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Singapore devaluing 1/24/19 (biz/first awards increase by ~10%)

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is a great loyalty program for those who amass a variety of credit card rewards since they are an Amex transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, Citi transfer partner, and Capital One transfer partner (albeit at a poor rate with Capital One). That makes it easy to put together the miles necessary for a valuable award flight. Unfortunately, those redemptions are about to get a bit more expensive in a couple of weeks as…

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AA increasing premium award prices to Hawaii, Canada joins the US

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines has announced some award chart changes that will take effect for bookings on January 16, 2019 (note that these changes will not affect bookings made before that date, even if for travel after that date — so book now to lock in current rates through the end of the schedule, availability permitting). The key part of the story here is that premium cabin awards to Hawaii are getting more expensive almost across the board (flights from…

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(EXPIRED) 30% off some Singapore awards for February travel to/from the US [61.6K biz, 45.5K prem econ]

Singapore Airlines is offering a “Spontaneous Escapes” flash sale with award tickets available for 30% off on select routes / in select cabins (including premium economy and business class depending on the route) between Singapore and the US. You need to book by 12/31 for travel during February 2019. The good news is that availability is good and Singapore KrisFlyer is transfer partners with everyone, so it is very easy to amass the points for these awards…

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(EXPIRED) 8.5K Avios + tax to/from Europe w/ Iberia sale

Iberia is offering a nice deal on award tickets from New York, Chicago and Boston to Madrid, with round trip tickets from just 17,000 Avios plus taxes — or book one-way for just 8,500 Avios plus tax. Iberia doesn’t have the same out-of-control surcharges as British Airways, so this can be a great way to get to Europe cheaply — especially if you took advantage of the recent 40% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Iberia (since…

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(EXPIRED) Delta sale: from 28K RT to Europe, 54K RT to South Africa

Delta is offering yet another flash sale this week, with flights available to Europe from 28K round trip and South Africa from 54K round trip for travel between January 15, 2019 and March 7, 2019. There are also deals listed to some Caribbean destinations. As usual, Delta provides a list of cities that is not complete — you’ll find better-than-normal deals from many cities in these flash sales. If you have intentions to travel to Europe or South…

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(EXPIRED) British Airways releases tons of award space (fuel surcharges vary by route)

British Airways is running a promotion where they are reporting that they’ve releasing 50,000 business class award seats available for full awards, upgrades, etc. While British Airways is known for high surcharges, some routes have higher charges than others and in some cases upgrades might make the most sense, especially since you can also earn miles. The Deal Plentiful British Airways business class space on routes around the world good for full awards or upgrades…

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Almost messing up with promo Avios (& don’t forget to use yours!)

Iberia Groupon

Several months back, Iberia ran a really crazy promotion where you could score 9,000 Avios for every flight you booked – including cheap intra-European flights like Santander to Madrid. If you got in early and maximized through a portal, you could have effectively purchased as many as 90,000 Avios for about $150. Even if you got in late, you might have paid more like $300 — still a deal for 90K miles. The expiration on…

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Some awesome AA web specials: Austin-LA for 5K, LA-Hawaii 12.5K, more

American Airlines Planes

Is American feeling the heat from Delta flash sales? It’s anybody’s guess, but it seems that the recently-debuted “Economy Web Specials” weren’t a one-off. Gary Leff at View from the Wing reports on some much more interesting routes this time and availability that exceeds normal saver levels. While routes are still quite limited, they seem a bit more useful than the original list (and if this is a sign of regular flash sales to come,…

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Tip: Search Delta round trip for international deals

In a recent week in review around the web, I highlighted a post from The Lazy Traveler’s Handbook about Delta award flights that seemed important enough to warranty a separate quick tip here: if you’re looking for international awards on Delta, search round trip for better deals (sometimes). While I generally look for award flights one-way to get a sense of availability in a particular direction, Delta’s dynamic pricing can mean that a round trip is sometimes…

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