In our previous post we mentioned that adding a Delta-operated flight segment to an award ticket containing partner airlines would trigger the cheaper mileage prices. It appears that Delta has fixed it and the deal is dead. Congrats to those …

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This past week Delta Skymiles performed a stealth devaluation. Long ago Delta decided to remove their Skymiles price award charts from their website. This was attempt to hide any price increases–such as the one they did last week. Fortunately we …

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Those of us who have been in the miles and points “game” or “hobby” for a long time and have amassed large balances in our miles and points accounts can sometimes struggle to spend them. We all have/had visions of …

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American Airlines recently changed their fare coding for award tickets. To most people this will make no difference in how they redeem their miles. Expect those who have or earn British Airways Avios! British Airways’ Avios program is distance based. …

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Frequent Traveler Tip: Always have 2 bank accounts with debit cards!

Traveling frequently (especially international) comes with its challenges. Money should not be one of them! Here in the USA you are usually fine with 1 bank ATM/Debit and a credit card. Most places accept cards for payment and even expect …

 

Reducing or Removing the cost of paid cash airfares

Here at AwardBookingSerivce.com our focus is to help clients use their miles to book flights. This usually means redeeming miles from major carriers for long haul international itineraries. We get our clients flights for pennies on the dollar since they …

 

Award Booking Tip: Get more than one opinion!

We recently completed a booking for a client who wanted to use his Miles & More miles (Lufthansa) to get from Europe to Australia. We were able to locate availability in business class for his desired travel dates and we …

 

Delta Airlines make SkyMiles devaluation again without notice!

Just 2 days ago Delta used to charge 70,000 SkyMiles one way for a USA – India (or vice-versa) in business class. That price has now jumped to 97,500 SkyMiles one way for the same flight at the lowest level. …

 

United makes stealth devaluation of award tickets without warning!

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United announced a little while back they would be making a change the MileagePlus program to severely limit stopovers on round trip award tickets. This was not good but we have seen worse devaluations in the miles and points world …

 

Reminder: Make sure the airlines have your correct contact info!

Airlines change their flight schedules often. It is important to be properly notified when a change happens in case the change is detrimental to your travel plans! These days most airlines notify us of any far out schedule changes via …