Technical Updates…

For those returning, you may have noticed (actually you should have noticed… ;0) that there are several new updates to the interface of my site. First, in addition to the subscription on the top right of the screen, there is another subscription box in the sidebar. Note that these are different. The new subscription is an…

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Do not use Aeroplan to book hotels + How to transfer AMEX to Hilton (Updated)

  Update: Note that the T&C do prohibit miles from being transferred straight out of a third party program, but there have been multiple instances where it has been possible. Consider using the HA toolbar to rack up a few non third-party miles. YMMV. Update 2: Officially confirmed that transfers from third-parties NOT POSSIBLE: check…

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Transferring AMEX Points to Hilton Points at favourable ratios

As rewardscanada mentions, American Express now transfers to Hilton HHonors at a new and improved 1:1 ratio. However, it’s important to know that indirect transfers sometimes give better ratios, and this is one case. First, note that AMEX transfers to SPG (in Canada) at a 2:1 ratio: Next, if you transfer to SPG, those points can…

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JAL Mileage Bank adds PG (Bangkok Airways) as member – so cheap tickets to Yangon!

Hi guys! A while back there was a mistake fare offered departing from Yangon in premium classes for just a few hundred dollars. For those whose tickets haven’t been cancelled, positioning to RGN was one of the hardest cities to position to, especially for Canadians. Oneworld (AA) doesn’t not fly to RGN yet, and Aeroplan…

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Welcome!

I’ve been fascinated with free travel since I encountered boardingarea and flyertalk. To be honest, it’s hard for anyone to decline free travel by effectively planning holidays, signing up for credit cards, using shopping portals, partners, and promotions. I flew around the world in Singapore Airlines business class for around $400 all-in during a promotion last December using…

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