Alaska Miles’ Legal Boomerang with Stopover

I’m going to show you how to get a oneway to Hawaii and a later ticket to Asia… for the same price.

But this is just one of the many amazing uses of Alaska miles. With all the other airlines devaluing, and getting rid of stopovers, Alaska is a great option.

And while BOA has gotten more strict, it seems you can get the Alaska card (personal and business) if you don’t have one open.

Again, the prices are great, the earnings are good, the stopovers are great… and I’m about to show you how it gets even better.

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The (only?) Delta SkyMiles Award Chart

Just as we made a tool, the Delta Miles Calculator, we now put together an award chart for international flights.

People seem to be confused about the difference, so let me explain why they are so different.

The Delta SkyMiles Calculator is for domestic flights because every domestic flight has a different pricing tier. Know that we show the bottom tier, and it may be gone – similar to “standard” and “saver” awards with other airlines, but our goal is to show the cheapest flights.

Since there are so many domestic destinations from any airport, we have a tool that spits out a list from the airport you search.

Now, the Delta SkyMiles Award Chart (bel0w) shows international flights, because the prices (still tiered) are still by region. So a flight from Chicago to Puerto Rico, is the same as Seattle to Aruba. (Although the low tier availability with Delta can be very hit miss).

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Best Use of Asia Miles (Cathay)

I first wrote a Best Use of Asia Miles in 2013, and the last time was 2014. That’s a mistake because it’s actually an interesting transfer option for Citi ThankYou Points.

I think this will be an improvement on my older posts, as I now better understand some of the confusing details.

It’s worth knowing though! We’re talking some of the cheapest First Class flights, cheapest round-the-world flights, and the most stopovers allowed! Cheap and awesome.

And with this post you’ll have everything you need to book a great (and valid) ticket with Asia Miles.

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Introducing: Delta Miles Calculator

We’re working on a Delta Miles Calculator. <— Please book mark that page!

So far the tool shows you all the cheapest domestic flights possible. So you type in SEA, and it shows you the cheapest possible flights from Seattle.

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Because the problem is that Delta does not publish an award chart, and the only way to know all the cheapest flights is to search them.

If you want to find the cheapest flights from your city, check out the Delta Miles Calculator. And give me feedback!

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We have spent the majority of our marriage traveling full time, living out of hotels.   All the while, we list our expenses publicly, budgeting $25,000 a year for our nomadic life while still staying in mostly 4 or 5 star hotels across ~20 countries a year.
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