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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Chartered Flights in Europe, Tour New Aircraft, Go Behind-the-Scenes at Airports & More at Star MegaDo 7!

Travel on a chartered plane to 4 European cities and participate in exclusive aviation events like breakfast with Aegean Airlines management and tour the Singapore Airlines A380!

Via Angelina Travels, full details of the annual Star Alliance MegaDO trip are now available!

The trip will take place from September 13 to 16, 2016, with visits to Zurich, Hamburg, Mykonos, and Athens.  The complete schedule is here.

Registration for Star MegaDO 7 opens on May 9, 2016, at 10:00 am Pacific Time.  Tickets for the 4-day event start at $999, which includes flights within Europe, hotels, and VIP event access.

Chartered Flights In Europe Tour New Aircraft Go Behind The Scenes At Airports More At Star MegaDo 7

Spend a Night at the Santa Marina Luxury Collection Resort in Mykonos During This Year’s MegaDO Event!

I attended StarMegaDO 3 and had an amazing time!

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Today Only! $586 Round-Trip to Greece From 4 Cities

Looking for an escape in Europe this winter?

The Flight Deal reports a terrific sale from 4 US cities to Thessaloniki, Greece, for just $586 round-trip in coach!

Flights are on United Airlines and Star Alliance members like Aegean Airlines and Lufthansa.  But you must book by today, January 12, 2016!

Today Only 586 Round Trip To Greece From 4 Cities

See Byzantine Ruins in Thessaloniki, Greece’s Cultural Capital, for Just $586 Round-Trip From 4 US Cities!

You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the United Airlines website.

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It’s Now Harder to Earn & Keep Aegean Gold Status for Free Lounge Access

You used to be able to fast track to Star Alliance Silver and Gold status by crediting miles to Aegean Airlines, but no longer.

It's Now Harder To Earn And Keep Aegean Gold Status For Free Lounge Access

You Can No Longer Fast Track to Star Alliance Elite Status With Aegean Airlines

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Fast Track to Star Alliance Silver and Gold Elite Status With Aegean Airlines

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Imagine skipping ahead of the crowd with priority check-in, taking extra baggage on your trip for no charge, and relaxing with champagne in the airport lounge.

Here’s a little known way to make this dream come true!  You can use Aegean Airlines’ frequent flyer program to get elite status on Star Alliance airlines such as United Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT Polish Airlines, and more.

Star Alliance Gold Status Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines Frequent Flyer Program Can Fast Track You to Star Alliance Elite Status!

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News You Can Use – 100% Bonus on Purchases of Avianca LifeMiles & More

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1.   Avianca LifeMiles 100% Purchase Bonus

Via View from the Wing, Avianca is selling LifeMiles at a 100% bonus up to April 30, 2013.  This works out to ~1.5 cents per mile.  Avianca is a Colombian airline, but is a Star Alliance member, so you can use Avianca miles to fly on other Star Alliance airlines such as United, Lufthansa etc.

News You Can Use - Buy Avianca LifeMiles 100% Bonus

100% Bonus on Purchases of Avianca LifeMiles

The most miles that can be purchased in one transaction is 75,000 and their Terms & Conditions explicitly state that you must have been a LifeMiles member by April 8, 2013.  So sign-up now for a LifeMiles account so that you can take part in the next promotion (likely in a few months). Continue reading

How to Enter Shorter Airport Security Lines Without Elite Status, Flying in First Class or Credit Cards!

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Airport security lines often have long lines of people waiting to go through.

There are usually two lines – one line for folks who have elite status with airlines, or who are traveling in first or business class, or who need assistance. Usually your boarding pass is noted with “Priority Access” or “Premier Access” or something similar.

The other – usually longer -line is for regular folks who are traveling in coach.

In the US, I’ve been able to go through the airport elite status line just by showing a card – sometimes a regular frequent flyer card which I got for free just by signing up for a program –  to the agent manning the shorter elite lines!

Emily With Our Frequent Flyer Cards

Sometimes it is just a regular frequent flyer card for an obscure foreign airline which you can get for free, sometimes I show my Southwest Companion Pass card and get access to the shorter lines for Southwest business ticket holders and A-List members, and sometimes I show my American Airlines gold card and get access to the United (or other airline) elite lane! Continue reading