Use miles and points first then money as a last resort!

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to check your expiration date and renew Global Entry for US Citizens

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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 …

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Paying Cash for Airfare can make sense — but not most of the time

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 …

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Time to start planning those 2016 trips!

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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 …

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One Way Delta Award Tickets: The Downsides

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Delta Skymiles introduced the ability to redeem one way award tickets this year. This was great for many reasons but it also has some drawbacks. We are nearly 4 months into being able to book one way awards. Summer is …

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How to be successful booking your next award ticket

In the past year or so using your miles and points to book award tickets has become more difficult. Availability is decidedly less than it was less than 2 years ago. The main reason behind the decline in reduced award …

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