Category Archives: British Airways

Which Miles & Points Should You Collect for Award Flights?

Million Mile Secrets reader Alex writes:

I was wondering if you can give me advice on choosing the right credit card.  I already have a Miles & More (Lufthansa) account and ~30,000 miles or so in there.

I’m located in Miami and I try to stick to Lufthansa or Star Alliance partners as my preferred airlines.  I fly at least 2 times a year to Europe or Asia but also make some trips within the US.

Great question, Alex!  It can be hard to decide which miles & points to collect for your trip, especially if you’re new to our hobby.

If you already have an idea of where & how you want to travel and which airlines or alliances you prefer, you can narrow down your choices of which credit cards to apply for.

And knowing which airlines serve your home airport will help a great deal in making a decision!

Which Miles Points Should You Collect For Award Flights

Figuring out Which Miles & Points to Collect Doesn’t Have to Be Hard! I’ll Show You How to Choose

I’ll give you tips for how to decide which cards to apply for, depending on your home airport, airline preferences, and travel goals!

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Coming Soon: 30,000 Mile Bonus & No Foreign Transaction Fees for Alaska Airlines Card

I wrote about rumors that a higher offer was coming soon for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card.

Via Wandering Aramean, the sign-up bonus on the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature will increase to 30,000 miles on June 1, 2016.

Usually, the sign-up bonus is 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles and a $100 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Coming Soon 30,000 Mile Bonus No Foreign Transaction Fees For Alaska Airlines Card

The Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card Will Offer a 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus and NO Foreign Transaction Fees

Let’s see if it’s worth waiting for this new offer!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

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“I Think My Wife Assumes I Have a Mild Form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   InsideFlyer UK

Mark and Tom write InsideFlyer UK so you can discover and share your experiences related to travel and frequent flyer programs.

You can follow InsideFlyer UK on Twitter.

InsideFlyer - Interview With Mark And Tom

Heading Into Belarus on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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2016’s 10 Best Deals in Travel

Last year, I shared my Top 10 Deals in Travel with y’all.  And while some of those terrific deals are still available, it’s time for a 2016 update!

If you’re new to the miles and points hobby, these 10 deals are an excellent way to get started on your way to Big Travel with Small Money.

Before you start signing-up for credit cards, it’s important to consider your travel goals to decide which miles & points are best to collect for your trip!

2016's 10 Best Deals In Travel

Where Do You Want to Go? I’ll Show You My Top 10 Best Deals in Travel Right Now!

Let’s look at current top 10 best travel deals and how you can use them to get Big Travel with Small Money quickly!

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Review of the New Marvel MasterCard (3% Back on Dining & Entertainment)

Here’s my review of the new Marvel MasterCard!  It’s a no-annual-fee cash back card from Synchrony Bank with cool superhero card art.

This card does NOT have a great sign-up bonus.  But it does earn 3% at restaurants and select entertainment like movie theaters, games, Marvel.com, and more.

And while we don’t earn a commission from this card, we’ll always tell you about interesting deals.

Review Of The New Marvel MasterCard 3 Back On Dining Entertainment

There’s a New Cash Back Card, but I’ll Show You Similar Cards That Are Better!

I’ll tell you more about the new Marvel MasterCard.  And suggest cards that are a better deal!

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If You Have 2 Businesses Can You Earn the Chase Ink Plus Sign-Up Bonus Twice?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Michael, commented:

You wrote a post back in 2014 on the possibility of getting multiple Chase Ink Plus small business card bonuses for separate LLCs.  Do you have any updates as to whether Chase is permitting current Chase Ink Plus cardholders (I received the 50,000 point bonus about 18 months ago) to receive the current 60,000 point offer if applying for the card using a separate LLC?

Great question, Michael!

If you have more than one small business, you should still be able to earn the sign-up bonus on the Chase Ink Plus card again, when you complete the minimum spending.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals.

If You Have 2 Businesses Can You Earn The Chase Ink Plus Sign Up Bonus Twice

Do You Own 2 Small Businesses? You May Be Able to Earn the Sign-Up Bonus on Chase Ink Cards Twice!

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News You Can Use – Hilton Status Match Extended, 5,000 JetBlue Points, 20% Off Silvercar, & More

1.   Hilton Status Match Extended to March 2018

Update:   The Points Guy reports Hilton is having trouble with its status match website.  However, you may still be able to request a match through this link.  Or by emailing proof of status with a competing chain, proof of stay and Hilton HHonors account number to hhonors@hilton.com.

Via The Points Guy, Hilton has extended its status match program.

So, if you have elite status with a competing hotel chain, like Choice, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, or Starwood, Hilton will upgrade your HHonors Elite status to match.

You can submit your status match application online by June 30, 2016.  Along with something that shows your elite status with another program (like a screenshot).  And proof of a stay with that program in the past 12 months.

You’ll get Hilton HHonors elite status through March 31, 2018.  And they’ll match to Silver, Gold, or Diamond, depending on your status in another program.

News You Can Use Hilton Status Match Extended 5,000 JetBlue Points 20 Off Silvercar More

Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Offers Late Check-Out. Who Would Want to Leave a View Like This at the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri?

And remember, certain credit cards give you automatic hotel elite status.  For instance, the Chase Hyatt card gives you Hyatt Platinum status.  And folks with the Chase IHG Rewards Club Select receive automatic IHG Platinum elite status.

During Hilton’s last status match promotion, many folks reported receiving Hilton Diamond status (executive lounge access, room upgrades, late check-out when available, and free breakfast at some hotels) when they matched to IHG Platinum elite status.

So this deal is a no-brainer for folks with the Chase IHG card, which comes with automatic Platinum Elite status!

2.   5,000 JetBlue Bonus Points (Targeted)

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