Category Archives: Delta Skymiles

A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

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!

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

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Extra Cheap Flights to Europe From Many US Cities Starting at ~$224!

Via Secret Flying, you can fly from several US cities to Europe in coach starting at just $226 round-trip!

I found flights from Boston to Barcelona for $381 round-trip in coach on September 3 to September 10, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel between August and October 2017.

Extra Cheap Flights To Europe From Many US Cities Starting At 224

Paris Is on Sale Right Now, Along With Lots of Other European Cities!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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New, Easy Way to Earn Delta Miles!

Do you use Lyft to get around?  You can now link your Delta and Lyft accounts and earn Delta miles when you ride!

Via Rapid Travel Chai, you’ll earn 1 Delta mile per $1 you spend on Lyft rides.  And for a limited time, you’ll earn 3 Delta miles per $1 when your ride begins or ends at an airport!

You’ll receive these miles on top of what you’ll earn by using a credit card that earns miles, points, or cash back.  It’s a great way to double-dip!

Earn Delta Miles With Lyft

You Can Now Link Your Delta and Lyft Accounts to Earn Delta Miles on Every Ride

I’ll share the details and show you how to get set up!

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New AMEX Platinum Lounge Partner Starting Today!

Do you use your AMEX Platinum card to visit airport lounges for free?  You’ve now got a few more options!

Via USA Today, starting today, AMEX Platinum cardholders and up to 2 guests can access US Escape Lounges by presenting their card, ID, and same-day boarding pass.

This perk applies to folks who have any version of the AMEX Platinum card, including The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, and The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  

But don’t get too excitedThere are only 3 Escape Lounges in the US.  And one is a Priority Pass lounge, which means folks with AMEX Platinum cards already have access through the free Priority Pass Select membership you get with the card.

AMEX Platinum Escape Lounges

Enjoy a Complimentary Buffet and Premium Drinks for Free in US Escape Lounges With Your AMEX Platinum Card

I’ll explain where you can visit an Escape Lounge for free with your AMEX Platinum card!

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Targeted: Highest Bonus Ever on Purchased Alaska Airlines Miles!

Via One Mile at a Time, many folks can buy Alaska Airlines miles and receive up to a 50% bonus!  That’s the highest bonus I’ve ever seen for buying Alaska Airlines miles.

Depending on how many miles you purchase, you could buy Alaska Airlines miles for less than 2 cents each!  But this is a targeted offer, so you’ll have to sign-in to your Alaska Airlines account to see if you qualify for the 50% bonus.

Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Bonus

Alaska Airlines Miles Are a Great Way to Get to Fiji!

I’ll help you decide if it’s a good deal!

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What’s Next for the AMEX Starwood Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Julie, commented:

Do you think the AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus will increase again to 35,000 points before they discontinue the card?

Following the recent limited-time 35,000 point offer for the AMEX Starwood card, the sign-up bonus went back to 25,000 Starwood points.

For the last several summers, AMEX has increased the sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards for ~1 month.

I don’t have any inside information, but I have a feeling this year might be different.  Because of the Starwood – Marriott merger, there’s a good chance the AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus stays at 25,000 Starwood points.

Whats Next For The AMEX Starwood Card

Starwood Points Are Extremely Valuable! So I Understand Why Folks Are Looking to Earn the Highest Sign-Up Bonus Possible

I’ll explain why it’s unlikely you’ll see an increased sign-up bonus for the AMEX Starwood cards.

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New Baby? Alaska Airlines Just Added a Great Perk for Folks Taking Parental Leave!

Great news for new parents!  Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines will let you keep your elite status while on parental leave, and will even extend it an additional year!

So you don’t have to worry about losing your Alaska Airlines status, or flying enough to earn it the following year.

Alaska Airlines Elite Leave

New Parent? Don’t Let Your Alaska Airlines Elite Status Go to Waste!

Here’s more about the details of Alaska Airline’s new “Elite Leave” program.

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Readers Reveal Their Favorite Uses of Starwood Points

I enjoy hearing from y’all about how you like to use miles & points.  So I loved reading your comments from a recent Starwood giveaway!

We asked how you use Starwood points to get Big Travel.  And we received a lot of enthusiastic responses!

Best Uses Of Starwood Points 2017

Planes, Trains, Hotels, and More! No Matter Your Travel Goals, Starwood Points Can Help You Achieve Them

The giveaway is now closed.  But if you’re looking for ideas for how to use your Starwood points, here are some suggestions from Million Mile Secrets readers!

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Won’t Last! Fly to Europe From Several US Cities From ~$318+!

Via FrequentMiler, you can fly from several US cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale, to European cities like Barcelona, Venice, and Amsterdam, from just ~$318+!

For example, I found a flight from Miami to Barcelona for ~$358, departing October 24, 2017, and returning October 31, 2017.  And a flights between Los Angeles and Brussels leaving March 1, 2018, and returning March 15, 2018, for ~$360!

These sale fares are good for flights through March 2018, depending on the route.  And include airlines like Delta, United Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Air Canada, and more!

Cheap Fares To Europe

Grab a Cheap Flight to Barcelona to Visit the Stunning La Sagrada Familia!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Flash Sale: Discounted Award Tickets to Tropical Destinations!

Hurry!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, Delta has award seats to the Caribbean and Florida starting at 10,000 Delta miles each way in coach for travel between September 26, 2017, and November 14, 2017.

But you must book before tomorrow, May 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time!

Delta Flash Sale

Need a Vacation? Visit the Caribbean This Fall With Delta’s Discounted Award Seats!

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

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