Category Archives: American Airlines

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 8 – Big Bus Tour

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 8 Big Bus Tour

A London “Big Bus” Tour Is a UK Must!

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Targeted: Earn Bonus Starwood Points After Qualifying Stays

The hotel promotions keep coming!

Earlier today I told you Hilton introduced a new promotion.  And now, via One Mile at a Time, certain folks can earn bonus Starwood points points for completing a unique amount of stays.  You can check to see if you’ve been targeted by entering your Starwood number here.

Starwood Member Promotion 2017

If You Plan to Stay at Starwood Before May 15, 2017, Check to See If You’ve Been Targeted for This Promotion!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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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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7,000 American Airlines Miles Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 7,000 American Airlines miles giveaway!

7000 American Airlines Miles Winner

Are You the Winner of 7,000 American Airlines Miles?

Find out if you won!

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Earn 50,000 Miles With Better Offer for Chase United Explorer Card

There’s an improved offer for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card!  You’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.  Plus an additional 5,000 United Airlines miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the same timeframe.

But folks on Reddit report a better targeted offer for the same card, which comes with 70,000 United Airlines miles and a $50 statement credit after you meet minimum spending requirements.  To see if you’re eligible, sign-in with your United Airlines frequent flyer number and password.

We don’t earn a commission for the targeted offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about better deals!

Earn 50000 Miles With Better Offer For Chase United Explorer Card

Travel to Europe in Style With the Improved Sign-Up Bonus on the Chase United Explorer Card

With either deal, you’ll earn more than enough United Airlines miles for 2 round-trip coach tickets within North America.  Or a one-way Business Class ticket to Europe!

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 2 – Flights to London

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 2 Flights To London

Flying to England Like Royalty

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 1 – Introduction and Planning

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened a world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 1 Introduction And Planning

New Best Friends!

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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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How a Family of 7 Spent 3 Weeks Hiking & Exploring Europe With Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Mark is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

How A Family Of 7 Spent 3 Weeks Hiking Exploring Europe With Miles Points

Ready to Explore Murren in the Gorgeous Swiss Alps

A big thank you to Mark for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Canadian National Parks You Can Visit for Free on a Weekend Trip

Million Mile Secrets reader, Chris, commented:

Which Canadian National Parks are easy to fly to for a weekend trip?

I recently wrote about an amazing deal to get free admission to Canada’s national parks in 2017.

This means you can use miles & points for an award flight to Canada.  Then enjoy a weekend experience in beautiful places like Banff National Park.

Canadian National Parks Close To Airports

You Can Get Free Admission to See Majestic Views in Banff National Park, Which Is Canada’s Oldest National Park

I’ll share 3 Canadian National Parks that are located within ~1.5 hours of an airport!

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