Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23 Update: Utilizing British Airways for awards flights to the U.S., KLM Africa sale, Airmilesshops 10x bonus

Final update of the week!

News, Tips & Tricks
We got around to updating our popular post How to get select Canada to U.S. award flights faster by utilizing British Airways' Executive Club with the US Airways flights options now that they are a oneworld airline and of course a partner of British Airways. Be sure to read to article to see how you can fly in North America for as little as 9,000 Avios round trip.

In the bonus offers section check out the Virgin Atlantic offer of a 20% bonus on their Miles Booster feature. This is the option that allows you to 'buy' more miles when you fly on Virgin Atlantic. Miles Boosters allows you to essentially double or triple the miles you earn on flight, when you go for the triple miles route you are buying the miles a 1 pence a piece but with this offer you get 20% more which means you are buying the miles at 0.83 pence (about 1.4 US cents / 1.6 CDN cents). Considering the recently launched Flying Club buy miles bonus of also 20% will have miles costing 1.31 pence (2.2 US cents 2.5 CDN Cents) this is a great deal. Add to the fact that Virgin Atlantic is also running the 50% bonus + 2 Tier Points on economy class flights you should really be able to rack up lots of Flying Club miles on your upcoming VS flights! (this is mainly for those of you thinking of using VS's flights out of YVR)

Travel Deals
KLM is heavily promoting a sale to Africa from Canada! Flights can be had for as little $999 all in. simply book by May 26 for travel this fall The Canadian government has placed regional advisories for travel to Kenya (see here) so if you want to take advantage of the sale be sure to do some research before you book!  Full details and online booking

Bonus Offers

Air Miles
- 10X Air Miles when you shop online via More... Until May 28, 14

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Caribbean. More... Until Aug 31, 14

British Airways Executive Club
- Double Avios on all SriLankan flights Worldwide when flown in an eligible booking class. More... Until Jul 1, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 500 Bonus Asia Miles when you spend USD50 or more on online shopping via the Asia Miles iShop portal. More... Until ?

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 2,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. More... Jun 11 - Aug 31, 14

The Leading Hotels of the World Leaders Club
- Double Stay Credit for all stays at participating locations Worldwide that are booked during the Leaders Club Private Sale More... Book by Jun 3 for stays until Jul 30, 14

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on
- Triple Rapid Rewards Points for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay.More... Until Aug 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- OFFER EXTENDED Double Starpoints, Up to 35% Off and 5th night free for stays in Hawaii, Tahiti or Bora Bora. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Flying Club Reward Ticket Seat Sale - Mileage requirements have been discounted on select Virgin Atlantic routes. More... Book by Jun 4, 2014
- 20% Bonus Flying Club Miles when you buy or gift Flying Club miles. More... Until Jun 23, 14
- 20% Bonus Flying Club Miles each time you use Miles Booster to purchase additional miles on your flight More... Until Jun 23, 14

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