Category Archives: Alaska Airlines

Better Bonus for This Limited-Time Airline Card Offer!

Recently, I let you know about the limited-time increased sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Delta cards.  But there’s a way to get an even better offer on the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always tell you how to get Big Travel with Small Money.

Note:   Information about the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets.  The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Canada

Don’t Use Our Link! Instead Use This Simple Method to Find the Better Offer on the AMEX Delta Gold Card.  And Save More on Your Next Delta Purchase!

I’ll show you how to get the better bonus!

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Save Time at the Airport – TSA PreCheck Adds 7 New Airlines!

TSA PreCheck is a great way to save time at the airport.  And via Running with Miles, there are 7 new airlines participating in TSA PreCheck.  Including popular airlines like Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, COPA Airlines, and more!

At many US airports, folks eligible for TSA PreCheck get expedited security screening and don’t have to take off their shoes or remove laptops from their bag.  It’s much less hassle!

TSA PreCheck Airlines 2017

TSA PreCheck Will Help You Get Through Security Faster!

Let’s take a look at the perks of having TSA PreCheck, and how to enroll in the program.

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Earn Airline Miles & Save Money With This Offer From Groupon!

Looking for another way to earn Alaska Airlines miles?  Good news!

Via Mommy Points, folks new to Groupon can earn 500 bonus Alaska Airlines miles for their first $30+ Groupon Local purchase!  And existing members can earn 4 Alaska Airlines miles per $1 spent on Groupon Local, Groupon Getaways, and Groupon Goods.

This could be a great way to earn miles and save money at the same time!

Alaska Airlines Groupon Promotion

You Can Book Award Seats for as Little as 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles to Alaska, and Plenty of Other Places, too!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this deal.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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New Alaska Airlines Partner, Good for Travel to Europe!

Good news for folks who collect Alaska Airlines miles!

Alaska Airlines just announced they’re partnering with Finnair, so you’ll soon have more ways to earn and use your Alaska Airlines miles when you fly to Europe and beyond!

Alaska Airlines Finnair Partnership

You Can Now Earn Alaska Airlines Miles for Flights on Finnair. And Soon, You’ll Be Able to Redeem Alaska Airlines Miles for Award Flights on Finnair, Too!

I’ll share the details of this new Alaska Airlines – Finnair partnership!

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A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Amy is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Limited Time: Huge Sign-Up Bonuses With These Airline Cards!

There are big improved offers for the Delta AMEX credit cards!

Through July 5, 2017, you’ll earn 60,000 Delta miles with the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, and 70,000 Delta miles with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express after completing minimum spending.

That’s the highest public bonus I’ve ever seen for these cards!

Limited Time Huge Sign Up Bonuses With These 4 Airline Cards

Delta Miles Are Very Useful for Visiting the Land Down Under! You’ll Usually Find More Available Award Seats Than Other US Airlines

Here’s what you need to know about these amazing deals!

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Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful for Transatlantic Flights!

A couple of months ago, I told you that Alaska Airlines would be adding Condor to their list of partner airlines.

And now, via Travel Codex, you can use your Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Condor!  I like this news, because more options for using miles & points is always a good thing!  And it’s nice for folks who already fly Condor, because it does NOT have its own loyalty program.

Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful For Transatlantic Flights

Fly To Many Destinations Across the Atlantic With Condor, Like Portugal!

I’ll share what you need to know about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles on Condor.

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Targeted: Highest Bonus Ever on Purchased Alaska Airlines Miles!

Via One Mile at a Time, many folks can buy Alaska Airlines miles and receive up to a 50% bonus!  That’s the highest bonus I’ve ever seen for buying Alaska Airlines miles.

Depending on how many miles you purchase, you could buy Alaska Airlines miles for less than 2 cents each!  But this is a targeted offer, so you’ll have to sign-in to your Alaska Airlines account to see if you qualify for the 50% bonus.

Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Bonus

Alaska Airlines Miles Are a Great Way to Get to Fiji!

I’ll help you decide if it’s a good deal!

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Reader Tip to Help Folks Use the Fewest Points for Airfare

Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:

A word of caution for other readers.  Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight.  Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.

For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.

But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight.  So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.

This is terrific advice, NB!

Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!

For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.

Book Airfare With Points

A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!

I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!

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What’s Next for the AMEX Starwood Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Julie, commented:

Do you think the AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus will increase again to 35,000 points before they discontinue the card?

Following the recent limited-time 35,000 point offer for the AMEX Starwood card, the sign-up bonus went back to 25,000 Starwood points.

For the last several summers, AMEX has increased the sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards for ~1 month.

I don’t have any inside information, but I have a feeling this year might be different.  Because of the Starwood – Marriott merger, there’s a good chance the AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus stays at 25,000 Starwood points.

Whats Next For The AMEX Starwood Card

Starwood Points Are Extremely Valuable! So I Understand Why Folks Are Looking to Earn the Highest Sign-Up Bonus Possible

I’ll explain why it’s unlikely you’ll see an increased sign-up bonus for the AMEX Starwood cards.

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