As reported here, American Express is running a 40% bonus on transfers to British Airways Avios for the next ~6 weeks.
For a limited time, all transfers from American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios will receive a 40% transfer bonus. It is reported that this deal will last until 1/31/2015, but it is always possible that it could end sooner– so, I would suggest jumping on it ASAP. The transfer is hard coded on the AMEX website at a rate of: 1,000 Membership Rewards® Points = 1,400 Avios.
You can use British Airways Avios miles to book oneworld alliance partner flights, including those on: American Airlines, US [...]
If you are still looking for the perfect find for either your significant other or a very special couple in your life who also loves traveling, then I’ve got just the thing: a custom painting. Before visions of pets and kindergarten self-portraits dance in your head like sugarplum fairies, hear me out.I came across this artist (aSma is her name) on Etsy while searching for unique gift ideas. I was looking for a personal touch and a fun way to bring all of our travels together in a creative way. When I came across her work, I couldn’t resist.
Update 12/11 @ 6pm: This deal is now dead. We managed to book 38 nights over 17 seperate bookings!
Hurry up and book ASAP. This is basically the same Orbitz deal that ran on Cyber Monday but instead of a 1-night minimum, Orbitz is requiring your to book a 2-night minimum.
There also doesn’t appear to be a limit to bookings so you could continue to book 2-nights stays indefinitely.
You can get $100 off a 2-night hotel booking of $100 or more on Orbitz from Dec 1 – 8 by paying with Visa Checkout and using promo code “Visacheckout”.
You will be responsible for paying taxes on all nights so you [...]
Even though Cyber Monday is so last week, I’m still scouring the internet for big sales and perfect gifts for my friends and family. But, who can blame me for doing a little of my own wish list-making while I’m at it? At the top of my list this year are these 5 travel-related gifts:
1) These sunglasses are a) on sale and b) fantastic for each and every face shape. I’m dying for a pair of sunglasses that are nice enough to really keep my eyes shaded but also can withstand the dark spaces deep within my purse. Usually when I travel, I take only my cheap-o pair of sunglasses, but they’ve endured one too many scratches and I’m ready for a new pair! [...]
As reported here on The Travel Trickster, you can find some seriously cheap flights from New York-JFK or Miami-MIA and Iguazu Falls-IGU:
Book flights from New York-JFK or Miami-MIA to Iguazu Falls-IGU for as low as $474 to $524 for travel in January, February or March 2015.
How to Get ItHead to ITA Matrix Airfare Search Use the “See calendar of lowest fares” search functionality and enter a date range of something like 1-8 days, 3-10 [...]
Note: These are bookable now.
Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s summer promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 25-50% less than normal in February and March 2015:The Deal
Award bookings on select Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 25-50% for travel between February 1 – March 31, 2015.
For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:REGION- USA CITY———————- Chicago-ORD to Europe— CABIN—– Business—- 1-way– 12,500– Round-trip 25,000—– USA New York-JFK to Europe— Prem [...]
We’re excited to announce the winner of our recent blog giveaway for a free Thai Airways Royal First Class Amenity Kit! We recently offered this giveaway on our blog, asking readers to enter by commenting on our blog post, following us on Twitter and/or liking us on Facebook.To recap, this amenity kit is made by world-renowned luggage brand RIMOWA and includes eau de cologne, body lotion, lip balm, comb & brush, comfort socks, earplugs, eyeshade, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. And, this kit has been honored with two awards by “TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards”: The TravelPlus Readers Award for Most Innovative Bag Design (Gold) and the Best First Class [...]
Stop One on our honeymoon was Bali, Indonesia and stop one of our Bali trip was a few days’ stay at the W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak. Prior to our arrival, we had flown from Charleston – NYC, NYC – Frankfurt, Germany, Frankfurt-Bangkok, then finally Bangkok-Denpasar, Bali — arriving in Bali two days after departure. Tired doesn’t even begin to describe us.
But, upon arrival at the W, our excitement quickly took over and we couldn’t wait to explore the grounds and get to our private pool villa (say what?!) ASAP. I have always loved the fun, quirky atmosphere at W Hotels, but this W blew the others away by a long shot. Everything was done [...]