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!

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

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

How To Book American Airlines Flights With Amex Membership Rewards Points (Etihad Miles)

Most Americans do not collect Etihad miles, so I can understand why this seems like a strange post.  I have never flown on an Etihad flight, nor do I collect Etihad miles.  But I recently used Etihad miles to book award tickets on flights operated by American Airlines.  If you don't have Etihad miles, don't … Continue reading How To Book American Airlines Flights With Amex Membership Rewards Points (Etihad Miles)

Etihad miles may be my new favorite way to book AA flights

You do not need American Airlines AAdvantage miles to book American Airlines award flights Earlier this year I found myself in need of some miles to book American Airlines award tickets for an upcoming trip.  Ryan and I did not have enough AAdvantage miles.  In the end, I was able to book the flights and … Continue reading Etihad miles may be my new favorite way to book AA flights