Award Travel 101

Unique and Aspirational Flights

November 03, 2023 Season 3 Episode 40
Award Travel 101
Unique and Aspirational Flights
Show Notes

Get Thrifty Traveler Premium deal/award alerts sent straight to your inbox. Use promo code “AT101” for $10 off your first year. Head to for more details and check out their Google Flights guide. Recent finds include:

  • Business Class to Europe and North Africa for 30K
  • Round-trip to Europe in Economy for 27K
  • Business Class to New Zealand for 49K
  • Business Class to Tokyo for 60K

You can find these at

Post of the week

Kevin Wilson - another reminder of what Award Travel is about 


Trip updates

  • Mike
    • Labor Day Niagara Falls
    • Rebooked Flights to Sydney for 3rd Time AA Flagship Business saver awards for 60K each
    • AA Flagship Business from JFK for 32k each
    • Austin/San Antonio - Beer BBQ, Buc-EEs + Driverless Car
  • Joe

What bonuses did we get?

Highlight feature: Unique Flights

Alaska Pancake Run - CLE-PIT-SEA-CLE one member referred to it as a domestic “5th Freedom.”

  • $500 for two (with companion fare)
  • Alaska lounge access via our Citi AA Executive cards
  • Check off Hyatt brand explorer. Hyatt at Olive 8.
  • The Museum of Flight holds one of the largest air and space collections in the US

Tip of the week

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Where To Find the Award Travel 101 Community

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