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February 21, 2024

Booking United Flights with EuroBonus Points No Longer an Option? (Unconfirmed)

Today, we woke up to some unexpected developments in the SAS EuroBonus saga. It appears that booking flights on United Airlines using EuroBonus points is no longer an option. Their system fails to display any itineraries that include United flights. These changes could be linked to the recent slowdowns observed in their search engine and are likely associated with the new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the intention to join SkyTeam.

News

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February 21, 2024

Booking United Flights with EuroBonus Points No Longer an Option? (Unconfirmed)

Today, we woke up to some unexpected developments in the SAS EuroBonus saga. It appears that booking flights on United Airlines using EuroBonus points is no longer an option. Their system fails to display any itineraries that include United flights. These changes could be linked to the recent slowdowns observed in their search engine and are likely associated with the new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the intention to join SkyTeam.

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February 21, 2024

American Airlines Makes Changes to Bag Fees, Loyalty Program, and It's Not All Roses

Flying with American Airlines? Starting February 20, 2024, the airline is implementing several changes that will impact how you pack, earn miles, and book your next trip. These changes aim to reward loyalty and incentivize booking directly with American Airlines. AAdvantage members will enjoy additional benefits, while some fees will increase for non-direct bookings.

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February 15, 2024

EuroBonus Deal: 25% Discount To Selected Destinations (February 2024)

SAS launched a new campaign for EuroBonus members with a 25% points discount on SAS Go and SAS Plus trips to selected destinations in Scandinavia.

Tools

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January 9, 2024

Seat Map Checker (Free Tool)

With our free seat map checker tool, you can quickly check airline seat maps for your flight. Note that seats marked as blocked (yellow) are usually reserved for status passengers.

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February 15, 2023

Ultimate Guide to Award Release Dates

One of the best ways of booking your perfect award trip is to plan far in advance. Even though most airlines generally release new award space continuously throughout the year, it is always best to book as far in advance as possible. This guide will help you answer the question of how long in advance airlines such as Lufthansa release award seats?

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March 2, 2021

SAS EuroBonus Analysis and Forecast (Free Tool)

A simple tool that helps you analyze and forecast your SAS EuroBonus activity. Simply import your point activity from your EuroBonus profile. All calculations are performed directly in your browser. Your data is kept private and is not uploaded/processed by our servers.

Tutorial

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September 6, 2023

Seat Maps: Getting The Perfect Seat Even Before Booking

For frequent travelers and point maximizers, AwardFares has consolidated as one of the most reliable and feature-rich tools to search for award availability. However, our Seat Maps feature is an often-overlooked gem.

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August 20, 2023

Journey Planner: Building Perfect Award Trips To Difficult Destinations

Booking flights with points or miles is fun, but finding the perfect trip to your desired destination can be tricky, especially when the journey involves multiple segments, or across different airlines.

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August 2, 2023

Flight Schedules Tool: Timetables and Availability by Booking Class Code

AwardFares Flight Schedules is part of our advanced toolkit. It allows you quickly to search flight timetables and see availability by booking class code.

Flying Blue

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January 29, 2024

KLM Will Start Operating the Airbus A321neo in August 2024 (Awards Available)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is ramping up for a big addition to its fleet this coming August – the Airbus A321neo. This new aircraft is not just a step up for KLM but a leap forward when it comes to eco-friendliness and passenger experience.

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December 28, 2023

Sky's (Almost) The Limit: Conquering First Class With Flying Blue

While Flying Blue remains one of the most basic pillars of SkyTeam award flight redemptions, First Class are still among the hardest ones to score. Today, we’re diving into the world of First Class redemptions using Flying Blue, a topic that for us is both exciting and a bit complex.

