Hello everyone! In 2014 the hubby and I are planning to go with my parents to Europe sometime between August and October. We will be on a London/Paris group tour so I don't know the dates for the itinerary as they aren't out yet. We want to fly into Inverness a couple of days early before joining the group. We could fly out of FLL, MIA or PBI we would like to fly into INV for a couple of days then from there into LHR to join the group which will wind up in Paris via rail and then we would fly out of CDG back home. In a perfect world the 4 of us would like to travel business or first on an award ticket on the same flight. We would prefer to not pay fees that are as high as BA. None of us are FF but I am learning about the CC sign up bonuses. Ok, so here is where I need the advice with respect to the above information. Which airline should we concentrate on accumulation of miles via CC sign up bonuses that would be most likely allow that itinerary and would have the best possibility for award ticket availability with 4 seats on the same flight? I understand that some of the FF experts also offer award booking services. But I read on FT that a few are not responding to inquiries and perhaps may no longer be offering these services even though their web sites are up. Are there any current reputable booking services that you would recommend? Once I know the actual dates of our trip, how much advance notice would an expert award consultant need to increase the chance of success? Thanks for any help you can give. My parents have never been to Europe and have never flown first class. We've never flown first class either so we would really like to make this the trip of a lifetime for them if at all possible.