Selecting an Airline With the AMEX Business Platinum & Why I Chose Southwest

Besides the huge 100,000 point sign-up bonus, a major reason I got The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN was the 50% points back perk.

Because I’ll get 2 cents per point when I use my AMEX Membership Rewards points to book coach airfare on my selected airline.  So picking 1 of the 9 eligible airlines is important to make sure I make the most of this benefit!

Plus, the airline selection matters for earning the Business Platinum’s $200 airline incidental credit.

I decided on Southwest.

American Express Business Platinum Airline Credit

I Selected Southwest as My Business Platinum Airline.  I’ll Get a Great Deal With My AMEX Membership Rewards Points and Use the $200 Airline Incidental Credit!

I’ll show you how to select your airline for the American Express Business Platinum airline credit.

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Daraius’ Adventures in Queens: Part 3 – Sri Pra Phai Restaurant

I always have a great time when I visit New York.  And usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists.  But this time, I decided to spend more time in Queens.

I’m glad I did because I got to enjoy my favorite pastime: eating! 🙂

Queens is full of amazing ethnic restaurants.  Like Sri Pra Phai in Woodside, which serves authentic and tasty Thai food.

Sri Pra Phai Restaurant

I Love Finding Neighborhood Gems. Especially Ones That Have Food!

Here’s my experience at Sri Pra Phai!

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Limited Time: Earn Up to a 100% Bonus When You Buy United Airlines Miles

Via Deals We Like, you can earn up to a 100% bonus when you purchase United Airlines miles by December 19, 2016.

This could be a good deal if you’re planning a specific trip, especially in Business Class.  Or if you need a few extra United Airlines miles to top off your account.

Not everyone will get the same bonus!  You must log-in to your account to see your specific offer.

Buy United Airlines Miles

Earn Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Buy Miles Through December 19, 2016

Here’s more about this deal!

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Cleared for Take-Off: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger Approved

If you’ve been eagerly waiting for the government to approve the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, I have good news.

Today, the Department of Justice gave final approval for Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America.  The merger will make Alaska Airlines the 5th largest airline in the US (behind American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and Southwest).

But the decision isn’t without conditions.  Alaska Airlines will have to limit its partnership with American Airlines in order to keep competition in the US airline industry.

Cleared For Take Off Alaska Airlines And Virgin America Merger Approved

Alaska Airlines Will Acquire Virgin America to Create the 5th Largest Airline in the US

I’ll share what we know about the merger so far, and what it could mean for your miles and points!

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$300 Million Sign-Up “Bonus” With the Chase Sapphire Reserve

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Jeff, I’ve learned some interesting news about the Chase Sapphire Reserve card!

According to Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is so popular, Chase has lost ~$300 million (yes, million!) on the card so far.  That’s quite the sign-up “bonus!”

So it really IS a great deal for consumers.  But we already knew that. 😉

300 Million Sign Up Bonus With The Chase Sapphire Reserve

The 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus From the Chase Sapphire Reserve Is More Than Enough Points for 2 Award Tickets From the US to Hawaii!

Here’s more about this news.

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$30+ Flights to Tropical Destinations With Today’s JetBlue December Deals!

Through December 16, 2016, JetBlue is offering 12 days of deals with their “A December to Adventure” promotion.

Today’s deal is now live, and you can book JetBlue Flights to tropical destinations like Nassau, Aruba, Cancun, and Bermuda, for $30 to $140 one-way!  These cheap fares are valid on specific dates only.

30 Flights To Tropical Destinations With Todays JetBlue December Deals

Book Today, December 6, 2016, and Pay Just $30+ for One-Way Flights to Tropical Destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Mexico!

Here are the details!

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Virgin America Fare Sale! Premium Economy From $99, First Class From $149

If you haven’t yet booked your holiday travel, and are looking to splurge on a fancier flight, Virgin America is having a good fare sale for flights in Main Cabin Select (Premium Economy) and First Class.

Flights start at $99 one-way in Main Cabin Select, and $149 one-way in First Class.  And travel dates are from December 17, 2016, and January 1, 2017, on certain routes only.

To get the deal, book by 11:59 pm Central Time on December 8, 2016 (Thursday).

Virgin America Fare Sale Premium Economy From 99 First Class From 149

You Could Try Out Virgin America’s Premium Service Over the Holidays for Cheap!

I recently flew Virgin America for the first time and was impressed by their terrific service and modern cabin.  With this deal, you can check them out for cheap, too!

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Top 7 Travel Cards for December 2016

There are more great cards than ever to help you achieve Big Travel with Small Money!  Because banks continue to release new credit cards with lucrative sign-up bonuses.

And earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can get you a trip you may have never though possible!  Like a round-trip award flight to Australia with the Chase Sapphire Reserve or a getaway to Kauai with the The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN.

Top 7 Travel Cards For December 2016

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Make the Trip of Your Dreams Possible, Whether It’s Far Away Like Singapore, or Closer to Home

Here are my top 7 travel credit cards.

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Sneak Peek: 12 Days of JetBlue Travel Deals!

I shared the news that JetBlue is running daily deals through December 16, 2016.  Every day, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, they’ll announce a new deal, like yesterday’s $20 flights between select cities.

Now, the details of the deals have been leaked.  Via Reddit, we now know what JetBlue will offer each day through their “A December to Adventure” promotion!

We’ll see deals like $54 one-way flights to Cuba, 4X JetBlue bonus points, $30 one-way flights to tropical destinations, and more!

Sneak Peek 12 Days Of JetBlue Travel Deals

Looking for a Cheap Flight to a Tropical Destination? Check Out the List of JetBlue’s 12 Days of Deals. And Start Planning Your Trip!

Let’s take a look!

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Book Memorial Day Travel: Southwest Extends Schedule to June 2, 2017

Planning a Memorial Day trip next year?  Southwest has opened their schedule for flights through June 2, 2017.

So you can now book paid and award tickets for late spring trips!  This is a terrific opportunity for a quick getaway before the peak summer travel season.

Southwest is my favorite deal in travel, because everyone gets 2 free checked bags, there aren’t any change or cancellation fees, and a companion can travel with you for almost free if you have the Southwest Companion Pass.

Book Memorial Day Travel Southwest Extends Schedule To June 2 2017

Southwest Flies to US and International Destinations, Including Their New Routes to Cuba!

I’ll share the details and remind you of how to make the most of your Southwest flights!

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