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About AwardGuru

I call myself an avid reward program follower. I have been following the world of loyalty programs closely for the last 10 years. In other words, as my friends and family like to address me, a “Guru” in the world of rewards, awards, points, miles and everything in between. Over the years, my exploits in this world of affinity programs, my interactions with other enthusiasts in this field, professionals and the industry experts as well as my own experience dealing with different programs, I have gathered my own knowledge base. Obviously, I try to maximize the benefits from flights, travel, hotels, car rentals, dining, shopping, credit cards, finance… anything and everything that earns points and miles and then further maximize the value of these accumulated points and miles.

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This blog has been moved to Since I started blogging actively over past several weeks, I have received glowing reviews and the response from the readers has been all positive. This was an encouraging and so, I have decided … Continue reading

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Comparison of BA’s new distance based award chart for partners and LAN’s distance based award charts for partners

British Airways’ announced changes to it’s frequent flyer program went into effect today. Lets take a look at BA Avios’ new distance-based award table to locate the sweet spots as well as compare it with LAN’s (another OneWorld partner), distance-based … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Airlines fare sale out of NYC, $212 each way, total $445 all-in for the round-trip

In celebration of the introduction of their new route between New York City – JFK and Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines has announced a huge sale for the new route. The new route is non-stop, direct service between New York City’s John … Continue reading

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*Exclusive* First look at British Airways’ new distance based award chart!

Here is the first look at British Airways’ new distance-based award chart. This new award chart is applicable for awards that do not contain any British Airways or Iberia segments. Please note: Flight distance are for each segment in your … Continue reading

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British Airways changes its loyalty program!

As a lot of my readers may already know, British Airways had announced a change to its award program starting today, November 16, 2011. First of all, the rewards programs will no longer be called Executive Club but is now … Continue reading

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*Hot Offer* Stay one night and Get one night free with Club Carlson (Radisson group of hotels)

Club Carlson is giving away up to 50,000 nights to celebrate the U.S. debut of Radisson Blu with the opening of our new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Register for their Big Night Giveaway promotion and stay at a Radisson® … Continue reading

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Today Only! Get 20% discount for flights booked today valid for travel 11/29 – 12/15 and 1/4 – 2/15

JetBlue Airways just announced a huge sale of 20% off on all flightsoriginating in the US purchased today valid for travel on 11/29/2011 to 12/15/2011 and 1/4/2012 – 2/15/2012. It is online exclusive offer valid for bookings made today only. … Continue reading

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