When Does British Airways Add Fuel Surcharges to Avios Awards?

British Airways collects fuel surcharges on almost all award redemptions. People constantly complain to me that their recent "free ticket" cost $650 or $1,000 or more in "taxes."

In fact, taxes make up a small share of the cash component of most British Airways awards.

How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions: ThankYou Points

Let’s talk about transferring ThankYou Points to airline partners for redeeming on domestic awards. This is part one in a series that will allow you to master redeeming awards within the United States, no matter what kind of points or miles you might have.
"How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions" Series Index

How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions Series: ThankYou Points (this post)
How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions Series: Ultimate Rewards
How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions Series: Membership Rewards
How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions Series: SPG Points
How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions Series: Conclusions About Best

Last Day for Prestige 50k Offer: All Your Questions Answered

The Citi Prestige® Card 50k offer expired. You can find the current 40k offer here: Citi Prestige® Card

I've deleted all links from the rest of the post since it is out of date.


Today (7/19) at 5 PM ET, the Citi Prestige® Card‘s current sign-up offer is changing. I do not know what the future offer will be, but I don’t think this is good news. When we got the same news about the Citi ThankYou Premier in January, its sign up bonus went from 50,000 points to zero.

Pokemon GO Launched in 26 European Countries: How to Catch ‘Em All with Miles

Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard about the phenomenon called Pokemon GO. It's creating quite a stir as people run around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to bag rare Pokemon. Even if you don't play video games, it's probably caught your attention in some way or another as the application has more users than Twitter, and more hours of engagement by users than Facebook.

Is It a $250 or $500 Air Travel Credit for the Citi Prestige?

The Citi Prestige® Card is one of the top all around cards for its 40,000 point sign up bonus, perks, and bonus categories.

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.

Hurry: The Citi Prestige Offer Changes Tuesday [Six Days]

The Citi Prestige® Card 50k offer expired.

Parents: Save Tons Redeeming Etihad Miles on American Airlines Flights

I noticed something very interesting about the Etihad Guest award policies when redeeming on American Airlines flights that could be very helpful to all you parents out there trying to navigate international award travel with babies.

Now, I'm not claiming to be an expert on infant lap travel.