How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

Ryan and I just returned from an unforgettable week in Japan!  We visited temples, spotted a Geisha heading to work, walked through the bamboo forest, ate our weight in sushi, hung out with monkeys, drank some good sake, hung out with some friendly deer, ate Kobe beef, and drove through the streets of Tokyo dressed … Continue reading How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

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

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

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

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

Making Sense Of Fees On Award Tickets To Europe Using British Airways and Iberia

Have you ever wondered why some award tickets to Europe cost so much money on top of the miles you have to redeem?  There are 2 possible reasons for this: Foreign taxes and fees.  Some European cities have higher airport/government taxes and fees than the rest of the world Fuel Surcharges. Also known as carrier charges … Continue reading Making Sense Of Fees On Award Tickets To Europe Using British Airways and Iberia