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Premium routes with wide open awards

UPDATE 3/20/20: I’ve added Qatar flights from North America to the list. Business class awards are wide open in January and February 2021!  I’ve also added United flights to Israel which are wide open this summer through September.  San Francisco to Tel Aviv via United is wide open in January and Feb 2021. One of the many weird things about life under COVID-19, for me, is that I don’t have any travel plans.  I can’t…

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50K business class to Europe on Delta (Jun-Aug, easy cancellation)

Virgin Atlantic is showing excellent availability for business class on Delta flights to Europe. I am not sure whether we’ll see a return to normalcy by June-July-August, but booking these is low-risk since we know that Virgin Atlantic doesn’t charge cancellation fees when the taxes are under $50 (as they would be on a flight from the US to Europe) or has reasonable cancellation fees when the taxes are higher (as they would be leaving Europe).…

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(EXPIRED) $700’s RT: Business class, Budapest to US

Will Run for Miles reports an amazing business class fare sale available from Budapest to the United States on SkyTeam carriers, with round trip business class available in the $700’s on Air France, KLM, and Delta. Note that I even see these available through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal for just over 51,000 Ultimate Rewards points round trip. These fares are available through the end of the schedule, which means you could book them for travel…

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[Dead] Wow! $1175 RT biz class + hotel to Paris w/ AA vacations

American Airlines vacations is running some incredible deals on round trip business class flights and included hotel packages to Paris from $1175 per person based on double occupancy (and a few hundred more to Rome). That’s an amazing price for round trip business class flights to Europe — even if you throw away the hotel and book something else, it’s hard to beat this kind of pricing if you’re interested in a trip to Europe.   The…

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[Expired] $184 RT to Barcelona from Boston, basic economy

Iberia’s low-cost-carrier LEVEL is offering a pretty amazing basic economy fare from Boston to Barcelona: $183 round trip nonstop.  These fares are available in January and February and again in October. The Deal LEVEL is offering cheap basic economy flights from Boston to Barcelona for $84 and from Barcelona to Boston for $100. Direct link to Google flights Key Details Only available on select dates in January, February, and October 2020 Quick Thoughts While January and February aren’t the best time…

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(EXPIRED) Boston to Barcelona for $93 OW / $215 RT on Level

Low-cost carrier Level is offering flights from Boston to Barcelona from $92.70 one way or $208 round trip if you buy separate one way (or $215 round trip if you buy as a single round trip ticket) during January and February. The catches include that the cheapest prices require a trip of about 2 weeks and you’ll pay extra for bags, seat selection, and everything else — but if you can travel light, and possibly even next a couple of trips…

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Best ways to get to Europe with miles or money

Ah, the Old Continent. Whether you plan to search for Platform 9 3/4, hunt for trolls, sleep in castles, or you’re just really craving a ham baguette, Europe has an undeniable allure for many travelers. Fortunately, it is quite probably the foreign continent with the greatest number of connections from North America, giving you a plethora of possibilities whether looking to use miles or money. It can still be tough to score an award ticket…

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Lessons from a trip to Europe

On my recent trip to Europe, I had a number of small “ah-ha” moments. These didn’t all warrant separate posts, but I thought that some readers traveling to Europe may benefit from one or another of my mistakes and/or observations, so I’m collectively putting them together here as a list of lessons from my recent trip to Europe that can hopefully make your next trip there a little smoother/easier or give you a tidbit you…

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(EXPIRED) Hilton Amex Offer: Spend $500 At Select European Properties & Get $100 Back

Hilton Paris Opera - one of the participating locations for this Amex Offer

There’s a new Hilton Amex Offer that can save you up to 20% on stays in Europe. Be sure to check the list of participating properties though as not all Hilton Honors properties in Europe are eligible for this offer. The Deal Spend $500+ on room rate and room charges at select Hilton brand hotels in Europe and get a $100 statement credit. Direct link to offer – add to any Amex card. Direct link…

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