Category Archives: Hainan Airlines

Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With a Status Match

Via NoMasCoach, you can use your status with another airline to get elite status with Alaska Airlines.

This means you can enjoy perks with Alaska Airlines like earning bonus miles, free checked bags, seat upgrades, and more!

And it’s not hard to match your status.  You just have to email Alaska Airlines!  Plus, once you’re matched, you’ll have the status through the end of 2017.

Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With A Status Match

Request a Status Match From Alaska Airlines and Enjoy the Perks Through 2017!

I’ll explain how to match your status!

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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Carlson Hotels Sold, How This Impacts Your Points

The Carlson Hotel Group is being sold to HNA Tourism Group according to StarTribune.  Carlson has ~1,400 hotels around the world including the well-known Radisson brand.

I’ll let you know what might happen to your Club Carlson points, their loyalty program, and what could be in store for the Club Carlson credit cards.

Carlson Hotels Sold How This Impacts Your Points

HNA Tourism Is Buying Carlson Hotels, Which Includes the Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Copenhagen Pictured Here. So What’s the Future of Your Club Carlson Points?

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Coming Soon: 30,000 Mile Bonus & No Foreign Transaction Fees for Alaska Airlines Card

I wrote about rumors that a higher offer was coming soon for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card.

Via Wandering Aramean, the sign-up bonus on the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature will increase to 30,000 miles on June 1, 2016.

Usually, the sign-up bonus is 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles and a $100 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Coming Soon 30,000 Mile Bonus No Foreign Transaction Fees For Alaska Airlines Card

The Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card Will Offer a 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus and NO Foreign Transaction Fees

Let’s see if it’s worth waiting for this new offer!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

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Hot! 4 Cities to China as Low as $379 Round-Trip

Via The Flight Deal, Hainan Airlines has an excellent sale to Beijing and Shanghai, China!

You can fly round-trip in coach starting from ~$379 to ~$579 from 4 US cities!  The price depends on which city you depart from.

Hot 4 Cities To China As Low As 379 Round-Trip

Folks in Seattle Can Visit Shanghai for Only ~$379 Round-Trip, Non-Stop in Coach!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the Hainan Airlines website.

This is a fantastic opportunity for folks who live in the included cities.  Or if you can get to a sale city cheaply using airline miles!

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Don’t Pay Fuel Surcharges, Save Money When You Book Award Tickets

Million Mile Secrets reader, Robert, commented:

Hello Daraius!  Could you do a post or list here all of the airlines that don’t assess fuel surcharges for award tickets?  Thanks for all that you do.

Hi Robert!  That sounds like a good idea!

Some airlines add fuel charges to their award tickets.  These extra charges can add hundreds of dollars to your “free” award seat!

Don't Pay Fuel Surcharges Save Money When You Book Award Tickets

Fuel Surcharges Are Money Down the Drain! I’ll Tell You Which Airlines Have NO (or Low) Fuel Surcharges!

But some airlines have NO (or low) fuel surcharges.  Let’s take a look at the programs that save you money!

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Which Are the Best Cards to Keep for Everyday Spending?

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, Gia, writes:

Which card(s) have the most benefits for annual spending?  I spend more than $5,000 a month on credit cards these days, but I feel like I ran out of options for sign-up bonuses as I’ve had most of the cards in the past.

What do you use as your default credit card for everyday purchases to build points?  Could you give me couple of suggestions?

Which Are The Best Cards To Keep For Everyday Spending

Which Card Should Gia Use for Her Everyday Purchases?

When I’m not working to meet the minimum spending requirements to earn sign-up bonuses for Big Travel, there are 2 cards I keep in my wallet for everyday spending.

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News You Can Use – $418 to Beijing, $50 Off Hotels, $25 Back at Best Western, & Bonus Points at Choice Hotels!

1.   Fly From Toronto to Beijing for ~$418 Round-Trip

Link:   Hainan Airlines’ Toronto to Beijing Flight Sale

Via YYZ Deals, Hainan Airlines will celebrate its 5th year anniversary of flying between Toronto and Beijing with non-stop round-trip fares in coach for only $555 Canadian dollars (~$418).

News You Can Use 418 To Beijing 50 Off Hotels 25 Back At Best Western Bonus Points At Choice Hotels

Fly From Toronto to Beijing for ~$418 Starting in Late November

And round-trip Business Class fares start at $2,015 Canadian dollars (~$1,518), which is also a terrific deal!

You can purchase tickets starting September 16, 2015 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Terms & Conditions

  • Must depart between November 22, 2015, and December 2, 2015
  • For coach fares, you must return between November 25, 2015, and March 2, 2015
  • For Business Class fares, you must return between November 22, 2015, and June 2, 2016
  • Seats are available until September 23, 2016, but limited to availability

Remember, you can earn Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Hainan Airlines.  And then use them to fly on other airline partners, like Cathay Pacific!

You can get to Toronto with 4,500 British Airways Avios points if you’re under 650 miles away, from cities including:

  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC
News You Can Use 418 To Beijing 50 Off Hotels 25 Back At Best Western Bonus Points At Choice Hotels

You Can Fly to Toronto With 10,000 United Airlines Miles for Flights Under 700 Miles

And if you’re less than 700 miles away, you can use United Airlines miles to fly to Toronto for 10,000 United Airlines miles each way.

As of now, Southwest does NOT fly to Toronto, but you can fly to Buffalo, and then take a shuttle to the Toronto airport.

Pay with a card that earns bonus points!  The Chase Sapphire Preferred card earns 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel.  And the Citi Prestige and Citi ThankYou Premier cards both earn 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare purchases.

If you book a flight, be sure to check out my top 5 Starwood hotels in Asia and Australia, including Beijing!  Or maybe try out an Airbnb!

2.   Get $50 Off $200+ at Rocketmiles Hotels

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News You Can Use – 60,000 Delta Miles AMEX, New AMEX Lounge, Save $5 at, & More!

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

1.   Earn 60,000 Delta Miles and $50 Statement Credit with AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

Via Slickdeals, folks report a new targeted AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles card offer for 60,000 Delta Miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $1,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months.

Emily and I don’t earn on a commission on this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

News You Can Use 60,000 Delta Miles AMEX New AMEX Lounge Save 5 At More

Check If You Were Targeted to Earn 60,000 Delta Miles With the New AMEX Gold Delta Card Offer!

The offer expires August 31, 2015.

Here’s how to access the offer:

If you’re targeted, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for the personal or business version of the card.

Here’s how to increase your chances of being targeted for the next AMEX promotion.

This is double the current public sign-up bonus of 30,000 Delta miles, so if you’ve had your eye on this card, this is a good deal!

Read my post about how to use Delta miles to visit Europe!

2.   New AMEX Centurion Lounge Coming to Houston

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The Trick to Travel Flexibility: Transferable Points

Update:   You can no longer transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Amtrak.

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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