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How to Use Delta Award Search

For folks who like to fly Delta, or their partner airlines, using Delta miles to book award flights can help them get Big Travel with Small Money!

But in the last couple of years, Delta has made changes to its award flights and award pricing, making booking award flights trickier and more expensive.

How To Use Delta Award Search For Big Travel With Small Money

Use Your Delta Miles to Book Partner Award Flights to Europe!

I’ll show you step-by-step instructions on how to use the Delta website to book award travel on Delta and their SkyTeam Alliance partners!

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Update: This Trick to Booking Southwest Flights Still Works!

Million Mile Secrets reader Dan commented:

Southwest is my airline of choice.  I’m having trouble getting AMEX to honor the rebate deal when I book tickets on southwest.com as per your December 2016 post on this topic.  Please help me (and other Southwest fans) understand the process.  Thanks!

Good question, Dan!

Million Mile Secrets team member Jake recently booked Southwest flights using the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN Pay With Points rebate.

And he’s confirmed the method I wrote about earlier this year to get the most Southwest flights for your points still works. 

American Express Points For Southwest Flights

Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Southwest Flights to New Destinations Like Turks and Caicos

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How to Book Award Flights on Condor With Alaska Airlines Miles

I recently shared that Alaska Airlines is now partners with German budget airline Condor.  And you can now earn and redeem Alaska Airlines miles for award flights on Condor between the US and Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

More options for redeeming miles is always great news!  And booking Condor award flights on the Alaska Airlines website is a straightforward process.

But using miles to fly on Condor might not be a good deal for everyone.  It depends on your home airport and what level of service you want.

Use Miles To Fly On Condor

Booking Condor Award Flights With Alaska Airlines Miles Is a Simple Process, but You’ll Want to Consider If It Makes Sense for You

I’ll show you how to search for and book Condor award flights with Alaska Airlines miles.

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How to Use ANA Award Search

For folks looking to get Big Travel with Small Money, using All Nippon Airways (ANA) miles can sometimes be a good deal.

But even if you don’t want to use ANA miles, their website is handy for searching for award seats on all Star Alliance airlines.  Other sites, like United Airlines, don’t show every Star Alliance option.

If you don’t collect ANA miles, you can transfer AMEX Membership Rewards or Starwood points to ANA at a 1:1 ratio.  And when you move Starwood points to ANA, you’ll get a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer.

And you’ll often pay fewer miles using ANA miles for award flights compared to other airlines, like flights to Asia.  But you’ll also pay high taxes and fees, which might not be worth it even if you’re saving miles.  I’ll help you decide!

How To Use ANA Award Search

Visit the Gorgeous Temples of Kyoto, Japan, Using ANA Miles

I’ll show you step-by-step instructions on how to use the ANA award site to book award travel!

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Exploit The “Excursionist” United Airlines Loophole for Free Segments: Part 4 – 5 Crazy Ways to Use the Excursionist Perk for Big Travel

I’ve asked Million Mile Secrets contributor Jake to show y’all more advanced ways to get Big Travel from the United Airlines Excursionist Perk!

Jake:   United Airlines recently changed their MileagePlus program, including some of their award flight booking rules.  For some folks, booking award flights has become trickier and even more expensive.

But for others, via Travel is Free, United Airlines’ new policies will provide great value.

This is due to a new rule under the United Airlines award program called Excursionist Perk.  The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way flight you can book in addition to a round-trip or multi-city itinerary.

Exploit The Excursionist United Airlines Loophole For Free Segments Part 4 5 Crazy Ways To Use The Excursionist Perk For Big Travel

Use These 5 Strategies to Get Incredible Deals From United Airlines’ Excursionist Perk

In this 4-part series, I’m teaching you how to use the Excursionist Perk to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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Exploit The “Excursionist” United Airlines Loophole for Free Segments: Part 3 – Extend Your Vacation & Save Miles

United Airlines recently changed their MileagePlus program, including some of their award flight booking rules.  For some folks, booking award flights has become trickier and even more expensive.

But for others, via Travel is Free, United Airlines’ new rules will provide great value.

This is due to a new rule under the United Airlines award program called Excursionist Perk.  The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way flight you can book in addition to a round-trip or multi-city itinerary.

Exploit The Excursionist United Airlines Loophole For Free Segments Part 3 Extend Your Vacation Save Miles

Use the United Airlines Excursionist Perk to Get a Free One-Way Flight on Your Next Vacation to South America

In this 4 part series, I’m teaching you how to use the Excursionist Perk to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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Exploit the “Excursionist” United Airlines Loophole: Part 2 – How to Use United.com to Book Award Flights

United Airlines recently changed their MileagePlus program, including some of their award flight booking rules.  For some folks, booking award flights has become trickier and even more expensive.

But for others, via Travel is Free, United Airlines’ new policies will provide great value.

This is due to a new rule under the United Airlines award program called Excursionist Perk.  The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way flight you can book in addition to a round-trip or multi-city itinerary.

Exploit The Excursionist United Airlines Loophole Part 2 How To Use United.com To Book Award Flights

Understanding the United Airlines Award Chart Is Key to Getting Maximum Value From the Free One-Way Flight

In this article, I’ll teach you how to navigate through United.com to book award flights!  

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Exploit The “Excursionist” United Airlines Loophole for Free Segments: Part 1 – Introduction

United Airlines recently changed their MileagePlus program, including some of their award flight booking rules.  For some folks, booking award flights has become trickier and even more expensive.

But for others, via Travel is Free, United Airlines’ new policies will provide great value.

This is due to a new rule under the United Airlines award program called Excursionist Perk.  The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way flight you can book in addition to a round-trip or multi-city itinerary.  

United Excursionist Perk

Use United Airlines’ New Routing Rules to Get a Free One-Way Flight on Your European Vacation

In this 4-part series, I’ll show you how to use the Excursionist Perk to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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How to Use the United Airlines Award Chart

For folks looking to get Big Travel with Small Money, using United Airlines miles to book award flights can be incredibly valuable!

United Airlines has a simple award chart with easy-to-understand pricing.  And because United Airlines miles are easy to accrue, many of these award flights are very accessible.

The United Airlines tool is one of my favorites for booking award flights.  Because it is straightforward and easy to maneuver.  And I love using United Airlines miles to book flights on United Airlines’ Star Alliance partners because they have competitive prices and don’t impose fuel surcharges.

How To Use The United Airlines Award Chart

Use Your United Airlines Miles to Fly With United Airlines or One of Their Star Alliance Partner Airlines

In this post, I’ll show you how to understand the United Airlines award chart and how to use your United Airlines miles to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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