5 Sweet Spots in the New American Airlines Award Chart

Although we’re saddened — but not surprised — by the American Airlines award chart devaluation, AAdvantage miles will continue to be a valuable currency. TPG Contributor JT Genter analyzed the new charts to find the “sweet spots” where AA miles will continue to deliver great returns. Yes, yes. The American Airlines award redemption changes aren’t great. We’ll…

Rumored Changes Coming to American’s AAdvantage Program in 2016

Since last night, the airline forums have been abuzz about rumored changes to the 2016 American Airlines AAdvantage program. TPG Contributor JT Genter dives into the rumors to analyze and summarize what we know so far. At 6:22pm last night, TravelingBetter user — and reliable American Airlines source — JonNYC first posted “AAgents getting training on new AAdv changes.”…

Taking AAdvantage of American Off Peak Awards

While American Airlines already offers some of the most reasonably priced awards among US carriers, the airline makes certain bookings even more appealing, offering discounted redemptions during off-peak periods. TPG Contributor JT Genter explores the available options and provides tips on how to take “AAdvantage” of these great offers. Compared to other US-based carriers, American Airlines already has…

Great Availability for AA Business Saver Awards to Europe This Summer

It’s a great time to plan a trip to Europe for next summer. Right now, there are cheap business-class tickets to Europe, and an opportunity to save even more when you add Avios to the equation.. This week, there’s also fantastic availability on American saver award tickets in business class on a number of routes between the…

Save on Emirates Award Travel this November

This week, Emirates is offering 50% off round-trip economy award tickets to a variety of destinations around the world. Award flights on Emirates to most of these destinations typically require up to 100,000 miles round-trip — with this promo, you’ll pay at most 50,000 miles. However, keep in mind that these flights also have a varying surcharge on top of the…

Here Are Copa’s Star Alliance Earning and Redemption Charts

Star Alliance member Copa Airlines has just released a new partner earning chart and award chart for their new frequent flyer mile program, ConnectMiles. Copa was previously using United’s MileagePlus program, but in March of 2015, the airline announced it would be launching its own new program, ConnectMiles. ConnectMiles made it a point to explain that…

Fantastic First-Class Availability to Asia with Ultimate Rewards and Korean Air

The final leg of my whirlwind trip to Brazil, South Korea and China was flying Korean Air first class from Hong Kong to New York via Seoul. To get the 80,000 miles I needed for this redemption, I transferred some of my Chase Ultimate Rewards points into my Korean Air SkyPass account, then booked my award by…

Is Saver Level Award Availability Improving or Disappearing?

The best thing about earning points and miles is getting to use them, but too often airlines make redeeming for award travel more difficult and costly than it should be. Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks again at several routes where low-level awards are scarce, to see if conditions have improved. Two months ago,…

Top 10 Ways to Redeem American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of American Airlines and the AAdvantage program; pound for pound, I think it easily trumps the other domestic legacy carriers. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr offers some daydream material with a look at some of the best AAdvantage awards redemptions out there. It’s a dynamic time for the American Airlines AAdvantage…

5 Award Flights that Don’t Exist at Saver Level

The best thing about earning points and miles is getting to use them, but too often airlines make redeeming for award travel more difficult and costly than it should be. Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele calls out several routes where low-level awards are scarce, if they’re available at all. Have you ever felt like airline…