Like Alaska miles, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has a unique set of mileage redemptions that varies by partner, some of which are amazing deals.
In truth, I made a note to look into their partners after OneMileAtAtime booked and posted about a first class flight on ANA for 120,000 miles... Which ended up being only 92,500 Amex MR points (due to a transfer bonus). An amazing first class deal.
But there are lots of great deals that are even better with a 30% bonus. With a 30% bonus, a oneway to New Zealand for 30,000 miles...Read more
Many airlines offer last minute upgrades as an auction / bidding system, and some offer them on sale at check in, or on the app.
Below I made a list of 37 airlines (in alphabetical order) with their paid upgrade policies, and links to how to either check if you're eligible, bid, or see an explanation of the rules.
Most of these airlines are using the same system for upgrade bidding, but all with slightly different terms.
First, I'll explain a little bit about the differences of the upgrade bids that airlines generally have, and the other variations for paid...Read more
Continuing my reborn "cheapest miles" series is the cheapest miles to Hawaii post where I'll list all the best airline miles deals to Hawaii, and break down some of the best options.
There are tons of great Hawaii deals! There are 11,500 mile flights to Hawaii from the majority of the country, 27,500 business class awards (if you're willing to get a BOA card), and technically 22,500 mile business class flights on Korean.Read more