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!
Antonio is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
My Group of Icelandic Friends That Took Me in as One of Their Own. If You Make It to the Festival, Come Say Hello. I’ll Be With the Boom Box
A big thank you to Antonio 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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Million Mile Secrets reader, TB, commented:
There are some hotel and airline chains in which you can transfer points/miles to points/miles and vice versa for 1:1 or 1:2 or better ratio.
What site can I go to to know what hotel or airline accepts transferred points/miles from other hotels or airlines?
Great question! You can NOT transfer airline miles from 1 airline to another. And you can NOT transfer hotel points between hotel programs. But it is possible to transfer hotel points to airline miles.
Let’s 1st look at transferring hotel points to airline miles. And later we can take a look at transferring airline miles to hotel points.
You Can Transfer Hotel Points to Airline Miles. But Should You?
I’ll explain how to do it. And if it’s ever a good idea to make the transfer!
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Jared at Online Travel Review writes that the opportunity to redeem Iceland Air miles for cheap flights on Alaska Air to Hawaii will end today at 8:00 pm EST.
There will be a new redemption rate announced later on, but it almost certainly won’t be as generous as the current redemptions rates.
Jared lists a few other redemption options as well, but remember that you can redeem your Iceland Air miles for any flights on Alaska Airlines – not necessarily those to Hawaii only. If you have Iceland Air miles which you can’t use to Hawaii, it could make sense to book a First Class flight to other Alaska Air destinations.
This lasted a lot longer than I expected, and I’m glad lots of folks were able to take advantage of it to fly for less in First Class to Hawaii.
Thanks again, Jared!
Online Travel Review wrote about a GREAT way to get to Hawaii, Alaska, or
Mexico in First Class using Iceland Air miles yesterday and updated his post with a very helpful FAQ today.
I’ve been on the phone with Iceland Air for most of the morning (yeah, thanks Jared!) and here’s what I’ve found out while booking a ticket on Alaska Airlines using 30,000 Iceland Air miles & $370 from San Jose to Maui in Hawaii!
You essentially buy 25,000 Iceland Air miles for 37,500 Kronas or $330 and get a bonus of 5,000 miles (up to September 28, 2012) for a total of 30,000 Iceland Air miles. These points posted instantly in my experience. Continue reading