Lufthansa is incredibly interesting in some areas and incredibly touchy in others. For example Lufthansa allows two stopovers, which is a huge bonus, but they have huge fuel surcharges on many of their partners. My advice is to learn about both sides of Lufthansa in order to use your miles just for the incredible benefits - like booking cheap international tickets with 2 stopovers and without fuel surcharges.
This post will start with the basics (pricing, routings rules, fuel surcharges), and then go into some best uses and incredible "hopper" type deals.
Luckily I started this post a few days ago, and am...Read more
By the end of this post, I will show you how to get off-peak prices from Hawaii to the US, even when it's not off-peak season, and more.
As mentioned in my Cheapest Miles to South America post, AA has more off-peak prices than most people know about. Most people just look at the OneWorld award chart, which makes sense in many ways. Most of the time the OneWorld award chart has all the AA award chart data, plus a ton more info.
AA's OneWorld award chart (which I still have a version of here) lists off-peak prices for three...Read more
Once upon a time I wrote about breaking British Airways Avios with stopovers and a few years later I figured it's time to redo the post because all my tips are dated for one reason. Since then a tool was built to help you figure out the best prices, because the "how" to use BA Avios is definitely not intuitive.
This post will not only go over the concepts of British Airways Avios award pricing, and how to get stopovers for free, but it will show you how to easily find multiple routes to have stopovers that would save you Avios.
I'll take you A-Z through...Read more
This post is about finding amazing cash rates for hotels. Forget about crappy hotel deals sites like Priceline, Hotwire, and Expedia and pick up some new tricks, for those who want really cheap hotel prices. Averaging $20 to $30 a night for 4 and 5 star hotels, like we did in Europe, is possible for anyone.
Many people are surprised that I continually say that I only go for deals that average out under $30 a night for 4 and 5 star hotels, and anyone could do the same or better.Read more