Category Archives: United Award Booking

Making the Most of the Chase Ink 70,000 Point Bonus: Transfer to United Airlines

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One of the more popular ways to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points is transferring them to United Airlines.  Folks like United Airlines because they usually have lots of award seats available, and you can use miles to travel on lots of partner airlines.

Now that the Chase Ink Plus sign-up bonus has increased to 70,000 points for a limited time after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months, you might wonder how much travel you could get by transferring those points to United Airlines.

Note: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point bonus offer ends on October 19, 2014.

Making The Most Of The Chase Ink 70000 Point Bonus Transfer To United Airlines

United Airlines Miles Can Be Used for Award Tickets on United and Partner Airlines Such as Air New Zealand and Lufthansa

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Are Delta Miles Really That Hard to Use?

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Update: The American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal), American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business), and American Express Platinum Delta credit card offers in this post are no longer available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!

A common opinion held by many miles-and-points enthusiasts is that Delta’s frequent flyer miles (often jokingly referred to as SkyPesos) can be hard to use.

Folks complain about a lack of available low-level award seats, a website that doesn’t always give accurate information, and very high pricing on some routes, especially international award tickets.

But is this always true?  I did some searches for award seats on Delta and then searched for the same dates and routes on American Airlines and United Airlines.  The results might surprise you!

Are Delta Miles Really That Hard To Use

Is It Always Hard to Find Award Seats on Delta?

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Top 10 Benefits of the Chase United Explorer Card

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Until September 2, 2014, the sign-up bonus on the Chase United Explorer card is increased to 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 3 months.  And you’ll get an additional 5,000 points for adding an authorized user. And you may be able to get a version with an extra $50 statement credit!

Normally, the sign-up bonus on this card is 30,000 miles, so the increased bonus is a good deal.  But do you know all the benefits you get with this card?

Top 10 Benefits Of The Chase United Explorer Card

Do You Know All the Benefits of the Chase United Explorer Card?

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Unlock More Award Seats With the United Explorer Card!

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I’ve written about the increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Chase United Explorer card and some of its benefits.  And also about a potential offer with an extra $50 statement credit!

But did you know if you have the card, there are more United Airlines award seats available for you than for non-cardholders?

Unlock More Award Seats With The United Explorer Card

Chase United Explorer Cardholders Can Access MORE United Award Seats!

On some flights, United Airlines might show no award seats available to folks who don’t have the card.  But Chase United Explorer cardholders will still see available award seats, unless the flight is sold out.

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How to Book a United Airlines Award Ticket Using Avianca Miles

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Million Mile Secrets reader Jonnie commented:

You say, ‘Avianca miles can be used on any Star Alliance airline, like United Airlines.’ How is that done? Can those miles be transferred to United Airline’s MileagePlus?

How To Book A United Airlines Award Ticket Using Avianca Miles

Avianca Miles Can Be Used to Book Award Flights on Any Star Alliance Airline, Like United Airlines

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