This summer, there are new routes to interesting destinations ranging from huge cities like Singapore to small towns on Cape Cod, and everything in between! And hopefully, it’ll mean more ways to redeem your miles and points!
Buffalo/Niagara Falls Is 1 of the New Destinations You Can Visit Using Miles and Points!
I’ll tell you about the new routes. And give you ideas about how to use miles and points for award seats!
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Trying to figure out how to get an award flight for the fewest number of miles or points? It can be time-consuming (and confusing!) to check and compare different airline award charts.
Now, there’s a way to find out the number of miles required for your trip using miles from several different airlines. All in 1 spot!
TravelCodex has created the “How Many Miles Award Tool.“ It lets you search how many miles you need to travel between 2 cities using popular frequent flyer programs, like American Airlines, British Airways, and United Airlines.
Save Time (and Frustration) Searching for Awards That Cost the Fewest Miles
I’ll show you how the tool works for both new and experienced travelers. And share its limitations.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, RS, commented:
Can I convert my American Express Blue card (10 years old) to an AMEX EveryDay card? Currently the points are not much value to me other than cash. I have collected a lot of points from Costco purchases and would love to be able to transfer them to airline and hotel partners.
I would lose history if the card is converted right? What happens to my points?
Yes, you should be able to convert your card!
By Switching to an AMEX EveryDay Card That Earns Transferable Points, You Can Get Big Travel With Small Money!
I’ll explain what happens to your points & your credit when you get your new card!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Gia, writes:
Which card(s) have the most benefits for annual spending? I spend more than $5,000 a month on credit cards these days, but I feel like I ran out of options for sign-up bonuses as I’ve had most of the cards in the past.
What do you use as your default credit card for everyday purchases to build points? Could you give me couple of suggestions?
Which Card Should Gia Use for Her Everyday Purchases?
When I’m not working to meet the minimum spending requirements to earn sign-up bonuses for Big Travel, there are 2 cards I keep in my wallet for everyday spending.
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Million Mile Secrets readers, Gary Rees and Alan, started a discussion:
Is there a service that can help me maximize my bank points?
I am new but have over 300,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points saved up and want to do something over-the-top for my 10th anniversary. What about transferring to Air Canada Aeroplan at the 1:1 transfer rate, and then to United Airlines? Is that possible?
And Alan replied:
Did you ever come up with a way to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to United Airlines? Like you, I like United Airlines and was thinking about using Air Canada Aeroplan as the middle step. I haven’t figured how to move Air Canada Aeroplan miles to United Airlines miles. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you both for commenting! I thought I’d jump in to help.
You can NOT transfer Air Canada Aeroplan miles to United Airlines miles. In general, you can not transfer airline miles to another airline.
You Can’t Transfer Miles From 1 Airline to Another. But It’s Still Possible to Book an Award Ticket on United Airlines With AMEX Membership Rewards Points
But you CAN book United Airlines flights with AMEX Membership Rewards transfer partners. That’s because a few of them have access to award seats on United Airlines.
I’ll explain your options and point you in the right direction if you need more help!
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American Express Membership Rewards points are 1 of the most flexible types of points. That’s because you can transfer them to certain airlines and fly to many countries, including India.
Emily and I visit India once a year. We’ve even taken Emily’s mom to India, twice!
You Can Visit the Taj Mahal in India Using American Express Membership Rewards Points
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Million Mile Secrets reader, TB, commented:
There are some hotel and airline chains in which you can transfer points/miles to points/miles and vice versa for 1:1 or 1:2 or better ratio.
What site can I go to to know what hotel or airline accepts transferred points/miles from other hotels or airlines?
Great question! You can NOT transfer airline miles from 1 airline to another. And you can NOT transfer hotel points between hotel programs. But it is possible to transfer hotel points to airline miles.
Let’s 1st look at transferring hotel points to airline miles. And later we can take a look at transferring airline miles to hotel points.
You Can Transfer Hotel Points to Airline Miles. But Should You?
I’ll explain how to do it. And if it’s ever a good idea to make the transfer!
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