1. Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Etihad and Get a 30% Bonus
Via Reddit, you’ll get a 30% bonus when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Etihad through June 15, 2016. Etihad is AMEX’s newest Membership Rewards transfer partner.
We Flew First Class on Etihad to India, but We Used American Airlines Miles for the Tickets
Etihad’s luxurious First Class Apartments are ~117,000 Etihad miles one-way from New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi. So with this bonus, it would cost ~91,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points for an award seat. That’s an excellent value considering these tickets cost thousands of dollars!
Flying on Etihad’s partner airlines, like American Airlines, can be a good use of miles.
Because Etihad does NOT charge fuel surcharges for award tickets on partner airlines. But there are fuel surcharges when booking award tickets on Etihad flights.
Check out my Ultimate Guide to Etihad Miles.
2. Double Hilton Points Bonus Promotion
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Million Mile Secrets reader Alex writes:
I was wondering if you can give me advice on choosing the right credit card. I already have a Miles & More (Lufthansa) account and ~30,000 miles or so in there.
I’m located in Miami and I try to stick to Lufthansa or Star Alliance partners as my preferred airlines. I fly at least 2 times a year to Europe or Asia but also make some trips within the US.
Great question, Alex! It can be hard to decide which miles & points to collect for your trip, especially if you’re new to our hobby.
If you already have an idea of where & how you want to travel and which airlines or alliances you prefer, you can narrow down your choices of which credit cards to apply for.
And knowing which airlines serve your home airport will help a great deal in making a decision!
Figuring out Which Miles & Points to Collect Doesn’t Have to Be Hard! I’ll Show You How to Choose
I’ll give you tips for how to decide which cards to apply for, depending on your home airport, airline preferences, and travel goals!
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Folks on Reddit say there’s an offer to earn 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Ink Plus card when you complete the minimum spending requirements. That’s worth at least $700 in statement credits. Or $875 when you book a trip through the Chase Travel Portal.
You can also transfer them to airline and hotel partners like United Airlines, Southwest, and Hyatt!
The offer runs through May 15, 2016. But it’s only available in-person at a Chase branch.
Where Would You Go With 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points? Get the Chase Ink Plus Card In-Branch Through May 15, 2016!
You can also apply for Chase Ink Cash and earn 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($300).
I’ll share the details!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, Credit Cards, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Hyatt, Save Money, Southwest, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, United Award Booking
Great news! You’ll now have more options for award seats on new routes with Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Air Canada.
And fly to spots like Cuba, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Chattanooga, Salt Lake City, and more!
Use Your Miles & Points to Get to Cuba. Emily Loved It!
I’ll give you ideas for how to use miles & points for award seats on these new routes!
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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!
Rod is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
Rod Used Miles & Points to Take His Family on a Dream Vacation to Paris!
A big thank you to Rod for sharing his story!
Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.
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Last year, I shared my Top 10 Deals in Travel with y’all. And while some of those terrific deals are still available, it’s time for a 2016 update!
If you’re new to the miles and points hobby, these 10 deals are an excellent way to get started on your way to Big Travel with Small Money.
Before you start signing-up for credit cards, it’s important to consider your travel goals to decide which miles & points are best to collect for your trip!
Where Do You Want to Go? I’ll Show You My Top 10 Best Deals in Travel Right Now!
Let’s look at current top 10 best travel deals and how you can use them to get Big Travel with Small Money quickly!
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Great news for folks with AMEX Membership Rewards points! Via View From the Wing, you can now transfer your points to Etihad. And there are some award flights that are great deals!
For example, you can use Etihad miles to pay fewer points on airline partner American Airlines for a Business Class or First Class ticket to Asia or Europe. And, you’ll save miles on First Class flights within the mainland US and Canada!
Etihad Is the Newest AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Partner. Use Etihad Miles to Get Great Deals on Certain Flights, Like on Airline Partner American Airlines
I’ll explain how it works!
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