News You Can Use – Don’t Pay the New $18 Fee for These Airlines!, 25% Off European Award Flights, Cheap Alaska Airlines Award Flights, Starwood’s New Partner

1.   Save 25% on Award Flights to Europe

You can get 25% to 50% off with Flying Blue Promo Award flights on Air France and KLM each month.  And this month’s sale includes 25% off award flights between Europe and certain cities in North America.

You can transfer your AMEX Membership RewardsCiti ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest points to the Flying Blue program to take advantage of these sales.

After the discount, here’s a look at how much you’ll pay for 1-way award flights between Europe and:

  • Houston in coach – 18,750 Flying Blue miles
  • Montreal in World Business Class – 46,875 Flying Blue miles
  • Toronto in Business Class – 46,875 Flying Blue miles
  • Vancouver in World Business Class – 46,875 Flying Blue miles
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You Can Save 25% on Award Flights to Europe This Winter

To get the discount, book by September 30, 2015, for travel from November 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015.

Keep in mind, Flying Blue awards also come with taxes and fees.  So do the math to see if this is a good deal for you!

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Fly to the City of Lights in Coach for Just 18,750 Flying Blue Miles and ~$94 1-Way

If you need Flying Blue miles, you can transfer AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest points.

And when you transfer Starwood points to airlines in increments of 20,000 points, you’ll get a 5,000 point bonus.

So you could sign-up for the Starwood Preferred Guest from American Express personal and small business cards, and earn the increased sign-up bonus of 30,000 Starwood points on each card when you complete the minimum spending.

Then when you transfer the 60,000 Starwood points to Flying Blue in 20,000 point increments, you’ll have 75,000 Flying Blue miles (60,000 miles + 15,000 bonus miles).

With this month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards, that’s enough for 2 round-trip coach tickets or a 1-way Business Class flight to Europe!

2.   Alaska Airlines Award Flights as Low as 5,000 Miles Each Way

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Sale! $240 Cancun Winter & Spring Break, Round-Trip!

Fly to Cancun, Mexico, starting at ~$240 round-trip from Cleveland, Denver, Newark, San Francisco, or Washington, DC, this winter or next spring!

Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has tickets on sale for travel through June 2016!  But availability is limited!

Relax Near the Beautiful Waters in Cancun for ~$240 Round-Trip!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the American Airlines website.

This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!

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How Starwood Nights & Flights Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

Starwood Nights & Flights is another fantastic way to use your Starwood points.  If you’re looking for Big Travel with Small Money, you can save a LOT of cash on great vacations with Nights & Flights!

How Starwood Nights Flights Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars

Explore the Big Island of Hawaii With Starwood Nights & Flights, and Find Breathtaking Waterfalls Like This One!

I’ll explain how Nights & Flights works.  And give you ideas about where you can go!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – August 2015

1.   You can earn 30,000 Starwood points with the Starwood Preferred Guest from American Express personal and small business cards!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - August 2015

Typically the 30,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus With the AMEX Starwood Cards Only Comes Around Once a Year!

2.   I told you about the best credit card offers for Big Travel and if I think they’ll return.

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Hot! ~$230 to Colombia Round-Trip From 6 Cities!

Fly to Bogota, Colombia, for ~$230 round-trip from several US cities this fall!

Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has tickets on sale for travel through early December 2015, and for the 1st half of 2016!

Hot 230 To Colombia Round-Trip From 6 Cities

Bogota, Colombia, Is a Great Base for Exploring Central and South America. Visit for ~$230 Round-Trip!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the American Airlines website.

This deal likely won’t last long, so book soon if you’re interested!

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