Flying Blue Glitch: 12,500 Miles to Kauai

Flying Blue is the loyalty program of Air France and a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase, American Express, Citi, and SPG. Flying Blue has a number of well-documented sweet spots including 15,000 miles one way to Hawaii from the United States mainland.

Speaking of transferring Citi points, I have to take down the Citi Prestige 50k offer in five days. Last time I had to take down a Citi 50k offer, the sign up bonus went to zero.

Best Way to Get to Israel with Miles

This is a post I am writing to illuminate how my friend can get from Denver to Tel Aviv with Amex Membership Rewards.

Top 8 Uses for 96,000 Point Sign Up Bonuses of Citi Prestige and ThankYou Premier

You can get both the Citi Prestige with 40,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first three months and the Citi ThankYou Premier with 40,000 bonus ThankYou Points after spending $3,000 in the first three months, as long as you apply at least eight days apart.

Meet both minimum spending requirements, and you'll have at least 96,000 ThankYou Points, in one account if you follow the simple steps to combine your accounts.

Here are the top eight ways I would use the 86,000 point sign up bonus for flights in Economy and First

Sweetspots with Flying Blue Miles: 30,000 Miles Roundtrip to Hawaii

This post is part of a series about how to maximize value when transferring your Citi ThankYou Points to airline partners.

Sweetspots with Singapore KrisFlyer Miles #1: Suites Class for as Little as 32,000 Miles
Sweetspots with Singapore KrisFlyer Miles #2: Awards on United and Partner Flights
Sweetspots with Virgin Atlantic Miles #1: 10,000 Points USA to Europe
Sweetspots with Virgin Atlantic Miles #2: Sweetspots on 12 Partner Award Charts
Sweetspots with Virgin America Points: 35,000 Points Roundtrip to Europe in Flat Bed
Sweetspots with Flying Blue Miles: 30,000 Miles Roundtrip to Hawaii (this post)

25% Off Awards to Europe, Israel, Morocco for Spring Travel

Flying Blue–the loyalty program of Air France/KLM, Air Europa, Kenya Airways, and TAROM Romanian–has released its newest Promo Awards that let you fly from select American cities to anywhere in Europe or to Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, or Algeria for as little as 12,500 miles each way in economy plus tiny fuel surcharges.

Flying Blue is a 1:1 transfer partner of ThankYou Points, Membership Rewards and Starpoints.

Korean Hiding Amazing Award Space from Partners

Korean Air releases amazing award space on its flights. Here is a post focusing on how Korean releases more First Class award space than any other airlines, and award space is similar in all cabins.

Despite both being in SkyTeam, Delta miles cannot book Korean First Class, which is one reason to focus on Korean miles. However Delta miles should be able to book all the Business and economy award space on Korean flights, since partners generally release all their Saver award space equally to all partners.

At the moment, this isn't the case.

Good Award Space: Flat Beds on Delta Flights to Hawaii for 45,000 Miles Roundtrip

Delta operates a daily flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu and back on a 767 with flat beds in Business Class.

Direct Flight to Cordoba, Argentina that You Can Book for 30,000 Delta Miles

Aerolineas Argentinas resumed flights from Miami to Cordoba, Argentina on July 5, 2015, 16 years after the last flight on the route.

Cheapest Flights and Awards To & From Cuba

I'm considering a trip to Cuba in April because I fall under one of the 12 categories of Americans that now have a general license to visit Cuba: journalistic activity. (See the US State Department's information on visiting Cuba. This post is not suggesting you should.)

I've been looking into the cheapest ways to get to Cuba with miles or cash.

Best Ways to Get from South America to Europe

I'm intrigued by flights and awards that don't involve America. If there's a cool award to get from Australia to SE Asia, that can be integral to a longer, better, and cheaper trip.

My two favorite continents to explore are South America and Europe.