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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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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