Award Booking

Award Booking Strategies: Using United Miles from OKA to NGS

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While in Okinawa, I quickly put together a rough idea for a cross-Japan train trip using the JR rail.  First, I’d need to acquire a JR Pass so the trip could be more affordable. Next, I had to get from Okinawa to Nagasaki and concluded that using united miles was the highest value option.

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Using Hotel Points: ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa

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There happened to be an IHG Accelerate bonus promotion at the time of my booking.  One of my offers was to redeem a cash and points booking with any IHG hotel and I’d get a big bonus.  I ended up being able to book the ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa for 10k IHG points and $87.20USD.

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Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Taipei

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Booking last minute flights can be expensive. Using frequent flyer miles can save you a significant amount of money since award flights have a flat rate price.  With miles, the cost is the same if you book 10 months in advance or 10 hours in advance.