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December 11, 2023

Flying Blue Award Search Now Available

We’re thrilled to announce that AwardFares now supports the Flying Blue program! This exciting integration means that our users can now effortlessly track and redeem their Flying Blue miles for flights with Air France, KLM, and a host of other partner airlines. With its incredible Promo Rewards at crazy rates, multiple transfer partners, and the future incorporation of more airlines and routes (e.g., SAS), Flying Blue stands as one of the best programs to look into during 2024.

Delta SkyMiles

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February 6, 2024

Delta Winter 2024 Schedule: More Flights to Latin America and the Caribbean

Delta Air Lines is making it easier for people to visit warm places in Latin America and the Caribbean by increasing its flights from Atlanta, New York-JFK, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The airline will start flying to new places like Barbados, Puerto Plata, Mazatlán, and will fly more often to Curaçao.

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December 3, 2023

What To Do With 100k Delta SkyMiles? A 2024 Guide To Finding SkyMiles Sweet Spots

Delta SkyMiles, Delta Air Lines’ loyalty program, has one of the widest arrays of redemption options, not only regarding routes but also partner airlines. Recent announcements have upset a large portion of their members with significant changes for 2024 because it will be harder and more expensive to qualify for elite status.

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November 23, 2023

Delta SkyMiles Award Search Now Available (New Features)

Delta SkyMiles has been one of the most acclaimed frequent flyer programs in the United States, carving out a reputation for its flexibility, lack of blackout dates, and a wide array of redemption options. Despite recently upsetting a large portion of their members with major changes for 2024, it remains among the best options to redeem award flights on SkyTeam airlines and stands firm for great earning options and seat availability.

Alaska Mileage Plan

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December 5, 2023

Alaska Airlines Acquires Hawaiian! A Game-Changer for Mileage Plan Members

Big news in the airline industry! Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a massive $1.9 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Airlines. This move is not just a headline-grabber; it’s a potential game-changer for frequent flyers, especially those in love with the Hawaii-U.S. mainland routes.

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September 13, 2023

STARLUX Announces New Route To San Francisco (Award Seats Available)

STARLUX Airlines, the rising Taiwanese career, is moving full-speed-ahed with their ambitious plans to strengthen its foothold in the U.S. market. After launching extremly successfus flights from Taipei to Los Angeles earlier this year, today the airline announced they are expanding to San Francisco.

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August 1, 2023

Find And Book STARLUX Airlines Flights Using Alaska Mileage Plan Miles (Step-by-step)

Back in June, Alaska Mileage Plan announced a partnership with STARLUX Airlines, which means you can now start earning and redeeming miles on their flights.

AAdvantage

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February 21, 2024

American Airlines Makes Changes to Bag Fees, Loyalty Program, and It's Not All Roses

Flying with American Airlines? Starting February 20, 2024, the airline is implementing several changes that will impact how you pack, earn miles, and book your next trip. These changes aim to reward loyalty and incentivize booking directly with American Airlines. AAdvantage members will enjoy additional benefits, while some fees will increase for non-direct bookings.

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February 3, 2024

American Airlines Announces Winter Schedule For 2024: New Route to Brisbane with Flagship Suites & More

American Airlines just announced an expansion to its flight schedule introducing new services, including a notable route to Brisbane, Australia (BNE), starting in October, using the Boeing 787-9 aircraft equipped with Flagship Suite seats (new Business Class). This expansion also includes the launch of flights to Veracruz, Mexico (VER), further broadening its already massive domestic and short-haul international network. The airline will also resume its service to Kona, Hawaii (KOA) from its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub.

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January 31, 2024

Changes to AAdvantage Coming in 2024

American Airlines is set to enhance the travel experience for AAdvantage members in 2024, introducing a range of new benefits and changes. Let’s go through some of the updates!

SAS EuroBonus

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February 21, 2024

Booking United Flights with EuroBonus Points No Longer an Option? (Unconfirmed)

Today, we woke up to some unexpected developments in the SAS EuroBonus saga. It appears that booking flights on United Airlines using EuroBonus points is no longer an option. Their system fails to display any itineraries that include United flights. These changes could be linked to the recent slowdowns observed in their search engine and are likely associated with the new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the intention to join SkyTeam.

