Boston and Dublin Were Just Moved Seven Miles Farther Apart

The distance between Boston (BOS) and Dublin (DUB) just grew by a few miles. No, there wasn’t a great earthquake that made the Atlantic wider. With a stroke of a pen, British Airways just stretched the distance between the airports by at least seven miles. While the Bureau of Transportation Statistics still lists the official distance between the…

You Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles for Japan Airlines Flights

Back in May, we first found out about Alaska Airlines’ new partnership with Japan Airlines. At the time of the announcement, a company spokesperson highlighted that the partnership would give “Mileage Plan members more ways to earn and redeem miles for travel from the West Coast to Japan and beyond.” The MileagePlan earning chart was…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for December 2016 — March 2017

Along with priority boarding and a free checked bag, Citi-issued American Airlines co-branded credit cards also offer a lesser-known perk: reduced mileage awards. This promotion allows you to save between 1,000 and 7,500 miles per round-trip, depending on the route and the type of card you’ve got. The reduced mileage award program is only valid for two…

Use SkyMiles to Book Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy

If you’re looking for a roomier way to fly across the Atlantic, you now have another option using SkyMiles. Delta announced yesterday that — effective immediately — you can now use its miles to book award flights in Virgin Atlantic’s premium economy cabin. While there was no mention of the award mileage rate in the announcement, we…

Avios Rates for AA Domestic First Class Just Dropped 50%

Over the weekend, American Airlines made an adjustment to how it classifies its domestic first class. Starting January 11, the front seats on flights within the US are still going to be called “first class,” but AA will now classify them using business-class fare codes (J, D, I and R) instead of first-class fare codes…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for October 2016 — January 2017

Along with priority boarding and a free checked bag, reduced mileage awards are one of the top perks of Citi-issued American Airlines co-branded cards. The reduced mileage award program is only valid for two months at a time, and there’s no guarantee of renewal. So, we always breathe a sigh of relief when we see another list posted….

Delta Raises Lowest-Level Business Award Rates to Europe

Hoping to use SkyMiles for business-class flights to Europe next summer? If you haven’t booked already, your round-trip flights just got (at least) 15,000 SkyMiles more expensive per person. For flights departing after January 1, 2017, Delta’s lowest-level business-class awards are now pricing at 70,000 SkyMiles each way. You can still get the old award price of 62,500…

13 MileagePlus Awards to Book Before October 6

October 6 will mark the end of the lucrative stopover era on United award tickets, leading to the elimination of some excellent award options through the current system. TPG Contributor JT Genter explores 13 examples of how you can utilize the current system for bookings before the change. On October 6, United is “enhancing the way you book MileagePlus…

American Adds Higher-Rate AAnytime Award Levels to Certain Routes

Update: AA reached out to clarify that the airline has increased the redemption rates within its existing award levels — technically, these are the same levels that were first referenced in April 2014. Of course, the end result here remains unchanged — you’ll need to redeem many more miles for some awards as American Airlines increases…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for August-November 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard American Airlines and Citi currently offer reduced mileage awards — the latest iteration of which allows you to book discounted travel now through November 2016. Note that the airports for August-September previously covered aren’t necessarily still available. Discounted award flights to/from the airports on this list…