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We attended our first #freddieawards last night and got to spend the evening with these incredible people. Simply a fantastic event! 🏆#awardtravel101
Singapore is one of the best stopover destinations for Australian travellers. Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the best in the world, with a free movie theatre, art installations, gardens and the stunning Jewel waterfall. There’s plenty to see and do in Singapore itself too including the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa and the lovely Gardens by the Bay (pictured). Here’s how to get to Singapore from Australia using your points: ⠀ ⠀ 📌Qantas Points⠀ From Sydney/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Qantas: 28,000 one-way in economy / 60,000 in business class⠀ ⠀ From Melbourne:⠀ ➡️ Qantas or Emirates: 28,000 one-way in economy / 60,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 24,000 one-way in economy / 480,000 in business class⠀ ⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Qantas: 22,500 one-way in economy / 50,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 20,000 one-way in economy / 50,000 in business class⠀ ⠀ 📌 Velocity Points⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Singapore Airlines: 35,000 in economy / 65,000 in business class⠀ ⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Singapore Airlines: 28,000 in economy / 53,000 in business class⠀ ⠀ 📷: Coleen Rivas⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #singapore #singapore🇸🇬 #singaporecity #singaporetrip #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoint
A girl and her plane. @delta @iflychs
When it comes to using your Chase Ultimate Reward points you have two main options. 1. Redeem them in the Chase Travel Portal 2. Transfer your points directly to one of the many airline or hotel partners (Southwest, United, Hyatt, etc) • The majority of the time you will get more value out of your points by transferring. For example, if I transferred my points into my Hyatt account to book a night at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai it would cost me 25,000 points a night. If I booked directly on the Chase Travel Portal, the total points I would pay would depend on the cost of the room at the time of booking. Each point in the portal is worth 1.25 cents so if the room was going for $500 a night (which is a common rate there) it would cost me 40,000 points!! • If you’re unsure how to transfer your points check out the post on the blog that gives step by step instructions. You can find it in the link in bio under blog and then go to hacking tips. It’s called, “How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Airline and Hotel Partners.” 📷:@kellyedphoto
Free roller coaster rides @atlairport. No limit to the number of times you can ride. #travelnerds
Flying with my little lady to see the grandparents; she’s the #avgeek rising it would appear.
A little staycation at the Hyatt House, getting them points ready for a big redemption. #travelhacking #awardtravel101 @hyatt
The @avianca Lifemiles website added new partners to its award search tool. @akunesh provides insight on how this benefits you and your next vacation on our blog. Link in bio. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #avianca #staralliance #travelrewards
Who has plans to visit Paris this summer and did you redeem any points or miles to book the trip?⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #weloveyouparis #paris🇫🇷 #seineriver #eiffeltower🗼⁣⠀
The iconic Lempuyang Temple in Bali, Indonesia. Bali is one of the most popular destinations for Australians to visit. Here’s how you can get there with your frequent flyer points:⠀ 📌 Qantas⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne:⠀ ➡️ Qantas: 22,500 one-way in economy / 50,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 20,000 one-way in economy / 40,000 in business class⠀ From Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Qantas via Melbourne: 22,500 one-way in economy / 50,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 20,000 one-way in economy / 40,000 in business class⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Qantas: 18,000 one-way in economy / 36,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 14,400 one-way in economy / 28,800 in business class⠀ 📌 Velocity Points⠀ From Sydney/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Virgin Australia: 22,300 one-way in economy / 49,500 in business class⠀ From Melbourne:⠀ ➡️ Virgin Australia via Brisbane: 27,800 one-way in economy / 59,500 in business class⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Virgin Australia: 17,800 in economy / 35,500 in business class⠀ 📷: Raj Eiamworakul⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #baliindonesia #baliguide #balitravel #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoint
AwardWallet user @touchstonesarah redeemed 30K @hyatt points to enjoy a luxurious night at the @parkhyattsydney. Check out that primo view of the Opera House! #strayamate #luxuryispersonal #🇦🇺
