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ANA Miles Can Get You Better Business Class Values on United and Partners

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United drastically devalued its business and first class award levels a few years back, then Delta followed suit and recently American. As of now, all U.S. and many foreign frequent flyer programs charge a lot of miles for the privilege of flying in the front of the plane, and the trend is likely to continue. But there are still bargains out there. You just need to know where to look.

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How to Book Qantas Frequent Flyer Awards

Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, is a great airline for flights between the U.S. and Australia. It has excellent service, a fantastic first class cabin and direct flights to Australia from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Dallas.

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How to Book a Flight with Citi ThankYou Points

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Booking flights through the Citi ThankYou portal can be a better value than other redemption options. For example, booking flights with points earned on the Citi Premier card can yield a 60% bonus over a gift card if you book a flight with American Airlines/US Airways through the Citi ThankYou travel portal, where 30,000 points is equal to $480 toward a ticket on American or US Airways, or $399 on any other airline compared to a $300 value in gift cards if you went that redemption route.

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How to Book Korean Air SKYPASS Awards

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Joining Korean Air’s frequent flyer program, SKYPASS, may not be on your list of priorities, but maybe it should be. As one of the founding members of the SkyTeam, you can book flights on 20 different alliance members, including Delta, Air France, KLM and Aeromexico. It’s also partners with Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, American, Emirates and Etihad Airways, among others.

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How to Get Free WiFi in the Air

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Hurdling through the air at 500 miles per hour at an altitude of 35,000 feet is a marvel in itself, but today’s on-the-go society wants more. Airlines are responding by adding new-fangled entertainment systems and wireless internet access. But, that isn’t enough. Passengers don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Luckily, there are some airlines that connectivity is a modern-day necessity, not a luxury, and they provide free Internet to help pass the time. Hop aboard one of these airlines to take advantage of it and remain productive inflight.

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How to Book Emirates Skywards Awards

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Emirates is perhaps best known for its flashy and luxurious first class cabin. It’s one of only two airlines in the world that offers in-flight showers. And if first class passengers don’t find what they want in their personal in-seat minibar, they can head to the lounge which has a full bar, including a bartender.

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Which Branded Credit Card is Best for Getting to Hawaii on Miles?

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When it comes to stockpiles of frequent flyer miles, it’s safe to say that many of those miles are earmarked for a special trip to Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are one of the most popular destinations in the United States and it’s a no-brainer to use miles to get there. The flights are generally fairly expensive, and long—even if you’re departing from the West Coast—so you’ll be tempted to book into or upgrade to a premium cabin, if possible. 

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Loyalty Programs You Should Consider to Boost Your Balance

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So you’re savvy enough to collect points and miles from airlines and hotels, but did you realize that you might be missing out on other perks by not signing up for some of these lesser known loyalty programs.

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6 Great Ways to Redeem Your American AAdvantage Miles after the Devaluation

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American Airlines recently introduced significant changes to their award charts that drastically raise prices in many cases, as well as creating two separate charts for travel on American Airlines vs. partner airlines. However, this doesn’t mean you won’t still find some good opportunities to use those miles for incredible vacations.

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New Opportunities from Flying Blue and Ultimate Rewards Partnership

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Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the most valuable bank rewards programs. Points can be redeemed for almost any flight booked through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal at a value of 1.2 cents each, or you can transfer them to a variety of airline and hotel loyalty programs. Most third party programs restricted the amount of award availability, but they have the advantage that you could get much more value for your points.

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Business Green vs Gold Delta SkyMiles Business: Which Amex Card Is Right for You?

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If you’re an independent contractor or a small business owner, you should get a business rewards credit card. Like their personal-card counterparts, these travel rewards cards offer great benefits and another option for earning points or miles towards free flights.

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Six Great Ways to Redeem Your Delta SkyMiles in the U.S. and Abroad

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Delta’s frequent flyer miles have been derisively nicknamed “SkyPesos” for their low value, but in fact there are still many good opportunities to redeem them for valuable awards. Unless noted, all rates below are for round-trip travel.

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Discover it Miles Credit Card Review

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Who Is the Discover it Miles Card Good For?

Discover cardholders are typically very loyal. That’s no surprise given the company’s reputation for excellent customer service. It consistently ranks at the top of JD Powers annual credit card customer satisfaction rankings.

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6 Great Ways to Redeem United Airlines Miles for International Award Travel

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After all the hard work you’ve invested in earning miles with the United MileagePlus program, you’ll want to know that you can redeem them for a truly valuable trip. The most common award redemption is a domestic flight for 25,000 miles round trip in economy class. Of course, many people could pay for that out of pocket.

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Visa, MasterCard and Amex Travel Benefits

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You probably haven’t thought much about the differences between Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Most of us are more concerned with how many points or miles you can earn, and what rewards you can get.

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Oneworld and Other Best Business Class Redemptions to the Middle East and India

American Airlines business class level between the U.S. and the Middle East/India has only increased by 2,500 miles, but the first class rate, which wasn’t cheap to begin with, is now a whopping 25,000 miles more. It’s hard to recommend spending 230,000 miles just to get pampered, especially since all airlines flying to India and the Middle East offer lie-flat seats in a business class cabin. 

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Oneworld Best Business Class Redemptions to Asia

A direct flight from North America to Asia can take you 12 to 15 hours. Spending that amount of time in a great business or first class seat will not just make you feel pampered — it will help you adjust to the time difference easier. Enjoying a good night sleep in a comfortable 180-degree bed helps your body clock adjust despite crossing a dozen time zones.

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Oneworld Best Business Class Redemptions to Latin America

Unlike Europe, you don’t have a lot of options for Latin America with AAdvantage miles. Aside from American Airlines, there are only two carriers that can get you there, the Chile-based giant LAN and Brazil-based behemoth TAM. The two carriers merged a few years ago to form an even bigger airline called LATAM, but they are running things separately for now, until at least 2017.

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Oneworld Best Business Class Redemptions to Europe

Europe is small and very nicely interconnected. Don’t get bummed if you can’t get a business class award seat to your final destination there. The most important part is to cross the ocean and arrive relaxed and happy in that premium seat. Connecting from one point in Europe to another is a breeze compared to getting your perfect ticket across the pond.

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United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card vs. the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard

If both United and American fly out of your local airport and you’re looking for a good business rewards credit card, the United MileagePlus Explorer Business and CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard should be on your shortlist.

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