Award Booking Services

[Disclosure:  I receive nothing for the links to the award booking services in this post.]

Using An Award Booking Service

Earning miles and points is really easy.

But using the miles and points to book trips can be time consuming and tricky!

Not all airlines make it as easy as Southwest to redeem miles or points for award seats.  Most airlines have different types of award seats which cost different amounts of miles, different award routing rules, and different alliance and non-alliance partners with whom you can book award seats.

There are ways to search for airline availability on partner airlines by using tools such as ExpertFlyer, AwardNexus, the ANA website, the KVS tool, or my guide to booking awards with American Airlines miles.  But it takes time to figure out how to use them.   And then you have to actually call the airline and feed them the flights segment by segment and have them book the award for you.

Award Booking Services

It Can Take Hours to Research and Book This!

All this can take hours to complete.

I love the thrill of piecing together my awards, setting ExpertFlyer alerts and calling the airlines, but not everyone does!  And it can be frustrating when you can’t use the miles to get to the places you want to go.

USING Award Booking Services

But you don’t always have to book your own award tickets!

An award booking service usually charges ~$100 to $150 per ticket when they successfully book for you.  This fee includes presenting you with options and calling the airlines to book the flights.

And you DO NOT pay until you are satisfied with the flights which they find for you.  So it never hurts to ask an award booking service for help since there is usually no cost to asking!

Paying a $100 to $150 fee is often worthwhile because an experienced award booker can save you:

  • Time – Because they are familiar with the best routings and do the research for you
  • Miles – Award bookers usually suggest seats at the lowest mileage level so you should always consider using an award booking service before paying double the mileage cost to get an award seat
  • Money – If you’re frustrated using miles and willing to pay cash for a flight, an award booking service can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.  Award bookers can also save you the taxes and fees on certain awards, by proposing alternative flights.

Check out these 6 tips to get the most of your award booking service experience.

Award Booking Services

Readers often ask me if I will book award tickets for them for a fee, but I’ve never had the time to offer award booking services.  I’d rather forgo the money than have an award booking service where quality suffers because I don’t have the time to devote to it.

I usually tell readers that since there is usually no cost to emailing an award booking service to ask for help, it doesn’t hurt to send them ALL an email with your request and choose the service which has the best customer service.

Always double check and confirm prices before choosing a service.

  • The Award Magic booking service charge $139 per person for one-way and domestic awards and $249 per person for complicated awards (3 or more destinations, RTW, or Explorer Awards)
  • Justin from We Fly Free charges $149 for the first passenger
  • Travis from Extra Pack of Peanuts charges $150 for the first passenger and $50 for each additional person.
  • Award Advocate charges $75 per person for domestic awards, $100 for international award tickets including multiple stop and open jaws, and $125 for complex itineraries including 3 or more destinations.

Here’s a link to a FlyerTalk & MilePoint thread discussing award booking services and candid experiences using the services.

I’ll post a reader’s experience in a few days, but there is a lot of variability in the service provided (even from the same service), likely because of time and other commitments.

Bottom Line

Award booking services can save you time, miles, money, and frustration when it comes time to book your award tickets.

You usually don’t pay anything for asking an award booking service for a suggestion, so it doesn’t hurt to see if an award booking service can make it easier to book an award.  If you do use an award booking service, check out these 6 tips from an anonymous reader to get the most value from your award booking service.

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74 Responses to Award Booking Services

  1. Learn to do it yourself. Its not hard.
    Teach a man how to fish…….. Blah blah blah. :)

  2. Charging per passenger seems a bit excessive, no? I have a family of five, which basically excludes me from using one of these services given the price.

    What is the added cost/effort to booking for 5 vs. 1?

  3. Where was thay picture taken?

  4. You did a post on how to keep your airline miles from expiring and said that a post about keeping your hotel points from expiring would be coming soon. Has that been posted yet?

  5. @Fred: The booking part may not be five times harder, but finding availability is probably much more than five times harder. In all seriousness, try finding premium cabin availability for a party of 5 some time.

  6. I recently used Points Pros, and I was very pleased with the service. It wasn’t a very complicated award, but I’m new to this and things are hectic at work right now. I thought the fee was well worth it for the time and hassle it saved me.

