TODAY ONLY: Get 51 Miles Per Dollar on Magazine Purchases

The American Airlines eShopping portal is offering 50 miles per dollar spent at through today (May 27, 2016.)

Portals are a way to earn extra miles. You start your online shopping at a portal, click a link that adds cookies to your browser to prove you started in the portal, and then purchase things on other sites at normal price while getting bonus miles.

Portals generally offer small miles per dollar at stores that have small margins. For instance, you can get 1 bonus mile per dollar at through the American Airlines portal.

Must Book Now: 20% Off United Awards to Hawaii This Fall and Winter

United is offering a 20% discount on roundtrip Saver economy awards booked to Hawaii by November 5, 2015 and flown October 19, 2015 to March 3, 2016. The total cost of a roundtrip is 36,000 miles during the sale. There are blackout dates from November 20, 2015 to December 3, 2015 and December 16, 2015, to January 5, 2016.

Don’t Book This Promotion
If you have United miles, this may be a good deal. If you have Ultimate Rewards, do not transfer them to United miles to book this deal.

$100 Off $100 Hotel Booking

Update: I booked myself a room. You have to check out with MasterPass. This only added a few seconds to checkout. I selected Citi as an option from the MasterPass menu and signed in with my Citi account details. I enrolled in MasterPass and added my Citi cards in a few clicks.

LifeMiles Sale: $740 Business Class to Europe, $600 Business Class to Brazil

Through October 15, 2015, Avianca LifeMiles has discounted certain awards including intra-United States, United States to Europe, and United States to Brazil.

Combined with the sale on LifeMiles through October 8, there are some great opportunities to purchase discounted Business Class flights.

We can combine these promotions to book one way Business Class tickets to Europe for $740 and to Brazil for $600. Read this post carefully and completely to understand that process and the caveats.

The discounted awards are all listed here.

Ends Tomorrow: 21k Delta Awards to Europe, 43.5k in Flat Beds. Here are the Rules

Update 8/20/15: Delta now advertises this fare sale and says the deals must be booked by tomorrow August 21, 2015.

This page also lists some of the fare sale city pairs, though definitely not all.


Yesterday, Delta started selling awards to Europe for 21,000 miles each way in economy and 43,500 miles each way in Business Class. These are huge discounts off the "normal" price of 30,000 miles each way in economy and 62,500 miles each way in Business Class.

HURRY: Houston to Johannesburg for $651 Roundtrip

I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter andfollow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account.

More Info on How These Delta 5k and 10k SkyMiles Awards Work

Yesterday I reported that some Delta domestic awards cost only 5,000 SkyMiles one way, a 60% discount on the prevailing 12,500 mile rate we expect from legacy carriers. Other routes cost 10,000 SkyMiles one way.

Ends Today: $29 Flights on Frontier This Spring

Frontier's spring sale ends today. Fares start at $29 one way!

The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET on March 25 for domestic, nonstop travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between April 14 and May 20.

Here is the sale page and restrictions. Here are the sale city pairs.

I had no trouble pricing out Washington to Chicago for $29.

Frontier now follows the ultra-low-cost, fee-for-everything model.

Seat selection costs $4+.

$19+ Fares From Atlanta to 16 Cities

Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with fares from $19 to $49 from Atlanta, Georgia to:

Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
New Orleans
New York-La Guardia

Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM ET today (February 24) for nonstop travel on:

April 30, 2015
May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 27, 2015

These are all Wednesdays and Thursdays.

These promotional fares sell out really quickly.

United Says It Will Not Honor Mistake Tickets

United has posted a statement saying that it will not honor the mistake fares I posted about this morning that allowed one way or roundtrip First Class bookings from the United Kingdom to the United States for $100 or so. Here is the entire statement:
United is voiding the bookings of several thousand individuals who were attempting to take advantage of an error a third-party software provider made when it applied an incorrect currency exchange rate, despite United having properly filed its fares.