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United First Itineraries Booked Using the 4 Mile Award Glitch – Updated Results So Far…

Another weekend, another great mileage redemption opportunity courtesy of United.com. After a late night celebrating my friend’s bday in the hamptons last night, I woke up to Gary’s post this morning detailing UA awards to Hong Kong and beyond for only 4 miles per ticket.  If I had more time I probably would have made…

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A Flight Anywhere in the World in Under One Hour & Redeeming Miles on the Concorde

Can you imagine reaching any location on the planet in less than an hour? It may sound like something out of a science fiction novel but according to space.com the U.S. military hopes to have a hypersonic rocket jet with such capabilities in as little as four years.   The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…

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Award Seat Availability Rankings Released – Delta and US at the Bottom, Air Berlin & Southwest at the Top

IdeaWorks released their annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability rankings this morning and it seems that award availability is actually increasing with the majority of carriers, up 5 points this year.  Nine airlines received a score of 80% (regarded as high availability) in 2012 compared to only five airlines in 2010.  However, the big news is…

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It’s All Worth It – CNN’s “Amazing First-Class Air Cabins”

This is why I started collecting miles and points,  amazing first class redemptions that would normally cost between $10,000 – $20,000 to purchase. CNN’s “Amazing First-Class Air Cabins” takes a look at some of the ultra luxury first class cabins on Singapore, Swiss, Emirates, Ethiad, JAL, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, ANA, Jet Airways, and Korean Air. …

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Long-Haul Awards with British Airways Avios Points …are there any good options?

In response to my post last week, Why the British Airways Card Offer Still Makes Sense,  I’ve received several emails asking for recommendations on uses of Avios points for long-haul flights, unfortunately there aren’t many of value!  Again, I’d take a look back at that post for short and medium haul options that present a…

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