When it comes to using miles the sticky word is “availability”. Miles are easier to earn than ever, but when it comes to actually cashing them in for maximal value, for dream worthy business or first class seats- there’s almost never availability. Not today. If you have credit card points or airline miles, there are a couple amazing opportunities to use your points, just act fast.
You Can Fly Delta’s New Fully Enclosed Business Class Suite Between The U.S. And Asia For Just 80,000 Points Each Way…
Points You Can Use: Delta Skymiles, American Express Membership Rewards.
In a (shocking) move – Delta has opened the floodgates with award space using points. Essentially, you can fly the beautiful new Delta One fully enclosed suite for just 80,000 points in either direction between the U.S. and Asia. The routes with the best availability are Atlanta to Seoul and Detroit to Seoul starting in March of 2018. For just 80,000 points and $5.60, it’s worth grabbing a flight to one of these cities. It also works in reverse. If you want to visit Asia, plug these routes in, click Delta One and then click 5 week calendar to find ample availability in March, April, May, June and July.
American Airlines New Routes Between The U.S. And Europe (Vice Versa) Are Wide Open In Business Class Using Points…
Points You Can Use: American Airlines Miles, British Airways Avios (with surcharges), Amex Points Transferred To British Airways (with surcharges).
American Airlines has created or restarted a bunch of routes between the U.S. and Europe, such as Chicago to Venice, Philadelphia to Budapest and Philadelphia to Prague. You care because in both directions- American Airlines has turned on the tap for upgrade and free flight availability in business class. If you’re an American frequent flyer, you can use a certificate to turn a cheap ticket into business class, and even if you’re not, there are ample opportunities to do the same, using points. Of course, you could just use 57,500 points and $5.60 starting in the US to fly business class to Europe one way. Works in both directions, bookable via British Airways or American Airlines. Enjoy!
Points You Can Use: United Airlines Miles, Chase Points.
Oh yeah, you read that correctly. Until October 30th, United charges just 40,000 points one way for an exceptionally nice first class suite, with Dom Perignon, lobster and all the good stuff. You can fly from anywhere in Southeast Asia to Australia (with a connection in Bangkok) for just 40,000 points one way. It’s incredible value (in Dom Perignon 2006 alone) and a great way to stretch an Asian vacation further south. You can even buy the points necessary for $1000. Right now availability is excellent on the route, and you can book further than October 30th, you just need to book by then.
New Free Tool To Find Entire Calendar Months Of British Airways Business & First Class Availability…
British Airways Reward Flight Finder tool was one of the best in the business. It made things so easy, that perhaps that’s why it no longer works. Well, that’s ok- because someone has created an amazing- free site which shows you an entire calendar month of availability in any cabin with British Airways. You can even create notifications for when seats become available for free, something not offered anywhere else. Check it out here.