Award Travel 101

The Lingo

December 01, 2023 Season 3 Episode 44
Award Travel 101
The Lingo
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 Paris for 40K
  • Business class to New Zealand for 63K
  • Business class to India and Middle East for 68K

You can find these at

Post/s of the week
Chelsea Elizabeth


Trip updates

  • Angie
    • Montana trip
    • P2 doesn’t want to safari.
    • Australia??
  • Joe
    • Breeze credits/points
    • Hyatt VIP Suite for P2 & me

Short-notice meetup

Toys for Tots drive on Monday, December 4, 2023 from 6 to 9 p.m. Joe will be joining. To get your free tickets.

What bonuses did we get?

Highlight feature: Lingo

Feel like you are learning a new language? We often get folks saying “please spell out these acronyms” but when it’s the same word over and over again, you need shorthand. Some examples include 5/24, CSR, SUB, and P2.

Airline codes

Check out our world-famous Award Travel 101 Transfer Partner Matrix.

Airport codes

It's necessary when for searching for award flights that you know where you're going. 

Class of Service codes

For simplicity these are boiled down to 3 major:

  • F - First
  • J - Business
  • Y - Economy

General terms

There are so many more, and you can find those on this FlyerTalk message board post.

Tip of the week

Use Award Wallet. Once you have a bunch of cards it’s hard to keep track of all the credits and benefits! Angie received an email from AwardWallet that she hasn't used the $75 credit on the WN Priority card! Keeping track of how you used a FNA can add value.

Where To Find the Award Travel 101 Community

For questions, you can join us in the free 100,000+ member Award Travel 101 Community.

  1. For more intermediate and advanced strategies, join Award Travel 201 community
  2. To book time with our team, check out Award Travel 1-on-1.
  3. You can also email us at
  4. Our next meetup is located in San Antonio, TX on April 26–28, 2024, and we’ve opened up a few more tickets for members! To learn more visit Taco 'Bout A Fiesta! on Eventbrite

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