Category Archives: American Airlines

Act Fast! Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly coach round-trip from lots of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, Portland, and Tucson, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, KLM, Air France, United Airlines, and more!

I found a flight from Los Angeles to London departing November 11, 2017, and returning November 20, 2017, for ~$459.

And a flight leaving Phoenix on January 17, 2018, and returning from Madrid on January 31, 2018, for ~$385!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through February 2018.

Cheap Flights To Europe

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

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

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How to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements Paying Taxes

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

It’s tax time again!  April 18, 2017, is the IRS filing deadline this year.

While it’s nice to get a refund, if you owe taxes, you can ease the pain of paying your tax bill by meeting the minimum spending requirements on a new credit card.  Or hitting a spending threshold to unlock bonus miles, points, or elite status!

Just remember, you’ll usually pay a processing fee of ~2%, so do the math to see whether it’s worth it.

Pay Taxes With Credit Card

It Might Be Worth Paying Your Taxes With a Credit Card to Get Big Travel With Small Money When You Unlock Elite Status Levels or Big Sign-Up Bonuses

I’ll show you how to pay your taxes with a credit card.  And help you decide if it makes sense for you!

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Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True: Part 1 – Introduction & 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 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.

Making Moms Paris Dreams Come True Part 1 Introduction Planning

I Had a Great Time Traveling With My Mom to Europe!

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

My mom, Connie:   Emily asked me if I would like to visit Paris. I said, “Oh yes, of course!” but did not realize that it would be a dream come true.  I was excited beyond measure, me going to Paris and with my daughter.  It just could not get any better.  Paris?  Really?  The food, the shopping, the sites to see truly was a dream come true.

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Enhance Your Hotel Stay and Earn 3,000 Bonus Points!

Starwood is trying to convince folks to book a suite this year by giving away bonus Starwood points!

Through December 31, 2017, you’ll earn 3,000 bonus Starwood points for booking a suite at Starwood hotels in North and Latin America.  To get the deal, use rate plan “SUITE1PT” when you book by phone or online.

Enhance Your Hotel Stay And Earn 3000 Bonus Points

Trying to Justify Booking a Starwood Hotel Suite? Here’s Some Help!

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

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5 Ways to Earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points With Freedom This Quarter

Through June 30, 2017, you can earn up to 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with your Chase Freedom at grocery and drug stores when you activate the bonus by June 14, 2017.

You’ll earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points if you can make the most of the Chase Freedom 5X bonus categories this quarter.  That’s enough for a free night at Category 1 Hyatt hotels or certain flights on Southwest or United Airlines.

Freedom Card 5X Points April 2017

Your Grocery Shopping Will Earn You Bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards Points This Quarter

Let’s take a look at 5 ideas for earning 7,500 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points. 

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These Credit Cards Now Have Trip Delay Insurance!

Barclaycard has added a new and valuable benefit to some of their cards!

As of April 1, 2017, you’ll now get trip delay insurance when you reserve your flight with Barclaycard World Elite Mastercards, like the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® and Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red World Elite MasterCard®.

So if your trip is interrupted for 6+ hours, you could get your expenses, like meals and hotel, reimbursed!

Barclaycard Trip Delay Insurance

Barclaycard Is Giving Folks More of a Reason to Book a Trip With Their Cards

I’ll tell you what this new benefit means.  And show you how to use it!

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5 Cards to Earn Miles for Etihad Award Flights

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Million Mile Secrets reader, Ebene, commented:

Can you transfer United Airlines miles to Etihad?  What are the best cards to earn miles to fly Etihad?

You can NOT transfer airline miles to another airline.

For Etihad award flights, you can transfer points directly to the airline from 3 flexible programs – American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest.  You can also use American Airlines miles or ANA miles to fly Etihad.

Etihad miles are also valuable for folks looking to book award seats on any of its 26 airline partners.  For example, using Etihad miles for a Brussels Airlines award flight is one of the cheapest ways to get to Europe!

Etihad Award Flights

Use Etihad Miles for Award Flights to Abu Dhabi Where You Can Visit the Magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

I’ll share 5 cards that can earn you miles for Etihad award flights.

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Reminder! Best-Ever AMEX Starwood 35,000 Point Bonuses End Tomorrow!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you plan on applying for the amazing 35,000 point offers on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and small business cards, your application must be received by tomorrow, April 5, 2017.

This is the highest bonus ever offered for these cards.  And because of the Marriott – Starwood merger, they may not being around much longer!

The sign-up bonuses alone can be used for Big Travel at luxurious Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton hotels.  Or award flights with Starwood’s airline transfer partners, like American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and more.

Starwood 35000 Offer 2017

35,000 Starwood Points Is Enough for a Free Night at the Stunning Starwood Category 7 Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this terrific deal!

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Big Targeted Promotion for AMEX Starwood Business Cardholders!

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AMEX is running a terrific targeted promotion for Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express cardholders.

If you qualify, you’ll earn 10,000 bonus Starwood points after you register and spend $10,000 on eligible purchases by June 30, 2017.

That’s a lot of spending, but because Starwood points are so valuable and flexible, this deal is worth it for many folks.  It’s like earning 2 Starwood points per $1 (or 2.5 airline miles per $1 if you transfer Starwood points to airline miles) on your everyday purchases!

Big Targeted Promotion For AMEX Starwood Business Cardholders

You’ll Earn Enough Bonus Points From This Promotion for a Night at the Starwood Category 4 Walt Disney World Dolphin

I’ll share the details!

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Want to Earn More Miles? Don’t Use Your Airline Credit Card for Regular Spending!

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Want to earn more American Airlines miles or British Airways Avios points for regular spending?  You may think using an American Airlines or British Airways co-branded credit card is your best option.  But it isn’t!

Because with the personal and small business American Express Starwood cards, you can earn MORE miles when you transfer the Starwood points you earn to most airlines.

Plus, until April 5, 2017, both cards are offering a limited-time increased sign-up bonus of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Ways To Earn American Airlines Miles

Want to Use American Airlines Miles or British Airways for an Exotic Vacation? Get the Best Rate for Regular Spending With the AMEX Starwood Cards!

I’ll explain why the AMEX Starwood cards are great to use for everyday spending.  Especially if you want to rack-up more airline miles.

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