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Booking Tips

The following links have been compiled from One Mile at a Time’s articles unless otherwise noted.  They are the best articles to get started on improving award redemptions.

They have been sorted into four categories, Airline Alliances, Airline Programs, Location, Other:

Airline Alliances

One World

How to Find OneWorld Award Space

SkyTeam

How to Find SkyTeam Award Space Using Delta SkyMiles

StarAlliance

How to Find Star Alliance Award Space 

Airline Programs

Air Canada Aeroplan

Air Canada Aeroplan: ‘Round the World’ in Business Class For 100,000 Miles and 120,000 in First by The Points Guy 

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Maximizing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Awards

American Airlines AAdvantage

American stopovers at North American gateway cities — when are they allowed?
Book American Airline Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 1 – Introduction
 by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airline Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 2 – Types of Awards & Charts by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airline Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 3 – How much will my award cost? by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 4 – One-way, Openjaws, Stopovers, & North American Gateway Cities by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 5 – American Airlines, Alaska Airlines & Hawaiian Airlines for North American awards by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 6 – International Award Routes by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 7 – Finding British Airways Award Availability by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 8 – Finding Cathay Pacific Award Availability by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 8b – Finding Cathay Pacific Award Availability using Japan Airlines’ Website by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 9 – Finding Iberia (& European) Award Availability using the Qantas Website by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 10 – Finding LAN & South American Award Availability by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 11 – Finding Air Tahiti Nui Awards to France & French Polynesia with FlightStats by Million Mile Secrets
Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 11b – Finding Air Tahiti Nui Awards to France & French Polynesia with ExpertFlyer by Million Mile Secrets
Add Free Segments to the End of an American AAdvantage Award Booking by View from the Wing
Maximizing Awards Using American AAdvantage Miles
Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing on American Airlines Awards by The Points Guy
Maximizing Off Peak Airline Awards on American and US Airways by The Points Guy

British Airways Avios

Using British Airways Avios To Book Domestic First Class Flights by The Points Guy
Redeeming British Airways Avios points for travel on Iberia without fuel surcharges!
How to use British Airways Avios points for travel on Aer Lingus (and avoid fuel surcharges)
Maximizing British Airways Avios Series: Spotlight on Taxes and Fees by The Points Guy
Maximizing British Airways Avios Series: Distance-Based Awards by The Points Guy
Maximizing British Airways Avios Series: Travel Together Companion Ticket by The Points Guy
Maximizing British Airways Avios Series: Household Accounts by The Points Guy
Maximizing British Airways Avios: Using Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets by The Points Guy
Maximizing British Airways Avios: The Avios and Cash Option by The Points Guy
The Best Ways to use British Airways Avios for Multi-Continent trips with LOW Fees! by Million Mile Secrets
Book British Airways Award Flights Like a Pro: Part 1 – Love it or Hate it; An Introduction to British Airways Avios by Million Mile Secrets 
How to redeem British Airways Avios points

Delta Airlines SkyMiles

Using Delta SkyMiles for travel to South America on Aeromexico
Improving Delta Award Itineraries When Schedules Change by View from the Wing
How to Make Delta Miles Work for You by View from the Wing
How to Find SkyTeam Award Space Using Delta SkyMiles
Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing on Delta Awards by The Points Guy
How to Use Delta Skymiles to Book International Premium Class Awards by View from the Wing

Singapore Airlines

Redeeming Membership Rewards points for travel on Singapore Airlines: everything you need to know

US Airways Dividend Miles

US Airways Dividend Miles award redemption basics
Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing on US Airways Awards by The Points Guy
Maximizing Off Peak Airline Awards on American and US Airways by The Points Guy
Using US Airways Dividend Miles to Book Star Alliance Awards by View from the Wing

United Airlines Mileage Plus

Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing on United/Continental Awards by The Points Guy
United’s Generous Award Routing Rules by View from the Wing

Location

Good Lie Flat Business Class Award Space to Asia Using Delta Skymiles by View from the Wing
Turkish Airlines and Other Options for Getting to the Maldives
 by View from the Wing
The airline with the best business class award space to Asia is…
Tips for Booking Award Tickets to Africa
Tips for Booking Award Tickets to Australia and New Zealand
Tips for Booking Award Tickets to India
Airlines and Routes with First and Business Class Award Availability for Europe
Airlines and Routes with First and Business Class Award Availability for Asia
Tips for Booking Award Tickets to Bali
Tips for Booking Award Flights to Hawaii
Using Your Miles for Round the World Trip Awards
How to Book Awards to Australia and French Polynesia by View from the Wing 

Other

Best Uses of American Express Membership Rewards Points by Region
Travel Tuesday Top 10: International Premium Economy Seats And How You Can Use Miles To Fly Them by The Points Guy
Tuesday Travel Top 10: Coach Airline Award Redemptions by The Points Guy
Airlines that release Airbus 380 first class award seats
10 Best International First Class Seats for Award Travel

Updated: 20 of My Favorite Airline Awards by The Points Guy
How to Maximize Award Travel for Families
Award Booking Tip: Placing Award Reservations on Hold by View from the Wing
How To Book a “Crazy” Award Routing

Airline Award Ticket Hold Policies: Tips and Tricks
Comparing Airline Award Ticketing Fees (and How to Avoid Them)
The Myth of Booking Award Tickets at Midnight 330 Days Out by View from the Wing
Best “Secret” Out-of-Alliance Award Redemptions

Maximizing the Value of Your Award Ticket with Stopovers and Open Jaws
Five Tips For Booking Award Tickets

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