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
Here’s another bonus promotion just in time for the busiest shopping month of the year!
Via Running With Miles, you’ll earn 3 JetBlue points for every $1 you spend at Amazon when you sign-in to your JetBlue account and shop through JetBlue’s link. This is on top of the rewards you’ll earn from your credit card!
There’s no end date listed for the deal. I hope it sticks around!
Shop at Amazon and Earn 3 JetBlue Points per $1, Plus Credit Card Rewards!
I’ll help you make the most of this deal!
Posted in Airline Promotions, Airlines, Barclaycard, Barclaycard JetBlue, Beginner Tips, Citi Double Cash, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Earn Miles, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Membership Rewards, Shopping
Here’s another great trick to lower your travel costs this holiday season!
Via Inside Flyer, you can use Hilton’s latest promotion to get heavily discounted, and even free, stays at Hilton! When you pay for a Hilton stay through the Hilton app with a Visa card through January 31, 2017, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 Hilton points.
Use This Method for Big Travel With Small Money at Hilton!
I’ll show you how to make the most of this deal!
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX Hilton, Beginner Tips, Citi Hilton, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Hawaiian Airlines, Hilton HHonors, Hotel Award Booking, Hotel Promotions, Hotels, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Sweet Spots, Travel Technology, Travel Tips, Virgin Atlantic
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
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!
Marciana is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
Marciana and Her Family Moved to Papua New Guinea to Aid Indigenous Populations
A big thank you to Marciana for sharing her family’s story!
Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, Family Travel, Hawaiian Airlines, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, IHG, Interviews, Marriott, oneworld, Qantas, Southwest, Starwood (SPG), Success Story, Travel Tips, US Air
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!
Posted in Aeromexico, Aeroplan, Air Canada, Air France, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, ANA, Avianca, Avianca, Award Booking Services, Beginner Tips, British Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Skymiles, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Frontier, Glossary, Hawaiian Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa, oneworld, Save Money, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Star Alliance, SWISS, Travel Tips, United Airlines, United Award Booking, VIrgin America, Virgin Atlantic
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
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.
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!
Posted in Aeromexico, Aeroplan, Air France, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, American Express, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, British Airways, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Ink Plus, Choice Privileges, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian Airlines, Hilton HHonors, Hotels, Iberia, IHG, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Airlines, Marriott, Membership Rewards, Rental Cars, Ritz-Carlton, Save Money, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, VIrgin America, Virgin Atlantic
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, there are 4 targeted promotions to earn bonus Hilton points after you register and complete paid stays. Registration ends January 12, 2017.
The best bonus is 50,000 Hilton points after completing 4 paid nights.
Depending on which offer you’re targeted for, it could make sense to switch upcoming hotel stays to Hilton.
Earning 50,000 Hilton Points From the Targeted Promotion Can Go Towards a Free Night at Luxurious Hilton Hotels, Like the Waldorf Astoria Park City
I’ll explain how to check if you’re targeted!
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX Hilton, AMEX Hilton Surpass, Citi Hilton, Citibank, Credit Cards, Hawaiian Airlines, Hilton HHonors, Hotel Award Booking, Hotel Promotions, Hotels, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Travel Tips, Virgin Atlantic
Via View From the Wing, you’ll get 500 free Virgin America points when you sign-up to receive an email newsletter from Virgin Produced by October 26, 2016.
It only takes a minute to sign-up! And although this isn’t a lot of points, it’s the 3rd time in ~1 month that Virgin America has offered free points.
Earning Free Virgin America Points From Promotions Can Add Up!
I’ll show you how to get the free points. And remind you of ways to earn and use Virgin America points!
Posted in Airlines, American Express, Citibank, Comenity Bank, Comenity Virgin America, Credit Cards, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, Membership Rewards, Singapore Airlines, Starwood (SPG), VIrgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia