Category Archives: Cheap Travel

Caribbean Islands Are Reopening, but Where Can Americans REALLY Travel Right Now?

  UPDATE 8.18.2020 United States Virgin Islands are closed to leisure travelers effective 8.19.2020. Source. The U.S. Virgin Islands is closing to leisure visitors in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision is effective Wednesday, August 19, and will last for a period of at least one month. Effective immediately, hotels, villas, Airbnb accommodations, guestContinue Reading

Awesomeness and Dysfunctions of Iberia Plus: How to Use the First and Skirt the Second | Iberia Peak Dates, Award Space and Prices, Fuel Surcharges and More!

  I’ve blogged about Iberia multiple times. Long story short — you can fly between the U.S. and Madrid starting at 34,000 Avios in Business class with a very low fuel surcharge. You Can Still Fly to Europe in Iberia Business Class for 25,000 Points; and Award Space Is Fantastic — Plus Cheap Nonstop FlightsContinue Reading

Caesars Diamond Status Match revised: Vegas, Atlantic City, and the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas Reopenings

Is Caesars Diamond status match still valuable? Here are my older posts about my status-match adventures in Atlantic City. My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 1: What’s Still Working and What Is Not My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 2: Total Rewards Diamond Benefits IN DEPTH! My Atlantic City Status MatchContinue Reading

My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 2: Total Rewards Diamond Benefits IN DEPTH!

On January 31, my Total Rewards Diamond status expired and was promptly reverted to Gold – the entry level, on February 1. Later on February 1, I rematched my Wyndham Diamond back to Caesars Rewards and got my Diamond back by the end of the day. Or, as this guy would put it … UPDATE:Continue Reading

There Is One Tropical Paradise Americans Can Visit Right Now

  Antigua reopening has been in the news for the last week. If you are a tired and vacation-hungry American, this is one country you can visit right away. Actually, there are 2, but Mexico doesn’t really look like a safe place to be in right now (later about that). Antigua and Barbuda has recordedContinue Reading

The Awesomeness and Quirks of the New ANA Fuel Surcharge and More!

  Last week, the internet rediscovered the value of ANA award tickets due to the airline’s having dropped its fuel surcharges as of June 1. I have written about ANA more than about any other airline over the years, which might seem kind of weird since I’ve never flown ANA metal. However, ANA’s  frequent flyerContinue Reading

Missed Out on Air Canada Aeroplan Miles Sale at a Penny Each? Congrats, You’ve Dodged a Bullet!

  The Air Canada Aeroplan miles sale offered Aeroplan miles for $0.01 each. It looks incredible for 2 reasons: Air Canada had never sold miles before, other than via targeted offers (to the best of my knowledge). Air Canada has never sold miles for so little. So what’s up with that? COVID-19, that’s what. AirlinesContinue Reading

Virgin Atlantic Bargains and Current Availability: NEW Amex MR 30% Transfer Bonus: Business Class for 39K Points to Europe, 35K to South America, 97K to New Zealand, or First Class (The Suite) for 85K (RT) to Japan

    UPDATE 12.9.19: The AMEX MR 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic is ON again! The bonus is valid until Dec 28 2019. This post has been thoroughly revised to reflect the new options and current award space.  A lot of people don’t take Virgin Atlantic miles seriously and I used to be oneContinue Reading

Avianca LifeMiles Double-Dipping Goodness in Business Class: 21K to South America, 41K to Europe, 48K to Israel, 50K to Asia and More!

  Avianca LifeMiles is one of those programs that doesn’t look much on the outside, but rewards you plenty if you take time to know it better. 🙂 The regular award levels (they killed their own award chart, but the Star partners’ chart is still intact) are hardly generous; the search engine is clunky, theContinue Reading

Best LATAM Award Flights to Book on AA Miles or BA Avios Before It’s Too Late!

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