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Book British Airways Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 6 – Cash and Points

I get a lot of questions on British Airways Avios points, and started a series on how to use British Airways Avios points 2 years ago and finally finished writing it.

You can use a combination of British Airways Avios points and cash to pay for an award ticket.  This could be a good option if you’re running low on British Airways Avios points, or if you value British Airways Avios at a higher price than the cash co-pay.

With Avios & Money, you are effectively replacing British Airways Avios points with cash within an award ticket booking.  The cash rate is different for each booking, but is usually cheaper on coach tickets and more expensive for Business Class and First Class.

Book British Airways Award Flights Like A Pro Part 6 Cash And Points

Don’t Have Enough British Airways Avios Points for an Award Ticket? You Can Book With Fewer British Airways Avios Points and a Cash Co-Pay

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“I Was Actually Getting Paid to Stay at Marriott!”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Brainstorm

Jon writes Travel Brainstorm to help others lean how to stretch their travel budget and take amazing vacations while remaining debt free.

He’s also giving away a $25 Starbucks e-gift card.

TravelBrainStorm - Interview With Jon

Glacier National Park

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Ends Tomorrow: Double Miles on Your 1st Rocketmiles Hotel Booking!

Rocketmiles is running a 24-hour flash sale for new customers, on any hotel reservation and with any airline partner!

You can earn double miles or points on your 1st hotel booking with Rocketmiles until 8:59 am Eastern Time tomorrowJanuary 23, 2015.

Ends Tomorrow Double Miles On Your 1st Rocketmiles Hotel Booking

New Rocketmiles Customers Can Earn Double Miles or Points With Any Airline Partner Until Tomorrow

You could earn up to 10,000 miles or points per night.  I’ll explain the restrictions.

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Book British Airways Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 5 – Using British Airways Avios Points to Upgrade Paid British Airways Tickets

I get a lot of questions on British Airways Avios points, and started a series on how to use British Airways Avios points 2 years ago and finally finished writing it.

You can use British Airways Avios points to upgrade paid tickets on British Airways and expensive fares on Iberia and American Airlines.

British Airways Avios Part 5 Using Avios To Upgrade Paid British Airways Tickets

You Can Use British Airways Avios Points to Upgrade Paid Tickets

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Should You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to New Partner Virgin Atlantic?

Via View From the Wing, you can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic.

Last year, Citi introduced points transfer to some airlines, including Singapore Airlines and Flying Blue (Air France / KLM).  It’s always good to have more airline partner choices!

That said, I’m not terribly excited by this news.  Virgin Atlantic is already a Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner.  And they add big fuel surcharges to their award tickets!

Should You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To New Partner Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Is the Newest Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

But folks who collect Citi ThankYou points might find this useful, especially if they use Virgin Atlantic miles to book award tickets on airlines that don’t add fuel surcharges, like Hawaiian Airlines.

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