Category Archives: Alaska Airlines

Limited Time: Best-Ever 35,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus With AMEX Starwood Cards Returns!

The highest-ever 35,000 Starwood point sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood cards is back!

Through April 5, 2017, you can earn up to 35,000 Starwood points on the personal and small business versions of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

That’s an excellent deal!  Because 35,000 Starwood points is enough for an award night at the most luxurious Category 7 Starwood hotels, like The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico.  Rooms there can easily cost $800+ per night!

Starwood American Express

Million Mile Secrets Team Member Keith Used Starwood Points to Stay at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Using Starwood Points and Had an Unforgettable Experience!

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide if you should consider applying!

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Pay Fewer United Airlines Miles for Certain Flights to Hawaii and Visit More Islands for Less!

Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii?  Good news!  United Airlines has stopped charging extra for inter-island flights on award tickets from the mainland US.

It will now only cost you 45,000 United Airlines miles to fly round-trip from the mainland US to Hawaii in coach, even if you have to transfer between 2 different Hawaiian islands.

Before, you’d pay 57,000 United Airlines miles for a round-trip coach award ticket that included an inter-island leg.

United Airlines Miles To Hawaii

You Can Relax Knowing You’ll Spend Fewer United Airlines Miles on Your Trip to Paradise

I’ll explain what this means for you.  And remind you of other ways to fly to Hawaii with miles & points!

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Add Your Known Traveler Number to Get Through Security Faster Next Time You Fly

Now that 30 airlines participate in PreCheck, it’s easy to save time at the airport by avoiding long security lines!

If you have Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, you can get an expedited security screening.  But to enter the PreCheck line, you must add your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your airline reservations.

How To Add Your Known Traveler Number

Speed Through Airport Security With TSA PreCheck. But First, Add Your Known Traveler Number to Your Airline Accounts

I’ll show you how to add your Known Traveler Number on 6 major US airlines, including American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – January 2017

1.   Earning the Southwest Companion Pass is easier now that the Chase Southwest Business Premier bonus has increased to 60,000 Southwest points!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017

Bring a Friend to the Bahamas, Mexico, or Costa Rica for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   Did you know you can now use fewer miles for short flights with Alaska Airlines’ new award chart?

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Can You Book a Coach Award Flight and Upgrade Using Cash or Miles?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Matt, commented:

Is there a way to get a coach flight with miles and then use cash or miles to upgrade to Economy Plus?

Great question, Matt!

Each airline has different rules for upgrading your seat on an award flight.

In many cases, you can pay cash to upgrade at the time you book your flight.  Or you’ll have the option to upgrade when you check-in.

And some airlines allow you to use miles or points to upgrade to a more comfortable extra legroom seat on a coach award flight.

Upgrade Award Flight

For Coach Award Flights, Sometimes You Can Use More Miles or Pay Cash to Get a Better Economy Plus Seat. With Certain Airlines, This Means Free Drinks & Snacks!

I’ll explain the upgrade policy on coach award tickets for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines.

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TSA PreCheck Adds 11 More Airlines: Spirit, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, and More

If you already enjoy a faster airport security with TSA PreCheck, I have good news!  And for folks who are NOT enrolled in TSA PreCheck, you now have even more reason to sign-up!

Via Travel Skills, TSA PreCheck has added 11 more airlines to the list of participants, including popular airlines like Avianca, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, and Spirit Airlines.  There are also smaller airlines, like Canadian charter airline Sunwing, which could be useful for folks who fly to Canada.

TSA PreCheck Adds 11 More Airlines Spirit Virgin Atlantic Emirates And More

TSA PreCheck Will Get You Through Airport Security Faster

I’ll show you how to get TSA PreCheck, and remind you of the perks of the program.

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Emirates Will Soon Begin Non-Stop Flights From Newark to Athens

There’s a new and interesting way to get to Europe coming soon!

Via One Mile at a Time, Emirates will launch a new route on March 26, 2017, between Newark and Dubai, with a connection in Athens!

Emirates Will Soon Begin Non Stop Flights From Newark To Athens

Fly One of the World’s Best Airlines Non-Stop From Newark to Athens Beginning March 26, 2017!

I’ll let you know what this means for folks in the miles & points community!

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Blog Giveaway: 4,000 Virgin America Points!

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Thanks to everyone for your support over the years!  To show our gratitude, Emily and I are giving away 4,000 Virgin America points!

Blog Giveaway 4000 Virgin America Points

Folks Now Have 2 Different Options for Redeeming Virgin America Points!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Targeted: Limited-Time 40% Bonus When Buying Alaska Airlines Miles

Good news!  Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 40% bonus when you purchase Alaska Airlines miles through February 8, 2017.

This deal is targeted, and some folks have reported not being offered any bonus at all.  But it’s worth checking your Alaska Airlines account if you want to buy more miles for a particular trip!

Buy Alaska Airlines Miles Bonus 2017

Fly Round-Trip in Coach to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific for 60,000 Alaska Airlines Miles! See If You Were Targeted to Buy Miles With Up to a 40% Bonus

Here’s more about this deal!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 6: Caribbean & Mexico

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which opens up lots of options for award flights to the Caribbean & Mexico!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and get a fixed amount per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Caribbean

Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Terrific Airline Partners for Flights to Beautiful Destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico!

I’ll show you the best ways to use American Express Membership Rewards Points for flights to the Caribbean & Mexico!

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