First, FlyingBlue is a transfer partner of Citi ThankYou, Amex, and Chase. Second, every month FlyingBlue puts out a list of discount tickets to/from Europe (or within Europe). Right now I could book a ticket for two months out, for only 18,750 miles.

Heck, I've seen tickets to Europe as low as 12,500 miles, or 31,250 miles in business!

This may be the single best use of Citi ThankYou points, and obviously a great use of Amex MR or Chase points... which is a lot of options for earning points via credit cards.

I want to explain what Promo Awards are, how to book...

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InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana vs Thalasso

intercontinental bora bora thalasso 10The differences between the InterContinental Hotels in Bora Bora are best be summed up this way:

The InterContinental Le Moana feels like a more authentic experience, on the main island in bungalow-like rooms.

The InterContinental Thalasso is a luxury overwater villa, on a small private island.

Let me start by reviewing each of them, and then going over the major differences.

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The only thing I personally have seen about Alaska Mileage Plan's "routing rules" is how many stopovers they allow, and things like that... which, doesn't really have to do with routing.

Thus, I wanted to do an entire post on just the routing rules for using Alaska Airline miles. While the program might not be as commonly understood as the others, it's actually pretty simple.

If you're interested in best uses, please check out my Best Use of Alaska Miles.


Here's an overview of what we'll go over:

  • 1 Partner Airline + Alaska
  • Only routes listed on...

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