Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:
Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points?
Fantastic question, Kim!
Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates. And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points. But only on your selected airline.
Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline. So this can impact your decision, too.
Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!
I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips, United Airlines
With most airline loyalty programs, you have to earn miles or use them by a set date to prevent them from expiring.
To reset the clock, there’s an easy way to to earn airline miles from Uber rides.
Use Thanks Again to earn 25 points on every Uber ride (even cheap fares). Then, transfer the points to 7 eligible airlines to keep your existing miles or points from expiring.
Tick, Tock! I’ll Show You an Easy Way to Earn Points to Keep Your Airline Miles From Expiring With Uber Rides!
I’ll show you how it’s easy to earn and redeem Thanks Again points to keep your airline account active!
Posted in Aeromexico, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Frontier, JetBlue, Shopping, Southwest, Travel Tips, United Airlines
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!
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.
Posted in Aeroplan, Air Canada, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Skymiles, Family Travel, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips, United Airlines, VIrgin America, WestJet
United Airlines has introduced a new, cheaper fare class that will soon be available for purchase.
Via View From the Wing, United Airlines will begin selling their new “Basic Economy” fare in January 2017, for travel beginning around April 2017. This new fare will come with a whole list of restrictions, including NO large carry-ons, seat selection, or elite qualifying miles.
I love it when airlines lower their prices, but not at the expense of basics like my carry-on bag or choice of seat. That said, this could be a good deal for folks who just want the cheapest price.
Will You Be as Happy With a Basic Economy Fare as United Airlines Makes It Seem?
I’ll explain what you can expect with this new Basic Economy fare. And how to decide if it’s a good deal for you.
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Beginner Tips, Chase, Chase United Explorer, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Frontier, Save Money, Spirit, Travel Tips, United Airlines, United Award Booking
If you have an AMEX Platinum Card of any kind, you’re eligible to receive a $200 airline incidental fee credit on an airline of your choice each calendar year.
That can help you save money on things like checked bags, day passes to airline lounges, in-flight food and drinks, and more!
But to take advantage, you have to select your airline!
Head to a Lounge Before Your Flight and Let AMEX Cover You up to $200 per Year on Your Selected Airline!
I’ll show you how!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, Beginner Tips, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Family Travel, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Luggage, Save Money, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips, United 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!
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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New to Million Mile Secrets and need help finding your way around? Here are some tips!
We’re here to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. And we’ve got lots of great resources for you to use!
Not Sure Where to Go? I’ll Help You Navigate the Site!
Here’s a guide to help you find all the best tips & tricks.
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Award Booking Services, Beginner Tips, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Frontier, Hotels, JetBlue, Save Money, Southwest, Travel Tips
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
It’s a great time to book flights on Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest!
The 3 airlines are offering limited time fare sales. So you’ll want to act quickly if you want to get in on these deals.
For example, I found a one-way Frontier Airlines flight from Atlanta to Orlando for ~$19 on January 10, 2017. Or a one-way JetBlue flight from New York to Los Angeles for ~$105!
Book a Flight to Orlando From Atlanta on Frontier Airlines for Just ~$19
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, AMEX SimplyCash Plus, Barclaycard, Barclaycard Arrival, Barclaycard JetBlue, Chase, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Frontier, JetBlue, Save Money, Southwest
Good news for folks who fly Frontier Airlines!
Frontier Airlines is now taking part in TSA PreCheck, adding to the growing list of airlines participating in the expedited security program.
So if you have either TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, you can save time at the airport when you’re flying Frontier Airlines, because you will not have to wait in long security lines!
Flying Frontier Airlines? They’re Now Participating in TSA PreCheck, so You Can Save Time at the Airport by Skipping Those Long Security Lines!
I’ll show you how to get TSA PreCheck, and remind you of the perks of the program.
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX Platinum, Chase, Chase Ritz Carlton, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, Citibank, Credit Cards, Frontier, Save Money, Travel Tips, US Bank, US Bank Flex Perks
Along with the 3 complimentary nights and many other great benefits you’ll earn with the Chase Ritz-Carlton card, you’ll get a $100 discount on certain flights you purchase using the card’s Visa Infinite benefits.
And you can use the discount an unlimited number of times!
This can save you money, especially if you regularly book paid domestic flights!
You’ll Smile Knowing You Saved Money on Your Flight Using the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit From the Chase Ritz-Carlton Card!
I’ll explain how the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit works. And show you how to save on airfare with your Ritz-Carlton card.
Posted in Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Chase, Chase Ritz Carlton, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Frontier, Hotels, JetBlue, Ritz-Carlton, Save Money, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips, United Airlines, VIrgin America