How to Avoid an Airline Award Milage Cancellation Fee

Tweet Last fall I booked tickets to fly from Denver to Tokyo for 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. I knew when I booked that American Airlines charges $150 to cancel a reservation.  Unfortunately, after I was detained in Papua New Guinea for an extra week this February I decided that I didn’t actually want to […]

How to Add a Free Trip to Hawaii Next Time You Book International Award Travel

Tweet A free trip is the best way to travel to Hawaii. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Hawaii.  In fact, I think the last time I was there was in 1996 when I spent several hours in the airport.  It had probably been 7 or 8 years before that when I […]

Award Travel Booking | Creativity Required

Tweet Last week, I shared that I’ve redeemed over $26,000 worth of travel for 2012. While I usually focus on the earning portion of the frequent flyer mileage game, today I want to share a few tips I’ve learned about booking award travel. Of course, if I’ve learned something, that’s good for you and me […]