Officially, Chase Ultimate Rewards has 7 airline and 4 hotel transfer partners. But did you know you can access dozens of other airline and hotel options indirectly with Chase Ultimate Rewards points?
Emily Flew on Air Berlin to Croatia. And You Can Too, With Chase Ultimate Rewards Points – Even Though Air Berlin Isn’t an “Official” Transfer Partner!
I’ll give you ideas on how you can use your points with partners for more Big Travel!
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Virgin Atlantic is changing the way members earn and redeem miles, starting November 13, 2016.
Earning miles and tier points for status is getting harder if you usually fly in coach on deeply discounted fares. And getting an Upper Class (First Class) award flight is becoming more expensive, too.
However, some award flight prices for coach and Premium Economy are being significantly reduced, which is good news!
Big Changes Are Coming to How You Earn and Redeem Virgin Atlantic Miles
I’ll show you how the changes affect your future Virgin Atlantic award flights, so you can decide whether you want to stick with the program or move on.
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, ANA, Bank Of America, BOA Virgin Atlantic, Chase, Citibank, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Hilton HHonors, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Korean Airlines, Membership Rewards, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, VIrgin America, Virgin Atlantic
Folks in the miles & points hobby are usually diligent about planning their travels. But sometimes life happens and you have to change or cancel your plans.
In that case, what are the fees for changing an award ticket? And do any airlines allow you to hold an award reservation while you firm up your plans?
To help y’all out, I made a chart that shows the award ticket fees and policies for over 25 domestic and international airlines!
Tracking Down Award Ticket Fees Can Be Tricky, So We’ve Made an Easy Table Showing Award Ticket Change & Cancellation Fees for Over 25 Airlines!
Let’s take a look!
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I love AMEX Offers because you can save money or earn extra points on purchases you might make anyway!
And AMEX is always adding new offers! To take advantage of these deals, just add them to your card.
Fly to Hong Kong on ANA and You Can Earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With a New AMEX Offer! Check Out the Ju Ming Figures During Your Visit!
Here’s a look at the new offers!
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!
Posted in Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), ANA, Asiana, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, COPA Airlines, Credit Cards, EqyptAir, Ethiopian, Eva Air, Hotels, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Marriott, Scandinavian Air Systems (SAS), Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Star Alliance, Starwood (SPG), SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Travel Tips, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Award Booking
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!
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX Platinum, ANA, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Save Money, Singapore Airlines, Travel Tips, VIrgin America
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!
Posted in Air Canada, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Membership Rewards, Singapore Airlines, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards
Great news for folks with AMEX Membership Rewards points! Via View From the Wing, you can now transfer your points to Etihad. And there are some award flights that are great deals!
For example, you can use Etihad miles to pay fewer points on airline partner American Airlines for a Business Class or First Class ticket to Asia or Europe. And, you’ll save miles on First Class flights within the mainland US and Canada!
Etihad Is the Newest AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Partner. Use Etihad Miles to Get Great Deals on Certain Flights, Like on Airline Partner American Airlines
I’ll explain how it works!
Posted in Air Berlin, Air New Zealand, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, AMEX Blue for Business, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX EveryDay, AMEX EveryDay Preferred, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, ANA, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Credit Cards, Etihad, Membership Rewards, oneworld, Save Money, Travel Tips, Virgin Australia