Category Archives for Awards.

How I Created My Own United Saver Award Space


I always advise readers and clients to avoid redeeming miles and points for domestic travel UNLESS they are traveling during an extremely busy period or last minute. Both situations lead to very high ticket prices which make the domestic redemption play palatable. Of course, very discounted redemptions on Southwest, JetBlue, and short haul using Avios also make…

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Act Now: Air New Zealand Business Awards Available from LAX/SFO/IAH


This is an exciting development…and hopefully something that becomes more common.  A Juicy Miles client emailed this morning that after reading Ben’s post on Air New Zealand opening up award seats for their LAX-LHR flight, that he began searching for flights to Auckland from LAX and SFO…and found availability in both directions on select dates in February,…

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Reviewing Updates – AMEX Transfer Ratios for Airline Partners

Currently available promotions and recent devaluations have altered some of the usual transfer ratios of American Express Membership Rewards Points into their airline transfer partners. Such transfer ratios at the moment are the following: AeroMexico = 1,000 Club Premier Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points Air Canada = 1,000 Aeroplan Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points Alitalia Airlines…

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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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