  7. I feel like booking your award is the best part of this hobby. It may be time consuming but it is rewarding.

  8. @Mike @Scott – A lot of folks don’t have the time to research the tools and book the flights, so award booking services could be a better choice than giving up in frustration!

    @Fred Mertz - As Ed points out, it is a lot harder to find awards for 4 or 5 folks on the same flight than 1 or 2. Also, $100 to $150 per ticket isn’t that high a price a to pay, when an international coach ticket could be $800 or more!

    @Sara – British Airways First Class, which is quite easy to book!

    @scott – Not yet. I’m still researching that post.

    @Scott C – Thanks for the feedback!

  9. What a terrific idea to email each service , would not have thought of it,thanks.Looking forward to reading the review of the service!

  10. My experience, for what it’s worth:

    Scott at MileValue never responded to several inquiries. Tahsir takes days to respond and says he can do a lot, but he’s really young and doesn’t appear to be able to come through consistently. Experience is something that takes time to accumulate.

    Ben might respond, but it’ll take a while, and will likely be outsourced to his partner. I am 0/3 with Ben’s service.

    I haven’t tried Gary’s yet, it’s a more complicated process to engage his service, but he’s probably undoubtedly the best in the business.

  11. Thank you for posting this … Gary did 3 passenger award booking service for $350 about a year ago, did he increase his fees?

  12. If you’ve spent so much time and effort saving hundreds of thousands of miles/points for the dream vacation, why not invest $500~ish to maximize what those miles can do for your family? These guys know the ins & outs of each program and are more fluent in the rules that I have time for. A family friend is saving 750k+ UR points for an amazing family vacation, and I’ll ( and have ) encourage him to use an award booking service to ensure he receives maximum value in terms of routes, newer planes, best seats, stop-overs, open-jaws, etc etc. I don’t feel these services are a waste for multi-person, complicated In’tl travels.

  13. @Fred, booking a complicated trip for a family feels a little like doing taxes or putting together a complicated real estate transaction. While I generally agree with you that several hundred dollars seems to defeat the purpose of using miles, and I probably wouldn’t hire a planner myself since I relish the hunt, I can see the benefit of using a service. I don’t provide this service but if I did, I would probably charge more per person as the number of people increases. It gets really complicated if you are trying to find award seats during specific periods, such as kids’ school vacations. Personal experience:

    I recently booked a flight for my family from San Francisco to New York on United . Then booked another group of trips: Boston to San Francisco in March, and on to Tokyo in October , then Osaka back to San Francisco, and finally to Phoenix in November. These all used AA saver offpeak miles for economy flights for 4 people, and coordinating to use Hyatt points for hotels in Japan.

    I felt very proud of myself for finagling all of this travel for a per-person total of 62,500 miles + $130 in taxes and fees (not including the Hyatt hotels), but it was EXTREMELY difficult and took me the better part of a week (intermittently), with at least 10 different phone calls to AA, separate web research on the JAL web site, and being on hold for a total of several hours. In two instances, we are splitting up, with one parent and one child each on different flights an hour apart, since there was no flight with 4 economy mile saver seats. This was my third attempt to get everything to fit together.

    I’ll be blogging about the details of this someday soon, but it’s going to take so long just to describe the experience, I haven’t gotten around to it yet. The point is that if you value your time more highly than I do, and if the trip you want is complicated you may want to consider outsourcing the job.

  14. pp.s. If your trip is simple and seats are available, you probably don’t need help. The SFO-New York segment was a single nonstop flight and took about 5 minutes to book.

  15. Hi Guys,

    Even though I was not mentioned here I will chime in.

    I book award for people all the time. I can echo what others have said here and getting more than 2 seats on the same flight(s) is a very tall order. These days airlines simply are not opening up that many seats at one time.

    The key to booking any award is to be flexible. Simply being able to leave or return a day earlier or later really opens up options for you. Especially during the peak travel periods.

    The second most important part of booking award through a service is timely responses by both parties. I have gotten several clients who contacted other services to be ignored or too slow. Award space can vanish at any time so you have to be ready to monitor your emails and also ready to book once space is found. I have literally had several great seats I found for clients disappear within hours!

