- 1 Mileage Programs
- 2 Mileage Tools and Forums
- 3 Searching
- 4 Low Cost Air Writers
- 5 Alliance Programs
- 6 The Points Guy
- 7 Desired Destinations
- 8 Sort Me
Partners notable: LAN for South America. Alaska and JetBlue - though JetBlue is limited to BOS JFK.
Partners Noteable: Aeromexico, Alaska, Hawaiian (with restrictions)
Partner list notable: Air Canada, Lufthansa, US Airways, Hawaiian Airlines
Mileage Calculator Enter two airports and UA will calculate the award miles earned across (it seems) all available routes. This includes via partners - so you can see the option of flying through Frankfurt to get to destinations in India.
Mileage Tools and Forums
10 Points Redemption errors to avoid.
CWSI tools to calculate FF miles earned per route, ticket class tables, more FF information
World Mastercard Benes
Mile Point general forum for flyers
Generic Mile Calculator with "find promos" links
Euro Cheapo for hotels, hostels, and apartments. Spot check of Granada and Córdoba showed great finds.
ITA Matrix hugely flexible especially for flight restrictions - ie search by alliance
Kayak Explore map of how much it costs to go anywhere from a selected starting airport
Sky Scanner General search, has information about individual airports, recommended for SE Asia
Hipmunk implements ITA language, can click to book once you've found the right stuff.
Airfare Watchdog beyond search you can subscribe to emails alerting you to good deals
FareCompare Where-to-Go Getaway Map
Budget Airline Aggregators
The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Cheap Flights learn up a bit before you go. Source for the following three.
Air Ninja pops up a gaggle of other search engines
Which Airline Allows search without specific dates!
Momondo Shows price calendar
Low Cost Air Writers
|Alliance||US Carrier||Web Links||Comments|
|Star Alliance||United||wikipedia home|
The Points Guy
The Points Guy has a long history of reporting on how to earn and make best use of award points. Fortunately they also do more than cater to the elite program traveler.
Great Economy Redemptions
|British Airways||Oneworld||Awards are distance priced. If less then 600 miles, then cost is 4,500 points. No cost for last minute booking.||
Award Cost Calculator]
|American||Oneworld||Off peak pricing is excellent. International travel for 40,000 points is possible. Must do international coach||TPG Off Peak Primer|
|Southwest||n/a||Rapid rewards are good value. Transfer from Chase.||TPG Fixed Value article|
|ANA||Star Alliance||All Nippon Airways, Distance based award pricing.|| [http://thepointsguy.com/2013/04/ana-award-taxes-and-fees-airline-partner-roundup/ TPG Tax and Fee
|American||Oneworld||Citi card reduced cost awards. Routes change monthly. Get away?||TPG Description|
|Varied||Sky Team||Air France, KLM Air Europa rolling Promo awards, 25,000 RT to europe|| Promo Site|
|US Airways||Star Alliance||Off peak awards 35,000 miles for Euro or South America RT, even cheaper with USAir Mastercard ownership||Go to their site for booking|
|American||Oneworld||To Europe with Hawaii add on||TPG explains stopovers, transfers and open jaw|
|Delta||SkyTeam||Domestic stopovers - circle trips|
|US Airways||Star Alliance||To north Asia with stop in Europe for 60,000||Must call to book 800-428-4322|
Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing
This series from The Points Guy is all about making the most of your points.
The Points Guy (TPG) keeps a running sidebar of current great specials for travel award cards. This is frequently updated. Signing up for a new credit card at the right time is a fast track way to gain more award points and miles. Just being nonchalant about this I've racked up over 100,000 miles.
[http://theculturetrip.com/south-america/uruguay/articles/a-guide-to-uruguay-s-cultural-heritage-sites-from-ancient-cave-paintings-to-modern-architecture/ Culture Trip guide to
cultural heritage sites]
Seven bus routes through South America
Best Travel Books Many geographic specific.
Visa Hunter what the requirements are for nearly everywhere.
Insure My Trip
World Nomads Insurance (affiliate link from Nomadic Matt)
United Shopping get the referral bonus paid to yourself
David duChemin – World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author. » Travelling Sick
Contact Us: BootsnAll Help & Customer Support
The 18 Best Places to Retire Overseas - On Retirement (usnews.com)
How to Acquire Vocabulary - The Language Dojo
Expat Exchange - Expats - Moving Overseas - International Living - International Jobs - Expatriate
Expat World the Newsletter of International Living
Latin America Travel Guide
Rolf Potts' Vagabonding: Resources
VIVA Travel Guides - Award winning printed guide books, ebooks and apps to Latin America
WebFlyer :: The Frequent Flyer Authority
Wikivoyage:How you can help Wikivoyage - Wikivoyage General
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