Category Archives: Star Alliance

An Incredible Story About a Mother-Daughter Trip to England, Paid for 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!

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

An Incredible Story About A Mother Daughter Trip To England Paid For With Miles Points

Tina and Her Mother Outside the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

A big thank you to Tina 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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How to Get Big Travel on United Airlines & Partners With the Chase Ink Preferred 80,000 Point Bonus

With the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, you can earn an excellent sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements.

Then, transfer the Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines to book award flights on United Airlines or one of their many airline partners like Asiana Airlines or Lufthansa.

Award Flights With Ink Business Preferred

Use the Chase Ink Preferred 80,000 Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus to Book Business Class Award Flights on United Airline’s Partner Airlines Like Lufthansa

I’ll explain how you can get award flights with Ink Business Preferred on United Airlines and partner airlines within the US, to Asia, or multi-city trips to Europe.

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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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Up to 30% Bonus When You Convert Hotel Points to Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Via One Mile at a Time, Air Canada is offering up to a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan through December 12, 2016.

This could be a good deal if you like booking award tickets on Air Canada or Star Alliance partner airlines, like United Airlines, using Air Canada Aeroplan miles.

And potentially an amazing deal if you collect Starwood or Marriott points!

Up To 30 Bonus When You Convert Hotel Points To Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Transfer Hotel Points to Air Canada Aeroplan and Earn Up to a 30% Bonus – and Use Your Miles to Book Flights on Air Canada or Star Alliance Partners

I’ll share the promotion details and help you decide if transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan with a 30% bonus is worth it.

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Increased Sign-Up Bonus for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Small Business Card

Via MileCards, there’s an increased offer for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer small business card.  You’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Normally, the sign-up bonus on this card is 30,000 United Airlines miles.  And some folks have been targeted for even higher sign-up bonuses in the past.  But this could be a good deal for folks looking to earn more United Airlines miles.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always share the best deals with you!

United Small Business Credit Card

Get Big Travel on United Airlines With a Better Offer From the United MileagePlus Explorer Small Business Card

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether you should consider applying for the United MileagePlus Explorer Business card.

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Limited Time: 30% Discount on Certain Singapore Airlines Award Flights

Through November 16, 2016, you can save 30% off select Singapore Airlines coach and Premium Economy award flights.

You’d usually pay 15% fewer miles when you book Singapore Airlines award flights online.  So this deal is double the regular discount.

Valid travel dates for this deal are between February 6, 2017, and May 31, 2017.  And to get the discount, Singapore will have to be your departure or destination city.

Singapore Airlines Discounted Award Flights

Book a Discounted Award Flight to Singapore on Singapore Airlines and Visit the Famous Rooftop Pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel

I’ll explain more about this deal and better ways you can redeem Singapore Airlines miles!

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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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Two Cards Launching Soon: 60,000 Avianca Mile Card & 80,000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

A few months ago, I wrote that a new Avianca credit card with a 60,000 mile bonus was in the works.

And recently, I told you about the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, which will have an 80,000 point sign-up bonus and will replace the Ink Plus.

Well, it looks like you’ll be able to apply for these 2 new cards in the near future!

Two Cards Launching Soon 60000 Avianca Mile Card 80000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred

Is Machu Picchu on Your Bucket List? You’ll Be Able to Book Award Flights to South America and Many Other Destinations With the Points & Miles You Earn From Either of the 2 New Cards!

I’ll share more about the updates!

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Success! A Trip to Switzerland, Italy, & Paris for a Family of 3 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!

Raghu and his family are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Trip To Switzerland Italy Paris For A Family Of 3 With Miles Points

Raghu and His Family at the Colosseum in Rome

A big thank you to Raghu and his family for sharing their story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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What Are the Best AMEX Small Business Card Offers?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Right now, there several increased offers for AMEX small business cards.

That’s great news because AMEX small business cards have relatively easy approvals, even if you don’t have a huge company.  You can get award flights, hotel stays, or cash back, depending on what type of rewards you prefer. 

And even better, they don’t appear on your personal credit report.  So they won’t count against your Chase 5/24 status!

Best American Express Business Card Offers 2016

AMEX Small Business Cards Are Worth a Look If You Have a Small Business! Earn Big Travel and Remain Eligible for New Chase Cards

I’ll show you my favorite AMEX small business cards!

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