Booking Air Serbia Flights with Etihad Guest Miles

Air Serbia award flights start at 4,550 Etihad Guest miles plus government taxes with no fuel surcharges. Etihad Guest miles are a 1:1 transfer partner of Citi ThankYou Points and Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints.

Why Air Serbia?
I plan to spend a month or so in Belgrade, Serbia this summer, so I was looking at flight options for people to visit me or to get me from Serbia to Romania.

American Airlines Flights Back on BA.com & What to Do When Award Space Doesn’t Show Online

American Airlines award space was not displaying on ba.com for the last three weeks. Now American Airlines award space is back on ba.com. Here is a search result from a few minutes ago for Miami to Manaus, Brazil:

The award prices out at 12,500 Avios + $6 or 4,000 Avios + $83. (Read more on Cash & Avios awards.

Hurry: Top Notch First Class Between Japan and Australia for 60,000 Miles

Japan Airlines First Class space is widely available for 1-3 people per flight between Tokyo and Sydney between October 2015 and March 2016.

Hurry: Top Notch First Class Between Japan and Australia for 60,000 Miles

Japan Airlines First Class space is widely available for 1-3 people per flight between Tokyo and Sydney between October 2015 and March 2016.

It Is Not Too Late to Book to Europe This Summer

There's an idea that you have to book your award tickets exactly 11 months in advance or there will be no award space. Having booked tons of awards for myself and clients of the MileValue Award Booking Service at all times from 11 months to 11 hours in advance, I can tell you that that idea is a myth.

While it is an advantage to know where you want to go 11 months out and start looking, the award space on your route might open up at any time before departure as airlines adjust their award space based on how

Business Class Award Space for 3 Wide Open in 2016

Alitalia Business Class award space is wide open in Spring 2016 from New York and Boston to Rome for 62,500 Delta miles each way. Many days have three award seats in nearly flat beds.

Devaluation: Delta Eliminates Some Mixed Cabin Awards

According to Delta's SkyMiles FAQs, mixed cabin awards are no longer allowed.

Mixed cabin awards used to be explicitly allowed (and indeed this FAQ at a slightly different URL has the old language.)

If mixed cabin awards were totally banned, that would terrible news. I can see three possible maladies:

Delta has "five" cabins: economy, Business, Business Elite, First, and One. Each plane has only two cabins but the front cabin is branded several ways.

Limited Time Deals to Europe 14,000 Points One Way or 32,000 Points in Flat Bed

With the 25% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic miles, one way

List of Award Taxes from Major Cities in Europe, So You Return from Low Tax Countries

Below is a list of the taxes for awards departing from most major European cities, flying to the United States.

My friend wrote to me:
Not sure if any of the travel websites have done this, but the taxes of the airports in Europe really can impact the cost basis.

Just looking at three European cities for my United award:
London: $200
Athens: $98
Geneva: $48

Factoring for two people, that makes a big difference.
Every time you book an award with frequent flyer miles, you are responsible for paying government taxes associated with the award ticket.

Your Three Best Stopover/Open Jaw/Free One Way Options on United Awards to Europe

Last month, I helped my friend book a bread-and-butter United award to Europe. She flew from Newark to Rome to spend a few days, continued to Madrid for a few days, then returned home to Newark. All of it was booked as one award for 60,000 United miles + $110 in taxes.

Source: gcmap.com

 

I had helped her book one of the three highest value United awards to Europe, the "Stopover (Complete Two City)" award.