Category Archives: American Airlines

How to Get a $700 Ritz-Carlton Stay for 20,000 Starwood Points

You can use miles and points in whichever way makes sense for you.  One of my favorite ways is for a memorable experience to last a lifetime.

And because you can now transfer Starwood points to Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, you’ll be able to book unforgettable luxury hotel stays at Ritz-Carlton hotels using Starwood points.  Because Marriott and Ritz-Carlton essentially have the same rewards program, just with different marketing and branding.

This is terrific option if you’re celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, proposal, or retirement!

Starwood Transfer To Ritz Carlton

You Can Transfer 20,000 Starwood Points to Marriott to Book a Luxurious Stay at Ritz-Carlton Hotels Like The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

I’ll show you how to transfer Starwood points to Ritz-Carlton and splurge for a spectacular stay.

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“There’s No ‘Right’ Way to Travel…It Should Be About Doing What Makes You Happy”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Road More Traveled

Sriram blogs Road More Traveled at to share travel experiences, general industry trends, and opinions.  You can also find him on Twitter and Instagram!

Road More Traveled

Me With Ed Colodny, US Airways Final Flight

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Get 20% More Miles When You Transfer Marriott Points to American Airlines!

Via One Mile at a Time, Marriott is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer your Marriott points to American Airlines through November 14, 2016.  The bonus is valid on regular airline transfers and Marriott’s Hotel + Air packages, which can be a fantastic deal.

And, you can even come out ahead by transferring your Starwood points to Marriott!

Get 20 More Miles When You Transfer Marriott Points To American Airlines

Get 20% More American Airlines Miles AND 7 Nights at a Category 1 to 5 Marriott Hotel, Like the Renaissance Wien Hotel in Vienna, With Hotel + Air Packages

I’ll share the details.  And help you decide if it’s worth it for you!

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Earn 40 American Airlines Miles per $1 Buying Magazines

Need a few extra American Airlines miles for an award flight?

Via Running With Miles, the American Airlines shopping portal is offering 40 miles per $1 you spend with

This is double the regular offer.  It might be a good deal if you’re looking to top-off your account.

American Airlines Miles For Magazines

Earn Bonus American Airlines Miles for Shopping With

I’ll share more details about this deal.

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My Review of LoungeBuddy: The TripAdvisor for Airport Lounges!

Airport lounges are a great way to make your travel experience more enjoyable.  Lounges can vary by airport, but they usually offer perks like free Wi-Fi, drinks and snacks (or even full meals!), and comfortable chairs.

Often times, there are several airport lounges in the same terminal.  So how do you decide which lounge to visit?

There’s a terrific website and app called LoungeBuddy, which provides details like specific airport lounge locations, cost, and featured amenities.  And folks can even share personal reviews of their experience at the lounge.


LoungeBuddy Is a Great Tool for Folks Looking to Find the Best Airport Lounges, Like the Virgin America Loft Lounge in Los Angeles

A few years ago, I interviewed Tyler, the founder of LoungeBuddy.  Since then, there have been many enhancements to the app!

I’ll explain how you can use LoungeBuddy to improve your travel experience!

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