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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I rarely book travel more than a few weeks out (generally the best time for premium airline award availability), but I’ve just locked in the Santa Marina Luxury Collection in Mykonos for next August! It was not an easy process but everyone was very helpful. When I first started looking at the hotel a few… Read full article

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Earlier this week, we found out that Delta was shadily planning on eliminating round-the-world (RTW) award redemptions without any real communication to their members. It’s a shame as RTW awards can be considered one of the best tools in a frequent flier’s arsenal..if you know how to use them properly and maximize their value. At… Read full article

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The last several weeks have had pretty great SkyMiles saver award availability from JFK and BOS to London on Virgin Atlantic, both in Business (Upper Class) and Economy. The trend seems to be continuing into August, though you’ll have to ignore the error prone award availability calendar. Most often, the calendar shows saver or low… Read full article

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Here we go again, another list proving just how valuable this points hobby is…even with the recent devaluations. My Emirates First A380 one-way itinerary LAX-DXB-MLE last month was pricing at $27,375 on my day of travel, but I’ve seen it as high as $30K! Check out this list for 11 other crazy itineraries, all available for… Read full article

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Round-the-World (RTW) awards can be considered one of the best tools in a frequent flier’s arsenal, if you know how to use them properly and maximize their value. At Juicy Miles, we receive round-the-world requests most often for redemptions using American, Delta, and United miles. Today’s post is a guide to booking round-the-world tickets using… Read full article

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Juicy Miles does receive quite a few requests for Round-the-World awards and tomorrow’s post is going to include a “How To” guide on booking these. We’ll be discussing planning advice, booking procedures, allowable airlines, a rundown of the nitty-gritty rules, and tips and tricks for success. For now, here’s one of the more crazy itineraries… Read full article

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Week two of work in London is over and I once again decided to redeem some points for a short beach holiday…on Monarch Airlines to Mallorca. Yes, Monarch is one of several non apparent Avios partners. You won’t find them listed on BA or Iberia’s website, as there are actually three separate Avios programs (BA… Read full article

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I was working in London this week and decided I wanted to take a side-trip for the weekend (not that the weather is anything to complain about in London Town …unheard of 8 days of sunshine and 85+ degree temps so far with more of the same expected next week). Anyway, I’ve wanted to visit Malta… Read full article

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I originally started Juicy Miles, my award booking service, as an easy way for my colleagues to request help booking their award flights. We were all earning miles traveling for work, but I was one of the few who was successfully able to redeem them. With a little flexibility, I was flying off to Europe… Read full article

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