Category Archives for Awards.

Obtaining “Low Level” Delta European Non-Stop Awards Using the Aeroflot “Schedule Change Trick”

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Here’s how I flew Delta on their non-stops to Europe twice this summer while my parents were also able to enjoy non-stop flights to/from Spain…all at the LOW SkyMiles level.  Thanks Aeroflot! As I tracked SkyMiles award flights to Europe, Aeroflot consistently showed availability for 2 Business awards (most days in July and August). As…

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DL Schedule Change Allows for Awesome Australia Award Flights (Non-Stop JFK-LAX-SYD both ways)!

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In only two months since using SkyMiles to book my less than ideal award flights to Australia, I now have the perfect itinerary! Non-stop flights from JFK-LAX and then LAX-Sydney via Virgin Australia on the outbound and Sydney-LAX on Delta’s direct flight (unheard of for awards) on the return, connecting to LAX-JFK…all in Business! Here’s how the…

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Country #73 – Montenegro – Thanks to…Delta’s Low Level Business to Tivat – Awesome Pics


I just hit country #73, the amazing Montenegro. The beaches here are truly stunning, the food amazing, and the people extremely friendly. Who would have thought that Delta SkyMiles would have been the easiest way to get here…but they were. I wanted to fly into Tivat airport which is located about 90 minutes from Dubrovnik…

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UPDATE: Free Club Carlson/US Bank Hotel Room Promo Goes Live!


Earlier today, I broke the news that the free hotel night that US Bank had promised Club Carlson Visa cardholders had been loaded into Club Carlson accounts.  However, multiple readers immediately noted 2 huge problems! Existing reservations, many made with the 2 for 1 Club Carlson Visa benefit that has been eliminated, disappeared completely from accounts.…

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A 100% Free Club Carlson Hotel Night – Worldwide!


My Club Carlson free night has arrived! How I Am Feeling Right Now Earlier this week, it was noted that US Bank was giving Club Carlson Visa cardholders an E-Certificate good for a free night, anywhere in the world!  The letter that was mailed out said that the E-Certificate would be sent to the email address associated with…

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ANA Award Chart Devaluation Pending! Here’s What to Book Before the Changes Occur…

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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!…

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