    Award booking is a long and slow process. I charge a flat rate of $99 per ticket. I aim to help people who have struggled with their own attempts and see the value in my service. No one pays me a single penny until they are booked and confirmed. There is no risk in that!

    Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!

  16. I’m new to this blog. I am assuming that when you talk about using a booking award service you’re talking about International flights? How do you find “offpeak” miles? My traveling so far has been in the US, and not complicated, but I am planning a trip to Alaska next summer to see a new grandbaby:). I have 25K in Delta Skymiles built up and hope to get the Alaska Airlines card (thanks mms!) Any suggestions?

  17. I was referring to the AA offpeak international economy fares between the US and Japan for flying during the winter. There is no offpeak rate for domestic travel.
    Oneworld award chart: http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/aadvantageAllPartnerChart.jsp
    AA award chart: http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/free-ticket-award-chart.jsp

    Traveling domestically (which includes Alaska on AA, but I have never booked Delta) is usually less complicated and it is worth trying that yourself.

  18. @Doug I agree most domestic bookings are not worth paying an award service for as they are pretty straight forward. I have yet to do any!

    One more award booking tip: Book FAR in advance if at all possible. You have a LOT more choices if you look at least 6 months head. I do this for my own awards. I pretty much have my travel plans for the year set by mid-January (now).

  19. We just used the award booking service at Crankyconcierge and are very happy with the results.
    David, the specialist, found us round trip mostly business class seats ORD to China and back with a stopover in SEA to visit our kids. In order to get us into ORD earlier on the Sunday we return, he found flights the other way through Milan and Dusseldorf and got us back at 3pm instead of 11pm.
    I started looking myself and there were so many choices and so many questions I didn’t know – for example, how much time does it take to change planes in Tokyo vs Seoul?
    The $240 fee seemed worth it to me for tickets around the world with the longer segments in business class seats – at least $6000 per ticket I think but it’s hard to duplicate the actual itinerary, and then that price includes their flight monitoring service.

  20. Of course we also paid $94 fees each but that’s pretty minor.

  21. Justin Martin

    So you have your next post. Do an award booking comparison. Give each service the same info and see what they come up with. Obviously you will need to do it anonymously.

  22. I had a similar experience as Bob with Milevalue: lags in communication and I had to ask what the alternatives were. But I did learn from it and figured out how to book the next trip myself. Felt much more in control once I did – especially since different family members have different needs (elderly, toddlers).

  23. @Faye & @Bob

    I am sorry to hear you got such lagged service!

    One of my guarantees is that I respond to all emails within 24 hours. Usually a lot less than that!

    It comes back to my point on speed. Moving fast means better chances of getting the best flights.

  24. I agree with many of the posts here. For my request, I got some response over email from MileValue which was useful since it gave me some ideas. I did not hear back from Tashir since I believe he teamed up with Milevalue to become a paid service so he probably had no incentive to respond. Fair enough. I did get some insight from replies to my posting on FT. In the end, I was able to do this myself for family of 4. I am sure I was not efficient but I sure got confidence and immense joy/pride out of the booking I made myself for June/July. Now if Doug and/or Bobby extend a free offer to critique my exploits by email, I would really appreciate it :)

  25. @ HSinAz – Send it on over! I would love to see what you came up with!

    You can use the website form by clicking on my name above (“Submit Booking Request”) and send me your info. That will email it directly to me. I don’t want to publish the email address here for fear of spam.

  26. I had a frustrating experience with Tashnir at Milevalue. I felt like he “wasn’t listening” to what I was requesting despite it all being written out in email. He was perfectly nice and responded fairly quickly but after going around in circles, I finally gave up. Maybe they are too busy?

  27. Tashir is an idiot.

  28. We have used Ben@pointpros for at least four award bookings (one BC, three FC) since March 2011. Ben knocked it out the park each time–homerun bookings (4/4). This past December, we were in Kuala Lumpur hoping to get our last of three flights (Bali to BKK, BKK to FRA, FRA to ATL) upgraded. Ben emailed me about three days from our journey home–FC on Lufthansa available for wife/I. He made (BC to FC) changes effortlessly. In other words, once you use Ben@pointspros, Ben is with you not only before you go wheels up–he works any award changes (no extra cost) before your wheels down.

