Category: US Airways

Miles & Points 201 – What Fees Do I Have to Pay When Making Award Bookings?

Now that most of you have already learned how to earn and manage lots of miles and points and how to get the best mileage out of your miles in major US-based global airlines’ programs, it is time to book your award tickets before any of your miles and points expire. This post provides an easy-to-use table comparing the various award fees (in additional to mandatory taxes and security fees) some of those major airlines may charge for award travel.

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My Guest Post on UsingMiles – Getting the Most Mileage out of Your Miles

Check out my guest post “Getting the Most Mileage out of Your Miles” published on the UsingMiles blog today. The post contains a table summarizing the best redemption values offered by the four major US-based airlines for international travel. If you are a newcomer to the miles & points world, this could be helpful to you in setting a travel goal and focusing your efforts on achieving that goal efficiently. For our advanced readers, this could be a good reference tool for future trip planning.

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United Club Card Free-fee Code Winners + More on Easier Ways to Get Star Alliance Gold Status

Happy Friday! We have randomly selected 6 winners for the United MileagePlus Club Card fee-free codes (to those not selected, don’t give up yet! You may still be able to get the card for free for your first year).

Thanks to our reader WorldTraveler1’s comment, we have an update on the Turkish Airlines’ elite status match.

Finally, we will talk about yet another alternative to securing Star Alliance Gold status/benefits WITHOUT flying 50,000 miles each year (and hopefully keep that status for as long as this Greek airline stays alive)!

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Reader Question: How Do I Use Miles & Points to Plan a Trip for Two to London?

Our Twitter reader Chris asked us for help with planning his upcoming 6-day/5-night trip from Washington DC to London in October with his girlfriend to celebrate his graduation from graduate school (Congrats, Chris!). I thought that this topic might be helpful to some of our other readers who might be considering a similar trip.

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Daily Getaways 2012 – Preview Posted for Week 3 – A Steal Returns!

Business/First Class Tickets to Paris, Anyone?

This past Saturday, Travel Whimsy and I scored two award seats in the coveted Envoy Suites offered by USAirways. We are going to Paris in February 2013 to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

US Airways Envoy Suites

Our itinerary includes first class seats between Las Vegas and Philadelphia, and the Envoy class between Philadelphia and Paris. Had we had to pay cash for the tickets, they would have cost over $5,500 each. Our cost? 55,000 USAirways miles + $190 in taxes and fees each!

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