This was originally posted at the MrPickles blog here. United Airlines is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. They generally have the best availability on all of the Star Alliance partners for travel all over the world. They also do not collect fuel surcharges on award tickets and have very generous routing rules for [...]
This was originally posted at the MrPickles blog here. American Airlines allows a stopover on international award tickets--with very strict rules. They only allow you to stopover in your North American (USA) gateway city. This is defined as the city in which you enter or leave the USA. For most people it will be one [...]
This was originally posted at the MrPickles blog here. Note: This strategy can also be applied to international award tickets too! This post shows a stopover on a domestic award as this "trick" is unique to Delta's program. Delta Airlines gets a lot of bad press in the world of miles and points because of [...]
I recently did an interview with travel blog Million Mile secrets. You can read it here. It was truly an honor to be selected for an interview by the prominent blogger Daraius! Thank you!
Currently Japan Air Lines' frequent flyer program is offering discounted award redemptions on their new partner Bangkok Airways. It is based on total distance of your trip and starts at only 5,000 miles round trip for flights that total under 1000 flown miles. I needed some domestic Thailand flights for my upcoming trip so I [...]
I use Award Wallet everyday to keep up with all of my various miles and points. It is great to see all of your current balances in one place. If you sign up for the premium service--which I did for a $5 contribution--it will also track your expiration dates so you never have to worry [...]