Category Archives: American Airlines

How to Get Big Travel on Southwest With the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000-Point Bonus

I shared news that the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 point bonus will soon be cut in half, to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.

Until January 11, 2017, with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you can earn a phenomenal sign-up bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirement.

Then, transfer the Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest to book award flights with no blackout dates!  Or you can get $1,500 worth of Southwest flights by booking through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.  But you’ll have to call to book this way!

And folks with the Companion Pass can get double the savings.  This means up to ~$3,000 worth of Southwest flights!

We don’t earn a commission for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

How To Get Big Travel On Southwest With The Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus

The Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus Can Add Up to Major Savings! Especially for Folks With the Companion Pass!

I’ll give you some ideas on how to use the Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus on Southwest for Big Travel!

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Update: 50,000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction

Last week I let you know about the application on Reddit for the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select card that does NOT have the restrictive 24 month language usually seen alongside Citi credit cards.

The good news is, folks on Reddit who otherwise wouldn’t qualify for the sign-up bonus have reported applying for the card and being able to earn the sign-up bonus!

That said, there’s no guarantee Citi will honor the bonus for folks who already have or had the card in the past 24 months.

Citi American Airlines Card

Earn More American Airlines Miles With This Link for the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select Card

We don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals. 😉

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Limited Time: 3X British Airways Points on Paid Flights

Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is kicking off the New Year with a promotion.

You can earn 3X British Airways Avios points on flights booked and flown by March 31, 2017.  But you must register for the deal by March 31, 2017, to earn the bonus points.

You’ll earn points on British Airways, plus on American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia trans-Atlantic flights, when you credit flights to your British Airways account.  And paid tickets in any class of service, like coach, Business, or First Class, qualify.

British Airways Avios Promotion 2017

Earn 3X British Airways Avios Points on Paid Tickets Through March 31, 2017!

Let’s take a look at the details of this promotion!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – December 2016

1.   It’s the perfect time to earn the Southwest Companion pass, because all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 points!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets December 2016

Earn Nearly Enough Points for the Southwest Companion Pass! Get the Best Deal in Travel With 2 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses

2.   Did you know you can now fly from 6 US cities to Ireland for only 26,000 British Airways Avios points round-trip?

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You Can Now Book Korean Air SkyTeam Partners Online!

Good news for folks who use Korean Air miles!

Via View From the Wing, you can now book Korean Air SkyTeam partner award flights online, without having to call their customer service agents.  This is a more efficient process, which will be a big time-saver!

You Can Now Book Korean Air SkyTeam Partners Online

Book an Award Seat to Hawaii Online for Just 25,000 Korean Air Miles!

I’ll show you how to book Korean Air SkyTeam partner awards online!

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50,000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction!

Possible good news for folks who have opened or closed a Citi American Airlines credit card in the past 24 months!

Via Rapid Travel Chai, there’s a Citi American Airlines Platinum Select application floating around Reddit.  And it doesn’t have the restrictive language we’re accustomed to seeing alongside Citi credit cards.

According to the link, you’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles by completing $3,000 in minimum spending in the first 3 months of account opening.  And there’s no mention of not being approved for the bonus if you’ve opened or closed a Citi American Airlines card within the past 24 months.

That said, there’s no guarantee Citi will honor the bonus for folks who already have or had the card in the past 24 months.

50000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction

Escape the White Stuff This Winter With a Trip to the Canary Islands – Just 45,000 American Airlines Miles Round-Trip in Coach Between January 10 and March 14, and November 1 and December 14

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this card, but we’ll ALWAYS tell you when a great deal pops up!

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Can You Credit Miles Earned From Paid Airfare to a Partner Airline?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Neil, commented:

I am in the process of booking travel for my honeymoon trip to Thailand.  I’m looking to purchase Premium Economy airfare on Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific.  Can I credit these flights to American Airlines, so that I earn frequent flyer miles?

Excellent question, Neil!  It sounds like you’re planning a fantastic honeymoon!

If you book a paid flight with an airline you don’t fly often, you can typically credit your miles to a partner airline.  This way, your miles won’t go to waste.  And you can redeem them with an airline you fly more frequently.

For example, Neil can earn American Airlines miles on paid airfare with Oneworld alliance airlines like Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific.  This means the number of miles he can earn on each partner is an important factor in deciding between airlines.

Credit Paid Airfare To Partner Airlines

Thinking About How Many Airline Miles You Can Earn With Paid Airfare on a Partner Airline? I’ll Show You How to Find out!

I’ll explain how you can credit the miles you earn from paid airfare to a partner airline!

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Alaska Airlines Miles!

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Thanks to everybody for supporting the blog!  This week, we’re giving away 7,000 Alaska Airlines miles!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Alaska Airlines Miles

Alaska Airlines and Virgin American Have Merged! So You’ll Have More Ways to Use Your Alaska Airlines Miles Through Their New Hub in San Francisco

I’ll show you how to enter!

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6,000 American Airlines Miles Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 6,000 American Airlines miles giveaway!

6000 American Airlines Miles Winner

Are You the Winner of 6,000 American Airlines Miles?

Find out who won!

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“Had I Known Applying for Cards Wouldn’t Really Lower My Score, I’d Have Circled the World a Few More Times”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Grab a Mile

Teja and Sasidhar write Grab a Mile to show how families can travel well without breaking the bank.  You can find them on Twitter, Instagram, and 500px!

Grab A Mile

Sasidhar and Teja in Hallstatt, Austria

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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