Category Archives: Etihad

“I Tend to Travel for 3 Things: the People, the Scenery, & the Food”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  One Foot On Sand

Jason blogs One Foot On Sand to share his travels and trip advice to readers.  You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter!

One Foot On Sand

Early Morning Hike in Seoul, South Korea

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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New Hilton, Iberia / British Airways Transfer Bonuses – Are They Worth It?

Do you have a Hilton award stay coming up or like booking cheap award flights with British Airways Avios points?

If so, there are 2 new transfer bonuses using Citi ThankYou points and AMEX Membership Rewards points you might consider.

Through February 8, 2017, when you transfer your Citi ThankYou points to Hilton you’ll get a 33% bonus.

And via One Mile at a Time, when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Iberia, you’ll get a 50% bonus through December 15, 2016!  This can be useful for converting AMEX Membership Rewards points into British Airways Avios points at a more favorable rate.  I’ll explain!

New Hilton Iberia British Airways Transfer Bonuses Are They Worth It

Book Hilton Stays and British Airways Award Flights for Fewer Points With This Deal!

I’ll help you decide if these deals are worth your time.

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Award Ticket Change, Cancellation, and Hold Policies for 25+ Airlines!

Folks in the miles & points hobby are usually diligent about planning their travels.  But sometimes life happens and you have to change or cancel your plans.

In that case, what are the fees for changing an award ticket?  And do any airlines allow you to hold an award reservation while you firm up your plans?

To help y’all out, I made a chart that shows the award ticket fees and policies for over 25 domestic and international airlines!

Award Flight Change Fees

Tracking Down Award Ticket Fees Can Be Tricky, So We’ve Made an Easy Table Showing Award Ticket Change & Cancellation Fees for Over 25 Airlines!

Let’s take a look!

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Ink Plus or AMEX Business Gold: Which Is the Better Small Business Card for You?

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The Chase Ink Plus and The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN are 2 small business credit cards that earn flexible points.  Transferable points are my favorite because you’ll have many options for Big Travel With Small Money.

And both small business cards offer a sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.  Plus, you can accumulate bonus points in certain spending categories.  You’ll also get certain purchase protections while traveling and shopping when you pay with either card.

Best Business Credit Cards Compared

Earning Transferable Points on Small Business Cards Like the Chase Ink Plus or AMEX Business Gold Can Help You Get Big Travel! Like Flying Business Class to or From Tahiti!

I’ll compare the perks of both cards.  And explain which card might work best for your small business!

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Limited Time: Earn a 20% Bonus on Points Transfers to Etihad

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Via View From the Wing, you’ll get a 20% bonus when you transfer partner loyalty program points to Etihad through October 30, 2016.

This is great news for folks with AMEX Membership Rewards points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points.  Because you can move your points (directly or indirectly) from these 4 transferable points programs to Etihad.

And there are many ways to use Etihad miles, like booking award flights on American Airlines or on any of Etihads’ 26 airline partners.

Limited Time Earn A 20 Bonus On Points Transfers To Etihad

A 20% Bonus on Points Transfers to Etihad Is a Great Deal, Because You Can Book Award Flights With Etihad or on 26 Partner Flights Like American Airlines

I’ll explain why this is a good deal!

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Success! A Honeymoon Trip to the Maldives, Dubai, Africa, & Cancun With Miles & Points!

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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!

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

Success A Honeymoon Trip To The Maldives Dubai Africa Cancun With Miles Points

Cody and His Wife Enjoying Dessert at the Tallest Restaurant in the World in Dubai During Their Honeymoon!

A big thank you to Cody for sharing his story!

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

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TSA PreCheck Adds Its 18th Airline

The TSA PreCheck airlines list keeps growing!  That means you can get to your destination even faster with a new airline!

Via USA Today, Lufthansa is now participating in TSA PreCheck, making it the 18th airline in the expedited security program.

This is great news for folks who are enrolled in either Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.  Because it can make a visit to the airport a lot less aggravating!

Tsa Precheck Airlines List

Lufthansa Has Joined 17 Other Airlines to Improve Your Airport Security Experience

I’ll remind you of the benefits of TSA PreCheck, and show you how to get it.

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How to Combine Your Citi ThankYou Points for Big Travel

If you have more than 1 Citi ThankYou account, you might want to combine them.

Because the redemption value you get for airfare, hotels, cruises, and car rentals booked through the Citi ThankYou portal will depend on which credit card your Citi ThankYou points are linked to.

For example, you’ll get 1.25 cents per point for points linked to your Citi ThankYou Premier card used to book hotels, cruises and car rentals.  And you’ll get 1.33 cents per point on airfare when the points are linked to your Citi Prestige card.

Or combining accounts might give you the opportunity to transfer points from an old Citi card like the ThankYou Preferred to airline and hotel partners.

It’s also easier to manage your Citi ThankYou points when they’re in 1 account.

How To Combine Your Citi ThankYou Points For Big Travel

Combining Your ThankYou Accounts Can Save You Money On Your Next American Airlines Flight!

You can combine your accounts by calling Citi or by logging-in online.

I’ll show you how!

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“We Saw Wild Animals, Crossed Continents, & Traveled Like Ballers for a Fraction of the Cost”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Monkey Miles

Zachary is the voice and author of Monkey Miles.  He shares his knowledge about maximizing awards, benefits, and bonuses through his blog.  You can follow Zachary on Twitter and Instagram.  And you can follow Miles the Monkey on Twitter and Instagram, too!

Monkey Miles - Interview With Zachary

This Picture Is From Our England / Italy Trip.  My Mom Had Always Wanted to Go to Italy and Points / Great AARP Offers Made This Trip Incredible

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Can You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to a Spouse’s Airline Account?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Cathy, commented:

Can my husband transfer Citi ThankYou points to my frequent flyer account?

Great question, Cathy!

Your husband can NOT transfer Citi ThankYou points directly to your frequent flyer account.

But, if you both have a ThankYou account, he can transfer points to you for free.

Then, transfer the points from your ThankYou account to a Citi airline transfer partner as long as you have certain cards.  It’s called Citi Points Sharing.

Or, he can transfer ThankYou points to his airline account and book a flight for you.

Can You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To A Spouse's Airline Account

You Can Use Citi Points Sharing to Transfer ThankYou Points a Spouse, Family Member, or Friend. Then, Book an Award Flight on Singapore Airlines First Class Suites or Many Other Airline Partners

I’ll explain how you can share Citi ThankYou points!

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