Free cruise through status matching, Turkish Airlines 30% off award tickets and more

Turkish Airlines 30% discount on award tickets: You can get business class award tickets on Turkish Airlines for 31,500 miles from the U.S. to select cities through May 31, 2023. Wow! See this post on Miles to Memories.

How to cruise for free: This is such a great recap on Frequent Miler on how to get a free Carnival Cruise (and maybe Royal Caribbean too). I followed these steps to get my free Carnival Cruise (which I’m about to go on!). It took 6 months for me to get a free cruise offer, but a reader just got one in 11 days! Unfortunately, I’m not eligible for a free Royal Caribbean cruise, but I recently status-matched to Royal as well in the hope I may get a discount offer.

Redeem Alaska Miles on El Al: You can now redeem Alaska miles on El Al, Israel’s national airline, to the Middle East. Business class awards start at 85,000 miles. See this post for more info.

Flying Blue Stopovers and New Award Chart: Air France/KLM Flying Blue program recently added free award stopovers and posted a new award chart. I don’t understand the hoopla with the map and chart, because award prices are still dynamic. I’ve been lucky getting the lowest award prices out of DFW when I book early.

British Airways Introduces Award Redemption with Lower Surcharges: You can now use more miles to reduce the hefty fuel surcharges on BA awards. See this post on View from the Wing. Honestly, I’m not impressed. It takes a lot of miles to reduce the charges.

Enjoy your weekend!

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