With Europe opening for Americans sometime this summer and more travel limits coming down as we head deeper into 2021, this is a good time to take a look at a new award service that has been getting some rave reviews. The award service is Chatflights and they take a different take on the way you get to book your award travel.
Chatflights – An App Based Award Service
Link: Chatflights App
Disclosure: I have an affiliate relationship with Chatflights that is based on you downloading the app, not based on any sales made
If you have been in the award space with airlines for a while, chances are pretty good you know all the tricks to getting those perfect business or first class award itineraries. If that is you, you would likely not be looking for an award service.
But, we are also not in a typical time of airline travel! Airlines are keeping more first class seats on the ground than before and flight schedules are very, very different from the way they used to be just 2 years ago. In short, even old hands at award bookings may find that it is more beneficial to let the pros at Chatflights handle the award booking process than trying to do it themselves.
The way it works is you download the Chatflights app (free) and get chatting! It really starts that easy – no filling out forms and waiting for an e-mail response, just chatting with an award booking pro to start your award search.
The cost to have them search? It costs you nothing to start hunting for the perfect award trip. After they find what you are looking for and you are ready to book, then you will need to pay $350 for international business class or $450 for international first class. That is a per person fee so if you are booking for a family, that could get expensive. But, at the same time, if you are booking for a family, the difficult in finding seats for your entire family could also be very difficult – would you rather pay to have someone else do all the hassle?
I am one of those people that love the hunt for the perfect award booking – but that also can take time and sometimes paying for other tools or services to help you reach that goal. With Chatflights, it is a one-time fee to book that flight after they found exactly what you are looking and hoping for.
The magic sauce here for Chatflights is that everything is being done right through their app as a messaging type means of communication. This means no e-mail and no phone calls and no losing out on that rare first class award seat because you were not able to get an e-mail and respond to it in time. Not only that, but Chatflights has booking pros that cover multiple time zones so you can get them during much of a 24 hour day.
Air travel is not like it used to be and even as it begins to rebuild again, summer travel and fewer flights mean that you will be fighting with every other award hunter who has only been collecting miles and points over the last year and not using them. This could be the perfect time to use a service like Chatflights.