Category Archives: Airline Award Booking

New Card From American Express! Is It Right for You?

American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee!  You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!

American Express Blue Business Plus Card Review

20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!

I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!

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Southwest Points Basics: How to Book Award Flights, Add Companions, & What to Expect

Lyn writes about flying on Southwest on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and offers a free step-by-step guide to show you how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which Emily and I believe is the BEST deal in travel and lets one person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.

I’ve asked her to give our readers a basic review of how Southwest points work and how to use them for free travel.

Lyn:   Southwest is my favorite frequent flyer program for many reasons.  Not the least of which is the fact that using their program, my family has flown nearly free for the past year and a half, visiting destinations like New York City; Las Vegas; Marco Island, Florida; San Diego; Orlando; and more!

How To Use Southwest Points

My Family Has Visited Amazing Destinations in the US Like San Diego. All Flying Almost Free on Southwest!

I’ll get into the nitty-gritty on how to use Southwest points, including their value, reserving flights with points, and adding your Companion.

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Enjoy Europe With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi With Limited-Time Card Offer

Folks traveling on a budget can do well in Europe by redeeming Hilton points for stays at Hampton by Hilton brand hotels.

Besides excellent locations in destinations like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt, you’ll also enjoy perks like free hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

And with the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards, you can earn lots of points to use toward free stays!

Hilton Hotels In Europe With Free Breakfast

Use Hilton Points for an Award Stay at the Hampton Liverpool, Which Is a ~10 Minute Walk From The Beatles Story Exhibition. And You’ll Get Free Hot Breakfast at the Hotel!

I’ll share 5 excellent Hampton by Hilton hotels in Europe you can stay for free with points and that have free breakfast!

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Bask in Latin American Sunshine With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi Using Limited-Time Card Offer

It’s exciting to use points for free hotel stays in destinations like Cancun and San Juan.  And it’s even better when you can enjoy additional complimentary perks like hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

If you’re looking to book an award stay and get free breakfast in Latin America, you might consider the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards.

Because these cards are offering the highest sign-up bonuses I’ve ever seen!  But only until May 31, 2017!

Hilton Hotels In Latin America With Free Breakfast

Emily Enjoyed Kayaking in the Dominican Republic on Her 30th Birthday! You Can Stay There Too With the Limited-Time AMEX Hilton Card Offers!

I’ll share 7 excellent Hilton hotels in Latin America where you can stay for free with points and get free breakfast!

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A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Amy is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points May 2017

Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Limited Time: Huge Sign-Up Bonuses With These Airline Cards!

There are big improved offers for the Delta AMEX credit cards!

Through July 5, 2017, you’ll earn 60,000 Delta miles with the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, and 70,000 Delta miles with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express after completing minimum spending.

That’s the highest public bonus I’ve ever seen for these cards!

Limited Time Huge Sign Up Bonuses With These 4 Airline Cards

Delta Miles Are Very Useful for Visiting the Land Down Under! You’ll Usually Find More Available Award Seats Than Other US Airlines

Here’s what you need to know about these amazing deals!

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Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful for Transatlantic Flights!

A couple of months ago, I told you that Alaska Airlines would be adding Condor to their list of partner airlines.

And now, via Travel Codex, you can use your Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Condor!  I like this news, because more options for using miles & points is always a good thing!  And it’s nice for folks who already fly Condor, because it does NOT have its own loyalty program.

Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful For Transatlantic Flights

Fly To Many Destinations Across the Atlantic With Condor, Like Portugal!

I’ll share what you need to know about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles on Condor.

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Everything to Know About Flying Standby on Southwest

Lyn writes about Southwest Airlines on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has written a free guide on how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass that Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel.  Lyn shared that Southwest made some changes regarding their standby procedures.  I’ve asked her to share the specifics to help you understand the details of how to fly standby on Southwest.

Lyn:   If you ever need to fly standby, meaning you can catch an earlier or later flight to the same destination on the same day if there is an open seat, Southwest has made some positive changes to their policies.  Especially for Southwest elite status members and those who purchase premium fares.

How To Fly Standby On Southwest

If You Missed Your Original Flight – or Want to Fly Earlier Than Planned – Here’s Everything You Need to Know About How to Fly Standby on Southwest

I’ll share the changes.  And how you can fly standby should you ever need to!

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Timing Your Trip: Why the Travel Season Makes a Difference

The time of year you choose to vacation usually affects the prices you’ll pay and your travel experience.

Busy seasons (like holidays) can attract lots of tourists to popular destinations.  I typically prefer traveling in low or shoulder season when things are quieter and cheaper!

But some folks would rather book a getaway during peak season to enjoy the best weather.  Or because it works best for family vacation schedules.

High Season Versus Shoulder Season Travel

Emily Traveled to the British Virgin Islands During High Season Because of the Ideal Weather. And She Booked a Marriott Award Stay, Which Costs the Same Amount of Points Regardless of Season!

I’ll share the pros and cons of traveling to a destination during its high season, shoulder season, and off-season.

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