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News You Can Use – Earn 3X JetBlue Points, 2X American Airlines Miles at Hilton Hotels, Marriott Tests New Rewards Program, Use AT&T in Canada & Mexico

1.   Earn 3X JetBlue Bonus Points in June

You can earn at least 3X JetBlue bonus points for paid flights in June if you book by May 25, 2016.

You’ll need to register for the promotion before booking.

Ends Today JetBlue Deals Starting At 39

Register and Earn 3X JetBlue Points for Paid Flights in June 2016

If you recently used your Southwest Companion Pass to get matched to JetBlue Mosaic, you’ll earn even more JetBlue points on the base fare.

Paying for JetBlue airfare with the Barclaycard JetBlue card, JetBlue Plus, or JetBlue Business to earn additional bonus points makes this promotion richer.

Here’s my review of the 3 new JetBlue cards.

2.   Earn 2 American Airlines Miles per Dollar Spent at Hilton Hotels

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Cheap Flights From New York (JFK) to Milan for ~$497 Round-Trip!

Don’t wait!  Via SecretFlying, you can fly round-trip from New York (JFK) to Milan for ~$497 per person with Emirates!  Just note, there’s a 2 passenger minimum.

Fly From New York (JFK) to Milan, Italy, for Only ~$497!  And Visit the Duomo di Milano Like Emily Did!

This is a great deal, so book now!  Because it’s only valid through May 26, 2016.

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Won’t Last! Chicago to Southeast Asia for ~$479 Round-Trip!

Hurry!  Via SecretFlying, you can fly round-trip on China Eastern Airlines from Chicago to cities like Phuket, Singapore, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok starting at ~$479!

Won't Last Chicago To Southeast Asia For 479 Round Trip

Fly from Chicago to Bangkok, Thailand for ~$479!

Act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal.  Because I don’t know how long it will last!

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News You Can Use – 4 Airlines Added to TSA Pre-Check, 1,000 United Airlines Miles and Southwest Points, and AccorHotels Bonus Points

1.   4 Airlines Added to TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is a great way to save time at the airport.  Via One Mile at a Time, there are 4 new airlines participating in TSA Pre-Check.

The new additions are Aeromexico, Cape Air, Etihad, and Seaborne Airlines.

News You Can Use 4 Airlines Added To TSA Pre Check 1,000 United Airlines Miles And Southwest Points And AccorHotels Bonus Points

Fly Through the Airport Security Line! TSA Pre-Check Is Expanding to Include 4 Additional International Airlines

This means when you fly these airlines at eligible US airports, you’ll have expedited security screening and won’t have to take off your shoes or remove a laptop from your bag.

You can apply for TSA Pre-Check, but it’s a better deal to sign-up for Global Entry (which comes with TSA Pre-Check).  Plus, with Global Entry you’ll get through US Customs faster when you travel back to the US.

Global Entry costs $100 and is valid for 5 years.  But the fee is refunded if you pay with one of these cards:

Remember these tips for getting a quicker Global Entry appointment.

2.   Free 1,000 United Airlines Miles

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How to Use Southwest Card’s 50,000 Point Bonus to These 11 International Destinations

Wanna get away?  Right now, you can earn 50,000 Southwest points on all 3 Chase Southwest cards when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

That’s worth between ~$625 and ~$695 toward Southwest award flights, including to 11 international destinations like Belize City, Cancun, and Punta Cana!

How To Use Southwest Cards 50,000 Point Bonus To These 11 International Destinations

Pack Your (Beach) Bags! You Can Use 50,000 Southwest Points to Visit Lots of International Destinations for Fun and Sun!

I’ll show you where you can visit with your Southwest points!

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Chase Adds New Transfer Partner, More Options to Europe!

Great news and a pleasant surprise for folks with Chase Ultimate Rewards points!  Via View From the Wing, Chase has added Flying Blue to the list of Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners!

Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM.

This means you can now transfer points from all 4 flexible points programs to Flying Blue.

Chase Adds New Transfer Partner More Options To Europe

You Can Now Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Flying Blue and Book Award Tickets on Air France, KLM or Any SkyTeam Alliance Partner!

I’ll explain why this is excellent news!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred or AMEX Premier Rewards Gold for a College Grad?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Nick, tweeted:

I’m soon to be a college grad, and I want points to travel.  Should I apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express?

Good question, Nick!

It’s easy to see why Nick has narrowed down his decision to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and thPremier Rewards Gold Card from American Express.  They’re both excellent cards for earning transferable points which give you the most travel flexibility!

Because Nick is still in college, it may be difficult for him to be approved for these cards.  His credit history may not be lengthy enough for premium credit cards.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Or AMEX Premier Rewards Gold For A College Grad

The Sign-Up Bonus From Either Card Is Enough for a Round-Trip Award Flight to Ireland From Boston!

I’ll explain the key differences between these 2 cards, and help Nick decide which is the best choice.  And give him other options for his situation of limited credit history. Continue reading