100,000+ American Miles For Premium Fares To Europe

September 26, 2012

Similar to recent promotions from British Airways and American for European and UK residents, American has launched a promo Stateside that will award AAdvantage members with thousands of bonus miles for roundtrip flights from the US or Canada to Europe on American, British Airways and Iberia. Unlike those other promos, which were limited to 180,000 […]

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2,500 Free Avios For Children With Iberia Kids Enrollment

July 18, 2012

Iberia Plus is offering 2,500 free Avios when you get your children aged 2 to 11 to sign up for the Iberia Plus Kids program by August 31st, 2012. To take advantage of this offer, you must also fill-out the Registration Form and email it to [email protected] Don’t worry, the form is in both English and Spanish and is […]

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Maximizing British Airways Avios: Save Money on Fuel Surcharges and Fees – Transfer British Airways Avios to Iberia

June 20, 2012

This is the next installment on my new Maximizing British Airways Avios series. Other posts include Master FAQ Post on British Airways 100,000 Mile Offer, Spotlight on Taxes and Fees, Distance-Based Awards, Travel Together Companion Ticket, Household Accounts, Using Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets, The Avios and Cash Option, Using Avios For Non-Flight Redemptions. Update: The current sign-up bonus offer for the […]

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ExpertFlyer Adds Award Availability for Korean Air, Iberia, Icelandair and Updates United/Continental

February 29, 2012

As you know, ExpertFlyer is one of my favorite tools for finding seat availability and award seats on flights, now it’s even better thanks to a few recent additions to the award availability it shows. Korean Air Awards Perhaps the biggest news is that ExpertFlyer is now showing business class award space on Korean Air […]

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25% Off Iberia Flights With Amex, Includes Cheap Thanksgiving Business Class ($1,280 total JFK-MAD!)

October 14, 2011

I’m usually skeptical of “special discounts” on airline fares, because I feel like they always restrict the cheapest fare classes, thus negating most of the value of the discount. However, I was happily surprised when I researched the current 25% Off Iberia fare sale when you use an American Express card until 10/31/11. To test it, […]

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American Express Membership Rewards 20% Transfer Bonus to Iberia

September 19, 2011

Iberia and British Airways are the main Oneworld transfer partners of the American Express Membership Rewards program. British Airways recently ran a 50% transfer bonus, which provided exceptional value based on the routes you wanted to redeem, since British Airways charges hefty fuel surcharges on their flights to Europe. Iberia also charges big fuel surcharges […]

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Costa Brava Part 1: Aigua Blava, Begur and a Show-stopping Meal at Can Nasi

July 11, 2011

After my 5 day stint in Madrid, I had 4 days before my next commitment with friends (and Flyertalkers), which would be a 3 day weekend in beach town, Sitges. I toyed with doing Rioja or San Sebastian, but after talking to a very close friend who recently visited the Costa Brava, I was sold. […]

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Maximizing Amex Post 6: Oneworld Transfer Partners

April 28, 2011

This is another installment in my Maximizing Amex series where I examine the benefits of American Express cards and Amex’s Membership Rewards Program. The articles include; Post 1: Understanding the Card Offering. Post 2: Understanding Membership Rewards. Post 3: Understanding Transfer Bonuses. Post 4: Platinum Card Review. Post 5: SkyTeam Transfer Partners. Post 6: Oneworld Transfer Partners. Post 7: Star Alliance Transfer […]

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How to Use British Airways Miles: Post 4, Spotlight on Taxes and Fees

April 11, 2011

Update: The current offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios with $2,000 spend in the first 3 months. This is the fourth installment of my series on maximizing British Airways miles. Since so many of you got in on the super-lucrative 100,000 mile BA Visa sign-up bonus (see details of the current 100K offer), […]

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Twenty of My Favorite Airline Awards

February 21, 2011

I book millions of miles a month in awards for clients and I’m always trying to think about what award option works the best, since most people have multiple mileage balances and flexible credit card points. Whether its wrangling a Delta award to the “low” level or helping someone maximize an American Express transfer bonus […]

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My Interesting Experience Booking Iberia Award Tickets

January 28, 2011

I recently had a client who approached me with a somewhat outlandish request – 2 one way business class tickets from New Orleans to Barcelona with only one stop, on a very particular date. The request also required a reasonable layover since the clients were senior citizens and to boot, they only had 90,000 Amex points. […]

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Cheap Flights to Morocco ($350 TOTAL from NYC)

January 6, 2011 is pricing some pretty cheap flights to Casablanca, Morocco. I’m seeing around $350 TOTAL from NY and a little more from Boston and Chicago. Play around with your city and different dates from now until May. I went to Marrakesh last year and absolutley loved it. When I went in January, it was sunny […]

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