Category Archives: American Airlines

You Can Use Starwood Points for ANY Flight, but Should You?

One of my favorite uses of Starwood points is transferring them to airline partners for award flights.  Because you get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer.

But with SPG Flights, you can use Starwood points for paid tickets on 150+ airlines with NO blackout dates?

This perk can be useful for folks who don’t have a lot of flexibility in scheduling, can’t find award seats, or want cheap paid tickets.

Starwood Points For Any Flight

Start Planning Your Next Trip! With SPG Flights, You Can Travel Where You Want, When You Want, With NO Blackout Dates!

I’ll explain the details of the SPG Flights program.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for your particular situation!

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Fantastic 100,000-Point Marriott Sign-Up Bonus!

Fantastic news for folks who use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points!

You can now earn 100,000 Marriott points with the increased sign-up bonus on the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card after completing minimum spending requirements.  That’s 20,000 more points than the previous offer!

And if you recently applied or are planning to apply for the limited time AMEX Starwood offer (available until April 5, 2017), you could have a total of 225,000 Marriott points!  That’s enough for 5 award nights at the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection.

Emily Had an Amazing Time at the Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands!  You Can Stay There Too Using Points From the Limited Time Chase Marriott Sign-Up Bonus

I’ll share details of the improved sign-up bonus.  And help you decide if you should apply!

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What We Know (and Do NOT Know!) About the Future of Starwood’s Loyalty Program

The Marriott – Starwood merger officially closed in September 2016.  And you can link your Starwood and Marriott accounts to enjoy the perks of both programs.

But you might be wondering, what’s the future of Starwood’s loyalty program

What Will Happen To Starwood In 2018

Lots of Folks Are Wondering About the Future of the Starwood Loyalty Program Now That the Marriott – Starwood Merger Is Complete. I’ll Share What We Know So Far

While I don’t have all the details yet, I’ll share what I know.  And give you ideas about earning and using Starwood points going forward!

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7 Fun Travel Goals Once You Have the Starwood Card

Starwood points are some of my favorite points to collect because I can usually get incredible value when I redeem them.  And they’re extremely versatile!

You can do so many things with Starwood points, from booking free flights to reserving free hotels to earning backstage passes at concerts.

How To Use Starwood Points

You Can Use Starwood Points at Excellent Hotels, Like the Le Meridien Tahiti. But There Are Lots of Other Things You Can Do, Too!

I’ll give you some fun ideas for spending your Starwood points!

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Buy Cheap American Airlines Miles With Latest Bonus Promotion

You can buy American Airlines miles at a steep discount right now!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can buy American Airlines miles for as low as ~1.8 cents each through April 13, 2017.

American Airlines Bonus Promotion March 2017

Fly to Vienna in Business Class for 115,000 American Airlines Miles Round-Trip!

I’ll share the details!

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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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Everything to Know About TSA PreCheck

If you enjoy standing in long lines, removing items from your carry-on, or pulling off your coat in record speeds, this post is not for you!

For the rest of us, TSA PreCheck can be a huge time (and stress!) saver during our visit to the airport.  A membership to TSA PreCheck means you won’t have to remove your toiletries or computer from your bag.  Or take off your jacket at security checkpoints.

And TSA PreCheck lines are often (but not always!) much shorter than the regular security lines.

TSA PreCheck Application

TSA PreCheck Can Save LOTS of Time at Airport Security Checkpoints

I’ll tell you everything you need to know about TSA PreCheck!

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Won’t Last! Save Thousands on Business Class Tickets to Europe!

Via FrequentMiler, you can fly from US cities like Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Denver, and more, to European cities including London, Paris, and Madrid, in Business Class from ~$1,795!

I found a Business Class flight from Phoenix to Barcelona leaving May 17, 2017, and returning May 24, 2017, for ~$1,819.  And a Business Class ticket departing from New York (JFK) on August 24, 2017, and returning from London on August 31, 2017, for ~$1,887.  

This is an amazing deal, because Business Class tickets between the US and Europe can easily cost $4,000+.

These fares are valid for travel through January 2018.  On airlines including Delta, American Airlines, and British Airways!

Wont Last Save Thousands On Business Class Tickets To Europe

Fly in Style to Barcelona for Cheap!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Cheap Award Seats to Europe With Air Berlin!

Via Will Run for Miles, Air Berlin is having a huge sale on certain award tickets through March 19, 2017.  Including award seats between the US and Europe, on flights within Europe, and more!

For example, you can fly in coach between San Francisco and Berlin anytime between April 24, 2017, and May 31, 2017, for 15,000 Air Berlin miles one-way.  That same ticket would normally cost 25,000 Air Berlin miles.  Saving you 10,000 miles each way!

So if you’re planning a trip to Europe, this sale could make sense for you.

Air Berlin Sale

Emily Flew Air Berlin From New York (JFK) to Dusseldorf, Germany, in Coach and Found It Very Comfortable!

Here’s more about Air Berlin’s latest award ticket sale!

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Save Time Searching for Award Seats on Oneworld Airlines With Award Finder

Ever had trouble searching for award seats on Oneworld partners like American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, or Air Berlin?

If so, you might be interested the free Google Chrome plugin, Award Finder.  It can search for award seats on 8 different airlines, all at once!

Award Finder

Online Tools Like Award Finder Can Help Take the Frustration Out of Searching for Award Seats!

I’ll show you what Award Finder can (and can’t!) do for you, next time you’re looking for award tickets.

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