ExpertFlyer Now Includes 100% SkyTeam Award Coverage

If you’re unfamiliar with ExpertFlyer, you might want to get acquainted — especially if you’re loyal to SkyTeam. ExpertFlyer is a online service that — in addition to a long list of other features — can help you find award availability and/or notify you when award availability opens up. Historically, there have been some limitations to the site, but it…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

How to Search for SkyTeam Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on SkyTeam carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

Air France KLM 50% Off Flying Blue Promo Awards June-July

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Flying Blue, the mileage program of SkyTeam partners Air France, KLM and Air Europa, offers new Promo Awards each month where you can book award flights for as little as half of the miles normally needed on some routes and…

Air France KLM 50% off Flying Blue Promo Awards for Feb-Mar

Flying Blue, the mileage program of SkyTeam partners Air France, KLM and Air Europa, offers Promo Awards each month that enable you to book award flights for as little as half the miles normally needed on some routes and in certain cabins. The list of awards you can book between December 1-31, 2014 for travel February 1-March 31, 2015 is now up on the…

Maximizing Flying Blue: Earning, Redeeming, Transfers & More

Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele looks at opportunities for maximizing award redemptions in Flying Blue, which is now a transfer partner of three out of four of the major points programs. Here’s his take on finding the sweet spots in their award chart. Last week, Citi announced that Flying Blue, the frequent flyer program for…

Why You Should Never Assume SkyMiles Are Worthless: My Recent Success Booking Low Level Awards

It doesn’t take a lot to convince me to go on a trip – especially when you say the word Madrid and face me with an imminently expiring Hyatt suite award. My best friend Lori lives in Madrid and I usually visit a couple times a year, not only to see her but to revel…

Flying Blue May-June 2013 Promo Awards Announced – Business Class From Chicago, Montreal and JFK to Europe for 50,000 Miles Roundtrip

The next round of Flying Blue 50%-off Promo Awards is out with new awards priced out through June 30, 2013. Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program of SkyTeam partners Air France, KLM and Air Europa. Promo awards are 50% off normal award levels and run all year long, but the gateway cities generally change…

Flying Blue Promo Awards Through March 2013 Announced

The next round of Flying Blue 50%-off Promo Awards is out, and this time, rather than just being valid for two months as usual, some of these specially priced awards are good through March 2013. As a little refresher: Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program of SkyTeam partners Air France and KLM. Promo awards…

May/June Flying Blue Promo Award Routes Announced

Flying Blue, the frequent flyer program of SkyTeam partners Air France and KLM, runs 50% off promo awards all year long, but changes the gateway city pairings every two months. That means you can fly roundtrip from certain North American cities to Europe and beyond for as low as 25,000 miles in coach and 50,000…