Category Archives: British Airways

A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

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!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

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

A big thank you to Harry 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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50% Bonus When You Buy British Airways Avios Points – 6 Days Only!

Do you have plans for a short flight coming up?  You might benefit from this offer from British Airways!

Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is selling their British Airways Avios points with a 50% bonus until December 5, 2016, at 6:59 pm Eastern Time.

British Airways Avios Points Discount

Hop Around Europe for Cheap With British Airways Avios Points. I’ll Show You How!

I’ll help you decide if this is a good deal for you!

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Is the British Airways Travel Together Ticket a Good Deal?

Million Mile Secrets reader, CB, emailed:

I have over 120,000 British Airways Avios points from spending $30,000 on the Chase British Airways card.  And I’ll soon get the Travel Together Ticket.

I want to fly myself and a companion from the East Coast to Europe in Business Class.  I’ve priced 1 round-trip ticket at 120,000 British Airways Avios points, plus exorbitant taxes and fees – up to $1,200.  My travel companion will fly “free,” but pay the same taxes and fees.

I obviously should not spend $2,400 and 120,000 British Airways Avios points for these flights, right?  Could we buy 2 tickets with another airline for less than $2,400?  Should I use my British Airways Avios miles on a partner airline and forget the Travel Together Ticket?

Thanks for the question, CB!

British Airways is infamous for tacking on steep fuel surcharges when you fly them across the Atlantic.  I usually recommend folks fly on partner airlines, like American Airlines or Air Berlin.

But, you can only use a British Airways Travel Together Ticket on British Airways flights.  And it’s very unlikely you’ll find 2 round-trip Business Class tickets to Europe for ~$2,400.  So this could be a good option for flying British Airways in Business (or First) Class!

Is The British Airways Travel Together Ticket A Good Deal

If You Want the British Airways Business Class Experience, You Can Get Decent Value With a Travel Together Ticket!

I’ll briefly explain what the British Airways Travel Together Ticket is.  And help you decide when to use it!

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New Hilton, Iberia / British Airways Transfer Bonuses – Are They Worth It?

Do you have a Hilton award stay coming up or like booking cheap award flights with British Airways Avios points?

If so, there are 2 new transfer bonuses using Citi ThankYou points and AMEX Membership Rewards points you might consider.

Through February 8, 2017, when you transfer your Citi ThankYou points to Hilton you’ll get a 33% bonus.

And via One Mile at a Time, when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Iberia, you’ll get a 50% bonus through December 15, 2016!  This can be useful for converting AMEX Membership Rewards points into British Airways Avios points at a more favorable rate.  I’ll explain!

New Hilton Iberia British Airways Transfer Bonuses Are They Worth It

Book Hilton Stays and British Airways Award Flights for Fewer Points With This Deal!

I’ll help you decide if these deals are worth your time.

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5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners for Big Travel!

Officially, Chase Ultimate Rewards has 7 airline and 4 hotel transfer partners.  But did you know you can access dozens of other airline and hotel options indirectly with Chase Ultimate Rewards points?  

5 Secret Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners For Big Travel

Emily Flew on Air Berlin to Croatia. And You Can Too, With Chase Ultimate Rewards Points – Even Though Air Berlin Isn’t an “Official” Transfer Partner!

I’ll give you ideas on how you can use your points with partners for more Big Travel!

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Award Ticket Change, Cancellation, and Hold Policies for 25+ Airlines!

Folks in the miles & points hobby are usually diligent about planning their travels.  But sometimes life happens and you have to change or cancel your plans.

In that case, what are the fees for changing an award ticket?  And do any airlines allow you to hold an award reservation while you firm up your plans?

To help y’all out, I made a chart that shows the award ticket fees and policies for over 25 domestic and international airlines!

Award Flight Change Fees

Tracking Down Award Ticket Fees Can Be Tricky, So We’ve Made an Easy Table Showing Award Ticket Change & Cancellation Fees for Over 25 Airlines!

Let’s take a look!

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Success! Under $600 for Family Flights to Maui AND Europe!

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!

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

Success Under 600 For Family Flights To Maui AND Europe

Jason and His Family at Makena Beach in Maui

A big thank you to Jason for sharing his family’s 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: 6,000 British Airways Avios Points!

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Emily and I want to thank our readers for all the support!  So this week we’re giving away 6,000 British Airways Avios points.

Blog Giveaway 6000 British Airways Avios Points

Use 12,500 British Airways Avios to Fly One-Way in Coach From Boston to Ireland and Visit the Stunning Cliffs of Moher!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Meet Your Match When You Buy Discounted British Airways Avios Points

Via Frequent Miler, there’s a unique way to buy discounted British Airways Avios points.

Through the British Airways Shopping Portal, you’ll earn 76 British Airways Avios points per $1 you spend on a Match.com subscription.

This promotion definitely is NOT for everyone.  Like if you’re happily married! 😉

But if you’re single and ready to mingle, you’ll be able to purchase ~15,000 British Airways Avios points at a steep discount!

Meet Your Match When You Buy Discounted British Airways Avios Points

With 15,000 British Airways Points, You Can Book Short-Haul, Round-Trip Award Flights to Miami & Other Destinations on Partner Airline American Airlines

I’ll explain how this promotion works and other ways you can earn British Airways Avios points!

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Will I Lose My Points If I Close 1 of My 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards Earning Cards?

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Million Mile Secrets reader, Lau, commented:

Hiya!  If I want to close my Chase Sapphire Preferred and keep my Chase Freedom card, do I lose the Chase Ultimate Rewards points I earned with my Chase Sapphire Preferred account?

Thanks for the question, Lau!

As long as you keep at least 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards points earning card open, you won’t lose your Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you cancel a card.  Just transfer all your points to the account you plan to keep before you cancel. 

But your points may not be worth as much to you!

Will I Lose My Points If I Close 1 Of My 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards Earning Cards

Afraid You’ll Lose Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points? I’ll Tell You Everything You Need to Know

I’ll explain what can happen to your Chase Ultimate Rewards points when cancelling a credit card, and give you a few suggestions to keep your points without paying an annual fee.

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