Anybody can claim that to help save you money and miles, but the experts at Mileage Genius have the results to prove it!  Under “Booked Client Trips” to the right you’ll be able to see some of the trips we’ve booked for our clients.  On average, we’ve been able to save our clients over 90% off the retail fare price while maximizing the value of their mileage.  Below are some examples of savings we have achieved for our clients:

 

Background:  Client wanted to take a trip to Amsterdam in November, but needed to be home the day before Thanksgiving.  Knowing that the return was on one of the busiest travel days of the year, the client turned to the Mileage Genius experts.

  • Trip:  San Francisco to London
  • Booking Class:  First
  • Airline:  Virgin Atlantic / British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  235,000
  • Points Converted:  167,500 (American Express to Virgin Atlantic and British Airways)
  • Miles per Ticket:  83,750
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $17,511.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $35,022.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $944.00
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $34,078.00
Background:  Client was starting up a new international venture and needed to get him and his consulting team there for meetings.  As this was a start up venture, the client did not want to spend precious capital on airfare.  The client turned to the Mileage Genius experts to get his team to Istanbul from three different locations in the United States.  We were able to save the client $47,962.53 versus the retail cost.

Team Member 1:

  • Trip:  Chicago to Istanbul
  • Booking Class:  First
  • Airline:  United Airlines, Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines
  • Number of Tickets:  1
  • Mileage Required:  125,000
  • Miles per Ticket:  125,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $19,038.60
  • Total Retail Cost:  $19,038.60
  • Actual Client Cost:  $276.93
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $18,761.67

Team Member 2:

  • Trip:  Tucson to Istanbul
  • Booking Class:  Business
  • Airline:  US Airways, Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines
  • Number of Tickets:  1
  • Mileage Required:  100,000
  • Miles per Ticket:  100,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $8,529.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $8,529.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $248.64
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $8,280.57

Rest of the Team:

  • Trip:  Phoenix to Istanbul (One Way)
  • Booking Class:  First
  • Airline:  British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  150,000
  • Points Converted:  100,000 (American Express to British Airways)
  • Miles per Ticket:  50,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $11,366.09
  • Total Retail Cost:  $22,1732.18
  • Actual Client Cost:  $1,811.89
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $20,920.29
Background:  Client had booked an incredible honeymoon trip, but needed to save on flights.  Instead of flying economy, the client turned to the Mileage Genius Experts.

  • Trip:  Los Angeles to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh to Los Angeles with a stopover in Sydney
  • Booking Class:  Business
  • Airline:  Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  220,000
  • Miles Purchased:  100,000 (100% purchase promotion)
  • Miles per Ticket:  110,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $12,491.87
  • Total Retail Cost:  $24,983.74
  • Actual Client Cost:  $3,181.22
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $21,802.52
Background:  Client wanted to visit Florence for their anniversary using American AAdvantage Miles.  Unfortunately, they were unable to find flights into Florence using their miles.  The Mileage Genius experts were able to find tickets on British Airways taking the client into Pisa where the client is renting a car for the trip to Florence.

  • Trip:  Boston to Pisa
  • Booking Class:  First/Business
  • Airline:  British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  225,000 (booked using American AAdvantage Miles)
  • Miles per Ticket:  112,500
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $11,103.90
  • Total Retail Cost:  $22,207.80
  • Actual Client Cost:  $1,289.47
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $20,918.33
Background:  Client was looking for a unique experience and to fly as far as possible on an award ticket.  The client was extremely flexible in choosing dates for the trip and gave a 3 month window that the trip could take place during with the only requirement that they be at their destination for 10 days.  The client provided all their frequent flyer mileage balances and their credit point balances that could be used for miles.

  • Route:  Los Angeles to Male with a stopover in Singapore
  • Booking Class:  Business
  • Airline:  Singapore Airlines
  • Number of Tickets:  4
  • Mileage Required:  500,000
  • Points Converted:  500,000 (American Express to Singapore Airlines)
  • Miles per Ticket:  125,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $8,660.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $34,640.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $1,138.26
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $Maldives:  Secluded, Exotic, and Breathtaking
Background:  Client had booked a Mediterranean cruise and was having difficulties finding reasonable airfare because the cruise started and ended in different cities.  Additionally, the client did not have enough miles based on our review to make an award booking.  The Mileage Genius experts were able to figure out how the client could take advantage a mileage purchase promotion so that the booking could be made.