The UK is consistently one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers. Here’s how to get to London (Heathrow) from Australia with points:⠀ 📌Qantas Points⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Qantas via Singapore: 60,000 one-way in economy / 128,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Emirates via Dubai: 60,000 one-way in economy / 128,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong: 75,000 one-way in economy / 139,000 in business class⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Qantas direct: 55,000 one-way in economy / 112,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Qatar airways via Doha: 65,000 one-way in economy / 121,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong: 75,000 one-way in economy / 139,000 in business class⠀ 📌 Velocity Points⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Singapore Airlines via Singapore: 75,000 in economy / 139,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Etihad via Abu Dhabi: 75,000 in economy / 139,000 in business class ⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Singapore Airlines via Singapore: 65,000 in economy / 121,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Etihad via Melbourne or Brisbane and then Abu Dhabi: 92,800 in economy / 174,500 in business class⠀ (📷: Sabrina Mazzeo) ⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #londontourist #londontravel #londontravelblogger #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoint
Awesome day back with @fuelrewards spreading the word about not paying full price for gas. 4 min of me talking about filling up for 38 cents coming to 27 markets around the US. #ad #awardtravel101  #fuelrewards
As of this month, @japanairlines_jal now allows award bookings 360 days before departure. 🇯🇵 More information on our blog. Link in bio. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ 📸: @wanderwildtrvl⁣⠀ #flyjal #shinjuku #visitjapan⁣ #oneworld
It’s finally Friday, and my first blog post for Award Wallet, 5 Reasons to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort, is live! Check out the link in my bio for the top reasons why I think staying on Disney World property is the best! lnk.bio/lYjV • • • • • #disney #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #wdw #disneytravel #travelplanner #disneylife #disneyvacations #disneyinsta #disneygram #disneyig #instadisney #disneyside #disneyphotography #disneyresorts #grandfloridian #grandfloridianresort #sevenseaslagoon #awardwallet #awardtravel #awardtravel101
AwardWallet user @jimheidorn booked his entire trip to Venice using the @chase travel portal and romantically surprised his wife with a photoshoot on a gondola. Don’t worry, ladies. He gave her plenty of notice to prepare the night before! #veneziagram #italy❤️
AwardWallet user @shebakescakesky reedemed 70K @united miles to fly business class to the Galapagos. She even took advantage of the @united Excursionist perk. It’s a true bucket list destination for any genuine animal lover. #visitecuador
Share this with your fellow KrisFlyer frequent flyers! There are some changes coming to the KrisFlyer program on 16 April which will see some devaluations when using KrisFlyer miles for flights with other Star Alliance airlines. Economy class redemptions aren’t changing, but as you can see business class and first class flights in general are becoming more expensive. ⠀ ✈⠀ The full list of Star Alliance airlines include:⠀ Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, THAI, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and United.⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #avgeeks #avgeek #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #singaporeairlines #flysq #krisflyer #staralliance #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoints #qantasfrequentflyer #firstclass #firstclasstravel #firstclasslifestyle
My new podcast made the new and noteworthy page on iTunes! Make sure to check out the Award Travel 101 podcast wherever you get your latest podcast fix. New episodes drop every Monday morning. #awardtravel101
Hey dude, if you’re paying more than 40 cents to fill up your tank, there’s a better way. Sign up for instant @fuelrewards Gold Status via the link in bio and quit spending money. #ad
AwardWallet user @jasondimaio took his family on a fabulous spring break to Hong Kong by redeeming points for a 7 night Marriott Hotel + Air package (pre-merger). You can learn more about the current state of these packages on our blog. Link in bio. #skylinephotography  #hongkongview #🇭🇰
On a Southwest Airlines flight to HNL and sporting his father’s vintage Puka shell necklace. Flight attendants approved emphatically! On the #awardtravel101 SW party bus to Hawaii to celebrate the new route. 🐚✈️💙
Parting shot from Canada this weekend. In the VIP lounge thanks to award travel. In fact, all flights, rental car, and 7 of 9 hotel/condo nights were covered by points and miles for our family of five. An obsession of mine that pays off! #awardtravel101 #familytravel #travel #springbreak #canada #vip #quebec #loungelizard
