Category Archives: Airline Award Booking

“My Family of 4 Saved ~$2,300 Flying With Delta Miles on WestJet!”

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Earlier this year, I shared news that you can now use Delta miles to book award tickets on Canadian airline WestJet.

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin recently booked WestJet award tickets for her family of 4 using Delta miles.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Jasmin:   Thanks, Daraius!  My 3 kids and I needed flights to Calgary, Canada, in August 2017 for a family reunion.

WestJet is a fun, customer-friendly airline that flies to cities in Canada, the Caribbean, and beyond.  For example, you can fly WestJet non-stop from airports like New York – LaGuardia and Fort Lauderdale to Toronto.  And then continue on to Vancouver.

I’ll show you the pitfall I avoided by using Delta miles on WestJet.

My Family Of 4 Saved 2300 Flying With Delta Miles On WestJet

Find Out How a Million Mile Secrets Team Member Booked WestJet Flights to Calgary Using Delta Miles

I’ll share how I saved money AND added convenience booking WestJet award flights using Delta miles!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 12: Australia & New Zealand

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you several choices for flights to Australia and New Zealand!

Or you can save time and points by using AMEX Pay With Points to book coach or Business Class flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Australia

I Enjoyed My Visit to Sydney! If You’re Planning to Visit, You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points With Terrific Airline Transfer Partners!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to Australia and New Zealand!

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He Gave His Parents a First Class Trip to Beijing, Hong Kong, & Singapore With Miles & Points!

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!

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

He Gave His Parents A First Class Trip To Beijing Hong Kong Singapore With Miles Points

My Parents Enjoying Their Welcome Drink in Etihad First Class From Cairo to Abu Dhabi

A big thank you to Ramy 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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Tips & Tricks to Save on a Trip to New York City This Summer

I’ll share how you can get Big Travel with Small Money on a trip to the Big Apple, including tips from Million Mile Secrets readers!

Free Things To Do In NYC

Using Miles & Points Can Save You Lots of Money on a Trip to New York City! And There Are Many Free Things to Do Once There for Folks Traveling on a Budget!

Using miles & points can save you money on flights and hotel stays.  And there are plenty of cheap or free things to do throughout the city, like exploring beautiful parks or attending the taping of popular TV shows!

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50% Off Award Flights for Hopping Around Southeast Asia!

Do you have travel plans to Asia this summer?  If so, you might be able to save miles during your trip!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get 50% off award flights through Singapore Airlines’ regional airline, SilkAir!  But you must book through the Singapore Airlines website by July 11, 2017, and your travel dates must be between July 1 and October 31, 2017.

Singapore Airlines SilkAir 50 Off

Fly From Singapore to Thailand for 50% Fewer Miles!

I’ll give you the details about this deal.

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 11: Asia

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you choices for flights to Asia!

Or you can use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.  This could save you time and points, especially when you can find cheap airfare!

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Asia

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Are Great for Flights to Asia! So You Can Visit Destinations Like Hong Kong, Which Emily Really Enjoyed!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to Asia!

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When Does the Clock Start for Earning Southwest Companion Pass?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Annie, commented:

I understand I must earn 110,000 Southwest points in one year to earn the Companion Pass.  So if I start earning points in April 2017, do I have until April 2018 or December 2017 to earn the required points?

Great question, Annie.

To get the Companion Pass, you must earn 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year.  So you have from January to December.

And the Companion Pass is valid through the last day in the following year in which it’s earned.  So if you earn the Companion Pass now, it’s good through December 31, 2018.

That’s why I typically recommend folks earn the Companion Pass as early in the year as possible.  Because you can take advantage of the BEST deal in travel for nearly two full years!

Southwest Companion Pass Timing

Emily and I Think the Companion Pass Is the Best Deal in Travel!

I’ll remind y’all how you can earn the Companion Pass!

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20,000 AMEX Points With a New Card That Won’t Show on Your Personal Credit Report!

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Million Mile Secrets reader, Chanda, commented:

Can you get the The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express and earn the 20,000 point sign-up bonus if you already have the AMEX Blue for Business card?

Yes!  The no annual fee AMEX Blue Business Plus is considered a different card product from the old AMEX Blue for Business card (no longer available).

So you can earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements with the new card!

And AMEX small business cards do NOT show up on your personal credit report.  This means they won’t count against Chase’s card limit.

AMEX Blue Business Plus Approval

Earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Blue Business Plus, Which Is Enough for a Round-Trip Delta Award Flight From Los Angeles to Seattle!

I’ll share why the AMEX Blue Business Plus offer might appeal to folks looking to boost their AMEX points balance!

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3 Best Ways to Use Starwood and Marriott Points for United Airlines Award Flights

Million Mile Secrets reader, Patrick, commented:

Is it better to transfer Starwood points directly to United Airlines OR convert them to Marriott points and then transfer to United Airlines miles?

It’s typically NOT a good deal to transfer Starwood points directly to United Airlines.  Because the transfer ratio isn’t favorable.  You only get 1 United Airlines mile for every 2 Starwood points you transfer.

You’ll do better converting your Starwood points to Marriott points.  Then, transfer Marriott points to United Airlines miles.

But there’s another way to use your Starwood or Marriott points for award flights on United Airlines, which might be the best deal!

Starwood And Marriott Points For United Airlines Flights

I Wouldn’t Recommend Transferring Starwood Points Directly to United Airlines. But There Are Other Ways to Use Your Points for United Airlines Award Flights!

I’ll share the 3 ways to convert Starwood and Marriott points to get a United Airlines award flight!

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Alaska Airlines Miles!

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Thanks to all of you for your support over the years!  To show our appreciation, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Alaska Airlines miles!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Alaska Airlines Miles

Alaska Airlines Miles Are Great for Hopping Around the West Coast and Alaska. And They Have Lots of Great Airline Partners To Take You All Over the World!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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