  29. Thanks to Daraius for the mention. I think an award booking service has a lot of value for anybody who has balances in multiple programs. Do you want to spend the time to learn the rules for all those programs–yes, they are all different–or do you want to pay $99 per person to save yourself that time plus time on the phone and searching.

    I really do not recommend contacting multiple services though. I consider having more than one person searching when you will only pay one person unethical. I know Gary’s service asks who else you have working on the award, and so do we. Feel free to contact multiple services preliminarily to learn what they can offer, but then pick one.

  30. I have traveled quite alot over the past few years and always booked all my own flights domestic and international. But , since getting into the miles and points game, I am very particular about getting the most for the points I`ve earned.
    My wife and I recently needed to use points to go from DFW to Paris , I used MileValue, Scott was pretty prompt with his responses, I`d use him again. We are flying business class Lufthansa , great seats and he was easy to work with.
    His fee was more than offset by tacking on a free one way First class fom DFW to Boston next fall, worth much more than what I had to pay him.

    It may have been a piece of cake for him but I am satisfied and the main thing he did was he saved me TIME and took care of us

  31. What about MileWise?

  32. @Bob @Faye @HSinAz @Linda @Wes @Jerry – Thanks for sharing your personal experience with the award booking services!

    @Kalboz – The website indicates that it is a flat fee of $150 per person now.

    @Bobby @ Award Booking Service – Thanks for the comment. I’ll add you to the list in the post!

    @Nancy – For flights to Alaska, you may be able to book them online, and not need an award booking service. American Airline partners with Alaska as well, so you could use American Airline miles as well.

    @DaveB - I’ll add Cranky to the post. Thanks for sharing.

    @Justin Martin
    – A reader already did that for me. See tomorrow’s post!

    @MileValue
    – I agree that an award booking service can save you a lot of time. But I don’t see a preliminary evaluation of different award booking services to be any more unethical than approaching different car dealerships when you shop for a car, or different banks when you shop for a mortgage, or different colleges when you shop for a degree!

    @Gkrebs23 – I don’t believe MileWise does award bookings.

  33. I tried booking an award through MileValue. Tahsir promised a lot, but ended up disappointing me. His response time was slow, and at some point he just forgot about my request. Nevertheless, I ended up struggling through it and booking the award myself. I haven’t tried any of the other services yet, but would not recommend MileValue.

  34. @MileValue @Daraius
    I have to agree with Daraius – it’s no different than visiting various businesses to purchase goods or services. It’s quite arrogant to expect customers to just pick one award booking business.

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  36. I’ve contacted three services. All of them were somewhat flakey at times but the two I ended up using, Ari at First Class and Beyond as well as Matthew at UPGRD delivered far more value than I could have gotten and as a very busy person I just didn’t have the time. I would use either again in a heartbeat. Gary at Book Your Award just never responded to my email.

    Examples: I wanted to fly SEA to Lisbon and Ari flipped that into an around-the -world trip in First. I could never have figured that one out. Matthew at UPGRD got me flights SEA to Venice with a London stopover on the exact dates I wanted, no flexibility needed.

    I still make the easy bookings myself. I also would never call more than one person. I could see how much time was going into the process and it feels wrong knowing that you are setting out to waste several people’s time.

  37. I recently used the UPGRD booking service and was very happy with the outcome. (Matthew, same as BrianJ above). I started collecting miles and points last year and while my total is impressive they were spread out over many airlines and many different kind of points. We wanted to go and visit my son who is living in New Zealand for Christmas. Our dates were fixed by work demands and there were three of us. I had never booked award tickets before and worked diligently putting in more than 40 hours before I gave up. Booking for 3 people, inflexible dates, over Christmas, and a destination of New Zealand seemed to create the perfect storm of impossible. I was about to abandon the trip altogether as the tickets would have cost over $10,000.00 to buy. My daughter found UPGRD on the internet and suggested I try it out. I gave him our dates and how many points I was willing to allocate to each ticket. He put together two itineraries for me to choose from. We had tons of communication while making it happen. I think that it helped that my expectations were realistic from having tried to book it myself. I knew at my price (miles) limitations direct flights weren’t going to happen. Our flights had hiccup or two but no more than to be expected with holiday travel and a complicated itinerary. We had the trip of a lifetime.

