The Best Ways to Book Delta’s New Cape Town Route With Miles
Staring in October 2020, Delta will begin flying to Cape Town, South Africa! This route was announced in mid-May, but it was just put on sale today. So, we took a look at the cheapest mileage options to fly between the U.S. and South Africa on this newly-modified route — without having to pay 465,000 SkyMiles for business class.
Fly to Europe in 2021 in Polaris Business Class for Just 45,000 Miles
We’ve hit the jackpot of business class award availability to Europe! There’s excellent availability through May 2021 to almost all European destinations served by United Airlines. Even better, most of this award availability is bookable with Turkish Miles & Smiles, meaning that these redemptions can cost as little as 45,000 miles per person! Who’s ready to book a European vacation?
The New Workaround to Use the Old American Airlines AAdvantage Award Search
Slowly but surely, American Airlines continues its transition toward its refreshed award search tool. However, many travelers prefer the legacy search tool for the options it offers those looking for saver award availability. While it may now require more steps, a workaround remains available for those who prefer the old award search tool.
American Airlines Moves Morocco To Europe, Decreasing Award Prices and Increasing Routing Options
Overnight, American Airlines moved the entire country of Morocco from Africa to Europe—at least for the purposes of award travel. Believe it or not, the impacts of this change are largely positive for award travelers traveling between many regions—including from the U.S. to Europe. Read more about the impacts on mileage costs, possible routings, and award ticket taxes and fees.
Interesting New Routes in August 2019 and Beyond
We’re excited to report that several new flight routes have been recently announced. In addition to giving you more options for paid airfare, new routes are always a great opportunity to snag hard-to-find award availability before the rest of the points and miles community catches on.
Japan Airlines to Allow Award Bookings 360 Days Before Departure
JAL Mileage Bank will now open its award calendar for JAL operated flights 360 days out, up from the previous 330 days. This is good news for JAL Mileage Bank members, but not so great for some partners. Here’s the full scoop.
Air Italy Launching Flights to Chicago, But Later Than Originally Planned
Air Italy has pushed back the launch date for its new route from Chicago to Milan to sometime in 2020. The flight will be the airline’s sixth North American destination. Although it’s disappointing to see the date bumped from May 2019 into 2020, it’s good news to see that it hasn’t been canceled entirely.