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ANA business class awards to Japan [Sweet-spot spotlight]

ANA Mileage Club is an Amex transfer partner and offers some of the hands-down best deals on premium-cabin travel to Japan (and other parts of Asia). Depending on the time of year, a round trip business class flight from North America to Japan on ANA will cost between 75,000-90,000 miles (total) plus about $265 in taxes & fees. For reference, most programs charge between 60-90K each way. If you have Membership Rewards points to transfer, this can be…

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Business class for 44K: pick from 3 continents [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Update: Etihad has changed its policy and this sweet spot is no more: you must now pay for each segment separately on Royal Air Maroc. This can still be a great value for flying to Casablanca or a potentially decent value to routes that only add a short flight beyond Casablanca, but it is decidedly less sweet than it once was. Today’s sweet spot spotlight is on Etihad Guest for its award chart for travel on Royal…

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Free stopovers on one-way awards w/ Alaska [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

Today’s sweet spot spotlight is on Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan since they offer a free stopover on one-way award tickets, which can be a great deal when you want to reach two destinations. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: Alaska Airlines only allows a free stopover on one-way awards (even domestic ones). Miles required: Varies, but you’re charged based on the price from point of origin to the final destination. See Alaska Airlines mileage charts here. How to find…

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Fly around Japan for 6K (prev 4.5K) each way with British Airways Avios [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Update: British Airways has changed their award charts.  Now, the flights described in this post cost 6,000 Avios each way (previously 4,500 Avios).  For more details, see: BA devaluation not so bad after all. With the excellent current point transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Avios, we are publishing some quick highlights for making good use of the various Avios award charts. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, one sure Avios sweet-spot redemption is domestic…

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37.5K transatlantic biz class: Use BA Avios to fly Aer Lingus from Montreal to Dublin for only 12.5K economy or 37.5K business class one-way

Recently, Aer Lingus announced a new route from Montreal to Dublin, Ireland beginning service on August 8, 2019 that makes for a nice sweet spot on the British Airways award chart, ringing in at just 37.5K Avios in business class or 12.5K Avios in economy class. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: British Airways only charges 37,500 Avios in business class or 12,500 miles in economy class during peak times for flights under 3,000 miles.  The Aer Lingus route from Montreal…

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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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How To Find Business Class Awards To Europe For 88,000 Miles Or Points

Business class awards to Europe

Note: This post is the second installment in a series about business class awards to Europe for less than 100,000 miles. The first post goes over Korean Air awards and can be found here. Avoiding Fuel Surcharges To Europe with ANA What if you could pay a few more miles for business class awards to Europe but avoid paying those hefty fuel surcharges that Korean Air levies? I think more than a few of us…

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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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Fly business class to Africa for 50,000 miles round-trip (DC to Senegal)

UPDATE: Virgin Atlantic’s system is now able to see DSS airport and the award is bookable once again! Fly South African Airways Business Class to Africa for 50,000 miles: I can get you from the US to Africa in business class for 50,000 miles round-trip. Yep, it’s true. I don’t blame you for not believing me, as Africa is typically one of the most expensive continents to visit with miles. But today, I’m going to…

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