What is the Difference Between a Layover and a Stopover
The term layover and stopover are oftentimes used interchangeably, but in fact, they’re quite different. Airlines and their customer service agents are often guilty of this practice as well. When it comes to award bookings, these two words can have a significant…
Five Cases in Which it Makes Sense to Pay Fuel Surcharges
Fuel surcharges or carrier-imposed charges. Together, those are arguably the two most hated phrases in the points and miles world. As much as we would like to avoid them altogether, often it is impossible to do so. When you’ve been…
Review: JetBlue’s Mint Premium Transcontinental Service: San Francisco to Boston
There are no domestic routes that face as much competition for premium passengers as transcontinental flights between New York and both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Flights between New York and San Francisco are frequented by executives from technology and…
15 Best Hotels To Cash In Rewards At 2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Rio Olympics is inching closer, and accommodation is filling up. There are still select dates available in most hotels, but you will need to get in quick if you want to enjoy the spectacle of Brazils first Olympic…
15 Luxury Stays For TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Destinations
TripAdvisor announced the winner of its Travelers’ Choice™ award last week with London rising from a sixth position last year to take this year’s top spot. There was a fair amount of shuffling inside the top locations with Istanbul leapfrogging…
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!
How to Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Flights, Hotels and Car Rentals
Chase Ultimate Rewards are often considered the most valuable points in the rewards space for several reasons. We’re going to break down those reasons for you today, and share the basics of how to best redeem your Ultimate Rewards points. No matter your travel goals or rewards needs, Ultimate Rewards (UR) points can help you get there.
How to Search for & Book British Airways Avios Award Flights
Did you know you can use British Airways Avios points to book with more than 20 partner airlines? Here is our guide to maximizing award travel with BA.