  38. I use MileValue on a consistent basis. Probably 10 tickets in the past 12 months. They are excellent. Very attentive and quick. They always completed ALL my requests which were quite difficult. And come on its only $100 bucks which is peanuts considering the time and headache it saves you. A perfect 10 out of 10 for their service. Bravo MileValue.

  39. @Brian(J) for the review! As you know, customer service is my top priority and I’m always striving to respond to emails more quickly (if that’s even possible) and deliver the best results possible.

    I noticed a comment above re: one of the services offering continued support from booking the trip all the way through landing back home. I can assure you that anyone choosing to use FC&B will receive similar service! Just a short story: I had a client booked on a Spannair flight – yes, that was mistake number one, haha – in business class, when all of a sudden (40 hours prior to departure) the company just shut down. In very short order, I called the client in Madrid (who hadn’t yet heard the news) and had them re-booked right away on a SWISS business class flight instead (via ZRH, obviously). Needless to say, this doesn’t happen often, but when it does – I’m there to smooth over the rough spots!

  40. I have used Tahsir’s award booking service for a complicated route. He was professional, courteous, thorough and best of all saved me hours of work. When I needed to change the flights, he helped me out free of cost. I would highly recommend him.

  41. One more thing: I didn’t have to pay Tahsir until the routing was to my satisfaction and I had completed the booking.

  42. Thank you BrianJ and AgSweep for your reviews of confidence. It was a pleasure working with you both of you and I trust we can work together in the future.

    UPGRD.com has a team of experts who know exactly how to maximize the use of points/miles in nearly every U.S. and European frequent flyer program as well as with AMEX Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards.

    We also are willing to communicate however the clients is most comfortable–even if that means personal phone calls, text messages, or other more conventional means of communicating.

  43. I’m surprised that no one has mentioned TravelSort’s award booking service. Having read Hilary’s great trip reports from Hong Kong and Bali, my wife and I used TravelSort both for several luxury hotel bookings (better prices than the hotels themselves and Virtuoso, FHR etc.) and the award service to fly Cathay first class there and back. We even got seated in first class on the DPS-HKG segments, a nice plus since first isn’t sold on that flight. And since we booked hotels through her, we paid just $75 per person.

  44. Joel and Ellen

    We are in the process of booking a rtw trip with Ari of First Class and Beyond. Though we contacted several different services, Ari was the one who helped us plan the itinerary and map out our different options with infinite patience. A few of the booking services only wanted to help us once we knew our exact itinerary.

    Additionally, he has never failed to get back to us in a very timely and efficient manner, even spending quite a long time on the phone with us.

    We normally book all award travel ourselves, however, we felt with such a complicated itinerary, we needed an expert. Ari has proven to be that and more.

  45. @MileValue, Jason and Daraius: Even as an award-booker, I agree with shopping around. If I’m afraid of encouraging people to shop around it would say a lot about my confidence. On multiple occasions – the comment above by Joel and Ellen being one of them – I’ve had clients email me saying they’ll be using my service because of my quality, attentiveness and attention to detail. Sure, some make it clear from the get-go that they’ll be sending the same request to a few people, but for me, nothing changes. I stand by my performance and abilities – not only in award bookings, but in customer service as well; my clients know they’re goals are all, that matter!

    @Joel and Ellen Thanks for the great review – I can’t wait to see how this whirlwind journey of yours unfolds… Pictures please (and maybe a piña colada too)! :)

  46. Bobby your email doesnt work, can you post it here please

  47. For anyone who wants to know what is involved in booking a complicated itinerary for 4 people, hopefully this will provide some flavor:
    http://zzdouggo.blogspot.com/2013/01/extreme-booking-true-story-of-trip.html

  48. Am I allowed to shamelessly plug my service here? :P

  49. I am in the process of watching for award availability from PHX to CUN for April 19, 2014. The dates when the economy awards are showing seem to vary and are not the usual 330 days in advance. US Airways lags for 24-28 hours. The saver awards from UAL also seem delayed. I am trying to secure those 2 of those 17,500 miles each way either on a non-stop US Air Partner flight or on the UAL PHX-HOU-CUN. I already have my lodging and my days are not flexible. Any advice on this? Maybe contact customer service for UAL and US Airways?? I have just over 112,000 miles. Thanks!!!

