In my spare time, I work for Award Magic (I partner with them for award bookings too). We’re looking to bring on a couple more bookers in the coming weeks.
So, if you like booking awards, and you’d like a flexible way to make some more money, I invite you to complete this award booking challenge!
300,000 Amex Miles
110,000 United Miles
250,000 American Airlines Miles
2 people in Business Class
Want to travel to Asia for two weeks in February with two different destinations departing from Boston or nearby. Definitely want to travel to Kuala Lumpur, and open to any other destination in Asia, as long as it is warmer than 60 degrees during the day.
Send an email with the subject “ATTN: Caroline – AM Booking Challenge” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know what availability you find, including how many miles, what the taxes and fees are, and what airlines you would recommend for this person. Also write a paragraph about your process in searching for this award, and another few sentences about yourself.
Note: This booking is hypothetical, just send some options along and don’t get caught up in what the couple would/wouldn’t want to do (they don’t exist). We’re just looking to see your process.
I hope you post the results of what people find! (Of course, after you choose you’re new minions)
Haha! We’ll definitely think about doing that 😛 Are you looking to book the same trip or something? 😛
Not exactly, I’m in LA and I’m going much later in the year. I would be interesting to see what they come up with.
I just submitted an entry and actually from LAX, the options were quite plentiful at least for Feb 2016. Quite sad how the domestic sectors turned out to be a PITA 🙂
It is annoying when the domestic segments are more challenging than the international! Thanks for your submission, Kevin. We’ll be in touch!
Ya, I see how much is open right now but I have to wait just a few more weeks to see what I’m looking to book.
I will wait till their contest is done, but from LAX it should be pretty easy to book in general but weekends during the summer are going to be harder to book. But anyway, when it finishes I can write how to easily book that award. (I don’t wanna mess up that contest.)
I think I’m going to post the responses after Friday. It’s pretty amazing how different some of the itineraries have been! Needless to say, I’m impressed!
Just submitted my entry too! Indeed, ex-LAX availability seems to be plentiful – I tried to value add by trying to schedule a more direct itinerary for our imaginary passengers. Perhaps unless they are on a mileage run, a cross-country BOS-LAX routing seems a little tedious! 😛
Thanks for your submission Marcus!
I submitted an entry as well and eagerly waiting to hear the results..I am also curious to know how many entries were submitted and by which date you guys will decide on the people selected….Thank you…Avi
We will be back with you soon Avi! I plan to do a follow up post with info on the different results people found after we have completed the process.