Category Archives: LAN

Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 10: South America

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you several choices for flights to South America!

Or you can save time and points by using AMEX Pay With Points to book coach or Business Class flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To South America

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Can Get You to Brazil and Many Other Destinations in South America!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to South America!

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Cheaper Short-Haul Awards With Alaska Airlines’ New Award Chart!

Good news for folks who like to earn and use Alaska Airlines miles!  Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.

And it’s NOT increasing the price of any awards!  Instead, the shortest coach award flights are cheaper!  Plus, you’ll be able to earn even more Alaska Airlines miles for flights on certain partner airlines, like British Airways and Qantas, for Business and First Class flights.

Alaska Airlines Award Ticket Price

Booking Short Coach Award Flights on Alaska Airlines Just Got Cheaper!

Here’s more about what these changes mean for you.

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Increased Sign-Up Bonus for LANPASS Card, Enough for Round-Trip to South America or Caribbean

Update:   The card offer in this post is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Via Reddit, through July 31, 2016, you can earn 30,000 LAN miles with the US Bank LANPASS Visa Signature card after meeting minimum spending requirements.

This could be an interesting option for folks who already have a lot of cards, need miles for short-haul flights, or are planning a trip to South America.

But this is NOT a good card if you’re new to the hobby of miles & points.  Because there are better cards that offer higher sign-up bonuses and more flexible miles and points.

Increased Sign-Up Bonus For LANPASS Card Enough For Round-Trip To South America Or Caribbean

LAN Miles Can Be Valuable for Folks Planning to Visit Multiple Spots in South America, Like Stunning Machu Picchu In Peru!

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

I’ll show you who should consider this card and what you can do with 30,000 LAN miles!

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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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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!

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Higher 30,000 Mile Bonus for Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card Coming in May

Via Doctor of Credit, the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card will have a higher sign-up bonus of 30,000 Alaska Airlines miles starting May 2016.

You can use Alaska Airlines miles for award flights on Alaska Airlines.  Or any of its airline partners, including Air France, Emirates, and LAN Chile!

Higher 30,000 Mile Bonus For Bank Of America Alaska Airlines Card Coming In May

Redeem Alaska Airlines Miles on Several Interesting Partners, Including Emirates! Starting in May 2016, You’ll Earn 30,000 Alaska Airlines Miles When You Open a Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

I’ll explain how this compares with the current offer.  And if you should wait until May to apply!

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How to Fly to South America With British Airways Avios Points

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

Visit South America to see the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, explore nature in the Galapagos Islands, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and tour world-class wineries in Chile.

All are possibilities with British Airways Avios points – and you’ll pay fewer miles than other mileage programs!

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred, you can earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements.

And you can transfer your points directly to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio to book partner award flights to South America with no fuel surcharges from several US cities!

How To Fly To South America With British Airways Avios Points

Cross the Equator to Visit South America! Visit Gorgeous Patagonia and See Breathtaking Views in Argentina or Chile. Use Your British Airways Avios Points to Get There!

If you want more British Airways Avios points, there’s also an offer to earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points with the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card after meeting the minimum required tiered spending requirements.

I’ll show you how to get to many places in South America using British Airways Avios points.  And help you decide which card offer is better for you!

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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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How to Decide Which Miles to Collect for Your Trip

If you want to take an award trip using miles and points, you have lots of options!  And if you’re new to miles and points, you might not know where to begin.  Miles and points are worth collecting because they’re your ticket to Big Travel with Small Money to nearly anywhere in the world!

How To Decide Which Miles To Collect For Your Trip

I’ll Help You Decide Which Miles or Points Program Is Best for Your Goals!

But it’s not so hard!  Certain programs are better choices based on factors like where you’re located, and where you want to go.

I’ll give tips about how to start collecting miles and points.  And help you decide which program is best for you!

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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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