Category Archives: British Airways

250 Free Avios Points When You Sign-Up for Aer Lingus’ New Frequent Flyer Program

You can now sign-up for Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer program, AerClub.  And earn Aer Lingus Avios points when you fly Aer Lingus and their partner airlines, like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and United Airlines.  To use for award flights on Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Iberia.

And if you register by January 7, 2017, you’ll get 250 free Aer Lingus Avios points!

Aer Lingus Avios

Sign-Up for Aer Lingus’ New AerClub Frequent Flyer Program by January 7, 2017, and Get 250 Free Aer Lingus Avios Points

Here are the details of this new program.

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Daraius’ Adventures in Queens: Part 3 – Sri Pra Phai Restaurant

I always have a great time when I visit New York.  And usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists.  But this time, I decided to spend more time in Queens.

I’m glad I did because I got to enjoy my favorite pastime: eating! 🙂

Queens is full of amazing ethnic restaurants.  Like Sri Pra Phai in Woodside, which serves authentic and tasty Thai food.

Sri Pra Phai Restaurant

I Love Finding Neighborhood Gems. Especially Ones That Have Food!

Here’s my experience at Sri Pra Phai!

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Daraius’ Adventures in Queens: Part 2 – Moon Barber Shop in Jackson Heights

I always have a great time when I visit New York.  And usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists.  But this time, I decided to spend more time in Queens.

The highlight of my trip was getting a shave and head massage at a little barber shop in Jackson Heights. 

Moon Barber Shop Jackson Heights

Little Did I Know This Would Be Such an Enjoyable Experience!

I’m so glad places like this still exist in the US.

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Daraius’ Adventures in Queens: Part 1 – Hyatt Herald Square Review

I always have a great time when I visit New York.  And I usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists.  But this time, I decided to stay in Manhattan, but explore Queens.

I stayed in Manhattan at Hyatt Herald Square.  But made the trip across the river for my adventures.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

I Made the Hyatt Herald Square My Home Base

Here’s what I thought of the experience!

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A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

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!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

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

A big thank you to Harry 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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“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  The Traveling Professor

Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers.  You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.

The Traveling Professor

The Professor in Florence

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984.  I have Platinum elite status.  And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.

However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities.  I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading

50% Bonus When You Buy British Airways Avios Points – 6 Days Only!

Do you have plans for a short flight coming up?  You might benefit from this offer from British Airways!

Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is selling their British Airways Avios points with a 50% bonus until December 5, 2016, at 6:59 pm Eastern Time.

British Airways Avios Points Discount

Hop Around Europe for Cheap With British Airways Avios Points. I’ll Show You How!

I’ll help you decide if this is a good deal for you!

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Is the British Airways Travel Together Ticket a Good Deal?

Million Mile Secrets reader, CB, emailed:

I have over 120,000 British Airways Avios points from spending $30,000 on the Chase British Airways card.  And I’ll soon get the Travel Together Ticket.

I want to fly myself and a companion from the East Coast to Europe in Business Class.  I’ve priced 1 round-trip ticket at 120,000 British Airways Avios points, plus exorbitant taxes and fees – up to $1,200.  My travel companion will fly “free,” but pay the same taxes and fees.

I obviously should not spend $2,400 and 120,000 British Airways Avios points for these flights, right?  Could we buy 2 tickets with another airline for less than $2,400?  Should I use my British Airways Avios miles on a partner airline and forget the Travel Together Ticket?

Thanks for the question, CB!

British Airways is infamous for tacking on steep fuel surcharges when you fly them across the Atlantic.  I usually recommend folks fly on partner airlines, like American Airlines or Air Berlin.

But, you can only use a British Airways Travel Together Ticket on British Airways flights.  And it’s very unlikely you’ll find 2 round-trip Business Class tickets to Europe for ~$2,400.  So this could be a good option for flying British Airways in Business (or First) Class!

Is The British Airways Travel Together Ticket A Good Deal

If You Want the British Airways Business Class Experience, You Can Get Decent Value With a Travel Together Ticket!

I’ll briefly explain what the British Airways Travel Together Ticket is.  And help you decide when to use it!

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Up to $1,000 in Flights With This No Annual Fee Card!

There’s a no-annual-fee credit card with a generous sign-up bonus.  And it’s not getting much attention!

Via Doctor of Credit, the Merrill Lynch Merrill+ Visa is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Merrill points.  That’s worth between $500 and $1,000, depending on how you use them!

Emily and I don’t earn commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals we’re aware of!

Up To 1000 In Flights With This No Annual Fee Card

Your Merrill Lynch Points Can Be Worth 2 Cents per Point Towards Airfare, Domestic or International

I’ll tell you about this card, and show you how to maximize its rewards!

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New Hilton, Iberia / British Airways Transfer Bonuses – Are They Worth It?

Do you have a Hilton award stay coming up or like booking cheap award flights with British Airways Avios points?

If so, there are 2 new transfer bonuses using Citi ThankYou points and AMEX Membership Rewards points you might consider.

Through February 8, 2017, when you transfer your Citi ThankYou points to Hilton you’ll get a 33% bonus.

And via One Mile at a Time, when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Iberia, you’ll get a 50% bonus through December 15, 2016!  This can be useful for converting AMEX Membership Rewards points into British Airways Avios points at a more favorable rate.  I’ll explain!

New Hilton Iberia British Airways Transfer Bonuses Are They Worth It

Book Hilton Stays and British Airways Award Flights for Fewer Points With This Deal!

I’ll help you decide if these deals are worth your time.

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