Chase is discontinuing their Ultimate Rewards points transfer with Korean Air suddenly. We could speculate as to why but the and result is Chase is losing a valuable transfer partner. Korean Air Skypass is known for its more difficult redemption process but they did have some good sweet spots on their award chart when you … Continue reading Only 4 days left to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Korean Air Skypass
On November 1, 2017 United Airlines are making adjustments to their MileagePlus award charts. Many prices in terms of miles are going up. Soon it will cost more MileagePlus miles to redeem for flights between certain regions. You can find the details from United here. Most of these negative changes are for premium cabin awards. … Continue reading Book your United MileagePlus awards before devalution
A question we get quite often: "Which miles should I earn?" Our response is usually: "What are your travel goals?" -- just as vague as the question asked. The aim is to get the person thinking first about what they want to do and then earn points towards that goal. If the answer is "Europe … Continue reading Focus on Earning Transferable Points
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 the "perfect redemption" sometimes with very specific flights, routes, aircraft, even specific seats in mind. … Continue reading Use miles and points first then money as a last resort!
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!
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
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!