Consolidated Award Booking Advice

Picking a Program, and When and How to Book

Program-specific Advice on Booking and Maximizing Awards

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Thanks Gary,

    I attempted the additional leg at the end of the trip, but to no avail. I must be selecting the incorrect options. I am looking at SFO-MIA, MIA-SFO, SFO-HNL. The site charges my mileage account for the SFO-HNL portion. I did read and tried the various examples, as well and those did not work. Thanks for your help.

  2. @dwh I know I have posts about the Alaska Companion Certificate. And I have posts about Alaska miles generallly or referencing them. But should probably do a dedicated post, since they’re interesting, they won’t hold awards anymore and no one way awards with partners, they also don’t let you mix partners. But they have lots and lots of partners which is great and have pretty liberal routing rules (eg connect in HKG on the way to South Africa for no additional miles).

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