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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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 …

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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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Thailand Domestic Paid Flights: Air Asia versus Bangkok Airways

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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 …

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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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Delta Skymiles: NOW Is the time to redeem!

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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 …

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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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