Gary at View from the Wing made a thorough post a while back discussing the Mileage Manager tool which recently relaunched. It’s a great tool which makes tracking and using miles simpler. It’s about as good as you’ll get with an automated system, and there’s a 30 day free trial.
Anyway, for a long time I’ve been helping people book award tickets, and while I was always happy to do so for friends, I couldn’t always help random people that clearly found my blog through google and visited for the first time. Along the same lines, I noticed that many of the requests I received were people asking me to find award availability for them, as opposed to asking me how they can find award availability. In other words, they didn’t want to learn how to fish, they wanted me to do the fishing for them. Now, however, I’ve launched a service along with a friend which does just that for a fee. Right now it’s available to Mileage Manager subscribers. Here’s the description from their website:
AwardPlanner Plus takes the frustration out of the award booking process and makes your dream trip a reality.
When the airlines tell you there is no availability for your desired trip, let us put our expertise to work and help you find award tickets the airlines can’t.
AwardPlanner Plus will…
* Help you find and book award tickets, no matter how complex the itinerary.
* Advise you on the best use of your miles, and find redemption deals you might not have known about.
* Show you how to transfer miles and points when it makes sense to do so.
* Tell you how to earn more miles so you can build your balance to get the award of your dreams.
AwardPlanner Plus is a full-service agency. We will coordinate not only your award travel, but any paid airline, hotel, rental car, or other transportation services that you need.
And we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. Our process is simple, and focused around making sure we keep you informed at all times. Best of all, if we don’t find a trip that matches your specifications, you don’t pay a cent.
If you need help booking award travel, please fill out the form below. We will get in touch with you within 24 hours to discuss your options with you and advise you about the best course of action.
With our 100% satisfaction guarantee you have nothing to lose. Let us show you how far your miles can take you.
$150 first passenger single award of any type
$100 next passenger same award – does not need to be identical routing, just same general trip
Please contact us using the form below for a consultation.
So anyway, I hope some of you will find this service useful. Using our service could save you not only tens of thousands of miles, but hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fuel surcharges if you’re going with the wrong airline, along with countless hours of frustration. Furthermore, we want to maximize your flying experience, which means not only getting you the most desirable connecting points (should you have to connect), but the best airlines with the best products. Even if you don’t have a use for the product, I’d certainly appreciate if you could refer our service to friends that are looking for premium international award tickets.
The fact is that I haven’t made a dime from my flying hobby, be it via this blog or anything else in the industry. It has been a rewarding enough hobby as is, but helping complete strangers without so much as a “thanks” gets frustrating after a while. I hope this service is a good “compromise.”
If you’re interested, either sign-up for Mileage Manager or otherwise send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss.