Booking an award flight is one of the most exciting experiences in this hobby, but it’s not without its challenges.
If you’re new to miles and points, booking your first award flight can seem daunting! So I’ve compiled this list of suggestions to help y’all out!
Don’t Be Overwhelmed! I’ll Help You With Award Booking Pointers
Here are 7 tips to get you started!
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I’ve written about the trick to save $75 on United Airlines award flights you book less than 21 days in advance And according to MileValue, the trick still works!
United Airlines normally charges an extra $75 for all award tickets booked less than 21 days prior to departure (unless you have elite status, in which case the fee is lower or waived). This fee is also charged for award tickets on partner airlines.
Don’t Let Your Money Fly Away! Use This Trick to Save $75 When Booking United Airlines Award Flights Less Than 21 Days Away
I’ll explain the trick to avoid the fee!
This is the highest public sign-up bonus I’ve ever seen on a card that earns Chase Ultimate Rewards points!
Chase Sapphire Reserve
Link: Chase Sapphire Reserve
The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is now officially available for sign-ups! Note that link goes to the Reddit thread where you’ll see the card link. We don’t earn a commission on this link, but will always tell you about the best deals! That’s why you read Million Mile Secrets. 🙂
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Is Enough for 2 Round-Trip Tickets to Hawaii! Or Transfer Your Points to Hyatt for an Amazing Award Stay
You can earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after opening your account. That’s worth $1,500 in travel when you redeem through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal. And potentially worth even more if you transfer points to airline and hotel partners like Hyatt or Southwest.
I’ll explain why this is a terrific card for folks looking to earn Big Travel!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Antonio, commented:
“Does the Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card card offer the same travel insurance as the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card? Specifically when paying taxes and fees on award tickets like the Chase Sapphire Preferred?”
Great question, Antonio!
In most cases, the travel benefits you get using the Ritz-Carlton card are equal to or better than what you get with the Chase Sapphire Preferred. This includes protection for things like trip cancellation, car rental coverage, and lost luggage.
The best part is you’ll get these travel benefits even when you book award flights and hotels as well! But there are some restrictions!
You’ll Get Terrific Travel Insurance Perks by Using Your Chase Ritz-Carlton Card! Even When You Book Certain Award Flights or Hotels!
I’ll explain what’s covered with your Chase Ritz-Carlton card!
This won’t last long! Via One Mile at a Time, there are lots of Business Class saver award seats available to Europe on United Airlines’ partner Austrian Airlines. You can depart from cities like Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and more, for travel through July 2017!
That’s great news, because you’ll be able to visit Europe during the popular summer months using your United Airlines miles!
There are even plenty of award seats available over the busy holiday season. 😉
Fly to Vienna in Business Class for 140,000 United Airlines Miles Round-Trip!
Here’s how to find your award tickets!