Category Archives for Miles.

Using JAL Miles to Book Emirates First Class: A Guide

Update December 2017 – Fuel Surcharges are now unfortunately being applied on these awards. Emirates has one of their flashiest first class products around. I’ve flown it a few times, but with Alaska Miles before they devalued their award chart significantly for First Class. Their business class redemption are still very reasonable (starting at 82,500…

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Reader Meetup in Toronto

Edit: Slots are now all full. Thanks for reading! I’ll be hanging out with a couple of miles/points friends in downtown Toronto tomorrow. If you want to join us Sunday night (Feb 5), please send me an email. Space is limited – priority given to people I’ve heard from before and PointsU attendees. I highly…

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What’s Next for Miles and Points?

These past few months haven’t been so good for the miles/points world. We’ve seen cut after cut, devaluation after devaluation: Avios raising cost of the 4,500 mile award Aeroplan increasing award chart levels Air Canada implementing revenue minimums for elite status American devaluing award chart and elite benefits American Express implementing once-per-lifetime restrictions on bonuses…

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Purchase Miles Offers

I buy a lot of my miles, so I thought I’d write up a post on all the programs that are selling miles right now with a promotion which might make it worthwhile depending on your redemptions. Hotels Hyatt 30% Purchase Bonus Promo Ends November 29. Purchase 10,000 to 19,000 points and receive a 10% bonus Purchase 20,000 to…

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