Category Archives: Delta Skymiles

The Trick to Travel Flexibility: Transferable Points

One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!

Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!

That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.

The Trick To Travel Flexibility Transferable Points

The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money

Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!

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Who Should Sign-Up for CLEAR Instead of TSA PreCheck?

Did you know TSA PreCheck is NOT the only way to skip long security lines at airports? 

You could save time and aggravation by signing-up for CLEAR, which lets you enter dedicated (shorter) screening lanes at certain US airports.

And folks with Visa Signature cards can try CLEAR free for 6 months!  Plus, you won’t have to wait in line with over 1 million travelers who’ve registered for TSA PreCheck!

Who Should Sign Up For CLEAR Instead Of TSA PreCheck

You and Your Family Could Get Through Airport Security Lines More Quickly With CLEAR

But CLEAR is NOT for everyone.  I’ll explain!

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5 Fun Places to Get Big Travel With Small Money This Summer in Canada

If you’re looking for a frugal destination for your summer travels, you could stretch your vacation budget further by traveling to Canada!

That’s because the exchange rate between the US and Canadian dollar is very good right now.

It’s like saving ~20% everywhere!  And you could get there cheaply if you can drive, take the train, or fly from cities near the US / Canada border.

5 Fun Places To Get Big Travel With Small Money This Summer In Canada

Instant Discount! You’ll Get ~1.22 Canadian Dollars for Every US Dollar

There are lots of Canadian destinations Emily and I would love to visit but haven’t seen yet.  Here are 5 on our wish list.

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I Got 5 Alaska Airlines Cards on the Same Day!

At Frequent Traveler University Dallas, readers asked how many Bank of America cards you can get at ONE time.

Bank of America is known for approving folks for more than 1 of the same card, even if they still have an account open.  And Frequent Miler experimented with the Bank of America Virgin Atlantic card and was able to get FOUR applications approved on the same day!

I love a challenge!  So I decided to see how many Bank of America Alaska Airlines personal cards I could get at the same time.  I conferred with Rapid Travel Chai, who knows a LOT about credit cards, and decided to test the glaciers.

Note:   You could get a better offer for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card by making a test booking on the Alaska Airlines site.  I applied before this deal was available, so I can NOT guarantee it works multiple times.

I Got 5 Alaska Airlines Cards On The Same Day

How Many Alaska Airlines Cards Can You Get in ONE Day?

The experiment went very well!  I’ll explain how many cards I got and how you can do it too.

Remember, if you’re new to miles & points, it’s best to start slowly, so this method isn’t for everyone.

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Bad News for Suntrust Delta Debit Cardholders

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Brant for letting me know about changes to the Suntrust Delta Debit card.

This card hasn’t been open to new applicants for a while, but folks who have it will NOT be happy.

Starting July 25, 2015, there will be a limit to the number of Delta miles you can earn per month.  The annual fees are increasing, and some cardholders will earn fewer miles per $1 they spend.

Bad News For Suntrust Delta Debit Cardholders

The Suntrust Delta Debit Card Won’t Be as Easy a Way to Earn Delta Miles After July 25, 2015

I’ll explain the changes!

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