With the new way to transfer points between Starwood and Marriott accounts, folks can get a better ratio converting Starwood points to United Airlines miles by first transferring to Marriott points.
For example, if you transfer 10,000 Starwood points directly to United Airlines, you’ll only get 5,000 United Airlines miles because there’s a 2:1 ratio.
Instead, you could convert 10,000 Starwood points to 30,000 Marriott points (1:3 ratio). Then, transfer the Marriott points to United Airlines and you’ll get a much better deal for your points.
Now You Can Get a Better Ratio Converting Starwood Points to United Airlines Miles!
I’ll explain the math behind the points conversion and why United Airlines miles are great for Big Travel!
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One of the best ways to use miles & points is to make unforgettable memories with loved ones. And even better if you include once-in-a-lifetime experiences most folks normally wouldn’t be able to afford.
Million Mile Secrets team member Keith recently returned from a 25,000 mile around-the-world honeymoon to Amsterdam, Cape Town, Dubai, Bali, and Singapore. I’ll let him tell you about it!
Keith: Thanks Daraius! My wife Liz and I built up hundreds of thousands of miles from credit card sign-up bonuses and bank promotions that we used to visit 5 countries on an around-the-world honeymoon.
We Were Amazed With the Service and Restaurant Quality Menu at The Private Room Lounge at Singapore Airport
Due to work commitments, we only had 17 days to circle the globe. This might not seem like enough time for such a trip. But, I’ll explain how we made the most of our time and enjoyed a romantic dinner at one of Amsterdam’s top restaurants, rest and relaxation in Bali, a beautiful hike and Afternoon Tea in Cape Town, cultural experiences in Dubai, and much more!
I’m happy to share how I paid ~$6,700 for a trip with a retail cost of ~$53,000!
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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly round-trip in coach from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, to Jakarta, Bangkok, or Ho Chi Minh City for ~$365+. You can even fly into one city and leave from another with this deal, so you can see 2 Southeast Asian cities for cheap!
I found a flight from New York (LaGuardia) to Ho Chi Minh City on September 20, 2016, and returning from Bangkok on September 27, 2016, for ~$429.
And a ticket from San Francisco to Jakarta on October 5, 2016, returning from Bangkok on October 12, 2016, for ~$395.
These fares are valid for travel on ANA from September 2016 through early December 2016.
Fly From 4 US Cities to Southeast Asia for ~$365+ With Sale Fares on United Airlines!
Here are the details. And how to search for these deals!
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In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”
The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner. Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.
Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.
Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!
Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.
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Starting May 24, 2016, you can use Singapore Airlines miles to book a Premium Economy award ticket.
And starting June 1, 2016, you’ll be able to use miles to upgrade a paid coach ticket to Premium Economy or a paid Premium Economy ticket to Business Class.
It’s easy to earn Singapore Airlines miles because you can transfer points from all 4 flexible points programs.
But in most cases, using Singapore Airlines miles to book Premium Economy award tickets is NOT a good deal.
Starting May 24, You Can Use Singapore Airlines Miles to Book Premium Economy Award Seats
I’ll explain if this new option is a good way to use miles!
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