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The World Won’t End If You Can’t Fly First Class Anymore

Thai Airways A380 First Class Seat Tokyo Narita - Bangkok

I have an undeserved reputation in some circles as someone who “kills deals.” To my knowledge, no travel or manufactured spending hack has ever been shut down because of the limited exposure on this blog. I’m aware of hacks that got shut… Continue Reading

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Review: Etihad Business Class San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

In December, a ton of Etihad business class seats became available from San Francisco to Jeddah, just in time for my Umrah trip. Etihad has a great business class product, but I was really just relieved to be able to… Continue Reading

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Why $400 Economy Fares to Asia Don’t Excite Me

Cheap $400 flights to Hong Kong Asia

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen some incredibly fares between the West Coast and Asia. Back in July, The Flight Deal shared a $330 roundtrip fare between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Since then, lots of other fares… Continue Reading

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Airberlin Business Class A330 San Francisco to Dusseldorf

AirBerlin Business Class Seat A330 San Francisco to Dusseldorf

When I was still in the planning stages of booking this trip, I found myself with two options for the flight from San Francisco to Dusseldorf: AirBerlin Business Class on the A330 or American Airlines’ 767. I posed this question… Continue Reading

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Air France KLM Lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Seating Area at the SFO Air France KLM Lounge

Just over a month ago, I set off on a trip to Thessaloniki, Calais, and London booked with points and miles after finding business class award space on AirBerlin a few days before departure. My first stop on this adventure was the… Continue Reading

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Is it Worth Buying Visa Gift Cards from Giftcards.com at 1.25% Cash Back?

While I was away in Europe, I got a notice from Yazing that Giftcards.com dropped the payout on Visa gift cards from 1.5% to 1.25%. Even major cash back portals like TopCashBack are now offering just 1.25% cash back on… Continue Reading

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How I Booked a $5,000+ Trip to Thessaloniki, Calais and London with Points and Miles

About a month ago, I booked a spontaneous trip to Europe in order to volunteer with two organizations helping refugees in Greece and France. The route outlined in the title is the same one hundreds of thousands of refugees are… Continue Reading

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Off-Peak Saver Awards to Europe Still Bookable for 20,000 Miles via Alaska Mileage Plan

One of the best things about the American Airlines’ pre-devaluation award chart was the ability to book off-peak saver awards to Europe for just 40,000 miles roundtrip. These prices were valid October 15 – May 5 and those who had… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in June

June was off to a slow start, which is why I didn’t even bother putting a points and miles checklist together. Things began piling on and now here we are in mid-June, with the AAdvantage program changes coming up along… Continue Reading