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February 12, 2024

Updates For SAS EuroBonus Members (February 2024)

Another month, another roundup: welcome to the latest edition of our SAS EuroBonus Updates. Each month, we explore the most recent developments and offerings from SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ loyalty program, so you don’t have to.

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February 5, 2024

SAS Launches 'Destination Unknown': Mystery Ticket For 30.000 EuroBonus Points

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is introducing an exhilarating twist to the conventional award booking. The airline has announced a cool promotion called Destination Unknown. This particular offer challenges passengers to sign-up on a journey to an undisclosed location, igniting the spirit of adventure that lies within us all.

Guide

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February 18, 2024

How To AVOID The 737 MAX When Booking Award Flights

Are you concerned about maybe flying on a Boeing 737 MAX on your next trip? The 737 MAX’s journey has been marred by tragedy, controversy, and ongoing concerns. After serious issues in 2018 and 2019, technical fixes and regulatory approvals have allowed its return to service. However, a recent flying-door episode with Alaska Airlines is again causing struggles for Boeing.

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January 15, 2024

How To Book Award Flights On The Chinese COMAC Planes

The skies are changing! Alongside established giants like Airbus and Boeing, new players are joining the game, and none are bigger than China’s COMAC. Their C919 and ARJ21-700 jets are poised to make waves in the aviation industry, and yes, you can be among the first to experience them. But how do you snag an award seat on these cutting-edge birds? This post is a roadmap to surfing on China’s rising stars, and how to redeem miles for flights on these planes.

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January 12, 2024

Things to Consider When Booking Award Flights with Children

Traveling with kids can be magical, but when it comes to booking flights, the magic can quickly fade into a stressful scramble. Flying with little ones throws a unique curveball. From age-specific policies to luggage logistics, navigating award flights with children requires a different kind of packing list (and time in front of your member dashboard).

Trip Report

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February 7, 2024

STARLUX A321neo Economy Class from Taipei to Tokyo (2024)

I had to make a last-minute flight booking on a recent trip between Taipei and Tokyo. There are many airlines on this route, with Japanese airlines like ANA and JAL and Taiwanese carriers like EVA Air, China Airlines, and STARLUX. Unfortunately, STARLUX tickets are usually much more expensive, but the prices were roughly the same on this occasion, so it was a perfect time to finally get to try STARLUX. The narrow-body A321neo was the cheapest option, but STARLUX actually operates all of their different aircraft types on this route, including the A350 and A330-300neo.

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January 21, 2024

China Railways High Speed Train Business Class From Shanghai to Shenzhen

This review is a bit unusual as we usually review airlines. Still, we figured it would fit the blog since China Rail offers a Business Class product on their high-speed trains, intended to compete with domestic air travel.

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January 5, 2024

KLM Europe Short-Haul Business Class In 2024 (737-900ER)

I was looking to book a flight from Amsterdam (AMS) to Copenhagen (CPH) and remembered I still had some miles in my Delta SkyMiles account. Luckily, it was just enough for a one-way Economy redemption on KLM, which I found thanks to the new Delta SkyMiles integration in AwardFares.

Latest Posts

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February 21, 2024

Booking United Flights with EuroBonus Points No Longer an Option? (Unconfirmed)

Today, we woke up to some unexpected developments in the SAS EuroBonus saga. It appears that booking flights on United Airlines using EuroBonus points is no longer an option. Their system fails to display any itineraries that include United flights. These changes could be linked to the recent slowdowns observed in their search engine and are likely associated with the new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the intention to join SkyTeam.

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February 21, 2024

American Airlines Makes Changes to Bag Fees, Loyalty Program, and It's Not All Roses

Flying with American Airlines? Starting February 20, 2024, the airline is implementing several changes that will impact how you pack, earn miles, and book your next trip. These changes aim to reward loyalty and incentivize booking directly with American Airlines. AAdvantage members will enjoy additional benefits, while some fees will increase for non-direct bookings.

