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Aer Lingus and Amex: A New Points Partnership (That’s All)

Aer Lingus new routes MInneapolis Montreal.

American Express Membership Rewards members have a new airline to transfer points to: Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus AerClub becomes the 17th airline frequent flyer program to which American Express cardholders can transfer their valuable points. Like its partner, British Airways, Aer Lingus is accepting points instantly at a one-to-one ratio. Unfortunately, award…

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Can I Use United Miles to Upgrade a Non-United Flight?

Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner Star Alliance MileagePlus United Miles

Reader Asks: Can I Upgrade My Air Canada Flight Using United Miles (MileagePlus)?  I’m flying Air Canada from San Francisco (SFO) to Montréal (YUL) on an economy class ticket purchased through United. I’m a United Premier Gold with tons of MileagePlus miles and was wondering if I can upgrade my [codeshare] Air Canada flight to…

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Guide: Star Alliance Business Class Cabins, Routes and Fleets to Europe

SWISS Business Class Boeing 777-300ER

Star Alliance Business Class Cabins to Europe I’ll cover United-operated flights in a separate post, so this list only includes Star Alliance partners (plus Aer Lingus) with flights from Mainland US and Canada to Europe. This guide includes fleet, cabin and route information for the following airlines: ✅ Aer Lingus [EI] ✅ Air Canada [AC] ✅ Austrian Airlines…

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AmEx Membership Rewards: the (New) Go-To for Star Alliance Awards

For quite some time, United miles/Chase Ultimate Rewards points were the darling of the points and miles community for booking Star Alliance premium cabin awards. I imagine most reading this have at some point redeemed at least one or two MileagePlus awards, with the more advanced of us having wrangled together dozens of gratifyingly circuitous…

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Trouble finding business class award space to Europe? Here are your best bets

Singapore Airlines' New Business Class onbaord the A350. Source: Singapore Airlines

Everyone wants to fly in the flashiest, latest and greatest business class seats. Good luck getting in on that deal. With more points than ever on the open market, finding award space on popular and well known airlines is ever more difficult. Want to use 57,500 AAdvantage miles to get to Europe in American Airlines…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Introduction: One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class Review…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: United MileagePlus Singapore KrisFlyer Avianca LifeMiles Air Canada Aeroplan…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 3 – Fighting the New United Award System and a Pleasant LifeMiles Phone Call

This is part 3 of my series comparing the ease of award booking with various Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. In part 1, I covered booking a transpacific premium cabin award, LAX-ICN-BKK, using 1) United MileagePlus, 2) Singapore KrisFlyer, 3) Avianca LifeMiles, and 4) Air Canada Aeroplan. In part 2, I discussed my experiences booking…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Comparing Ease of Award Booking

Hi all, my name is Stephen and I’m a new contributor to the blog. I’ll have a separate post properly introducing myself at a later time, but I wanted to jump right into things with a useful post. With all of the changes and devaluations over the past several years, there’s been an increasing interest…

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