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“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  The Traveling Professor

Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers.  You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.

The Traveling Professor

The Professor in Florence

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984.  I have Platinum elite status.  And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.

However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities.  I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading

2 North American Cities to Europe for 25% Discount With Flying Blue

The new Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!

Starting today, December 1, 2016, you can book this month’s Promo Awards.  You will get discounts on award flights to Europe from Mexico City and Toronto.

Even if you’ve never flown KLM or Air France, you may have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

2 North American Cities To Europe For 25 Discount With Flying Blue

Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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Best Way to Book JetBlue Business Class: AMEX Business Platinum Pay With Points

JetBlue offers a terrific Business Class called Mint.  You get lie-flat seats, tasty food, and terrific amenities.  And depending on the Mint seat you choose, you can even get an individual suite with extra privacy.

Mint is only available on select JetBlue routes.  But there are lots of new Mint routes planned!

The challenge is getting a Mint seat using points.  Unless there’s a seat sale, it’s usually NOT a good deal to redeem JetBlue points for a seat in Mint Business Class.

But now you can use AMEX Membership Rewards points linked to The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN card to get 50% of your points back when you book JetBlue Mint Business Class tickets.  This can be a good deal!

JetBlue Business Class With Points

Using the AMEX Business Platinum 50% Points Back Perk With Pay With Points Can Be a Great Way to Book a Comfortable JetBlue Mint Business Class Ticket!

I’ll show you how to book a JetBlue Mint Business Class ticket using AMEX Pay With Points!

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New Here? I’ll Show You Around Million Mile Secrets!

At Million Mile Secrets, we want to help you reach your travel goals.  And we have great resources to help you get Big Travel with Small Money!

If you’re new here or need help finding your way around, I’ll give you a few pointers.

New Here Ill Show You Around Million Mile Secrets

Let Million Mile Secrets Be Your Guide to Amazing (and Free!) Adventures

Here’s a guide to help you get around the site.  And to find all the best tips & tricks!

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What to Do With Points Scattered in Different Programs

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joe, tweeted:

I was wondering what I should do with my rewards points.  I have 600 JetBlue points, 1,200 IHG points, 2,000 Delta miles, and 800 Virgin America miles.

Thanks for the question, Joe!

You can’t do much with a small amount of points in different loyalty programs.  But there are plenty of ways to quickly earn more rewards, so you can get Big Travel with Small Money.

What To Do With Points Scattered In Different Programs

Don’t Have Enough Miles & Points for a Free Trip? I’ll Show You How to Earn the Extra Rewards You Need!

I’ll help you quickly reach the number of miles & points you need for a well-deserved vacation! 🙂

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Book Now: Delta Black Friday Award Sale Starting at 5,000 Miles

Good news if you’re looking to book an award ticket with Delta miles!

With Delta’s Black Friday deal, you can book discounted coach award tickets starting at just 5,000 Delta miles each way, through November 28, 2016.  On routes like Atlanta to Asheville, New York (LGA) to Tampa, and Salt Lake City to Vancouver, Canada!

Discount Award Tickets On Delta

With Delta’s Black Friday Deal, You Can Save on Round-Trip Coach Award Tickets!

Here’s how to take advantage of this deal.

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Still Active! Amazing Cheap Flights to Europe for ~$400 Round-Trip

Thought you missed out on yesterday’s incredible fare sales to Europe from many US cities?  You’re in luck, because these deals are still active!

And via The Flight Deal, United Airlines has now joined the fare war, which includes flights from most US cities to almost anywhere in Europe and North Africa for ~$400 round-trip.  That’s an incredible deal!

Travel dates include flights in December 2016 and even in August 2017.  These are usually peak times when cheap fares are hard to find!

Still Active Amazing Cheap Flights To Europe For 400 Round Trip

Fly From the US to Rome for the Holidays for ~$412 Round-Trip on United Airlines

I’ll remind you of how to find and book these deals!

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Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400+ and Coast to Coast for $216+!

Via SecretFlying and Mommy Points, you can fly coach round-trip from a number of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

And via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco for only ~$216+!

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, and more!

I found flights from Seattle to Madrid for ~$406 leaving February 3, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017.

And a flight leaving New York (JFK) on January 14, 2017, and returning from San Francisco on January 21, 2017, for ~$267!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through May 2017.

Cheap Fares

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

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

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Up to $1,000 in Flights With This No Annual Fee Card!

There’s a no-annual-fee credit card with a generous sign-up bonus.  And it’s not getting much attention!

Via Doctor of Credit, the Merrill Lynch Merrill+ Visa is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Merrill points.  That’s worth between $500 and $1,000, depending on how you use them!

Emily and I don’t earn commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals we’re aware of!

Up To 1000 In Flights With This No Annual Fee Card

Your Merrill Lynch Points Can Be Worth 2 Cents per Point Towards Airfare, Domestic or International

I’ll tell you about this card, and show you how to maximize its rewards!

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The Ultimate Guide to Unaccompanied Minors: Part 1 – North American Airline Policies

Sending children to fly by themselves as Unaccompanied Minors is a big milestone for kids and parents alike.

If it’s your first time booking your children to fly solo on paid or award tickets, airline regulations, procedures, and fees can be confusing.  Each airline is different, and it’s important to be aware of the rules before you book!

Unaccompanied Minors Airlines

Sending Your Kids Solo? You’ll Need to Know Your Airline’s Unaccompanied Minor Policies Before You Make Their Reservation!

So I’ve created a handy list of Unaccompanied Minor policies for major North American airlines.

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