check since Aeroplan is such a valuable transfer for Star Alliance flights. Of note: there is no end date noted; previous airline transfer bonuses with no end date have generally ended quickly and without advance notice, so this…

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