Have you ever flown to the USA using points? It can be hard to find free seats to use your points because the routes are in high demand, but here are some options for those part of the Qantas or Velocity programs.⠀ 📷: @dcakey⠀ Qantas Points:⠀ 📌 From most Australian capital cities to New York JFK - 60,000 economy on Qantas or American Airlines via Los Angeles / 128,000 business class⠀ 📌 If it’s hard to find business class availability, there’s the more plentiful (but longer) Hong Kong route flying Cathay Pacific - 75,000 economy / 139,000 business class⠀ Velocity Points:⠀ 📌 Most East Coast Australian cities to New York JFK on Virgin Australia and Delta - 59,800 economy / 127,500 business⠀ 📌 There’s also the longer but more available route via Abu Dhabi flying with Etihad - 75,000 economy / 139,000 business class⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #newyork #cheaptravel #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoints #qantasfrequentflyer #firstclass #firstclasstravel #firstclasslifestyle
There’s still prime spring break availability at the @ritzcarltonkapalua in Maui. It’s all yours for 60,000 @marriottbonvoy points per night 🌴⁣ #lethawaiihappen #visitmaui⁣ ⁣ 📸: @seizetheglobe
AwardWallet used @lauraweis stayed at the gorgeous @intercontinentaldanang using IHG points plus cash rate. 50K points plus $135 per night for a luxurious stay in Vietnam. #intercontinentallife #vietnam🇻🇳 #southeastasiatravel
Motivation comes in many forms across our lifetime...the key is recognizing the messages when you see them. I landed in Malta and took an elevator to the airport observation deck where I saw the first reminder of why I love to travel, why I hoard travel points so I can travel to magical places, why I plan the best way to use those magical hotel & airline points, and the joy I receive from a new or favorite travel destination.  The second message came as I was hiking around the Ghasri Valley on Gozo - I think the island loves me back 💗☺️💗 #hiddenmessages #motivationmonday #happythoughts #traveljewels #hiddengems #malta #gozo #traveldiary #wanderlust #traveltribe #pointstravel #pointsmaven #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #mypoints #myjourney #myview #mylife #happygirl #luckygirl #girlswhotravel
Rome is a beautiful city rich with history, and quite easy for Australians to reach with Qantas or Velocity Points. Here are some options to consider (excludes fees and charges).⠀ 📷: @babi.besenzoni⠀ Qantas Points:⠀ ➡️Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane to Rome via Dubai (Emirates) - 60,000 economy / 128,000 business⠀ ➡️Perth to Rome via Dubai (Emirates) - 45,000 economy / 96,000 business⠀ Velocity Points:⠀ ➡️Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane to Rome via Abu Dhabi (Etihad) - 75,000 economy / 139,000 business⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #romeitaly #rometravel #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoints #qantasfrequentflyer #firstclass #firstclasstravel #firstclasslifestyle
Attending the EyeForTravel conference in San Francisco. Let us know if you’ll be there too! Come find us if you are. #eyefortravel #sfo
Award Travel 101 reached 54,000 members yesterday. Are you a card carrying points and miles nerd? If not, head to Facebook and join the shenanigans. #awardtravel101
Episode 10 is now up! The direct URL link can be found in our profile.  In this episode @flowiththeflo and I talk about traveling the world for free using points and miles. Take a listen and you can also travel to your favorite place for free! #awardtravel
Seat 4A on a @delta CRJ900, the seat many argue is the best for domestic flying. - First Class - Aisle and a window - First row of Econ far enough away no one grabs your seat back to get up and down from their seat  Flew it twice this week after upgrades cleared five days in advance with Delta Platinum Medallion status. What seat is better for domestic flying?
Over 4 million people fly between NYC and London annually. ⁣😱 🗽➡️🇬🇧 ⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ So how difficult is this route for award travel? Read the best points and miles for travel between New York and London on our blog. 🛫 Link in bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #lhr #londonheathrow
@hyattregencyatl Pritzker Suite and Les Mis; solid date night for the award traveling couple.  12,000 #hyatt points for the room and Globalist status plus a bit of friendly chat to get the suite. #iheartpoints #awardtravel101
Ever wondered at a glance what first class seats are available through the Qantas and Velocity frequent flyer programs? Here are some of the options available, along with some example routes and fares and indicative points amounts (excluding fees and charges). As always, availability will depend on the route and demand, so be sure to get in as far in advance as possible to get the seats you want! ______________________ Stay tuned for tomorrow as we’ll be posting up a more in-depth guide on the Points Finder website with more information, and in coming weeks we’ll be releasing a business class version too! ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ #avgeeks #avgeek #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoints #qantasfrequentflyer #firstclass #firstclasstravel #firstclasslifestyle
Summer travel to Europe is just around the corner! We've highlighted the sweet spots for redeeming @americanexpress Membership Rewards for flights from the US to Europe. ⁣⠀ Link in bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ 📸: @seizetheglobe ⁣⠀ #weareinpuglia #europe_pics
[SWIPE] AwardWallet user @freetravelguys recently scored the Park Executive Suite at the @parkhyattstkitts. 😍 We've identified  over a dozen World of Hyatt sweet spots--including five other @parkhyatt hotels. 🏨⁣⠀ Link in bio to learn more.
