Here at AwardBookingSerivce.com after people have successfully got their New Zealand ETA, our focus is to help clients use their miles to book flights. New Zealand ETAThis usually means redeeming miles from major carriers for long haul international itineraries. We get our clients flights for pennies on the dollar since they only have to pay the … Continue reading Reducing or Removing the cost of paid cash airfares
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 began the process of actually booking the ticket. Since some of the flights were on … Continue reading Award Booking Tip: Get more than one opinion!
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. That is a 40% increase with no warning. They still have not said anything since … Continue reading Delta Airlines make SkyMiles devaluation again without notice!
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 recently. I thought we could live with it. The change took place on October 6th, … Continue reading United makes stealth devaluation of award tickets without warning!
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 email. In my experience they call only about half the time unless it is very … Continue reading Reminder: Make sure the airlines have your correct contact info!
This post is inspired from my own curiosity. I may as well help out my fellow travelers as well! I wasn't sure when my Global Entry was due to expire and with some trips coming up I want to be sure I am "covered" for expedited re-entry into the USA. The process is pretty easy! … Continue reading How to check your expiration date and renew Global Entry for US Citizens
Flights within Thailand (domestic) can be very inexpensive due to lots of competition. Air Asia is the most well known of the low cost carriers operating in Thailand. They also have the largest low cost network within Asia and operate in several countries in the region. In a discussion with fellow travels the question came … Continue reading Thailand Domestic Paid Flights: Air Asia versus Bangkok Airways
Award Booking Service focuses on redeeming your miles for flights for international trips. These represent the best general value of using miles and points for travel (most of the time). One downside of miles and points--for the most part--is they cannot be used for every single flight on the schedule. They are capacity controlled either … Continue reading Paying Cash for Airfare can make sense — but not most of the time
For most major airlines and alliances schedules are opening up schedules for summer 2016 travel. NOW is the time to start planning your trip using your miles and points to purchase your tickets for 2016. Availability on your exact desired dates may not yet be released. The important part is knowing where, when, and how … Continue reading Time to start planning those 2016 trips!
Delta recently announced that they will be switching to "dynamic pricing" for awards. This means they are no longer follow a set of award charts and can and will charge whatever they feel like in terms of miles required to redeem. This is effective immediately for flights booked and flown from June 1, 2016 and … Continue reading Delta Skymiles: NOW Is the time to redeem!