Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: CreditWalk
Al founded CreditWalk to create the most comprehensive resource available on the internet for Canadian credit cards.
Three Wishes, You Say? Salinas Grandes, Argentina
American Express Membership Rewards points are 1 of the most flexible types of points. That’s because you can transfer them to certain airlines to get Big Travel with Small Money on flights to Europe.
Starwood points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and Citi ThankYou points are also transferable. American Express Membership Rewards points aren’t the easiest to use compared to Chase Ultimate Rewards points, but there are a few good uses which I’ll describe in this post.
You Can Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to Air Canada to Fly to Milan, Italy
At some point you may want to share miles with someone, whether it’s your significant other, family member, or a friend who’s traveling with you. Sharing miles comes in handy when you don’t have enough miles in your account for an award ticket. Remember that you can usually always use the miles to book an award for a friend of family members without transferring the miles.
But sometimes you don’t have enough miles in your account. So why not just transfer miles when you want them? Because airlines usually charge a fee to transfer your miles. But some frequent flyer programs allow you to share miles.
Frequent Flyer Programs That Allow Mile Sharing
Here are 11 frequent flyer programs that allow sharing miles (pooling of miles under 1 account) between family members. Most of these programs are not US-based, and other than JetBlue, Hawaiian Air, and British Airways, may not be very practical for US readers because they charge fuel surcharges when you use your miles for an award.
Sharing Miles Lets You Travel Together More Often
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Until June 23, 2014, you’ll get a 20% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines.
Points transfer instantly, and you can use Hawaiian Airlines miles to fly on their partner airlines, like American Airlines, JetBlue, and Virgin Atlantic.
You’ll Get 20% More Miles When You Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to Hawaiian Airlines
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Did you know you can earn airline miles for staying at Hyatt hotels?
You can get double hotel points at Hilton and Starwood hotels this summer and now you can earn triple airline miles at Hyatt.
Hyatt members earn triple airline miles with certain airlines for stays completed at Hyatt hotels from May 1, 2014, to August 31, 2014.
With Hyatt’s New Summer Promotion You Can Get 3X Airlines Miles