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February 18, 2024

How To AVOID The 737 MAX When Booking Award Flights

Are you concerned about maybe flying on a Boeing 737 MAX on your next trip? The 737 MAX’s journey has been marred by tragedy, controversy, and ongoing concerns. After serious issues in 2018 and 2019, technical fixes and regulatory approvals have allowed its return to service. However, a recent flying-door episode with Alaska Airlines is again causing struggles for Boeing.

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February 15, 2024

EuroBonus Deal: 25% Discount To Selected Destinations (February 2024)

SAS launched a new campaign for EuroBonus members with a 25% points discount on SAS Go and SAS Plus trips to selected destinations in Scandinavia.

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February 12, 2024

Updates For SAS EuroBonus Members (February 2024)

Another month, another roundup: welcome to the latest edition of our SAS EuroBonus Updates. Each month, we explore the most recent developments and offerings from SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ loyalty program, so you don’t have to.

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February 7, 2024

STARLUX A321neo Economy Class from Taipei to Tokyo (2024)

I had to make a last-minute flight booking on a recent trip between Taipei and Tokyo. There are many airlines on this route, with Japanese airlines like ANA and JAL and Taiwanese carriers like EVA Air, China Airlines, and STARLUX. Unfortunately, STARLUX tickets are usually much more expensive, but the prices were roughly the same on this occasion, so it was a perfect time to finally get to try STARLUX. The narrow-body A321neo was the cheapest option, but STARLUX actually operates all of their different aircraft types on this route, including the A350 and A330-300neo.

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February 6, 2024

Delta Winter 2024 Schedule: More Flights to Latin America and the Caribbean

Delta Air Lines is making it easier for people to visit warm places in Latin America and the Caribbean by increasing its flights from Atlanta, New York-JFK, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The airline will start flying to new places like Barbados, Puerto Plata, Mazatlán, and will fly more often to Curaçao.

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February 5, 2024

SAS Launches 'Destination Unknown': Mystery Ticket For 30.000 EuroBonus Points

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is introducing an exhilarating twist to the conventional award booking. The airline has announced a cool promotion called Destination Unknown. This particular offer challenges passengers to sign-up on a journey to an undisclosed location, igniting the spirit of adventure that lies within us all.

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February 5, 2024

oneworld Turns 25 Years: 10 Highlights and Fun Facts

The oneworld alliance, a global network of some of the world’s leading airlines, is celebrating a major milestone today: its 25th anniversary. Launched in 1999 with four founding members – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas – the alliance has grown to encompass 13 member airlines, serving over 900 destinations across 170 territories.

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February 3, 2024

American Airlines Announces Winter Schedule For 2024: New Route to Brisbane with Flagship Suites & More

American Airlines just announced an expansion to its flight schedule introducing new services, including a notable route to Brisbane, Australia (BNE), starting in October, using the Boeing 787-9 aircraft equipped with Flagship Suite seats (new Business Class). This expansion also includes the launch of flights to Veracruz, Mexico (VER), further broadening its already massive domestic and short-haul international network. The airline will also resume its service to Kona, Hawaii (KOA) from its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub.

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February 2, 2024

Austrian Airlines Launches New Nonstop Service To Boston (Awards Available)

Austrian Airlines introduced a new direct flight connecting Vienna Airport (VIE) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). This significant addition, set to start in the summer, establishes the first nonstop link between Boston and the Austrian capital. The service, beginning July 1, will operate between five to six times weekly, enriching the travel choices for those looking to explore Vienna or venture further into Europe.

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January 31, 2024

Changes to AAdvantage Coming in 2024

American Airlines is set to enhance the travel experience for AAdvantage members in 2024, introducing a range of new benefits and changes. Let’s go through some of the updates!