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 (no alliance) Using Ultimate Rewards partners in the Star Alliance to book flights between the US and … Continue reading Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards Part 2: Star Alliance

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 2-5, I will go into more specifics about each of … Continue reading Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards: Part 1

How to Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Hotel and Airline Partners

If you have a Chase Sapphire card that earns Ultimate Rewards, you will notice that Chase gives many options for redeeming these points.  The only two options that are worth using are Book travel through the redemption portal Transfer Ultimate Rewards to hotel and airline partners at a 1:1 ratio Other ways to redeem such … Continue reading How to Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Hotel and Airline Partners

Maximize AAdvantage Miles with American Airlines Off-Peak Dates

Redeem your AAdvantage miles for American Airlines off-peak dates when possible In addition to the two tiers of awards tickets in the American Airlines AAdvantage program, there is another important element to consider.  American Airlines considers certain dates in certain regions off-peak.  Not every region has off-peak dates, but if you're in the early phase … Continue reading Maximize AAdvantage Miles with American Airlines Off-Peak Dates

What You Need to Know When Booking American Airlines Award Tickets

Since I've recently received many questions about the ridiculous amount of miles that the AAdvantage program is charging for some American Airlines award tickets, I thought that now is a good time to explain how award tickets work. A few days ago, I received a message from a friend who was looking for flights to … Continue reading What You Need to Know When Booking American Airlines Award Tickets