Category Archives for Awards.

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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Trick to Hold Qantas First Class Awards for AA w/out BA Avios


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…

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Pro Tip – Using AMEX MR to Save Big on Award Travel to Australia & New Zealand

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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…

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Pro Tip – Using AMEX MR to the Caribbean – Extremely Low Award Pricing and Multiple Island Stops Allowed!

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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…

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Additional SkyMiles Award Opportunities to Europe…Air Europa by LOT Polish!

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…

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