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“I Actually Do Have Friends! Or at Least People Who Tolerate Me ;)”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Single Flyer

Alan writes Single Flyer to share his experiences with traveling the world solo.

Singleflyer - Interview With Alan

Alan at the Grand Canyon

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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News You Can Use – 60,000 Delta Miles AMEX, New AMEX Lounge, Save $5 at, & More!

1.   Earn 60,000 Delta Miles and $50 Statement Credit with AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

Via Slickdeals, folks report a new targeted AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles card offer for 60,000 Delta Miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $1,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months.

Emily and I don’t earn on a commission on this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

News You Can Use 60,000 Delta Miles AMEX New AMEX Lounge Save 5 At More

Check If You Were Targeted to Earn 60,000 Delta Miles With the New AMEX Gold Delta Card Offer!

The offer expires August 31, 2015.

Here’s how to access the offer:

If you’re targeted, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for the personal or business version of the card.

Here’s how to increase your chances of being targeted for the next AMEX promotion.

This is double the current public sign-up bonus of 30,000 Delta miles, so if you’ve had your eye on this card, this is a good deal!

Read my post about how to use Delta miles to visit Europe!

2.   New AMEX Centurion Lounge Coming to Houston

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WOW: $99 1-Way Baltimore & Boston to Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris

WOW Air is at it again!  One-way flights from Boston and Washington, DC (Baltimore), to Amsterdam, Paris, and London are $99 this fall and winter.

This fare is a great deal if you do NOT check a bag.  Because baggage fees can add up fast!

WOW 99 1-Way Baltimore Boston To Amsterdam Dublin Paris

Boston to Dublin Is 1 of the Routes You Can Get for $99 1-Way

These fares are a great deal TO Europe.  But expect to spend ~$220 to ~$250 to fly back, depending on where you go.  Or use your miles and points!

I’ll explain!

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What to Do With a Small Number of Miles With Airlines You Won’t Fly Again

Million Mile Secrets reader, Anupam, commented:

Hi, I have 20,000 Turkish Airlines miles which will expire this year.  How can I use the miles without flying Turkish Airlines?

Other readers, like Nate and Kiran, had similar questions about what to do with a small number of miles.

What To Do With A Small Number Of Miles With Airlines You Won't Fly Again

What Can You Do With a Small Number of Miles in an Airline Loyalty Account? Let’s Find Out!

Once miles are in a frequent flyer account, you unfortunately can NOT transfer them to another airline.  But there other ways to use them.

I’ll give you ideas and tips for how to credit your miles in the future!

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My Favorite Current Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses

The most efficient way to earn lots of miles and points for Big Travel is with credit card sign-up bonuses.

And readers often ask me, which cards they should sign-up for next.

My Favorite Current Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

There Are a Lot of Great Credit Card Offers Out There! Find Out Which Ones Are My Favorite for Big Travel!

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