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Best Airline Award for Lie-Flat Seats to Europe From the Middle of the US

It has been a little while now since I have taken a truly fun flight where I was looking forward to the actual flight in addition to the destination, but hopefully later in 2017 that will change. I am very much hoping to get to Europe (without kids) late in 2017, and I want to have a little fun getting there. For me this means flying in a premium cabin, and while it doesn’t have to be as premium as Lufthansa First…

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Yes, You Can Really Fly to Europe for Just $69!

You may have seen headlines this week about flying to Europe for just $69, and in the age of “too good to be true” headlines, you may have justifiably doubted if that was really possible. You may have thought that there must be a huge catch, or you have to use tens of thousands of points or miles along with the $69, or there is only one ticket available at that price, or something. Yes, You Can Fly to Europe…

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Best Widespread Sale to Europe I Have Ever Seen!

At the risk of sounding a bit histrionic, this is not a drill. This is an actual fare deal emergency. Cancel your next 30 minutes of work, Thanksgiving prep, or whatever and go shopping for airfare to Europe. This mornings’s $400-ish round trip flights to Madrid and Barcelona were just the tip of the iceberg. Best Widespread Sale to Europe I Have Ever Seen! I’m seeing countless cities in the US to countless cities across Europe for countless dates from…

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Flash Sale: Delta Business Class to Europe for 99,000 Miles!

If you racked up some Delta miles thanks to their co-branded credit card bonuses or similar you now have an opportunity to really stretch them thanks to a great SkyMiles Flash Sale! For two days – through November 16, 2016, you can book Delta One Business Class from the lower 48 to Europe for just 99,000 miles round trip (plus taxes and fees) for travel from March 1 to June 30, 2017. These Delta One seats are “flat-beds with direct aisle access,…

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The 88,000 Mile Business Class Round Trip Award to Europe

The airline award chart game is always changing, and one of my favorite award charts took a big hit earlier this month. The United MileagePlus program didn’t exactly change the actual prices of awards on their chart with this change, but they seriously altered the routing and stopover rules effectively devaluing awards for folks who like to maximize building in as many flights as possible into one award. I still really like United, but as I turn my sights to the…

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8 Tips to Beat Jet Lag When Taking Kids to Europe

One of my biggest concerns when we recently went to Europe with a one-year-old and six-year-old wasn’t the actual plane ride, but rather dealing with jet lag once we landed. Jet lag and major time zone changes aren’t fun parts of travel, even for adults, but as adults who have experienced it multiple times, Josh and I know how to deal with it relatively well. This time I was most concerned about my just turned one-year-old since she doesn’t have the world’s…

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The Grandma Factor

In less than a month we have a long awaited trip to London and Edinburgh coming up. This trip has been scraped in various forms and rebooked more than once over the past couple of years because of job changes, pregnancy, and brand new baby factors. I thought we finally had it all booked and squared away when an unanticipated variable entered the equation…because that’s how family travel works.  That variable is the Grandma Factor. I’m a huge advocate of multi-generational travel on…

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Even More Cheap Flights to Europe from $400’s+

Good travel deals seem to come in waves…and the last few weeks we have been riding the wave of great airfare sales to Europe (yes, even before #Brexit). While I hate to sound repetitive mentioning these similar sales periodically as the parameters change, I guess I really don’t mind being repetitive about awesome airfare prices.   What really caught my attention this morning about these fares is that unlike most of the other days this fare war has happened, this…

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Cheap Flights to Europe Continue for $400+ RT!

These amazing fare wars to Europe just aren’t letting up – and that’s a great thing for budget travelers! I simply can’t keep up with sharing them all, but the one this morning was just too good to ignore. Just like I can’t believe I can fly to Denver during ski season for $39 from Houston, I really can’t believe I can fly to Europe and back on many dates this fall and witner for $400 something dollars. That. Is.…

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Save 15,000 Miles on Select United Round Trips to Europe!

Right now you can save 15,000 United miles on round trip economy saver round trip awards to Europe! This represents a 25% savings of just 45,000 miles for the round trip instead of the regular 60,000 miles. This sale is valid for bookings through June 28, 2016, and for travel between August 23, 2016 – March 31, 2017, which is pretty great since that will cover several school breaks like Thanksgiving and some Spring Breaks! Sadly it does not cover the holiday travel…

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