JetBlue and Southwest are offering very good sales right now!
You can fly to lots of destinations in the US, Caribbean, and Mexico starting at just $39 one-way in coach. I found flights from New York to Washington, DC, for $52 one-way in coach on April 11, 2017.
It’s Officially Spring! So You’ll Need to Find Another Excuse to Get Away Besides the Frigid Winter Conditions 😉
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
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Lyn writes about Southwest Airlines on GotoTravelGal.com and I’ve asked her to share with you some tips for maximizing your companion when you earn the Southwest Companion Pass. Emily and I believe the Southwest Companion Pass is the best deal in travel!
Lyn: I am now on my 2nd Southwest Companion Pass, an amazing deal that gets you Big Travel With Small Money by allowing 1 person (your “companion”) to fly nearly free with you for from the time you earn it until the END of the FOLLOWING year.
The Companion Pass has literally changed my life from traveling on 1 or 2 car trips a year to taking more than 6 trips yearly for my family of 4. To earn the Companion Pass, you’ll need to collect 110,000 qualifying Southwest points within 1 calendar year.
Did you know your companion does NOT have the be the same person throughout the life of your Companion Pass?
You Can Change Southwest Companions up to 3 times in One Year!
I’ll explain how often you can switch companions and show you how to get the most out of your Southwest Companion Pass.
More good news from Alaska Airlines, this time for folks who have the Alaska Airlines personal or small business cards!
Via One Mile at a Time, you can now use the annual Companion Certificate that comes with the Alaska Airlines cards on Virgin America flights! Depending on where you fly, this perk could save you a lot of money!
You Can Take a Companion on More Routes Around the US for Just $121 Round-Trip
We don’t earn a commission for Alaska Airlines credit cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
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You’ll soon have more options for earning and redeeming Alaska Airlines miles!
Via One Mile at a Time, Alaska Airlines is adding German budget airline Condor to its list of partners.
You’ll Be Able to Earn Alaska Airlines Miles When You Fly German Low-Cost Airline Condor
I’ll tell you why this is good news for folks who collect Alaska Airlines miles!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Susan, commented:
Is there a benefit to having both the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve? Our travel plans do not include any Southwest flights for the next 18 months.
Great question, Susan!
The only major perk you’ll give up by getting rid of the Chase Southwest card is the annual Southwest points bonus you receive on your card anniversary.
The 6,000 bonus Southwest points offset the card’s annual fee, which for some folks is a reason to keep the card open.
But you’ll earn more flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards points and get better bonus spending categories with the Sapphire Reserve. And you’ll still have the option to transfer points to Southwest to book an award flight.
Everyone Gets 2 Free Checked Bags With Southwest. So the Only Major Perk of Having the Southwest Card Is the Anniversary Points Bonus
I’ll explain what else you should consider if you’re thinking of cancelling the Chase Southwest card.
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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!
Carla is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
First Class Seats on Thai Airways
A big thank you to Carla for sharing her 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, Bansi, emailed:
Which credit cards currently have the best deals? We are making a few large purchases for our home.
There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.
One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card! But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!
I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!
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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: All the Right Points
Evan shows All the Right Points readers how to earn and burn points and miles for premium travel and luxury hotel nights.
You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Checking out the Queen of the Skies (British Airways 747-400)
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
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Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, Air Canada is offering up to a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through April 17, 2017.
If you like booking award tickets on Air Canada or Star Alliance partner airlines, like United Airlines, using Air Canada Aeroplan miles, this could be a good deal. Especially if you collect Starwood or Marriott points!
Use Air Canada Aeroplan Miles for Big Travel on Star Alliance Partner Airlines Like United Airlines
I’ll share the details of the promotion and help you decide if transferring hotel points with this bonus is worth it.
Posted in Aeroplan, Air Canada, Airline Award Booking, Airline Promotions, Airlines, American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Credit Cards, Hotels, Marriott, Save Money, Singapore Airlines, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips, United Airlines, United Award Booking
Lyn blogs about Southwest Airlines at GotoTravelGal.com. And she offers her free “Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass” to help you quickly and easily earn the amazing Southwest Companion Pass, which lets 1 person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.
So I’ve asked her to share some tips on how to earn Southwest points when you rent a car.
Lyn: Renting a car is a common activity for travelers who want an independent mode of transportation at their destination.
Whether you’ll be sight-seeing around a US National Park, driving along the Pacific Coast highway, or just want the freedom to stop at the grocery and explore a destination on your own time, car rentals can come in quite handy.
Did you know it’s quite easy to earn Southwest points every time you rent a car? But NOT all the points you earn will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.
We’ve Got Tips for How to Earn Southwest Points on Your Next Car Rental!
I’m going to show you the current bonus point offers from Southwest, explain a few caveats to help make sure the deal is right for you, and walk you through how to book your Southwest car rental.
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