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Should You Get the Chase British Airways Card, Even If You Don’t Want the Full Sign-Up Bonus?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jeff Hwang, tweeted:

Do you think it’s still worth getting the Chase British Airways card if I only complete $10,000 in spending on purchases within the 1st year to earn 75,000 British Airways Avios points?

Jeff is referring to the tiered sign-up bonus on the Chase British Airways card where you can earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points.

Should You Get The Chase British Airways Card Even If You Don't Want The Full Sign-Up Bonus

75,000 British Airways Avios Points Is Enough for 16 One-Way Coach Award Flights from Miami to Grand Cayman!

75,000 British Airways Avios points is still a lot of points, so yes, I think it’s worth it!  But I’ll show you other options that might be easier.

I’ll go over the details of the sign-up bonus.  And help you decide if it’s a good idea for you!

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You Can NOT Transfer Airline Miles to Another Airline, but Here’s What You CAN Do

Million Mile Secrets reader, Robert M Jones, commented:

I have 60,000 Lufthansa miles.  I thought I could transfer them to United Airlines through the Star Alliance, but the Lufthansa website doesn’t offer that option.  Do you know of a way to transfer the points?

Thank you for the question, Robert!

It’s NOT possible to transfer Lufthansa miles to United Airlines miles.  In fact, you generally can NOT transfer airline miles to another airline.

But, you CAN book award flights on other airlines if they are travel partners.

You Can NOT Transfer Airline Miles To Another Airline But Here's What You CAN Do

It’s NOT Possible to Transfer Airline Miles to Another Airline. But, You Can Use Your Miles to Book Award Flights on Partner Airlines

I’ll explain how it works!

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5 Big Travel Experiences You Can Get With Ink Plus 60,000 Point Bonus

If you’re looking to get Big Travel quickly, it’s a great time to apply for the Chase Ink Plus small business card.

That’s because for a limited time, the sign-up bonus has been increased to 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

After completing the minimum spending, you’ll have at least 65,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  That’s worth ~$813 in travel booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.

But you could get much more if you transfer the points to airline, hotel, and rail partners, like British Airways, Hyatt, or Amtrak.

5 Big Travel Experiences You Can Get With Ink Plus 60,000 Point Bonus

Itching for a Getaway? The Chase Ink Plus Can Get You on the Road Fast With Its Limited-Time 60,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus!

In most cases, you’ll qualify with small businesses such as being a part-time real estate agent, eBay seller, or sports coach.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers!

I’ll share ideas for Big Travel experiences you could get right now by making the most of the Chase Ink Plus sign-up bonus!

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News You Can Use – AMEX OPEN Hyatt Discount Ending, 40,000 Miles With Korean SkyPass Visa, 7,500 Miles Off American Airlines Flights, and 20% Marriott Transfer Bonus

1.   AMEX OPEN Discounts at Hyatt Won’t Return Next Year

Through the AMEX OPEN savings program, you can currently earn 5% back or 2X points at Hyatt with AMEX small business cards like:

This discount is in addition to any category bonuses or additional savings your get with your card.

Unfortunately, this perk is coming to an end January 1, 2016.

News You Can Use AMEX OPEN Hyatt Discount Ending 40,000 Miles With Korean SkyPass Visa 7,500 Miles Off American Airlines Flights And 20 Marriott Transfer Bonus

Starting January 1, 2016, You’ll No Longer Save 5% at Hyatt Hotels Like the Park Hyatt New York With Your AMEX Small Business Card

However, there are lots of other ways you can continue to save 5% or earn 2X points with AMEX OPEN at:

  • FedEx
  • Hertz
  • HP (online)
  • Barnes & Noble (online)

If you still want to save 5% on Hyatt stays next year and beyond, you can purchase gift cards from Hyatt and use them later.  Just keep in mind that Hyatt gift cards are only good at Hyatt hotels in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.

2.   40,000 Miles With the Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Targeted)

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Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase British Airways, Which 1 Should You Pick?

For a limited time, there’s an offer to earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points with the Chase British Airways card.  But you have to spend $20,000 on the card to unlock the full sign-up bonus.

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’ll earn 40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on the card within the 1st 3 months of account opening, which is more manageable for most folks.  And Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to British Airways Avios points (and other airline and hotel partners) at a 1:1 ratio.

So which 1 is a better choice?

Chase Sapphire Preferred Or Chase British Airways Which 1 Should You Pick

Torn Between the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase British Airways Card? I’ll Help You Decide!

Let’s take at look at both cards, and see which 1 is best for you!

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