Paying Fuel Surcharges vs. Redeeming More Points Or Miles

Fuel surcharges can be a major buzzkill when you're trying to redeem points and miles.  If you have points that are transferrable to several airlines, such as Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards, you may be able to find an alternative way to book an award ticket that doesn't involve fuel surcharges.  The … Continue reading Paying Fuel Surcharges vs. Redeeming More Points Or Miles

11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards

Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards: Part 1 Want to go to Europe with Ultimate Rewards?  This is the first of 5 posts about booking Europe with Ultimate Rewards.  In this introduction post, I list my 9 overall favorite ways to redeem Ultimate Rewards for flights between North America and Europe.  In parts … Continue reading 11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards

14 Ways To Take Advantage Of The American Express 40% Avios Transfer Bonus

Earn 40% bonus Avios for Membership Rewards transferred to British Airways, Iberia, or Aer Lingus American Express occasionally offers bonuses when you transfer Membership Rewards points to airlines.  The current offer is 40% for transfers to Aer Lingus, British Airways, or Iberia. The transfer bonus ends on November 15, 2018. British Airways and Iberia Avios … Continue reading 14 Ways To Take Advantage Of The American Express 40% Avios Transfer Bonus

Iberia vs. British Airways: Battle of the Distance-Based Programs

When British Airways Executive Club isn't a good option for American Airlines award flights, try Iberia Plus You can book American Airlines flights with British Airways Avios or Iberia Avios.  Avios is the name for the award currency (miles) of the frequent flyer programs of British Airways and Iberia. Why would I want to use … Continue reading Iberia vs. British Airways: Battle of the Distance-Based Programs

7 Years

  "Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures"-Lewis Carroll 7 years ago, Ryan and I were married in one of my favorite places on this planet. I'll spare you the sappy paragraph, but he's the best! Ryan and I met through a mutual friend very soon after I … Continue reading 7 Years

How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!

How to go to Italy and do all of the things without breaking the bank Update November 2018: There is still no minimum spending requirement for the Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard discussed below.  All you have to do is make one purchase.  The bonus has dropped from 60,000 miles to 50,000 miles, … Continue reading How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!

Ultimate Rewards for Europe Flights Part 5: Virgin Atlantic

Best ways to book flights between the US and Europe with Chase Ultimate Rewards For other Ultimate Rewards partners, click the links below. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Star Alliance-Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and United Part 3: SkyTeam Alliance- KLM/AirFrance FlyingBlue Part 4: OneWorld Alliance-British Airways and Iberia Part 5: Virgin Atlantic (no alliance) This series … Continue reading Ultimate Rewards for Europe Flights Part 5: Virgin Atlantic

Ultimate Rewards for Europe Flights Part 3: SkyTeam

Best ways to book Europe flights with Ultimate Rewards Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Star Alliance-Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and United Part 3: SkyTeam Alliance- KLM/AirFrance FlyingBlue Part 4: OneWorld Alliance-British Airways and Iberia Part 5: Virgin Atlantic (no alliance) Using Ultimate Rewards partners in the SkyTeam Alliance to book flights between the US and Europe: … Continue reading Ultimate Rewards for Europe Flights Part 3: SkyTeam

Ultimate Rewards for Europe Flights Part 4: OneWorld

Best ways to book Europe flights with Ultimate Rewards Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Star Alliance-Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and United Part 3: SkyTeam Alliance- KLM/AirFrance FlyingBlue and Korean Air Part 4: OneWorld Alliance-British Airways and Iberia Plus Part 5: Virgin Atlantic Using Ultimate Rewards partners in the Oneworld Alliance to book flights between the US … Continue reading Ultimate Rewards for Europe Flights Part 4: OneWorld

Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards Part 2: Star Alliance

Best ways to book Europe flights with Ultimate Rewards Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Star Alliance-Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and United Part 3: SkyTeam Alliance- KLM/AirFrance FlyingBlue and Korean Air Part 4: OneWorld Alliance-British Airways Part 5: Virgin Atlantic Using Ultimate Rewards partners in the Star Alliance to book flights between the US and Europe The … Continue reading Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards Part 2: Star Alliance