ANA will transition from a distance based award chart to a regionally based program in just a few hours. While the transition was scheduled for April 12th, I’ve confirmed with an ANA reservations supervisor that customers outside of Japan will have until 6AM Tokyo time to make reservations using the old chart…that’s 5PM EST today!… Read full article

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From people visiting for the vibrant nightlife to those who are on a religious journey, Tel Aviv has become an increasingly popular destination. Not many US airlines fly to Tel Aviv and those that do depart from the East coast. United offers a non-stop flight from Newark to Tel Aviv that offers a pretty “sweet… Read full article

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As a member of the Juicy Miles team, I’ve noticed that one of the most popular destinations for award booking assistance is travel to Australia. Incidentally, Australia is one of the toughest awards to book. Simply put, you don’t get to really decide when you want to go. Rather, you look at what is available and then plan your… Read full article

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This is our third installment of “Pro Tips” and today we’ll be looking at the advantages of booking flights to Australia / New Zealand on United using ANA Miles. ANA Mileage Club is a transfer partner of AMEX Membership Rewards at a 1:1 ratio, and has access to United’s seats at the “Saver Level.” Award tickets to Australia are… Read full article

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Continuing our winter pro tips for award travel to warm destinations, today we cover United travel to Hawaii at a discount using AMEX MR as well as Chase UR and Citi TY. United flies to both Honolulu and Maui from a large number of U.S. cities: To Honolulu: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San… Read full article

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One of the often overlooked and underrated redemptions is using ANA Mileage Club (an AMEX Membership Rewards partner – 1:1 ratio) for booking trips to the Caribbean. As we get farther into the winter, many people are looking at trips to warmer destinations and this tip will lower the number of points needed for your Caribbean… Read full article

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This is actually not a joke! Delta’s Level 1 (Saver) availability to Europe this summer is fantastic…and not just on their partners but on DL metal as well. Delta had promised that with all the negative SkyMiles “enhancements” in 2015, we would also receive better award availability. It seems that they told the truth, at least while… Read full article

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SkyTeam partner Air Europa has announced plans to increase frequency on both their JFK and MIA routes to Madrid (MAD). Some of the JFK flights will even be operated on B787 aircraft by LOT Polish Airlines (a HUGE improvement over the standard Air Europa A330). Air Europa availability can be viewed on ExpertFlyer and the KLM/Air France… Read full article

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Two weeks ago Google upgraded ITA Matrix to version 3.0, though as reported by Travel Codex, we actually lost a lot of useful functionality in the process. For the Juicy Miles team, we were most bummed about the loss of the nearby airport search function, now limited to a 150 mile radius (it used to allow for searches… Read full article

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What do you think the answer is? Despite the pretty cool itinerary I booked earlier this week (which included a ATH-JFK segment), finding Delta operated non-stop award flights continues to be a challenge, even when additional frequencies are added. A little over a month ago, Delta announced that Summer 2015 would see expanded service to Athens from… Read full article

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It’s sad when this warrants a post but I am in shock! I got the most convenient flights amongst all carriers to the destinations I wanted, in business, on my requested dates (no flexibility this time), and at the low level…AND IT’S WITH DELTA SKYMILES! You may remember a few weeks ago when I posted… Read full article

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