Category Archives for Awards.

Expert Award Booker? Juicy Miles is Hiring!

I originally started Juicy Miles, my award booking service, as an easy way for my colleagues to request help booking their award flights. We were all earning miles traveling for work, but I was one of the few who was successfully able to redeem them. With a little flexibility, I was flying off to Europe…

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Etihad Swaps to 777 on JFK-AUH, Redeeming AA Miles & My First Award to the Maldives

Etihad has announced that they plan to increase capacity on their JFK-AUH flight by replacing the current A340-500 aircraft on the route with a B777-300ER. The B777-300ER will have a total of 328 seats with eight in Diamond First, 40 in Pearl Business, and 280 in Coral Economy class. The current A340-500 has 240 seats, 12 in…

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Great Australia Award Availablity Using SkyMiles on Vietnam Airlines & China Southern…in addition to VA

These past few months Delta has had outstanding award availability to Australia with no fuel surcharges using their partner Virgin Australia. Several days per week I’ve been able to find at least one seat, but usually two, on the Brisbane (BNE) or Sydney (SYD) flights. The availability is still pretty good, but not as great…

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Hawaiian’s New HNL-Auckland Flight…Award Availability with AA, DL, or HA?

Yesterday marked the beginning of Hawaiian’s New Zealand service via a nonstop flight from Honolulu to Auckland. The flight will have 3x weekly service this spring and summer before being upgraded to 4x weekly later this fall. So, how is the award availability using AA or DL miles? The short answer is that Economy is amazing (on…

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