You Deserve To Get It Right.
So you've earned enough points to redeem, but you're not sure where to start. The options are seemingly endless, with different airlines flying to the same places and schedules taking forever to understand. Regular flight searches don't help, returning options with unnecessary stops and layovers.
Maybe you don't have any points, and your first exposure to miles and points was walking past business class on your way to economy class, and you wondered, why can't I sit there? You're not sure where to start. It's confusing, time-consuming, and there are some essential things to understand before jumping right in.
Award travel can create the trip of a lifetime, so it is imperative to get it right.
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Beat The Airlines And The Banks.
I am on a journey to see every country, something that would be hard if I didn’t leverage the lucrative hobby of miles and points.
My goal is to help you travel the world in style and see the places you want to see more frequently and cheaply, so you can experience more.
"The world would be a lot friendlier if we had friends from many different places. So go out and explore!"
Avoid Fees In The Thousands Of Dollars.
Sound Familiar? You go to redeem your miles, but boom - an unexpected $800 surcharge.
People complain that there is the need to pay exorbitant fees on award travel, sometimes even needing to purchase more miles for thousands of dollars. And rightfully so. When searching for award travel, assume that airlines show you the most unfavourable routing that provides them the highest value.
But, by being creative, you can pay less in fees, and use the miles you have, without the need to buy more.
Ready? Let's See The World.
As a team who has traveled the world for five years, entirely on points, we will help provide the help you require to achieve your dreams. Pick from a project-based pricing model, or a one-on-one hourly coaching model - whichever fits your goals and needs.
If we can’t help, your price is $0.
Round-Trip Project Booking
Pick a departure and arrival, and any other cities you’d like to visit along the way, as a stopover
Trip plan curated for you and your current points balances
Fully flexible booking solution with any departures or destinations, any airline and class of service
Work includes a step-by-step breakdown of what and how to book with comprehensive follow-up
Complex “round-the-world” trips available from $225/person (see FAQ)
One-on-One Video Consulting
Plan, develop and launch a credit card strategy to achieve your travel goals
Or, learn how to optimize points earnings and understand basic or complex redemptions
Watch us build your dream itinerary in front of your eyes, and provide the context so you become a professional
Clients typically spend 2 hours to solidify goals and build a trip plan
Because We All Like Free Things.
Short on Points?
After booking, check your email with a list of recommended credit cards, specific to your situation, that will help bring your points balance back up.
Want an Upgrade?
Airlines make award space available on scheduled intervals, and usually release unsold seats one week prior to departure. Sometimes, these seats are free to upgrade. We automatically run a search to see if you can take advantage of this.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I thought awards are free, why are there additional fees?
Certain fees must be paid. These usually are certain government imposed taxes and fees and airport improvement fees. Other fees, such as carrier surcharges, can be avoided.
These can easily run into the multiple hundreds of dollars per ticket. But again, that’s why you use CatchUsFlying - to avoid these fees and give you the best bang for your buck.
Q: What classes of service can be booked with miles and points?
Economy to first class can be booked. Typically, the higher class you book, the greater "value" you receive, as the underlying dollar cost is much higher, but the points required is comparatively not much higher.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We use Stripe for payment processing. Payment is in Canadian dollars. 50% of the total amount is due at time of booking, with the remainder due upon completion.
Q: How long in advance should I contact you to book a trip?
It’s recommended to start looking at least 6 months in advance. This will ensure you are able to get the best seats available. Airlines release award seats on a schedule, and usually in limited amounts. The more time, the more likely you are to get what you want.
We have seen success with a shorter time frame. Just be prepared for a more convoluted routing - contact us.
Q: What is a “complex round-the-world” trip?
A complex round-the-world trip is an unofficial name given to trips that take full advantage of all stopovers, layovers, and generous routing rules that frequent flying programs can offer. An example would be visiting Europe, Africa and Asia all on one trip and completely circumnavigating the globe. These trips usually involve up to 16 flights, and involve many different airlines and countries.