Oneworld Mega Do 2012 Booking Information

October 26, 2011

Many of you first heard of the term “Mega Do” when I went on the Star Alliance Mega Do this September. In a nutshell, an airline Mega Do is a frequent flyer dream trip – chartered jets full of mileage junkies, airline geeks, travel industry big wigs and everything in between. The Star Alliance event was […]

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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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(Targeted) Earn up to 35,000 Bonus British Airways Miles on Transatlantic Flights

July 27, 2011

British Airways is running a bonus miles promotion for trips booked until September 28, 2011 (registration link). It is a targeted promotion, but you might as well try registering if you have any transatlantic Oneworld traffic coming up! Your search for up to 35,000 bonus BA Miles is over: 15,000 bonus BA Miles for every […]

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Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing on American Airlines Awards

June 30, 2011

This is the fourth installment in the series. See also Delta, British Airways and US Airways. To come: Continental, United and Air Canada. American Airlines was the first US legacy carrier to institute one-way awards and when that happened, they greatly scaled back the flexibility of awards when it came to stopovers. As the saying goes, as […]

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Buying American Express Membership Rewards Points for British Airways Redemptions

June 20, 2011

A unique aspect of the Membership Rewards program is that you can buy points for $25 per 1,000 up to 500,000 points per calendar year. While I generally don’t recommend buying points, it may make sense to do so while British Airways is running a 50% transfer promotion until July 31, 2011. At a purchase price […]

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Guest Blog Post: 23,500 American Miles for Opening a Citibank Checking Account

June 18, 2011

On Monday May 2, 2011 I announced that I will be featuring guest blog posts from some of the greatest minds in the frequent flyer world. For the first post, I introduced Joshua Pickles, also known as Mr. Pickles. In the frequent flyer community Mr. Pickles is known for his ability to analyze opportunities and […]

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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 3, Understanding the Oneworld Alliance

April 10, 2011

This is the third 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), it would be beneficial to check out: General tips, Post 1 – Booking BA Awards, Post 2 – Booking Partner Awards, Post 3 – […]

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50,000 Bonus Miles With British Airways Visa

January 13, 2011

Update: The current sign-up bonus offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios. 25,000 upon first use, and another 25,000 when you spend $2,500 within 90 days. Chase is offering 50,000 British Airways miles when you open the BA branded Visa card. Get 25,000 miles with your first purchase and 25,000 miles after spending $2,500 […]

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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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Iberia Dirt Cheap Fares To Paris, Brussels and Milan

December 20, 2010

Iberia flights (and codeshares) are pricing extra, extra cheap on and other online travel agencies. Try plugging in dates all throughout 2011 to Paris, Brussels and Milan- I am seeing roundtrip fares on tons of dates for as low as $251 roundtrip to MXP (Milan) from JFK. Beware- since these are deep discount Iberia […]

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British Airways Visa 50,000 Sign Up Bonus

November 6, 2010

It’s not 100,000 miles, but 50,000 these days ain’t too shabby.  And if you can use it to redeem for first class, like I did this summer, you may even get a chance to fly with an A List celeb or try out their new, fabulous First Class product. British Airways also allows one-way awards […]

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New Oneworld Transatlantic Routes from American, British Airways and Iberia

October 27, 2010

I just booked a client on Budapest-JFK on American for next summer and realized I never wrote about Oneworld’s new transatlantic routes (which have a good amount of award availability) Per their press release “American, British Airways and Iberia also announced four new routes beginning next Spring as a benefit of the new joint business. […]

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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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