Category Archives: Airlines

Can You Earn 50,000 Southwest Points Upgrading From the Plus to Premier Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Mike commented:

I currently have a Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card.  Are there benefits to upgrading to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier card?  

Would I be eligible for the 50,000 point sign-up bonus if I already have the Southwest Plus card?

Thanks for your questions, Mike!

There are a couple of extra perks you’ll get with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier card.  You’ll pay no foreign transaction fees and earn an extra 3,000 Southwest points on your card anniversary date.  But, the Premier card has a $99 annual fee compared to $69 for the Plus card.

And you will NOT be able to earn the 50,000 Southwest point sign-up bonus by upgrading.

By upgrading, you’ll also have a new account on your credit report that could make it harder to get more Chase cards in the future.

Can You Earn 50,000 Southwest Points Upgrading From The Plus To Premier Card

Upgrading to the Southwest Premier Card Will NOT Earn You the 50,000 Southwest Point Sign-Up Bonus. Instead, You Can Apply Separately and Make It Easier to Get the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll explain why you might want to consider getting both Southwest cards!

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Can You Use Your Southwest Companion Pass When You Don’t Book Your Own Flight?

Million Mile Secrets Reader, @Luhlnessities, tweeted:

Did Southwest change their Companion Pass rules?  It won’t let me add my companion for flights booked with points from another account.

Great question, @Luhlnessities!

Can You Use Your Southwest Companion Pass When You Don't Book Your Own Flight

With the Southwest Companion Pass Your Partner Flies With You for Nearly Free to Places Like New York City. But on Which Types of Flights Can You Add a Companion?

I did some digging and I’ll share what I found out!

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Success! Family of 6 to Europe, First Class to Maldives, & More!

I love when folks use their miles & points to earn Big Travel with Small Money!  I thought I’d share recent reader success stories!

Success Family Of 6 To Europe First Class To Maldives More

Congrats! It’s Great to Hear About Using Miles & Points for Family Trips!

Amazing!  This family of 6 used miles and points for flights to Europe AND hotel stays!

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6,000 Flying Blue Miles Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the 6,000 Flying Blue miles giveaway!

6,000 Flying Blue Miles Winner

Are You the Winner of 6,000 Flying Blue Miles?

Find out who won!

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“I Think I Got My First Delta Account When I Was Around Age 12”

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

Miles & Points Interview:

Gilbert Ott is the creator and writer of God Save The Points.  He writes about tips and tricks on how to earn miles.  You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

God Save The Points - Interview With Gilbert

Flying British Airways’ “Baby Bus”, Their Direct Flight From New York to London City With Only 32 Seats, All Business Class!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I was young!  I think I got my first Delta account when I was around age 12.  I don’t quite remember why I was so hell-bent on it, but I was.

Perhaps I read an in-flight magazine talking about the places it would take me.  I got everyone in my family an account too.  They were NOT miles people…

Why did you start your blog?  What’s special about it?

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