How To

How To Know If You're On A Good Plane

When you are new to booking reward flights, you’re just happy to find availability but once you’ve been doing it a while, you start to get a little choosy about what you are willing to use your points on.  In fact, you may go out of your way to avoid inferior products. As an example,
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How To Use ExpertFlyer to Find Your Awards

In the past, I have shown you some of the free tools I use to help me find awards such as Award.Flights but sometimes, these tools just don’t cut it.  Maybe you need to search for an award with an airline that isn’t part of the Award.Flight search criteria or maybe you would rather automate some of
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How To Write Effective Complaint Letters

We’ve all had poor experiences with our travel.  Whether it be with the hotel or the airlines, something has probably happened to you where you feel like you got gipped on your vacation.  It can be as small as a flight attendant forgetting to bring you that blanket or as big as having your car
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What To Do If You Can't Find Award Availability

I’ve mentioned in the past that a big part of Travel Hacking and finding award availability is having flexibility when you search but what happens if you just don’t have that flexibility?  Well, the simple answer is to either pay for your travel with cash (that’s a last ditch effort for me, though I have
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