I’ve written plenty about how I earn credit card points and airline miles, but gathering all those points and miles is meaningless unless you do something with them. We saved points for several years and managed to take a once in a lifetime trip. We could have taken this trip by flying in coach on the cheapest tickets available but why would you want an amazing trip to be ordinary?
….and no, I didn’t actually pay $25,000 for the trip.
Here are the details of the best trip I ever planned (with some help). Prices in miles are from when we took the trip. Many of these flights now cost more miles than before.
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The understanding what airline alliances are and which airlines are in each alliance is a key that unlocks the door to the next level of miles and points earning and usage. The basics of airline alliances isn’t all that difficult to understand and that knowledge will allow you to use your miles in ways you never thought were possible.
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I’ve been working on booking an award ticket for the last two weeks. I’m happy to say that I’ve successfully booked, on my own, my best award flight to date. Problem is, it’s not for me.
You probably don’t remember but at the end of last year Sharon and I decided to keep our travels for 2018 closer to home. That meant no plans for international travel like in 2016, when we went to Cuba and England/Austria. We’re having a great time on our domestic trips so far and there is so much to see in the USA that we don’t feel like we’re missing out on anything. However, it meant that I wasn’t able to put together any incredible trips this year. That is, until I received the phone call.
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