Category: Beginner Basics

Welcome to Awardex – An Easy Way to Search for Flights Using Miles

If you think back to when you started collecting miles (or Avios) you probably started with British Airways Executive Club or the old AirMiles. You earned some miles from business travel and then you spent them on an award flight,

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Marriott Rewards Travel Packages – an Introduction

Breathe a deep sigh of relief people… Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest have started to work together, and the news isn’t bad. In fact, SPG members with lots of Starpoints are suddenly faced with a number of interesting options.

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Original Routing Credit

Hopefully anybody reading Flying Piggie is aware of the value of earning miles from one or more frequent flyer programmes; this might even involve choosing one airline instead of a slightly less expensive one, simply because of the value of the

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Hilton HHonors Fast Track to Gold

The easiest way to obtain elite status in a major hotel chain is usually a status match. For example, as I wrote about previously, Hilton HHonors is now formally offering status matches to status holders from a variety of competing chains.

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Oneworld Miles and Status Benefits on Vueling Flights Booked as Codeshares

Vueling is a curious hybrid. Its origins are as a Barcelona-based low cost carrier but several years ago it merged with Clickair, an entity that Iberia had set up as a low cost subsidiary. This left Iberia – and subsequently

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Earning Miles on Car Rentals

When renting cars, I never used to put much thought into earning miles for them. Invariably I would choose to earn Iberia Plus Avios as 300+ per day seemed a pretty good deal for an Avis rental. Perhaps there might

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Tracking Hotel Prices Over Time – Yapta

It’s always tricky to know when to fully commit to booking your travel. If you wait too long, the price may increase. But there’s also a chance that the travel provider will notice demand being weaker than expected, and the

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