Avoiding Phantom Award Availability

When an airline website tells you there is award availability, you shouldn’t always believe it. Award availability can be displayed that is not actually there; we call it phantom award availability. Some airlines are more guilty of this than others….

Redeem Avios Before Their Award Chart Changes

British Airways Avios are some of the most useful miles out there because of how easy they are to earn, the fact that you can transfer in SPG, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Amex Membership Rewards points, and because of their lucrative distance-based award chart.

The Cheapest Ways to Fly to Europe with Award Miles

Before I started collecting points & miles, I thought I would need to save for a long time to buy flights to Europe. I was wrong. Flights from the U.S. to Europe regularly cost over $1,200 (and that number only goes up when you add a partner and kids), but with the help of miles, you only have to pay the taxes and fees!