Category Archives: Asiana

This Couple Used Miles & Points for a Luxurious $12,000 Trip to Thailand!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Dale is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Couple Used Miles Points For A Luxurious 12000 Trip To Thailand

Ready for Our 16-Hour Business Class Flight From Houston to Taipei!

A big thank you to Dale for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“Traveling Makes You a Conscious, Contributing Member of Our Society”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Not Your Average Gal

Caroline writes Not Your Average Gal about travel, health and occasional soapbox moments.  Check her out on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterPinterest, or Snap her[email protected].

Not Your Average Gal

Our Wedding Ceremony – Old Wardour Castle, Whiltshire, England

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Limited Time: Earn Up to a 100% Bonus When You Buy United Airlines Miles

Via Deals We Like, you can earn up to a 100% bonus when you purchase United Airlines miles by December 19, 2016.

This could be a good deal if you’re planning a specific trip, especially in Business Class.  Or if you need a few extra United Airlines miles to top off your account.

Not everyone will get the same bonus!  You must log-in to your account to see your specific offer.

Buy United Airlines Miles

Earn Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Buy Miles Through December 19, 2016

Here’s more about this deal!

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How to Get Big Travel on United Airlines & Partners With the Chase Ink Preferred 80,000 Point Bonus

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

With the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, you can earn an excellent sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements.

Then, transfer the Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines to book award flights on United Airlines or one of their many airline partners like Asiana Airlines or Lufthansa.

Award Flights With Ink Business Preferred

Use the Chase Ink Preferred 80,000 Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus to Book Business Class Award Flights on United Airline’s Partner Airlines Like Lufthansa

I’ll explain how you can get award flights with Ink Business Preferred on United Airlines and partner airlines within the US, to Asia, or multi-city trips to Europe.

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New (Better!) Way to Use Starwood Points to Fly United Airlines

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.

Transfer Starwood Points To United Airlines

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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Earn a Round-Trip Ticket Within the US With the Asiana Card Sign-Up Bonus

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

Via Doctor of Credit, the Bank of America Asiana credit card is now offering an increased sign-up bonus of 30,000 Asiana Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.  So here’s my Asiana credit card review!

The bonus grants you enough miles for a round-trip coach ticket within the US (excluding Hawaii) or Canada on Star Alliance partners like United Airlines!

Asiana Credit Card Review

The Sign-Up Bonus From the Asiana Airlines Credit Card is Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Ticket From Anywhere in the US (Excluding Hawaii) to Our Nation’s Capital!

Emily and I don’t receive a commission for this card but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

The Asiana card could be a good option if you already have a lot of rewards earning cards.  But I do NOT recommend it if you’re new to miles & points.  I’ll explain.

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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

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.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

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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You Told Me Where You’re Going, I’ll Suggest Where to Stay With Points!

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

You shared amazing trip ideas during our most recent blog giveaway!  I love hearing about how you use miles & points to make memories and share your love of travel with the folks closest to you!

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Where Will Your Miles & Points Take You Next?

In the giveaway, we asked, “Where are you planning to fly next using miles & points?”

We received over 1,000 entries!  We really appreciate your enthusiasm and love interacting with y’all!

Remember, we’ll announce the winner this Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Good luck!

In the meantime, it sounds like many of you have awesome trips planned using your miles.  So here are some suggestions on where to stay with your points!

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Which Hotel Points Transfer to Airline Miles (But Is It a Good Idea?)

Million Mile Secrets reader, TB, commented:

 Hi Daraius,

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?

Thank you.

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.

Which Hotel Points Transfer To Airline Miles But Is It A Good Idea

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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A Stopover in Vibrant Hong Kong: Part 5 – Eating in Hong Kong

Daraius and I took my parents on an around-the-world trip to the MaldivesIndia, and Hong Kong.  My step-dad, Mark, had never been outside the US, and my mom had only been to India.

We had a free stopover in Hong Kong with our Cathay Pacific flight back to the US.

Daraius and I thought it would be a great experience for them to see Hong Kong because it’s such a dynamic city!  It’s also very different from both India and the Maldives.

Eating In Hong Kong

We Tried a Couple of Local Restaurants During Our Short Stop in Hong Kong

We only spent a few days in Hong Kong during this trip.  So if you want more details about sights, shopping, and restaurants, check out the trip report from our longer stay in Hong Kong in December 2013.

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