Category Archives: Cathay Pacific

Targeted: Limited-Time 40% Bonus When Buying Alaska Airlines Miles

Good news!  Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 40% bonus when you purchase Alaska Airlines miles through February 8, 2017.

This deal is targeted, and some folks have reported not being offered any bonus at all.  But it’s worth checking your Alaska Airlines account if you want to buy more miles for a particular trip!

Buy Alaska Airlines Miles Bonus 2017

Fly Round-Trip in Coach to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific for 60,000 Alaska Airlines Miles! See If You Were Targeted to Buy Miles With Up to a 40% Bonus

Here’s more about this deal!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 5: Best Ways to Fly to Canada & Alaska

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline and hotel partners when the time comes.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!  This means you’ll have several choices when planning flights to Canada or Alaska!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and effectively get up to 2 cents per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Canada

Is Alaska on Your Bucket List? You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Get You There!

I’ll show you the best ways to use American Express Membership Rewards Points for flights to Canada & Alaska!

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Best Use of 90,000 Starwood Points: Companion Pass, Airline Transfers, or Free Hotel Nights?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Grahme, commented:

I’m thinking of converting 90,000 Starwood points to Marriott points to book a Hotel + Air Package to get the Southwest Companion Pass and a 7-night Marriott hotel certificate.  Would you consider this a good use of Starwood points?

Converting Starwood points to Marriott points to get the Southwest Companion Pass by booking a Hotel + Air package can be an amazing deal worth $4,100+!  That’s one reason 2 Million Mile Secrets team members recently used Starwood points this way!

But Starwood points have other flexible redemption options that make them extremely valuable.  Like free hotel stays at Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton hotels.  Or the ability to transfer Starwood points to airlines, which could get you an amazing First Class ticket worth more than $9,000!

So the best use of Starwood points really depends on your travel goals.

Use 90000 Starwood Points

Using Starwood Points to Get the Companion Pass Means You and a Partner Can Visit Fantastic Southwest Destinations Like New York!

Remember, you only have until March 31, 2017 to redeem hotel points for the Companion Pass.

I’ll compare a few different ways you can use 90,000 Starwood points for Big Travel!

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The Big Travel Guide to AMEX Membership Rewards Points: Part 1 – Transfer Partners

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline and hotel partners when the time comes.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  This can mean a First Class adventure around-the-world, a family trip to Europe, or so many other options!

The AMEX Membership Rewards points program has 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!

AMEX Transfer Partners

With 20 Airline & Hotel Transfer Partners, There Are Plenty of Ways to Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Big Travel! Including Flying British Airways Business Class!

I’ll tell you all about the AMEX transfer partners.  And what you should know before transferring AMEX Membership Rewards points to book award travel.

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Worth It? Earn a Bonus When You Buy or Gift American Airlines Miles

Good news if you need more American Airlines miles for a trip!

With American Airlines’ latest buy miles promotion, you can earn up to a 50% bonus when you buy or gift miles through January 30, 2017.  The more miles you buy, the higher the bonus.

This could be a good deal if you need to top-off your American Airlines account for an award.

American Airlines Miles Promotion

Want to Use American Airlines Miles to Visit a Magical Destination Like Machu Picchu? You Could Use This Promotion to Top-Off Your Miles Account!

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer.

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Extended: 30% Bonus on Hotel Point Transfers to Cathay Pacific

Good news!  Via View From the Wing, Cathay Pacific has extended its previous promotion and is offering a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to Asia Miles, through February 28, 2017.

Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program, can be very valuable if you know how to take advantage of their relaxed routing rules.  So this 30% hotel transfer bonus could be a great chance to collect more Cathay Pacific miles!

Starwood Cathay Pacific Transfer Bonus

Fly Round-Trip to Hong Kong From the West Coast for Only 72,000 Cathay Pacific Miles in Premium Economy

I’ll remind you of a few ways to use Cathay Pacific miles for Big Travel.  And help you decide if Asia Miles is a good program for you.

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How to Use Fewer Miles for Short Flights With New Alaska Airlines Award Chart

If you collect Alaska Airlines miles (or Starwood points), you now have more opportunities to get Big Travel!

Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.  And most folks will only benefit from the change!  You can now book short-haul flights in coach for as little as 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles one-way. 

Note:   Your flights must be for travel within the continental US and Canada, and operated by Alaska Airlines.

How To Use Fewer Miles For Short Flights With New Alaska Airlines Award Chart

You Can Now Book Cheaper Award Seats to Alaska (and Plenty of Other Places!) With the Updated Alaska Airlines Award Chart

I’ll help you understand this new distance-based award chart!  And give you ideas of how to make the most of it, like adding a free one-way flight to end of your trip!

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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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Can You Credit Miles Earned From Paid Airfare to a Partner Airline?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Neil, commented:

I am in the process of booking travel for my honeymoon trip to Thailand.  I’m looking to purchase Premium Economy airfare on Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific.  Can I credit these flights to American Airlines, so that I earn frequent flyer miles?

Excellent question, Neil!  It sounds like you’re planning a fantastic honeymoon!

If you book a paid flight with an airline you don’t fly often, you can typically credit your miles to a partner airline.  This way, your miles won’t go to waste.  And you can redeem them with an airline you fly more frequently.

For example, Neil can earn American Airlines miles on paid airfare with Oneworld alliance airlines like Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific.  This means the number of miles he can earn on each partner is an important factor in deciding between airlines.

Credit Paid Airfare To Partner Airlines

Thinking About How Many Airline Miles You Can Earn With Paid Airfare on a Partner Airline? I’ll Show You How to Find out!

I’ll explain how you can credit the miles you earn from paid airfare to a partner airline!

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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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