Booking airline award tickets is hard, that's why you should let us do it for you. While we aren't a travel agency, we are experienced travelers who have flown hundreds of thousands of miles on dozens of airlines. As a result, we know which airlines, aircraft, and cabins to book to get our customers the highest value from their award tickets.
We are experienced in a multitude of airline and credit card rewards programs and will advise on when to book, when to buy a ticket with cash vs. using miles, and how to avoid carrier imposed surcharges.
What you can expect:
You tell us where and when you want to go, we tell you how and for how much. We will clearly present the pricing of mileage, taxes, and fees associated with your desired itinerary, as well as a review of the carriers to be flown based on experience and knowledge of the airline industry. If you don't like the itinerary we find for you, there is no obligation to book it. If you are keen on it, we can walk you through the process of transferring points to airlines, buying additional points and miles, and/or booking the flights with the airline itself.
Domestic Economy: $40/Passenger
The standard seat on most aircraft. If you have status with the airline we book your tickets with, there is a high likelihood you will be eligible for an upgrade to economy seats with extra legroom for no additional miles or money cost at the time of check in. One way awards start at as little as 5000 miles on select airlines and typically do not exceed 12,500 miles.
Common Amenities include: Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, and snack as well as free takeoff and landing, it's domestic economy after all...
Domestic Business/First: $60/Passenger
The seats in the pointy end of the plane. One way awards typically start at as little as 20,000 miles on select airlines and only rarely exceed 30,000 miles.
Common Amenities include: More legroom, wide seat, onboard meal, complimentary alcoholic drinks, free checked bags (usually two), priority check-in, security, boarding, and occasionally lounge access. On certain routes, these seats will lie flat and mimic those found in international business class.
Intl. Economy: $50/Passenger
A similar physical seat to those found in economy on most domestic aircraft, but often with a higher degree of service. Similar to domestic economy, if you have status with the booking airlines, it is likely that you will be offered a complimentary upgrade to economy seats with extra legroom for no additional miles or money cost at the time of check in. One way awards typically start at 30,000 miles, but can cost up to 60,000 miles depending on destination.
Common Amenities Include: Free checked bag, complimentary onboard meal, pillow and blanket.
Intl. Business: $100/Passenger
A general shift in aviation trends means that business class seats are becoming more and more prolific with many carriers opting to remove first class seats altogether. One way awards typically start at 50,000 miles and rarely exceed 80,000 miles.
Common Amenities Include: Lie-flat seats, pillows and blankets, on-demand entertainment, two or three complimentary meals and unlimited alcoholic beverages, amenity kits, two free checked bags, priority check-in, security, boarding, and lounge access.
Intl. First: $125/Passenger
Available on fewer and fewer carriers, these seats often take the shape of fully enclosed suites with a door. The ultimate in comfort and privacy while up in the air. One way awards typically start at 70,000 miles but can cost up to 150,000 miles.
Common Amenities Include: All of the amenities of business class plus, car service to and from the airport, a dedicated lounge or section of the lounge, dedicated check-in counter and service, better on-board food offerings, pajamas, access to onboard showers, a much larger seat and expedited immigration services.
Cancellations & Refunds
Once travel is booked with the airlines, your tickets will be subject to the airline or issuing travel agency's refund and cancellation policy. For most, this includes free cancellation and refund within 24 hrs. After 24 hrs, you will be able to cancel for a fee and get your miles back, but the exact prices and procedures for doing so vary by airline. You are responsible for knowing and being comfortable with these policies yourself.
Should you want cancellation insurance included in the reservation, please let us know and we will include it in the booking when booking for you. If you would like to cancel your trip, we will provide guidance on how to have the miles redeposited and fees reimbursed, when possible.
If you need to make changes to your itinerary after booking, we will help for a small fee. However, new travel dates and destination will be billed as a new trip.