Conde’ Nast Traveler has just posted three videos featuring my advice on a variety of subjects.
In this week’s edition of tips from our Top Travel Specialists Collection, we hear from Gary Leff, our specialist when it comes to award tickets and cashing in all manner of frequent flier (and frequent guest) points.
In these clips, Leff talks about the very best time to cash in your frequent flier miles for free seats—and it’s not necessarily on the 331-day timeline that’s so commonly thought of as the gold standard for award bookings. Leff also shares good tips about getting into business- and first-class cabins, where service is naturally that much better. As aircraft shift and global airline alliances change, Leff shares his tricks for making sure you’re in the best seat available.
In another clip, Leff has tips on hotel award programs, which offer freebies far beyond just free room nights, including free upgrades, free internet access, and oftentimes free late check outs.
The subjects of the videos are:
- When is the best time to book award travel?
- What are the best hotel perks for business travelers?
- What are the best first class rewards?
Each one is 3-5 minutes. So it won’t take long for you to watch them all.