Award Travel 101

2023 Trip Recaps

December 08, 2023 Season 3 Episode 45
Award Travel 101
2023 Trip Recaps
Show Notes

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  • R/T to Hawaii for 24K miles
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  • R/T Business class to S. America for 41K points

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Post of the week

Duane Rice posted about his “low roller” trip. This is a perfect example of many ways you can play the "game" and still be winning.


Trip updates

  • Angie - nothing
  • Joe -
    • Park Hyatt St. Kitts
    • How to Book a Premium Suite
    • Toys for Tots 
    • Southwest on Christmas

What bonuses did we get?

Highlight feature: 2023 Trip Recaps


For the full rundown, check out the post on AwardWallet. A few favorites:

Tip of the week

It’s December, so make certain you’ve used all your credits and perks. Don’t wait until the end of the month in case they don’t post in time!

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