Reward Flights and Close-In Availability

Today Was A Great Day!!!

Today Was A Great Day!!!

As you probably know, we will be departing on our luxury round-the-world trip in less than a week and one of the things that I am looking forward to is experiencing Cathay Pacific’s First Class Product from Los Angeles to Hong Kong for the first time. Unfortunately, when I booked the flights, there was only
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Reward Flights and Close-In Availability – Part 3

Reward Flights and Close-In Availability – Part 3

In the last couple of days I wrote about the reason close-in availability exists and what I did to quantify the data in order to bring it to life.  Today I will conclude the series by sharing with your the patterns that I found.  I will warn you, today’s post is long and oozing with
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Reward Flights and Close-In Availability – Part 2

Reward Flights and Close-In Availability – Part 2

Yesterday I covered off why close-in availability exists for airlines and talked about why you might have better luck finding a reward flight closer to your date of travel. Today I want to provide you with the background and search methodology I used. Background My parents came to Canada from Taiwan before I was born
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Reward Flights and Close-In Availability – Part 1

Reward Flights and Close-In Availability – Part 1

Let’s face it.  Earning points is a whole lot easier than redeeming them for the flights you want.  There are countless hurdles to jump over and things to consider that can make you question why you even started collecting points in the first place. If you don’t know what you are doing, you can easily
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