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I work with the Travel Channel’s online site from time to time to share some miles, points, and family travel tips. This month they are doing a feature on the “Best Travel Deals”, so I was excited to share some of my favorite deals. Along with me, they also have tips from fellow travel junkies The Points Guy, Frugal Travel Guy, Johnny Jet, Nomadic Matt, and others. This is a part of a longer series that features different “Travel Best” tips on a variety of travel related topics throughout the year.
The travel deals tip I shared that made the cut was to consider off-peak airline redemptions as they can save you a huge number of miles if you can make the dates work. For example, you can fly during off-peak times from the US – Europe for as low as 30,000 US Airway miles round trip (35k without the co-branded card). That is insane given that a domestic round trip will typically set you back 25,000 miles! I did this last year (in business class, which is no longer available), and even though it was February in Europe, the weather didn’t impact our fun at all.
Some other tips featured are: the best hotel loyalty program, best phone app for international travel, best site for car rentals, and more! Some of the tips are very miles and points specific, but some are more general travel specific and can be a good refresher.
If you have some time, check out the article and see if your favorite travel deal made the cut!