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 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!

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 it these days! Carrying a $20 note doesn't hurt. When traveling internationally you will find … Continue reading Frequent Traveler Tip: Always have 2 bank accounts with debit cards!

Reducing or Removing the cost of paid cash airfares

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

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 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!

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

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

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 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