Tools I Use

Saving Searches for Award.Flights

One of the most often overlooked but incredibly useful features of Award.Flights is the ability to save your searches for easy and fast execution of your queries later. I have found it invaluable to help semi-automate my searches.  While it ultimately is not a useful as ExperFlyer’s email alerts, it certainly is very handy …
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AwardWallet Plus Prices Going Up

A quick one before I take some time off for the Christmas break. If you guys have been following my advice, you already have an AwardWallet account to keep track of your points and miles.  You may have also already signed up for the Pro account for the very reasonable price of $10 USD/year.  If
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Tools I Use – TripIt

I was looking back at my posts and realized that I haven’t covered off my favorite travel tool ever, TripIt.  Today I am going to give you an overview as well as show you how to use this amazing tool. What is TripIt? TripIt is a tool that makes it extremely easy to organize your
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How to Use Cash Back Portals

I’ve been sitting on a “secret” part of my Travel Hacking repertoire for a while because … well … I haven’t gotten around to writing about it.  Today I will be sharing with you how I earn money back for most (~85-90%) of my online purchases. I will say that sometimes the amounts that I
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How To Keep Up To Date With Travel Hacking News

Let’s face it.  This little hobby of ours can be a rabbit hole.  I can’t remember how many times I searched something like “Aeroplan Redemption Sweet Spots” or something along that vein only to realize 6 hours later that I’m now watching a video about Etihad’s First Class Cabin, my dinner is ice cold and my family
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Tools I Use - AwardFlights

One of the most valuable tools that I have in my award search arsenal is AwardFlights.  AwardFlights is a Chrome App that automates your search for award tickets after you plug in your search parameters. The app simply uses your login information for different award programs and searches as if you are doing the search
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Tools I Use - FlightConnections

Yesterday, I covered off one of the Star Alliance Map as one of the tools that I use for finding routing information.  I find the tool to be my go to when I am searching for reward redemptions for Aeroplan but where it falls short is finding routes with other airline alliances and non-alliance airlines. This
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Tools I Use - Star Alliance Routing Map

Today, I am starting a series called Tools I Use so that people new to Travel Hacking will have these tools in their toolbelt because it’s much easier to teach people to fish than it is to give them a fish everyday. As we live in Canada, the most prevalent points collecting program is Aeroplan.
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