  50. @Janie – Not all seats are released 330 days out. I’d keep checking and perhaps even set ExpertFlyer seat alerts.

  51. My experience: Tried using MileValue and he took a few days to respond and responded with a one line can’t really help you. Really disappointed as i enjoyed (past tense) his blog. Its hard to tell with email but he came off as short and snarky. He’s young, he’ll learn.

    I then contacted Matthew at UPGRD and he got back to me with a few hours, put together a really nice itinerary with Business class both ways and utilizing miles from several different programs really nicely.

    I’d go with Matt based on my experience.

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  54. Quick update on my services:

    We no longer offer domestic bookings since no one used that service. The price is now $100 per ticket in order to make the math easier for both parties and I like round numbers!

    We have a team of great people ready to help you burn those miles!

    Now is the time to start planning for next summer’s award trips!

  55. Matthew at UPGRD is incredible. I’ve tried most of them. He’s the best. So far I’ve booked 8 flights with him, all flawless.

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  64. I was wondering what is the best way to spend my 30000 blue sky points and 55000 gold american express in flights?

  65. TledBe careful using more than one service. I contacted Bobby and Matt at UPGRD. After emailing back and forth with both, I settled on Bobby and booked with him. That was end of Oct. Just this morning I woke up to an email from Matt saying he was sending me an invoice. This was after a month of not contacting him and after I already paid for another service. So I guess be more upfront in initial,communication.

  66. Matthew from UPGRD just booked a summer trip for my family and found space that I could not find after hours of searching on my own. He was responsive, friendly, and highly efficient.

  67. Daraius –
    Do you have any updates for this list of award service companies?

  68. Do you have a suggestion between ExpertFlyer and KVS Availability Tool? I’m new to this and am going to be booking my first award ticket, using United miles.

  69. @Scott – Depends on which flight you’re trying to book.

  70. I think folks need to use an award booking service now more than ever. In the past, I booked awards myself and didn’t get the most out of them. For example, I didn’t use free oneways, open jaw opportunities, stopovers, etc. This wasn’t a big deal because obtaining miles and points was easy and plentiful via Vanilla Reloads and CC signups. This was also prior to award devaluation. However, in the past couple of weeks points and miles have become much harder to obtain and every entity seems to be devaluing. Thus, if you really want to get the most out of your points, then you really have to use an award booking service.

    Recently, I chose to use an award booking service after wasting an entire weekend trying to do it myself and failing miserably. I chose to use milevalue.com because I enjoy their website the most. I find their website contains original content (which is rare these days on the travel blogs) and also is very analytically written.

    I couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience. I worked with Jen and she was very helpful. Jen communicated with my often and always seemed positive and excited about helping me. Also, she tried really, really hard to get me the trip of a lifetime and overcame some obstacles to do so. Finally, Jen answered a lot of my questions that I had about my upcoming experience that I found very helpful. Milevalue also charged a fair price for their services.

    I plan on using a booking service for an upcoming trip in a year and I plan on using milevalue.com again.

  71. Cece Lawlor

    I recently used booking@awardmagic.com and I was very pleased with the service. It was a fairly complicated award but Kevin did a terrific job. He was very prompt and thorough. He presented me with several options that I have not even thought of. He was very helpful and professional.

  72. Hi,

    I am Canadian and I just used a service dedicated to Canadian travellers. http://www.easyawardbooking.com. Alex was very professional and responded very fast. I have not seen any other Canadian company yet and so was very happy to use his service. I really recommend him. alex@easyawardbooking.com

  73. Brian Fletcher

    I just spent $510 with Cranky Concierge and it was money well spent. David was able to book five of us in coach from ABQ to LON to DUB and back to ABQ. Getting award flights out of Albuquerque is difficult and he was able to add an Aer Lingus flight from LON to DUB on the same award ticket! Before I booked, I was figuring I’d have to pay to get to DFW and pay to fly from LON to DUB. Spending $510 saved us up to $2500! That entire round trip itinerary on United cost us a total of $1200 (when you include the booking fee). Travel hacking is awesome!

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