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by Hilary Stockton on 12/31/2016
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12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
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9/6/2016
  Earn Triple Avios for British Airways, AA, Iberia and Finnair flights booked and flown between September 6-December 11, 2016, after registering. Here are the details: Must be an eligible participant and pre-register for triple Avios. See the British Airways offer page...
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8/10/2016
  There's a 50% AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios but is it worth it? Keep in mind that Membership Rewards points normally transfer to Avios at a 1000:800 ratio, so with the 50% bonus, 1000 Membership...
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5/2/2016
  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
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2/9/2016
  Which Frequent Flyer Programs are Best for Award Ticket Changes? There are many reasons you may need to make changes to your award tickets, whether something came up at work such that you can't take time off as planned,...
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1/31/2016
Expiring Deals include British Airways 4500 Avios Awards, AMEX's Jet.com Offer, and NYC Restaurant Week. Here are the details: 1. British Airways 4500 Avios Awards: Last Day to Book is Monday, February 1, 2016 As I wrote in British Airways...
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1/27/2016
  How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers take? TravelSort reader Craig writes "How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers to airline partners such as Delta take? I thought most transfers were instant, but it's been 5 hours...
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11/11/2015
New Airberlin business class routes to San Francisco, Dallas and Boston (also Havana, Cuba) from Dusseldorf will start May 6 2016, per Airline Route. This is great news, especially for those in San Francisco and Dallas, who will have another...
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10/29/2015
  Another British Airways devaluation: higher award prices for short haul flights in the U.S. Specifically, all routes that currently are just 4500 Avios each way in economy will increase to 7500 each way, on February 2, 2016.  If you...
Square_which_miles_and_points_for_award_travel_to_the_south_of_france-singapore_a380_business_class_
10/8/2015
  Which miles and points for award travel to the south of France? Friends of ours go to France every year to see relatives, and this adds up quickly for a family of four. Plus, they would love to book...
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9/29/2015
  Should you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to British Airways Avios Before October 1 Before the Transfer Devaluation, when the ratio will go from 1:1 to 1.25:1, e.g. 1000 MR points will transfer to only 800 Avios? A TravelSort...
Square_cathay_pacific_awards-_earn_asia_miles_or_aadvantage_miles_for_cathay_new_first_class
9/22/2015
For Cathay Pacific First Class awards should you earn Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles or AAdvantage Miles? TravelSort reader Lei comments on my post How We Earned 1 Million Miles and Points This Year "You mentioned you anticipate an AAdvantage miles...
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9/19/2015
  Is the 100K British Airways Visa offer worth it? There are currently two British Airways Visa offers, which are both listed on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. Update: there is now only the up to 100K offer, with...
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8/15/2015
  Which no annual fee credit card can earn you miles for Europe award travel? TravelSort reader Ray writes: "I want to get a credit card to build airline milage. Prefer no annual fee. I put about $3000-$4000 on a...
Square_best_frequent_flyer_programs_of_2015
5/14/2015
  What are the best frequent flyer programs of 2015, for U.S. based flyers who value great international first class and business class? Hint: NOT the ones in today's WSJ article "The Most Rewarding Rewards" by Scott McCartney, which again...
Square_earn_frequent_flyer_miles_and_points_as_a_non-us_resident-cathay_new_first_class
4/12/2015
  What are the Best Ways to Earn Miles and Points as a Non-U.S. Resident? TravelSort reader Johannes writes "I am a frequent traveler and try to get the best out of credit card sign ups. Unfortunately I live in...
Square_aer_lingus_business_class_to_europe_for_25k_avios-aer_lingus_new_business_class
3/26/2015
  Aer Lingus Business Class to Europe is available for 25,000 Avios each way, from Boston to Dublin, including for summer travel, per Dan.  This is a great way to spend your Avios ahead of the new British Airways Avios...
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1/28/2015
  Another British Airways Avios Devaluation--already. I thought it might be towards the end of this year, given the major British Airways devaluation in late 2011, but it's again time to burn Avios, at least if you're planning on British...
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1/21/2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class awards are available on its new Boston to Hong Kong route. Previously, I wrote that Cathay Pacific would launch its Boston to Hong Kong flights starting May 1, 2015. At the time, only paid flights...
Square_40_percent_amex_transfer_bonus_to_british_airways_avios
12/15/2014
  There's a 40% AMEX transfer bonus to British Airways Avios through January 31, 2015. To put this in context, there have been very few good AMEX transfer bonuses in the past year, and the last time an AMEX Membership...
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