Category Archives: British Airways

Blog Giveaway: 6,000 British Airways Avios Points!

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Thanks to all our readers for supporting the blog!  To show our gratitude, Emily and I are giving away 6,000 British Airways Avios points.

Blog Giveaway 6000 British Airways Avios Points

Head to Ireland From 6 US Cities for 13,000 British Airways Avios One-Way in Coach!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Do You Know These Secret Ways To Book Cathay Pacific Award Flights?

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:   I explained how Cathay Pacific’s great redemption scheme and liberal routing rules allow folks to see more places on the same ticket.  And until December 31, 2016, you can get a 30% Asia Miles bonus for transferring your hotel points.

Specifically, folks with Starwood points can do very well!  Because you can transfer Starwood points to Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) at a good ratio.

Do You Know These Secret Ways To Book Cathay Pacific Award Flights

Cathay Pacific Has Great Options for Seeing Multiple Places on the Same Award Ticket

Many folks have complained about how hard it is to redeem a Cathay Pacific award.  So Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy set out on a mission to find out if Cathay Pacific deserves this reputation.

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“Had I Known Applying for Cards Wouldn’t Really Lower My Score, I’d Have Circled the World a Few More Times”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Grab a Mile

Teja and Sasidhar write Grab a Mile to show how families can travel well without breaking the bank.  You can find them on Twitter, Instagram, and 500px!

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Sasidhar and Teja in Hallstatt, Austria

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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The Amazing Value of 5 Free Stopovers & 2 Open Jaws With Cathay Pacific Award Flights!

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:   You can get a great value out of Cathay Pacific miles if you know how to use them.  And because Cathay Pacific is currently offering a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Asia Miles until December 31, 2016, you could get a terrific deal!

Cathay Pacific has some of the least restrictive routing rules among major airlines, and you can have up to 5 free stopovers on the same ticket.  You can even backtrack and stay in the same place twice if you want.  Try to do something like that on Delta or American Airlines!  😉

But Cathay Pacific might seem a little complicated compared to major US programs.

The Amazing Value Of 5 Free Stopovers 2 Open Jaws With Cathay Pacific Award Flights

The 30% Transfer Bonus to Asia Miles Can Take You More Places for Fewer Miles

I’ll explain how the charts work, how to build your itinerary, and how to get Big Travel for fewer miles than other airlines.

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Sweet Spot: Fly to Ireland From 6 US Cities for Only 26,000 British Airways Avios Points Round-Trip!

Considering a trip to Ireland?  Via Travelmiles101, you can now fly Aer Lingus to Ireland from 6 US cities, like Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and more.  It’s just 26,000 British Airways Avios points round-trip in coach!

That’s because Aer Lingus recently joined the Avios program along with British Airways and Iberia, and released it’s own frequent flyer program (AerClub) and award chart.

And British Airways is using this new award chart to price flights on Aer Lingus using British Airways Avios points!

Award Flights To Ireland

Use 13,000 British Airways Avios Points to Fly One-Way in Coach, 8 Months Out of the Year, From Cities Like Chicago, New York (JFK), and Washington, DC, to Dublin. And Visit the Stunning Cliffs of Moher!

I’ll show you how to find and book these cheap award tickets to Ireland!

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15 Things You MUST Do With Your AMEX Business Platinum

I was excited to recently get The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN because of the limited time 100,000-point sign-up bonus and card perks like 50% points back on paid airfare.

But there are so many other benefits with the card like automatic elite status at certain hotel chains.  And concierge services that can help you with exclusive dining reservations and much more!

Plus, I also love the card earns flexible AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because there are many ways to redeem these for Big Travel!

Best Uses Of American Express Business Platinum

The AMEX Business Platinum Card Can Help Folks Get Big Travel! But The Card Has Lots of Other Perks You Can Use to Save Time and Money or Book Fantastic Experiences!

Here are 15 things you can do with the AMEX Business Platinum card!

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Cheaper Short-Haul Awards With Alaska Airlines’ New Award Chart!

Good news for folks who like to earn and use Alaska Airlines miles!  Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.

And it’s NOT increasing the price of any awards!  Instead, the shortest coach award flights are cheaper!  Plus, you’ll be able to earn even more Alaska Airlines miles for flights on certain partner airlines, like British Airways and Qantas, for Business and First Class flights.

Alaska Airlines Award Ticket Price

Booking Short Coach Award Flights on Alaska Airlines Just Got Cheaper!

Here’s more about what these changes mean for you.

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Delta – Alaska Airlines Partnership Ending May 1, 2017

It’s over!  Via View From the Wing, Delta and Alaska Airlines are ending their partnership May 1, 2017.

The airlines haven’t been playing nicely together for quite some time, so it’s not surprising they’re calling it quits, especially because the deal to merge Alaska Airlines and Virgin America closed last week.

So if you like to earn and redeem Alaska Airlines miles for Delta flights, and vice versa, I’ll explain what this news means for you.

Delta Alaska Airlines Partnership

The Delta – Alaska Airlines Partnership Will Completely End May 1, 2017

And I’ve added a chart to help you understand important dates regarding the end of the partnership.

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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Paris, France

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Paris France

A View of Galeries Lafayette, One of the Most Famous Shopping Malls in Paris

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations and how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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Planning a Hawaiian Vacation With Ink Business Preferred 80,000-Point Bonus

Are you dreaming of Hawaii?

With the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus, you’ll have fantastic options to make a Hawaiian vacation a reality.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airlines like British Airways and United Airlines to book award flights.  And move points to hotel partners like Hyatt or Ritz-Carlton to book free nights.  Or you can redeem points directly through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal to get $1,000 worth of travel!

Ink Business Preferred Hawaii Vacation

You’ll Have Many Travel Options to Hawaii With the 80,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card

I’ll show you how the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus can get you Big Travel to Hawaii!

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