Category Archives: Alaska Airlines

Better Chase Ink Offers Will Be Available In-Branch Starting Next Month

A few weeks ago, I shared rumors that the Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card would soon have a targeted, increased sign-up bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Now, via Doctor of Credit, it’s confirmed that this will be a targeted, in-branch ONLY offer beginning March 12, 2017.   The online application will remain at 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after completing the minimum spending.

And at the same time, there’ll be a similar improved in-branch offer for the Chase Ink Cash, with a $500 sign-up bonus after meeting spending requirements.

Chase Ink Better Offers

The Targeted In-Branch Chase Ink Preferred 100,000-Point Bonus Is Worth at Least $1,250 in Big Travel!

I’ll share the details and remind you of each card’s perks!

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8 Reasons Why You Should Choose the AMEX Starwood Over the Chase Marriott Card

If you’re looking to earn the most points for free stays at Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton hotels, you’ll want to consider the limited time AMEX Starwood offer.  It’s the biggest bonus I’ve seen for the personal and small business cards!

Remember, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood are now one company.  But the hotel chains still have separate co-branded credit cards.  And the current sign-up bonuses for each of the hotel cards are very different!

For example, the current AMEX Starwood card sign-up bonus is a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.  This can get you 3 free nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Hawaii.  But the sign-up bonus with the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card would only get you 2 free nights.

AMEX Starwood Versus Chase Marriott

You’ll Get the Most Big Travel at Marriott, Starwood, or Ritz-Carlton Hotels With the Limited Time AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonus. It Can Get You 3 Free Nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Hawaii

I’ll review the current AMEX and Marriott card offers and share 8 pros of the AMEX Starwood card.

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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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