Saver Awards

Finally! United’s Return To JFK Means Cheap Award Seats On Transcons

Throughout the pandemic, one thing that I noticed was a lack of truly affordable awards for domestic flights.  Even in the face of an unprecedented drop in demand, cheap award seats were hard to come by.  In the beginning of the pandemic, I wasn’t searching often.  As COVID-19 has stretched on, I’ve started to search more frequently as friends have asked for help finding flights.  Uniformly, I’ve not found nearly as many saver awards as I would have expected.  Even on routes that consistently have some saver award availability, such as Washington-Dulles […]

Delta Appears To Eliminate Saver Award Inventory 3 Weeks Prior To Departure

I’m not sure I wrote about Delta this many times in all of 2014….. It appears that Delta has wiped all saver award inventory for every destination for flights that depart within 3 weeks of booking.  I received a comment from Nun on my Delta post discussing their award chart removal this morning that alerted me something was going on.  I started doing some searches and literally couldn’t find any saver (cheap) inventory available between any city pairs I tried.  Here’s just one example:   Then, I started to see […]

More US Airways Award Inventory Available For American Airlines Customers

View From The Wing notes this afternoon that standard award availability is now showing up on both American Airlines and US Airways’ websites for award booking using miles from either airline. Some people reading this just said, “Why would I want to book a standard award?  Those prices are horrible.” Yes, they can be.  But, here’s an example where it would make a big difference for me.  Late last year I was attempting to book a trip to Europe this year.  I was trying to avoid fuel surcharges which meant focusing […]