Category Archives: Star Alliance

The Trick to Travel Flexibility: Transferable Points

One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!

Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!

That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.

The Trick To Travel Flexibility Transferable Points

The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money

Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!

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News You Can Use – Star Alliance Fast Lanes, 2,000 Marriott Points, & More

Happy Mother’s Day to our Moms!  Thank you for always being there and turning us into the people we are today!  We don’t know where we’d be without you!

News You Can Use Star Alliance Fast Lanes 2,000 Marriott Referral Points More

Happy Mother’s Day to Our Moms and All Our Readers Who Are Moms Too!

If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas, check out the new AMEX Offers and my list of gifts that will also earn you extra points.

1.   Star Alliance Adds Security Fast Lanes

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Fly Amazing First Class Suite to Europe With Little More Than 1 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus

Did you know you can fly to Europe in a luxury First Class suite by signing-up for just 1 credit card?

Singapore Airlines’ A380 First Class suites are consistently ranked as 1 of the best airline experiences in the world.  You’ll get fine champagne, caviar, and a private, enclosed suite with a lay-flat bed.

Fly Amazing First Class Suite To Europe With Little More Than 1 Credit Card Sign Up Bonus

Folks Love Singapore Airlines’ First Class Suites for the Amazing Food and Champagne

Use your miles & points for whatever makes sense for you!   That might be domestic coach flights like Emily and I enjoy on Southwest, hotel rooms, or for an experience like this that you probably wouldn’t want to pay for!

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Is It Worth Transferring AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Starwood and Then to Airline Partners?

Million Mile Secrets reader Joyce emails:

My husband traveled for his job so we always had miles and points to work with.  He is retired now so I am the person looking for the least expensive options for traveling on our dime.  Your posts are extremely helpful and I love investigating all of the options for accumulating miles and points.

My question is:  Can I transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to my Starwood Preferred Guest account?  And then transfer those same points from Starwood Preferred Guest to an airline with the 25% bonus (I know I will need to transfer in 20,000 point increments)?

Yes.  Joyce can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Starwood and then to airline partners.  She’ll get a bonus 5,000 miles for every 20,000 AMEX points she transfers.

Is It Worth Transferring AMEX Membership Rewards Points To Starwood And Then To Airline Partners

Joyce Can Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Starwood Preferred Guest, Then to Airline Partners – But Should She?

But it’s NOT the best use of her points!

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Blog Giveaway: ~$1,000 Ticket to Star MegaDo 6!

You’re the best blog readers in the world!  To thank you, this week we’re giving away a ~$1,000 ticket to Star MegaDo 6!

Blog Giveaway 1,000 Ticket To Star MegaDo 6

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Airbus 350 and Star Alliance Operations in Europe

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