Category Archives: Japan Airlines

Want to Earn More Miles? Don’t Use Your Airline Credit Card for Regular Spending!

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Want to earn more American Airlines miles or British Airways Avios points for regular spending?  You may think using an American Airlines or British Airways co-branded credit card is your best option.  But it isn’t!

Because with the personal and small business American Express Starwood cards, you can earn MORE miles when you transfer the Starwood points you earn to most airlines.

Plus, until April 5, 2017, both cards are offering a limited-time increased sign-up bonus of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Ways To Earn American Airlines Miles

Want to Use American Airlines Miles or British Airways for an Exotic Vacation? Get the Best Rate for Regular Spending With the AMEX Starwood Cards!

I’ll explain why the AMEX Starwood cards are great to use for everyday spending.  Especially if you want to rack-up more airline miles.

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Targeted: Earn Up to 30,000 American Airlines Miles on Flights to Asia

Good news for folks planning a trip to Asia soon!

Via One Mile at a Time, if you were targeted, can earn up to 30,000 bonus American Airlines miles on round-trip flights to certain cities in Asia, booked and flown through May 31, 2017.  Destinations like Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and more, are included in the deal!

Most paid flights qualify, including First Class, Business Class, and Premium Economy.  But only select coach tickets are eligible, and the flights must be operated by American Airlines or Japan Airlines.

American Airlines Bonus Miles

Earn Bonus American Airlines Miles on Round-Trip Flights Between North America and Certain Cities in Asia, Like Tokyo, Through May 31, 2017

I’ll share more about this promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Buy Cheap American Airlines Miles With Latest Bonus Promotion

You can buy American Airlines miles at a steep discount right now!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can buy American Airlines miles for as low as ~1.8 cents each through April 13, 2017.

American Airlines Bonus Promotion March 2017

Fly to Vienna in Business Class for 115,000 American Airlines Miles Round-Trip!

I’ll share the details!

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Save Time Searching for Award Seats on Oneworld Airlines With Award Finder

Ever had trouble searching for award seats on Oneworld partners like American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, or Air Berlin?

If so, you might be interested the free Google Chrome plugin, Award Finder.  It can search for award seats on 8 different airlines, all at once!

Award Finder

Online Tools Like Award Finder Can Help Take the Frustration Out of Searching for Award Seats!

I’ll show you what Award Finder can (and can’t!) do for you, next time you’re looking for award tickets.

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“Had I Known of Miles & Points Sooner, I’d Have Saved a Few Grand on My College Trip to the South Pacific”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Double Duty Daddy

Juan created Double Duty Daddy to share his life as a dad of twins, along with hobbies like travel with points & miles, and food talk.  You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Double Duty Daddy

Third Trip to Paris, Stayed at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

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A Dream Trip to Japan in Business Class and Luxury Hotels Made Possible With Miles & Points!

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!

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

A Dream Trip To Japan In Business Class And Luxury Hotels Made Possible With Miles Points

Awesome View of Kyoto From the Arashiyama Monkey Park

A big thank you to David 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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Do You Know These Secret Ways To Book Cathay Pacific Award Flights?

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:   I explained how Cathay Pacific’s great redemption scheme and liberal routing rules allow folks to see more places on the same ticket.  And until December 31, 2016, you can get a 30% Asia Miles bonus for transferring your hotel points.

Specifically, folks with Starwood points can do very well!  Because you can transfer Starwood points to Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) at a good ratio.

Do You Know These Secret Ways To Book Cathay Pacific Award Flights

Cathay Pacific Has Great Options for Seeing Multiple Places on the Same Award Ticket

Many folks have complained about how hard it is to redeem a Cathay Pacific award.  So Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy set out on a mission to find out if Cathay Pacific deserves this reputation.

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Can You Credit Miles Earned From Paid Airfare to a Partner Airline?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Neil, commented:

I am in the process of booking travel for my honeymoon trip to Thailand.  I’m looking to purchase Premium Economy airfare on Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific.  Can I credit these flights to American Airlines, so that I earn frequent flyer miles?

Excellent question, Neil!  It sounds like you’re planning a fantastic honeymoon!

If you book a paid flight with an airline you don’t fly often, you can typically credit your miles to a partner airline.  This way, your miles won’t go to waste.  And you can redeem them with an airline you fly more frequently.

For example, Neil can earn American Airlines miles on paid airfare with Oneworld alliance airlines like Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific.  This means the number of miles he can earn on each partner is an important factor in deciding between airlines.

Credit Paid Airfare To Partner Airlines

Thinking About How Many Airline Miles You Can Earn With Paid Airfare on a Partner Airline? I’ll Show You How to Find out!

I’ll explain how you can credit the miles you earn from paid airfare to a partner airline!

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The Amazing Value of 5 Free Stopovers & 2 Open Jaws With Cathay Pacific Award Flights!

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:   You can get a great value out of Cathay Pacific miles if you know how to use them.  And because Cathay Pacific is currently offering a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Asia Miles until December 31, 2016, you could get a terrific deal!

Cathay Pacific has some of the least restrictive routing rules among major airlines, and you can have up to 5 free stopovers on the same ticket.  You can even backtrack and stay in the same place twice if you want.  Try to do something like that on Delta or American Airlines!  😉

But Cathay Pacific might seem a little complicated compared to major US programs.

The Amazing Value Of 5 Free Stopovers 2 Open Jaws With Cathay Pacific Award Flights

The 30% Transfer Bonus to Asia Miles Can Take You More Places for Fewer Miles

I’ll explain how the charts work, how to build your itinerary, and how to get Big Travel for fewer miles than other airlines.

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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Tokyo, Japan

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Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Tokyo Japan

On the Hunt for Treasures in Tokyo, Japan

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations.  And how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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