Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Upon Arriving
Daniel writes Upon Arriving to cover the latest developments in travel credit card rewards, airline and hotel loyalty programs, and many other travel topics. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Brad and Me After Getting Scuba Certified in Belize, January 2017
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If you’d been holding off on applying for the Comenity Bank Virgin America cards, your time has run out. 🙁
Without notice, Comenity Bank has stopped accepting applications for both the premium and no-annual-fee versions of these cards.
This was expected at some point due to the Alaska Airlines – Virgin America merger.
Virgin America Is Being Absorbed by Alaska Airlines, and Now Their Credit Cards Are Gone, Too!
I’ll share the details!
Fun news for folks who love Southwest! Today, they announced they’ll be adding flights to Turks and Caicos!
So you’ll have another way to use your miles and points to travel to an exotic location.
Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Southwest Points to Fly to Beautiful Turks and Caicos
Here’s more about this news.
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Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?
There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different! Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!
For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing. But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way! It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!
I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp
I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!
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Good news for folks who like earning IHG points! Via View From the Wing, you can now register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing stays and certain tasks between May 15, 2017, and August 31, 2017.
Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this offer! That’s enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental London Park Lane, which costs 60,000 IHG points per night.
You Might Be Able to Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental London Park Lane!
I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.
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Good news! Some folks have been targeted to earn 70,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements with the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card.
That’s 20,000 United Airlines miles more than the most recent public offer!
We don’t earn a commission for the targeted offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about better deals!
If You Make the Most of This Offer by Adding an Authorized User and Meeting Minimum Spending Requirements, You’ll Earn 78,000 United Airlines Miles. That’s More Than Enough for 3 Round-Trip Coach Flights to San Francisco From the Mainland US & Canada!
I’ll share the details. And show you how to check whether you’ve been targeted!
Did you know you could save hundreds of dollars when traveling by adding a little inconvenience to your itinerary?
We all love the comfort of flying to the closest airport when we travel. But sometimes you can save a LOT of money if you fly from (or to!) an airport that’s farther away. Especially when you’re flying to popular events like the NBA Finals or the Kentucky Derby!
Don’t Assume the Airport Closest to You Has the Best Deals!
The folks here at Million Mile Secrets use this trick all the time. I’ll let you know how you can do it, too!
Via Reddit, you can earn 60,000 American Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements on the personal and small business versions of the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard.
Most recently, the sign-up bonus on the personal card was 30,000 American Airlines miles (50,000 miles for the small business version) after meeting minimum spending requirements. So these are much better offers!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission from these cards, but we’ll always let you know about the best deals!
60,000 American Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Flight From the US to Europe!
I’ll explain the details of these offers. And what you can do with 60,000 American Airlines miles.
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Lyn blogs about Southwest Airlines on GotoTravelGal.com and has written a free ebook titled, “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass” to help those of you looking to fly one person nearly free with you for up to TWO years. Since she and her family regularly fly Southwest, I’ve asked her to share her best tips for using the airline’s in-flight entertainment system.
Lyn: My family has flown all over the US on Southwest Airlines. We have mastered the use of Southwest’s entertainment systems. With kids ages 9 and 13, digital devices are key to keeping occupied.
My Son Playing on His iPad on a Southwest Flight
I’ll explain your options for inflight entertainment (along with the cost), show you how to use Southwest’s entertainment system, and share which devices are compatible.
I let you know about the changes Hilton recently made to their awards program. And via The Gate, Hilton launched their new points pooling option today!
With points pooling, you can combine Hilton points with friends or loved ones for free. That’s great news, because Hilton used to charge $2.50 for every 1,000 points you transferred to another Hilton member.
Need More Points for a Stay at a Beautiful Hotel Like the Hilton Barcelona? Ask a Friend or Loved One to Pool Points With You!
Let’s look at how you can transfer your Hilton points to another Hilton member!
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