25% More TrueBlue Points for Transferring Membership Rewards to JetBlue

MR JetBlue bonus

Membership Rewards announced a transfer bonus today if you want to move points to the TrueBlue loyalty program operated by JetBlue. You can get 25% more points when you transfer to your TrueBlue account by September 15. Although American Express has clamped down on people transferring … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Itinerary

Award Nexus Route Builder

My guess is 99% of people plan their trip by doing a search from A to B. Not me. I like to know my options before I run my search so I can exclude bad connections or force especially good ones. Relying on a dumb computer to tell you how to get to your destination can overlook a lot of good … [Read more...]

Use British Airways Avios on SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines route map (via openflights.org)

Yesterday, SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld alliance, becoming the first airline from the Indian subcontinent to join a major alliance (there are reports Air India may join Star Alliance, but that saga has been going on and on like an unedited Bollywood movie).  That means you can … [Read more...]

Are Cheap Avios Awards to Hawaii a Bait and Switch?

Alaska Awards

You guys know I love to play up the Best Coast, and one benefit of living here is convenient access to Hawaii. It's just a five-hour non-stop flight with a time change that works in our favor. It's even tolerable in economy class. And because British Airways Avios partners with Alaska … [Read more...]

You Can Now Book US Airways with Avios Online

Phoenix to Vancouver nonstop is 30,000 Avios in First Class (3x the coach rate)

March 31st is the Oneworld join date for US Airways, and it’s already Monday in the UK.  You can now book flights on US Airways with Avios on britishairways.com US Airways has hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington DC (DCA/National).  They also run some shuttle routes … [Read more...]