Category Archives: British Airways

Which Miles & Points Should You Collect for Award Flights?

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!

Which Miles Points Should You Collect For Award Flights

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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2016’s 10 Best Deals in Travel

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!

2016's 10 Best Deals In Travel

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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Review of the New Marvel MasterCard (3% Back on Dining & Entertainment)

Here’s my review of the new Marvel MasterCard!  It’s a no-annual-fee cash back card from Synchrony Bank with cool superhero card art.

This card does NOT have a great sign-up bonus.  But it does earn 3% at restaurants and select entertainment like movie theaters, games,, and more.

And while we don’t earn a commission from this card, we’ll always tell you about interesting deals.

Review Of The New Marvel MasterCard 3 Back On Dining Entertainment

There’s a New Cash Back Card, but I’ll Show You Similar Cards That Are Better!

I’ll tell you more about the new Marvel MasterCard.  And suggest cards that are a better deal!

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Now You Can Fly to Europe in Air Berlin’s New Premium Coach and Business Class Seats

Travel in style!  Air Berlin has new premium coach and Business Class seats as part of a refresh of their long-haul flights.  That means a more comfortable flight to Europe!

You can book the new Business Class seat with miles & points.  And you can pay a fee to upgrade to a premium coach seat on paid OR award bookings.

Now You Can Fly To Europe In Air Berlin's New Premium Coach And Business Class Seats

Book Air Berlin’s New Business Class Seat With Miles & Points! And Pay a Fee to Upgrade to Their New Premium Coach Seat

I’ll share the details.  And how you can book a seat!

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How Many Chase Cards Can You Get? (And Which to Get First!)

UPDATE: The offer for the British Airways card in this post has expired.  But check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

Chase has some of the best points and miles cards available. With them, you can get free nights at fancy hotels, award flights, or lots of flexibility, depending which cards you choose. 

But folks are concerned about applying for new Chase cards because of the stricter approval policies Chase will likely start enforcing in April 2016.

How Many Chase Cards Can You Get And Which To Get First

Concerned About the Upcoming Changes to Chase Card Approvals? Let’s Take a Closer Look at How They Work

I’ll explain the new rules.  And recommend which cards to consider.

We don’t earn a commission on many of the cards in this post but we’re committed to letting you know about the best offers!

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First Cuba Cruises in 50 Years, New Cheap & Award Flights to Europe, Las Vegas, China

1.   Carnival Cruises to Cuba Begin May 2016

Link:   Cruise to Cuba With Carnival / Fathom

Visiting Cuba is getting easier!  You can soon use miles & points to fly thereAnd now you can take a cruise!

Carnival Cruise Line’s Fathom brand sets sail to Cuba starting May 1, 2016.  This will be the 1st time in over 50 years that a cruise ship has sailed to Cuba.  And tickets are still available for the maiden voyage!

First Cuba Cruises In 50 Years New Cheap Award Flights To Europe Las Vegas China

Head to Cuba by Air OR Water! Now Cruising to Cuba Is an Option With Carnival Cruise Line Starting May 1, 2016!

Departures will be from Miami every other Sunday, and last 7 days.  You can get to Miami from anywhere in the mainland US for 25,000 miles round-trip in coach on:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • United Airlines

If you’re near Miami, you can:

Southwest also flies to Miami.  And you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest to book any available seat.  Remember, a friend can fly with you for only the cost of taxes and fees with the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   China Eastern Begins Non-Stop Flights Between Chicago and Shanghai

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Use Your Miles on New Routes to Beijing, Delhi, Europe, and More US Cities!

Great news for folks who like to use their miles & points to book award tickets!

This year, you’ll have more options for award seats on new routes domestically, and to Beijing, Delhi, and Europe!

Use Your Miles On New Routes To Beijing Delhi Europe And More US Cities

New Airline Routes Give You More Chances to Put Your Miles & Points to Good Use! I’ll Share Fun New Places You Can Visit!

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