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Bonus AAdvantage, Skymiles, Wyndham, IHG Points & More

July 12, 2014

Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week: Reminder: Buy AA Miles and Earn Up to 16,500 Bonus Miles: American Airlines has a limited time offer for AAdvantage members to purchase up to 80,000 miles and receive bonus miles based on how many you buy. In order to maximize this promotion you […]

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Win Free Night at Embassy Suites, Trips Around the US & More

June 11, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are my top picks to win some great travel prizes! Win 50 Tickets to Anywhere in the US: If you download Cheap O Air’s app, you could win 50 airline tickets to any place in the continental US. Once the app […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Double AA Miles Flying TAM, Star Alliance Status Matching, Bonus Miles For Air Berlin’s Topbonus and More.

April 5, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Earn Double Miles Flying TAM: In celebration of TAM joining Oneworld, American Airlines is offering double miles for flying its new partner during the month of May. This offer is valid on TAM Airlines, including codeshare flights booked as an American Airlines flight […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Double Asia Miles on Cathay Pacific, Earn Double Points On JetBlue Getaways, Regent Hotels Offer Airberlin Bonus Points For Stays and More

March 8, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Earn Double Miles For Flying Premium Economy On Cathay Pacific: You can earn double Asia Miles for flying premium economy on Cathay Pacific. Simply register and travel before March 31, 2014. New members who join the program can also earn 500 bonus miles. […]

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Top 13 Ways To Get To The Maldives Using Miles and Points

November 19, 2013

While it might not be the easiest thing to get to the Maldives on miles since there are no direct flights from the US, it is definitely possible to fly there on a variety of airlines via other hubs if you get creative with codeshares and your miles – like I recently did by using […]

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American Express Transfer Bonuses To British Airways and Virgin Atlantic – Maximizing Partner Redemptions

October 16, 2013

With the launch on Monday of transfer bonuses from American Express to both British Airways (20%) and Virgin Atlantic (30%), I wanted to talk about options other than the ones I discussed yesterday for redeeming on the airlines themselves to ways in which you can get value by redeeming their miles on partners. This is […]

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airberlin Business Class Berlin-JFK Flight Review: Tall Travelers Beware!

August 21, 2013

This week I got to try out a new carrier- airberlin business class from Berlin to JFK. While known as somewhat of a low-cost carrier, they do offer a respectable business class and they are in the process of retrofitting their cabin with all aisle access lie-flat beds. I was lucky (or unlucky, as you’ll […]

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Lost Luggage Credit Card Protection and The Lack of Coverage When Using Frequent Flyer Miles

July 15, 2013

There are many things that can go wrong on a trip – especially one that spans numerous countries and involves trains, planes, automobiles and even Icelandic horses. By far the most common travel trauma however, is lost luggage. With more fees and better tracking technology (and less people checking bags), it mystifies me that airlines […]

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Saturday Recap: Double Miles On American’s New Los Angeles Routes, Virgin Atlantic Announces Lifetime Gold Status, Uber Announces New Helicopter Service, 1500 Free Air Berlin Miles, Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus

July 6, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus: As a recap from earlier this week, US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles up to 50,000 (so 100,000 with the bonus) now through July 31, 2013. Miles are sold for $.035 […]

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Video SRQ: Using Amex Points to Cover a Trip to London and Paris

May 26, 2013

TPG reader Decker wants to take his wife on a trip to London and Paris next spring: “I have almost 500,000 points with American Express. My wife and I are planning a trip to London and Paris in March of 2014. Do you have any suggestions for how we can use these points in the […]

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Video SRQ: Avoiding High British Airways Surcharges and Finding Award Availability

May 19, 2013

TPG Reader Eric is having trouble using Avios for a flight from New York to London: “How is it possible that buying an award ticket from NY to London this summer using Avios in coach costs more than purchasing the ticket outirght in cash? Those surcharges are ridiculous. Also, is there any Anytime option for […]

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Sunday Reader Question: How to Handle Unacceptable Schedule Changes to Flight Reservations

January 27, 2013

TPG reader Faith has a sticky scheduling situation: “I booked an award travel on Air Berlin using American Airlines miles and they just changed my flights to new times that are terrible for me. Any suggestions on how to take care of that?” Schedule changes are common. Airlines constantly update their schedules to adjust to […]

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AA.com Now Searches For Finnair and Air Berlin Awards

October 13, 2012

In addition to recently adding British Airways, Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines availability to its award search engine, AA.com has also added award availability for two more partners – Air Berlin and Finnair – to its online award search functionality. For instance, just searching for award availability from New York JFK to Helsinki in November, I […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Chauffeur Drive Service

July 10, 2012

A ticket in a premium class on an international flight means a rarefied experience in the air complete with fine dining, personalized service and comfortable seats. However, several airlines offer a taste of the luxury that awaits even before you set foot on the plane with chauffeur service – either to and from the airport, […]

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Air Berlin Flights Now Bookable With American Miles

October 8, 2011

Air Berlin, Europe’s fifth largest airline, will soon be an official part of the Oneworld alliance and in the meantime their awards are already bookable using American Airlines (and soon other Oneworld airlines) miles. It was announced last summer that they’d be joining Oneworld and as part of my blog post last July, I highlighted a […]

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Air Berlin to Join Oneworld: What it Means for You

July 27, 2010

Germany’s second largest airline, Air Berlin (Airline code AB), announced yesterday that is will be joining the One World alliance. While this may not take effect for over a year, I think its a great win for Oneworld mileage collectors. The airline has an extensive list of destinations and will allow Oneworld mileage redeemers more […]

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