Category Archives: Star Alliance

New (Better!) Way to Use Starwood Points to Fly United Airlines

With the new way to transfer points between Starwood and Marriott accounts, folks can get a better ratio converting Starwood points to United Airlines miles by first transferring to Marriott points.

For example, if you transfer 10,000 Starwood points directly to United Airlines, you’ll only get 5,000 United Airlines miles because there’s a 2:1 ratio.

Instead, you could convert 10,000 Starwood points to 30,000 Marriott points (1:3 ratio).  Then, transfer the Marriott points to United Airlines and you’ll get a much better deal for your points.

Transfer Starwood Points To United Airlines

Now You Can Get a Better Ratio Converting Starwood Points to United Airlines Miles!

I’ll explain the math behind the points conversion and why United Airlines miles are great for Big Travel!

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“It’s Better to Be a ‘Nobody’ on a Reliable Airline Than a VIP With One That Disappoints You”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Rohan Anand

Rohan writes about his love for aviation and travel at Airways Magazine and Upgrd.com.  You can access his articles by visiting his website, Rohan Anand.  He also teaches yoga.  You can find him on Twitter and Instagram!

Rohan Anand - Interview With Rohan

At the Pan Am Experience at Air Hollywood in Los Angeles – November 7, 2015

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Starwood Adds Avianca as a New Airline Transfer Partner

Via Doctor of Credit, you can now transfer your Starwood points to Avianca miles at a 1:1 ratio.  This is great news for folks who book award flights on Star Alliance partner airlines, like Lufthansa or United Airlines!

And when you transfer Starwood points to Avianca, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 points you transfer!

This is also terrific news because it shows the Starwood loyalty program is still operating independently following the closing of the merger with Marriott.

Starwood Adds Avianca As A New Airline Transfer Partner

Avianca Is the Newest Starwood Airline Transfer Partner! You Can Use Avianca Miles to Book Award Flights on United and Many Other Star Alliance Airlines

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Multiple Business Class Award Seats Available on Flights to New Zealand Next Summer!

Via View From the Wing, there are several non-stop, round-trip Business Class award seats on United Airlines flights between San Francisco to Auckland in July and August 2017.  

These seats are usually difficult to find.  So this is great news if you’ve been wanting to explore the Southern Hemisphere or Pacific Islands!

In many cases, there are 4 or more award seats available on the same flight.  This means you can bring family or friends along for a trip to New Zealand!

Multiple Business Class Award Seats Available On Flights To New Zealand Next Summer

Finding Enough Available Award Seats for Family Travel Can Be a Challenge! But There Are Plenty of Award Seats on United Airlines Flights to New Zealand Next Summer!

I’ll show you how you can book these flights!

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Success! A Honeymoon Trip to the Maldives, Dubai, Africa, & Cancun 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!

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

Success A Honeymoon Trip To The Maldives Dubai Africa Cancun With Miles Points

Cody and His Wife Enjoying Dessert at the Tallest Restaurant in the World in Dubai During Their Honeymoon!

A big thank you to Cody 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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