Category Archives: COPA Airlines

Save Time at the Airport – TSA PreCheck Adds 7 New Airlines!

TSA PreCheck is a great way to save time at the airport.  And via Running with Miles, there are 7 new airlines participating in TSA PreCheck.  Including popular airlines like Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, COPA Airlines, and more!

At many US airports, folks eligible for TSA PreCheck get expedited security screening and don’t have to take off their shoes or remove laptops from their bag.  It’s much less hassle!

TSA PreCheck Airlines 2017

TSA PreCheck Will Help You Get Through Security Faster!

Let’s take a look at the perks of having TSA PreCheck, and how to enroll in the program.

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Earn 50,000 Miles With Better Offer for Chase United Explorer Card

There’s an improved offer for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card!  You’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.  Plus an additional 5,000 United Airlines miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the same timeframe.

But folks on Reddit report a better targeted offer for the same card, which comes with 70,000 United Airlines miles and a $50 statement credit after you meet minimum spending requirements.  To see if you’re eligible, sign-in with your United Airlines frequent flyer number and password.

We don’t earn a commission for the targeted offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about better deals!

Earn 50000 Miles With Better Offer For Chase United Explorer Card

Travel to Europe in Style With the Improved Sign-Up Bonus on the Chase United Explorer Card

With either deal, you’ll earn more than enough United Airlines miles for 2 round-trip coach tickets within North America.  Or a one-way Business Class ticket to Europe!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 10: South America

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 partners when you’re ready to book.

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 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you several choices for flights to South America!

Or you can save time and points by using AMEX Pay With Points to book coach or Business Class flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To South America

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Can Get You to Brazil and Many Other Destinations in South America!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to South America!

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Planning a Caribbean Vacation With the Ink Business 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. 

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are terrific for award flights to the Caribbean.  So the amazing Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points can go a long way towards award flights AND free hotel nights.

You can transfer points to 4 airline partners to get to the Caribbean:  British Airways, Flying Blue, Southwest, and United Airlines.

With remaining points, you can book free hotel stays at chains like Hyatt or IHG.  And if you need more Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can transfer points from other cards like the Chase Freedom or Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Caribbean Vacation Ink Business Preferred Bonus

Book a Caribbean Getaway to Aruba & Many Other Destinations Using the 80,000 Point Ink Business Preferred Sign-Up Bonus for Award Flights and Free Hotel Nights

I’ll explain how to use your points to get Big Travel to the Caribbean!

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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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Why Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Terrific for Flights to the Caribbean

If you’re planning a Caribbean vacation, you’ll have many options for award flights using Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

With the addition of Flying Blue as a Chase transfer partner, you’ll have 4 travel partners to get to the Caribbean.  The other partners are Southwest, British Airways, and United Airlines.

Why Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Terrific For Flights To The Caribbean

Book Award Flights to the Caribbean by Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to British Airways, Flying Blue, Southwest, or United Airlines!

Chase Ultimate Rewards is my favorite points program because the points are flexible and easy to earn.

I’ll show you how to get a great deal on flights to the Caribbean using Chase Ultimate Rewards points!

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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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Save Points (and Earn the Southwest Companion Pass) With Marriott 5-Night Hotel + Air Packages

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

Update:   After March 31, 2017, transferring hotel points to Southwest no longer counts towards the Companion Pass.  But here’s how to earn Companion Pass points when booking paid nights at hotels.

With Marriott Hotel + Air packages, you can stay in style at Marriott hotels all over the world AND get enough miles for an award flight there!

Marriott lists 7-night packages on their website.  But there’s also an option to get a 5-night package, starting at 165,000 Marriott points.  You just have to ask for it!

Save Points And Earn The Southwest Companion Pass With Marriott 5 Night Hotel Air Packages

For 230,000 Marriott Points, You Can Get 100,000 Airline Miles and a 5 Nights at a Category 6 Hotel, Like the Courtyard St. John’s Newfoundland!

This could also be an easy way to get most – or all – of the points required to earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll explain!

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How to Fly (Including Business Class!) to South America With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Because of the increased bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, I’ve been showing y’all different ways to get Big Travel with Small Money using the card.

Here I’ll show you how to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners like United Airlines for award flights to South America.

The current sign-up bonus is more than enough to fly yourself and a partner to countries like Ecuador and Peru in coach for nearly free!

How To Fly Including Business Class To South America With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Use Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for a Trip to South America, Like Argentina, Chile, or Peru! Here’s What to Look For!

I’ll show you how to use your points for award flights.  And how to earn more points on everyday purchases for more Big Travel!

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How to Fly (Including Business Class!) to Mexico & Central America With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Folks with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card can transfer their Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline transfer partners like United Airlines and British Airways, for award flights to Mexico and Central America.

How To Fly Including Business Class To Mexico Central America With Chase Sapphire Preferred

See More of Mexico and Central America! Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for a Trip South of the Border

I’ll show you how to use your points for award flights.  And how to earn more points on everyday purchases for more Big Travel!

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