Types of award ticket pricing (and how you may be able to save lots of miles and points)

When I wrote the recent JetBlue post, I wanted to compare our redemption cost to that of other airlines. Then I realized I have never posted a stand-alone article about the different types of award ticket pricing, so I pulled that section and decided to write a whole post about it. The best airline program … Continue reading Types of award ticket pricing (and how you may be able to save lots of miles and points)

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

Other Japan posts: Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value] 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, … 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