  • Trip:  Phoenix to Athens, Rome to Phoenix
  • Booking Class:  Business Class
  • Airline:  US Airways, Lufthansa
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  200,000
  • Miles Purchased:  200,000 (100% Bonus Promotion)
  • Miles per Ticket:  100,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $12,896.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $25,792.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $3,250.00 (including mileage purchase)
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $22,542.00
Background:  Clients wanted to visit Italy for their anniversary.

  • Route:  Phoenix to Rome
  • Booking Class:  Business / First
  • Airline:  US Airways, Swiss Air, Lufthansa
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  250,000
  • Miles per Ticket:  125,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $20,127.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $40,254.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $228.00
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $40,026.00
Background:  Client needed to get four people to Tel Aviv for a family event, but was having difficulties finding decent Business Class fares or availability.  The client let the experts at Mileage Genius handle the booking and below are the results:

  • Trip:  Las Vegas to Tel Aviv
  • Booking Class:  First
  • Airline:  British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  4
  • Mileage Required:  500,000 (using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles)
  • Miles per Ticket:  125,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $12,079.53
  • Total Retail Cost:  $48,318.12
  • Actual Client Cost:  $4,983.22
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $43,334.90
Background:  Client wanted to take advantage of an incredible savings on a once in a lifetime adventure spanning the Malaysian Peninsula that included the Eastern & Oriental Express train and a stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp.  The cost of airfare made the trip prohibitive, but the experts at Mileage Genius were able to secure award tickets.

  • Trip:  Los Angeles to Singapore, Bangkok to Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles
  • Booking Class:  Business
  • Airline:  Singapore Airlines
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  250,000
  • Points Converted:  250,000 (American Express to Singapore Airlines)
  • Miles per Ticket:  125,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $15,358.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $30,716.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $562.00
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $30,154.00
Background:  Client wanted to see the Netherlands in Spring and the blooming tulip fields.

  • Trip:  Phoenix to Amsterdam
  • Booking Class:  Business/First
  • Airline:  British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  200,000
  • Points Converted:  134,000 (American Express to British Airways)
  • Miles per Ticket:  67,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $13,111.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $26,222.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $1,121.34
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $25,100.66
Background:  Clients wanted to take a romantic trip for Valentine’s Day to Rome.

  • Trip:  Phoenix to Rome
  • Booking Class:  First
  • Airline:  British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  200,000
  • Points Converted:  130,000 (American Express to British Airways)
  • Miles per Ticket:  65,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $15,122.00
  • Total Retail Cost:  $30,244.00
  • Actual Client Cost:  $1,089.87
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $29,154.13

Background:  Client wanted to take his family of four away for New Years, but did not have a specific destination in mind.  The client’s main requirements were maximizing mileage value and being someplace memorable for New Years Eve.  Additionally, this client had a large number of American Express Membership Rewards Points that were able to be converted into airline miles.

  • Trip:  Phoenix to London
  • Booking Class:  First
  • Airline:  British Airways
  • Number of Tickets:  2
  • Mileage Required:  450,000
  • Points Converted:  300,000 (American Express to British Airways)
  • Miles per Ticket:  75,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket:  $20,325.92
  • Total Retail Cost:  $81,303.36
  • Actual Client Cost:  $4,896.36
  • Total Savings Versus Retail:  $76,407.32
Background: Client needed to make a last minute trip to Rio for business. The least expensive option was over $3,500 and as a film producer, that would kill his budget. He contacted The Mileage Genius’ with no miles, no frequent flyer status, and a need to save money. As always, Mileage Genius had the answer!

  • Trip: New York to Rio de Janeiro
  • Booking Class: Coach
  • Airline: US Airways
  • Number of Tickets: 1
  • Mileage Required: 60,000
  • Miles Purchased: 30,000 (US Airways 100% bonus)
  • Miles per Ticket: 60,000
  • Retail Cost per Ticket: $3,732.66
  • Actual Client Cost: $1,181.41
  • Total Savings vs. Retail: $2,551.25

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