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From 11K RT on American: A sweet spot for North American flight redemptions

In light of the new Chase Iberia Visa Signature that came out last week, a reader asked about 11,000 Avios round-trip redemptions on American Airlines. I was surprised by the question because at the time I didn’t know what he was talking about. Somehow, a great sweet spot for North American flight redemptions had been hiding under my nose undetected. I’ve often said that it’s hard to maintain an encyclopedic knowledge of all of the domestic and…

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Business Class to Europe + 7 hotel nights for $2225: Investing in Marriott Travel Packages

This morning, Greg wrote about some of the potential opportunities that could be in store as the SPG/Marriott/Ritz loyalty schemes meld into one over the coming year(s).  The merger with SPG has presented some interesting opportunities for big wins both today down the road — even for those who do not yet have a large stash of Marriott Rewards points. I recently wrote about the possibility to indirectly buy a Southwest Companion Pass and 7 nights at a…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: 24 Hour Cancellation Policies For Award Tickets

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   I have the worst luck. It’s practically guaranteed that the moment I book an airline ticket, the price will go down immediately afterwards. It’s as if I have permanent bad airfare karma. Just this week I experienced a textbook demonstration of this phenomenon. I needed to book a transcontinental ticket from LA to NYC and, due to appointments and work commitments, I only had a super small window of time…

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Wide Open AA Premium Cabin Award Availability to South America & Europe

Put this in the column of “won’t last long”, but American Airlines has increased award availability through next Spring on routes between the U.S. and Paris and the U.S. and Santiago, Chile. While this may be a coincidence, I wouldn’t be surprised to see other routes with increased availability as well. As many of you know, premium cabin award availability on American has really dried up over the past couple of years. Since this space is…

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