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  • 1. Introduction to Booking Award Travel Frequent Traveler University Los Angeles onemileatatime.net
  • 2. Background Information: ben schlappig Boarding Area’s One Mile At A Time onemileatatime@hotmail.co bschlappig onemileatatime m onemileatatime.net
  • 3. The Basics:• Agents don’t know what they’re talking about…but always be nice• There’s no undoing notes in records• Flexibility is key• The possibilities are endless onemileatatime.net
  • 4. Alliances:• Star Alliance• OneWorld• SkyTeam onemileatatime.net
  • 5. The Tools:• Star Alliance – ANA award search tool – United website – ExpertFlyer• OneWorld – American website – British Airways website – Qantas website• SkyTeam – ExpertFlyer – Air France website* onemileatatime.net
  • 6. Star Alliance:• United Mileage Plus• US Airways Dividend Miles• Air Canada Aeroplan• All Nippon Airways• Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer onemileatatime.net
  • 7. United MileagePlus:• Most generous routing rules• Open jaws and stopovers allowed• Access to all availability• Reasonable change fees and changes allowed after departure onemileatatime.net
  • 8. US Airways:• Hot mess• Starnet blocking• Award chart gems• Off peak awards onemileatatime.net
  • 9. US Airways Award Chart: onemileatatime.net
  • 10. US Airways Off-Peak AwardChart: onemileatatime.net
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  • 12. Air Canada Award Chart: onemileatatime.net
  • 13. All Nippon Award Chart: onemileatatime.net
  • 14. Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer:• Only way to redeem for Singapore Airlines first/business class• Reasonable redemption rates (First Class Saver roundtrip cost San Francisco to Hong Kong: 140,250 miles + $371.30)• Great for domestic Star Alliance awards as well onemileatatime.net
  • 15. Singapore Airlines Award Chart: onemileatatime.net
  • 16. OneWorld:• American AAdvantage – No traditional stopovers, but free stopovers at transoceanic gateway – OneWorld distance based awards• British Airways Executive Club – Reasonable ticketing fees – No fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, Air Berlin, LAN, and American (in some markets) – Take advantage of transfer bonuses onemileatatime.net
  • 17. American Airlines Award Chart: onemileatatime.net
  • 18. AA OneWorld/Explorer Award: onemileatatime.net
  • 19. Avios: onemileatatime.net
  • 20. SkyTeam:• Delta SkyMiles• Air France Flying Blue• Korean Air SkyPass onemileatatime.net
  • 21. Delta SkyMiles:• Broken booking tool• Clueless agents• No one-way awards• No international first class awards• AWFUL availability• Blackout dates onemileatatime.net
  • 22. Air France/KLM Flying Blue:• Membership Rewards transfer partner• No fuel surcharges on Delta• Great way to book one-way awards on Delta onemileatatime.net
  • 23. Korean Air SkyPass:• Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner• Only (reasonable) way to book first class on SkyTeam airlines• LOTS of first class award space! onemileatatime.net
  • 24. Korean Air Award Chart: onemileatatime.net
  • 25. Airlines To Redeem On: onemileatatime.net
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  • 36. Questions? ben schlappig Boarding Area’s One Mile At A Time onemileatatime@hotmail.co bschlappig onemileatatime m onemileatatime.net