Loving that hammock life 🌴 🇲🇽 #worldofhyatt
Want to stay at the @hyattzivacancun how @seizetheglobe did in our Story this week? 🇲🇽 Then you need to read our take on the current World of Hyatt credit card bonus. ⠀ ⠀ Link in bio. #infinityedge #worldofhyatt #visitmexico🇲🇽
I travel about 5 times a year for work and they book me at a Hampton, which has become my home away from home, but it’s nothing fancy. Due to the storm up north, my flight got moved and I needed to find a new hotel closer to the airport. I went with a @hyatt south of ATL airport and signed up as a World of Hyatt member to get a lower rate. I choose a King, nonsmoking room with sofa. It was a long, stressful work day with pouring rain, thundering and lightening, I was ready to RELAX. I walked Into my room and felt like a damn queen 👸🏼. I hope everyone’s first experience with Hyatt can be this great. Breakfast was included with the member rate and I was beyond impressed. Thank you @hyatt for a great stay.
AwardWaller user @brandr.beekmaneller enjoyed the holidays with his beautiful wife at the @conrad_maldives by redeeming 665K @hiltonhonors points for an 8 night stay split between a beach villa and overwater villa. Here they are enjoying dinner at the Ithaa Underwater Restaurant. #underthesea_perfection #hiltonhonors #🇲🇻
We can't tell whether these kiddos were more excited about the cotton candy in Ecuador 🇪🇨 or the free breakfast, room upgrade, and fifth night at the Hilton thanks to the Hilton Aspire. 🔗 Link in bio to see our review on that credit card. ⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ 📸: @tonisoutham⁣⠀ #ecuadorprimero #ecuadortravel_ig #ecuadortravel
Rounding the corner of @atlairport runway 27R with @spiritairlines “howdy” winglet leading the way. I flew roundtrip from Atlanta to Tampa for a total of $62 just to go do a magnificent dinner @bernssteakhouse with a couple buddies. Dinner cost more than the flight and the @hyatt was free on points. Check out Spirit’s fares and bank a few hotel points which can make a mundane Thursday night turn into a lot more fun. #awardtravel101 #tampa #atl
🚨GIVEAWAY ALERT 🚨⁣⁣⁣⠀ @tripastute is giving away six months of AwardWallet Plus to 30 lucky winners. ⁣⠀ 🎥 Watch their video to learn more. ⁣⁣⠀ 🔗 Link in bio. ⁣⁣⠀ #giveawaycontest #giveaway #giveawaytime
[SWIPE] Sunset at the gorgeous @fijimarriottresortmomibay. 🌅⁣ This is a fabulous property for @marriottrewards redemptions starting at 35K points. #sunsetvibes #sunsethunter #instasunset⁣ ⁣ 📸: @pursuitofpoints
The @bernssteakhouse experience: world’s largest private wine collection, 30oz strip, dessert room, kitchen and cellar tour; it goes on and on. Put it on your list. #awardtravel101 #berns #tampa
[SWIPE] AwardWallet user @pursuitofpoints redeemed 35K @marriottrewards points plus a $350 cash upgrade for this lush overwater lagoon bure at the @fijimarriottresortmomibay 🏝 #awardtravel101 #fijimarriott #visitfiji
Kids club at the andaz papagayo is complimentary for children 4-12.  My kids loved it!!! They did two projects, played outside, had snacks, made art, played games and played with toys.  It was so nice to drop them off and have an awesome lunch with my husband!!!!! It is open from 9-5 and you can drop in.  There are some paid events there like cupcake decorating that require advanced reservations.  #costarica #strongfamiliestraveltogether #andazpapagayo #andaz #hyatt #worldofhyatt #family #awardtravel101
Row to myself, two (questionable) buzzballs and 28 inches of leg room. The @spiritairlines experience was only $31 today to fly down to Tampa Int’l. #awardtravel101 #spiritairlines
Once you have enough frequent flyer points or miles for a rewards seat, the biggest challenge is finding a seat on the flight and route you want.  ℹ The single biggest tip is to book as far in advance as possible, and this chart shows you how early you should start looking.  ℹ Note that the number of days can change depending on routes and status. ________________________ ❓ How far in advance do you usually book your rewards flights? ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #virginaustralia #krisflyer #singaporeairlines #qantasairways #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoints #emiratesskywards #qantasfrequentflyer #jetstaraustralia #asiamiles #airnewzealand #aadvantage #skymiles #baexecutiveclub #mileageplus #etihadguest #lifemiles #flyingblue #finnair #alaskaairlines
AwardWallet user @tonisoutham rocking the @britneyspears vibe in Ecuador thanks to the @united Excursionist perk. 🐍 🇪🇨 #awardtravel101 #snakesofig #imaslave4u

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