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Best options for domestic first class awards

Domestic first class is nicer than coach, but, in most cases, it’s hardly something to write home about.  Usually you’ll simply get a bigger seat and a few snacks and drinks, or a meal if you’re lucky.  If you’re really lucky, you might find yourself on an internationally configured aircraft flying a domestic route.  On these you’ll generally find large business class seats with electronic controls to adjust the recline all the way to flat…

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Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts

I have often said that mistake fares are like refundable lottery tickets: when you win, you hit the jackpot; when you lose, you get your money back. You do have to pay to play though — and those who took a spin on Monday did in fact hit the jackpot as Cathay Pacific has announced that they will honor the unbelievable first and business class fares that we reported on New Year’s Eve (See: [Expired] Crazy…

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[Expired] Crazy Cathay Pacific biz / first class fares: $680/$988 RT from Vietnam to North America

Update 1/2/19: Cathay Pacific has announced that they are honoring these fares! Congrats to those who got in. See: Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts. Cathay Pacific has some outrageously cheap fares from Vietnam to several cities in North America (including Hanoi to Vancouver from $773 RT in business class or $988 in first class) and New York (first class from $1444) or Da Nang to New York for $680 RT in…

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Use 65k United Miles For Singapore Suites From Singapore To Auckland

Singapore Suites

Singapore Airlines has released availability to Star Alliance partners in their First Class suites between Singapore and Auckland, along with some other routes. That means the SIN-AKL route can be booked using 65,000 MileagePlus miles. Ordinarily, Singapore only makes its premium cabin award space available to Singapore Krisflyer members booking with Singapore miles, so the ability to book these flights with partner miles is notable.   The Singapore to Auckland route has nonstop flights available on…

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[Dead] 45K RT First Class to Hawaii in flat beds

Last night, Stephen reported on the outrageous first class award availability on Delta’s new route from Detroit to Honolulu that starts service next summer (for up to eight passengers). The catch is that while Delta still charges a king’s ransom (which, by the way, could be a different amount of miles any day of the week), partner Virgin Atlantic is showing eight seats or more available for 37,500 miles each way plus $5.60. However, you…

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[Expired] Wow: $874 First Class British Airways South Africa to Spain

As reported by One Mile at a Time, there are some crazy first class fares running right now between South Africa and Spain on British Airways — with round trip flights from either Johannesburg or Cape Town to Barcelona or Madrid from about $873. As these are paid first class fares, they could earn a ton of miles, but I’d hold off on making nonrefundable plans to make sure this gets honored. The Deal Cheap first class fares between Johannesburg / Cape…

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Good Lufthansa First Class Availability From The US, But Be Careful…

Lufthansa First Class Awards.

A couple of weeks ago, a bunch of Lufthansa first class awards became available for booking more than 14 days out, although none of that included routes to or from US cities. It looks like that availability might’ve expanded to include some US cities but beware – some of it might be phantom availability. Lucky at One Mile At A Time has found quite a bit of availability from US cities such as Washington D.C.…

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Book Quickly: Lufthansa First Class Awards On Partner Programs More Than 15 Days Out

Lufthansa First Class

If you’ve ever wanted to book Lufthansa First Class awards far in advance using miles from a partner program, you’ve been out of luck. That’s because they don’t usually make First Class awards available until just over two weeks out, but your luck has (temporarily) changed. The Deal Book Lufthansa First Class awards using some partner programs such as Avianca LifeMiles more than 15 days ahead of departure. Key Terms Book quickly – this is…

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(EXPIRED) Wide open transcon business & first availability

Yesterday, Greg wrote a post titled, “Best options for domestic first class awards“. If you were reading that post wishing to find transcontinental business or first class flights on American Airlines, a genie has emerged from the bottle and granted your wish: premium cabin transcon awards are available right now over the coming months, with more than one seat open in 3-cabin business and first class in fully flat beds between New York and San Francisco and…

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