Category Archives: Emirates

Earn Up to 6,000 Bonus JetBlue Points With This Deal!

Here’s a sweet deal if you’ll be visiting New York City airports in the next ~2 months!

Via The Gate, you can earn up to 6,000 bonus JetBlue points for flying JetBlue to and from 4 different New York airports.  The more flights you take, the more bonus points you’ll earn.

JetBlue New York Promotion

6,000 JetBlue Points Is Worth ~$84 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll share the details of this promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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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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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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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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Are Small Cameras Allowed Onboard Flights Impacted by the Electronics Ban?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Matt, commented:

With the electronics ban on certain flights to the US, do you know if you can bring a small point-and-shoot camera or GoPro in your carry-on luggage?

Great question, Matt.  Passengers and airlines are still adjusting to the electronics ban.

But according to the Department of Homeland Security, the guideline for restricted carry-on items says the electronic device must be larger than a typical smartphone.

While you should be able bring a small GoPro in your carry-on luggage, you might have to check a larger camera depending on the size.

Flight Electronics Ban Cameras

If You’re Traveling on a Route Affected by the Electronics Ban, You Can NOT Bring a Camera on Board That’s Larger Than a Smartphone. But You Should be Able to Bring a Small GoPro

Keep in mind, it’s up to the airlines and airport security to interpret and enforce the electronics ban rules.  So they have the final say about which items you can bring onboard.

I’ll explain what some airlines are doing to help passengers avoid putting expensive electronics equipment in their checked luggage.

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Free Alaska Airlines Miles – Enough for a One-Way Flight!

If you aren’t already a member of Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program, now is a great time to sign-up!

Via Mommy Points, you can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles when you register by April 30, 2017, and take a flight by September 30, 2017.

That’s an excellent deal, because 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is enough for a one-way, short haul (less than 700 miles) coach award flight.  

For example, you could fly between Portland and San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake City, and more, for free!

Free Alaska Airlines Miles

5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Free One-Way Coach Flight From San Francisco to Seattle!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this deal.

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Fantastic 100,000-Point Marriott Sign-Up Bonus!

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

Fantastic news for folks who use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points!

You can now earn 100,000 Marriott points with the increased sign-up bonus on the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card after completing minimum spending requirements.  That’s 20,000 more points than the previous offer!

And if you recently applied or are planning to apply for the limited time AMEX Starwood offer (available until April 5, 2017), you could have a total of 225,000 Marriott points!  That’s enough for 5 award nights at the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection.

Marriott Card 100,000 Points 2017

Emily Had an Amazing Time at the Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands! You Can Stay There Too Using Points From the Limited Time Chase Marriott Sign-Up Bonus

I’ll share details of the improved sign-up bonus.  And help you decide if you should apply!

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Electronics Ban on Flights to US From 10 Cities – What You Need to Know

Update:   The UK will also ban electronics in the cabin from certain destinations. 

Heads up!  If you’re flying to the US from certain cities in the Middle East and North Africa, be prepared to check all large electronics, including laptops, tablets, cameras, and Kindles.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the new policy must be implemented in the next 96 hours, and affects 9 airlines operating to the US from 10 international airports.  And the ban is indefinite.

This will be very inconvenient for folks who like to get work done, read e-books, or watch movies on their devices in-flight.  Only cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment will be allowed in the cabin.

Electronics Ban US Flights

If You’re Traveling From Certain Cities in the Middle East and North Africa to the US, You’ll Have to Check Your Laptop or Tablet

I’ll give you the details and suggest other options if this will affect you.

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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

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

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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