Category Archives: Air Canada

Important Changes to the Recent 5,000 Airline Miles per Car Rental Deal

Last week I let you know about how to earn 5,000 SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) points per Hertz car rental.  This was an exiting offer because you can use SAS points to book flights on Star Alliance partners like United Airlines, Air Canada, and more.

But via Frequent Miler, the terms of the promotion have changed!

The offer isn’t dead, but it’s now harder to make the most of the deal.  Because they’ve increased the minimum number of rental days to earn the bonus points.

Hertz SAS Promotion

Considering Taking Advantage of the Recent Hertz – SAS Deal? The Terms Have Changed!

Here are the details of the changes to the promotion.

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Is Using AMEX Pay With Points the Same as Paying Cash for Airfare?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Howard, emailed:

If I get the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and use Pay With Points to purchase Delta airfare, would Delta treat the flight as a cash purchase?

Using Pay With Points to book flights through the AMEX Membership Rewards portal is essentially the same as paying with cash.

Because you can book airfare without having to worry about blackout dates.  And you’ll earn frequent flyer miles for your flight.

This is especially useful for folks with the AMEX Business Platinum card.  Because your points are effectively worth 2 cents each for coach airfare on your selected airline through the AMEX travel portal.

AMEX Pay With Points For Airfare

Using AMEX Pay With Points Is Basically the Same as Paying Cash for Airfare

I’ll explain how using Pay With Points works.  And share the benefits of using points linked to your AMEX Business Platinum.

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – April 2017

It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby, because banks continue to offer some of the highest sign-up bonuses ever on great travel rewards credit cards!

Earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can help you make your dream trip a reality.  Million Mile Secrets readers have used our tips to help them take trips for nearly free to spots like Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Disney World, and more!

Best Travel Credit Cards April 2017

You Can Use the Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You Earn With Cards Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred to Enjoy a Tropical Caribbean Vacation!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards that get you Big Travel with Small Money.

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Limited Time! Earn 5,000 Airline Miles per Car Rental

Here’s an amazing opportunity for folks who don’t mind a little inconvenience!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 5,000 SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) points per Hertz car rental And there doesn’t seem to be a cap on the amount of times you can earn this bonus!

And SAS is a member of the Star Alliance, which means you can use their points to book flights on airlines like United Airlines, Air Canada, and more.

You must reserve your car by June 30, 2017, and rent by September 30, 2017.

Limited Time Earn 5000 Airline Miles Per Car Rental

Fly to Europe From the US in Coach for Just 60,000 SAS Miles Round-Trip

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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Improved Offer for the American Express Platinum Card!

About a month ago, I told you about upcoming changes to The Platinum Card from American Express.

Some changes were good (like $200 in Uber credits per year), and some were definitely bad (like an increased annual fee).  These changes are now live!

And the card now comes with a new 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending.  That’s more than enough for 2 round-trip flights to anywhere in the mainland US!

The new bonus is 20,000 more AMEX Membership Rewards points than the most recent offer.  But the minimum spending is higher.

American Express Platinum Application

Use the Sign-Up Bonus From the AMEX Platinum for a Free Flight to Paris!

I’ll help you decide if this new offer is worth it for you.

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Save Miles on Award Flights to South Africa Using AMEX & Starwood Points

Million Mile Secrets reader Aaron asked:

I have been looking to take the family to South Africa.  It appears ANA has the best mileage, but taxes and fees are terrible.  Do you have any thoughts?

Aaron is mostly correct.  ANA Mileage Club can save you tens of thousands of miles for flights to South Africa.  But it also adds fuel surcharges to most of its partners.

If you collect AMEX Membership Rewards or Starwood points, you can transfer them to ANA to book award flights.  Or move Marriott points to Starwood and then to ANA.

Using airline miles on award flights to South Africa is a great idea, because paid flights are expensive and rarely discounted.  But fuel surcharges can be very high.

ANA stopped collecting fuel surcharges on most of its own flights in Spring 2016, but it keeps adding them to most of its partners.

How To Book Award Flights To South Africa With ANA Miles

Planning a Trip to South Africa Like Million Mile Secrets Team Member Keith? You’ll Use Fewer Miles (but More Cash) Booking With ANA Miles

I’ll show you how to save miles and money, and pitfalls to avoid for award flights to South Africa.

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Up to 30% Bonus When You Convert Hotel Points to Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, Air Canada is offering up to a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through April 17, 2017.

If you like booking award tickets on Air Canada or Star Alliance partner airlines, like United Airlines, using Air Canada Aeroplan miles, this could be a good deal.  Especially if you collect Starwood or Marriott points!

Air Canada Transfer Bonus

Use Air Canada Aeroplan Miles for Big Travel on Star Alliance Partner Airlines Like United Airlines

I’ll share the details of the promotion and help you decide if transferring hotel points with this bonus is worth it.

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Save Time Searching for Award Seats on Oneworld Airlines With Award Finder

Ever had trouble searching for award seats on Oneworld partners like American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, or Air Berlin?

If so, you might be interested the free Google Chrome plugin, Award Finder.  It can search for award seats on 8 different airlines, all at once!

Award Finder

Online Tools Like Award Finder Can Help Take the Frustration Out of Searching for Award Seats!

I’ll show you what Award Finder can (and can’t!) do for you, next time you’re looking for award tickets.

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Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Delta Miles!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To show our thanks, we’re giving away 6,000 Delta miles!

Blog Giveaway 6000 Delta Miles March 2017

You Can Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Valuable Partners, Like Delta, for Free Flights to Visit Quaint European Towns

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Get a Disney World Vacation With Starwood Points!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Folks planning a trip to Disney World can save Big Money by using Starwood points to book a Nights & Flights package.

Because you can use 60,000 or 70,000 Starwood points and get 5 hotel nights at or near Disney World AND 50,000 airline miles.  That’s enough for 2 round-trip coach award tickets within the US!

And you can easily earn these points with the limited time AMEX Starwood 35,000-point sign-up bonuses on the personal and small business versions of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card.

Disney World Packages

Take Advantage of the Limited Time AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonuses to Book a Disney World Package and Visit The Most Magical Place on Earth!

I’ll explain how you can book Disney World packages using Starwood points!

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