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(EXPIRED) Business class to Spain under $2K RT nonstop on oneworld / SkyTeam

Premium Flights and View from the Wing are reporting some very good business class fares between New York and Spain. While basic economy can be less than $300 round trip if you catch a sale fare, this is a good price if you’re looking for paid business class. It’s also a potentially decent use of points. For example, rather than transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards to a partner to book business class to Europe (most charge…

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Booking Delta flights with Capital One miles

Capital One has long touted that their Venture card earns 2 miles per dollar everywhere and with no blackout dates.  That’s technically true, but a bit deceiving in that Capital One “miles” are not airline miles at all.  Instead, they’re basically pennies that can be used only for travel.  When you incur a travel expense with your Venture card, you can erase that charge with your “miles” at a rate of one “mile” per cent…

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Round trip biz class to Europe for 80K Korean miles; and a trick for avoiding fuel surcharges

Business class awards to Europe

In this article I show you exactly how to find and book the cheapest business class awards to Europe and without the usual fuel-surcharges. Despite what you might expect, the real secret to finding cheap business class awards to Europe is actually all about how y…

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Business Class to Europe for 80,000 miles Round-Trip, And a Trick For Avoiding Fuel Surcharges

Business class awards to Europe

Business Class Awards To Europe For Less The most valuable award sweet spots are the ones that you actually use. With that in mind, today I will be sharing the first post in a series about award sweet spots that will help you get more from your miles when heading to Europe. While you can typically expect to spend between 115,000 and 140,000 miles for business class awards to Europe, today’s sweet spot will get…

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Fare war: Premium economy to Europe from $601 RT

Edit: The flights listed below are no longer available for those prices on those dates, but there are other dates available for a similar or lower price. God Save the Points reported that British Airways and American Airlines have put premium economy tickets on sale between East Coast cities and Spain, Italy, and France. That caused me to play around with Google Flights (See: How to find great business class fares with Google Flights for tips), using the…

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Europe on major alliances from $400 round trip (from New York, Seattle, Chicago, & more)

Over the weekend, prices have dropped to as low as $400 on flights to Europe from as soon as next month through as far out as next summer on major alliance flights (which means a free checked bag and seat selection in most cases). The Points Guy has a number of examples; there are also some below (click the images to go to Google Flights). This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling of…

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Terrific airfare: NY or Chicago to Asia under $400 RT (many cities)

As reported in several places, there are some amazing airfares available to South and Southeast Asia today on SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines. Note that these fares are not showing up for me in Google Flights calendar view — but they do show up when I select specific dates. For example, here are November and December from New York to New Delhi, India in Calendar View: However, if you choose the dates, prices drop on some days. For example, when I select November…

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Crazy promo: RT First Class on Emirates, Korean or others for $800 or less

Update: It appears that the milez.biz rates are not correct for these redemptions. See www.smiles.br to check rates. Update #2 to come… Update #2: The terms of this promotion state that you must be a Brazilian citizen. It’s possible that this won’t be enforced, but I am including updates and I am no longer recommending this promotion. It might work — but there is simply too much grey area to know. Furthermore, the award rates from milez.biz were completely…

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Airfare Deal: Boston to Spain from low $300’s RT

Loyalty Lobby reports a nice airfare deal on Delta/KLM/Air France of just $398 round trip between Boston and Valencia, Spain. That’s a great fare to fly into Valencia. More details including fare construction, rules, and example dates can be found at Loyalty Lobby. While looking at that deal, I stumbled on a few other great airfares between Boston and Spain (and also to Paris). Skyteam has flights to Madrid and Alicante from $398 in September and October. See…

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