Redeeming Points

Which Airlines Release Last-Minute Premium Award Seats?

Which Airlines Release Last-Minute Premium Award Seats?

Last-minute award availability can be a very useful backdoor opportunity to fly in a premium cabin, so let’s look at which airlines are most consistent in releasing last-minute space.


New Video: The Best First Class Flights

New Video: The Best First Class Flights

In this week’s video, I share with you all the glorious details of the seven best First Class airlines I’ve flown with so far, as well as how you can use points to book them for yourself.


Singapore Airlines Now Bookable on Alaska Mileage Plan!

Singapore Airlines Now Bookable on Alaska Mileage Plan!

It’s now finally possible to redeem Alaska miles on Singapore Airlines. The unparalleled access to premium awards is balanced out by higher redemption rates, but a few new sweet spots do emerge.


New Video: How to Use Aeroplan Properly

New Video: How to Use Aeroplan Properly

Annoyed by the Aeroplan search engine and stumped by surcharges? This week’s video gives you a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Aeroplan properly to book amazing trips to your dream destinations.


8 Brilliant Redemptions with Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

8 Brilliant Redemptions with Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

With a particularly generous distance-based award chart, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles can deliver tremendous value if you know how to maximize the program. Here are a handful of the best sweet spots.


What Are Minimum Connection Times?

What Are Minimum Connection Times?

We go over the concept of minimum connection times, which you’ll need to respect when you’re trying to piece together complex award itineraries with multiple connecting flights.


Planning a Balkan Hopper Trip with Aeroplan

Planning a Balkan Hopper Trip with Aeroplan

I’ll be attending Euro 2020 next summer, and I leveraged Aeroplan’s layover policies to build a “Balkan Hopper” on the way from Bucharest to Bilbao via Skopje, Zagreb, Sarajevo, and Prague.


Which Airlines Release 3+ Business Class Award Seats?

Which Airlines Release 3+ Business Class Award Seats?

Here are the airlines that give you the best chance of finding 3+ business class award seats on the same flight, to help those of you travelling in larger groups extract maximum value from your miles.


Marriott Bonvoy’s Peak & Off-Peak Rates Are Here

Marriott Bonvoy’s Peak & Off-Peak Rates Are Here

Marriott Bonvoy has implemented peak and off-peak rates across all 7,000+ hotels, adding another layer of complexity to the pursuit of free hotel nights through the Bonvoy program.


Living in a Two-Stop Aeroplan Mini-RTW World

Living in a Two-Stop Aeroplan Mini-RTW World

As of September 1, you can only include one stopover or one open-jaw on Aeroplan round-trip bookings, bringing an end to one of Canada’s best redemption sweet spots. What now?