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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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Tons of Biz Class Availability to Hawaii & Europe

Delta has released a bunch of availability today for business class flights — some to Hawaii and a bunch to Europe. The Deal Increased Delta One business class award availability on several routes Book via Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (an Amex transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, and Citi transfer partner) at the following rates: 50K miles one-way to Europe on direct flights 37.5K miles one-way to Hawaii on direct flights Quick Thoughts Delta long ago abolished its award charts, so extra availability…

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Does LifeMiles play favorites?

Avianca LifeMiles apparently has favorites. Greg has written about how Avianca LifeMiles mixed-cabin awards can be advantageous (See: Avianca LifeMiles’ awesome mixed-cabin award pricing. First class for less). In that post, Greg discovered that adding an economy class segment beyond your intended destination could decrease the overall cost of your ticket. But there’s more: Avianca plays favorites and charges more for some partners than others on mixed-cabin awards. How much you save is dictated by which…

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[Expired] Fiji from $395 RT out of Los Angeles / San Francisco

Fiji Airways is offering some awesome fares out of both Los Angeles and San Francisco, with round trip nonstop service to Fiji from $395.38 on select dates between April and June. Availability is best in May. You could alternatively be able to book for less than 27K Ultimate Rewards round trip if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. Either is a great deal for travel to Fiji. The Deal Round trip nonstop flights from San Francisco or Los…

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Hyatt & American Airlines Announce Partnership – Reciprocal Earning, Status Challenges & More

Hyatt American Airlines Partnership

Hyatt and American Airlines have today announced details of a new partnership that’s going to offer reciprocal earning opportunities, status challenges and more. These mutual benefits aren’t available yet as they’re not going live until later this year. You can find the full press release here. Here’s a summary of the benefits: American Airlines AAdvantage members with Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey status will earn 1 bonus mile per eligible dollar spent at…

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Transfer Amex Membership Rewards To Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 1:1.3 (Targeted)

Cathay business seat to side view

There’s a new Membership Rewards transfer bonus available for Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific’s loyalty scheme) offering a bonus of up to 30%. This appears to be highly targeted and might need to be used quickly if you’re interested as last time this was available, it disappeared within a few days. The Deal Transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles on the following basis: 1,000:1,100 1,000:1,150 1,000:1,200 1,000:1,300 Key Terms Expiry date unknown…

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Southwest to Hawaii, more details

This morning, Southwest blew up the blogosphere with news that at long last they are starting service to Hawaii (See: Southwest to Hawaii from $49 / 2K points!). Whether you’re excited because you’ve got a Companion Pass ready to rock and roll or because of the heat you hope this puts on legacy carriers to drop their fares, it’s probably good news from most perspectives. However, official information was nonexistent this morning. Here’s more about what…

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Southwest to Hawaii from $49 / 2K points!

Southwest has begun selling tickets to Hawaii this morning. We’re seeing $49(!!) fares (or just 1,950 Rapid Rewards points) from Oakland and San Jose to Maui and Honolulu, with service beginning March 17, 2019. We will post with more information soon, but we wanted to get this post out ASAP so readers could get a first crack at these fares. For some reason, the taxes come out a bit higher than other domestic flights at $14.90. Although, oddly, adding…

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