Million Mile Secrets reader Teri commented:
We want to visit Italy and France in September 2017 for our 30th anniversary. And because we’ve already saved some United Airlines miles, we plan to fly with United Airlines or a Star Alliance partner.
But we’ve also earned miles & points with our Chase Sapphire Preferred and Capital One Venture cards.
So, how do we combine the miles & points from these different programs in order to book our award tickets with United Airlines miles? And are there any other cards you’d recommend we get?
Great question, Teri!
One of my favorite things about miles & points is showing others how to get Big Travel. And I especially love that Teri plans to use miles & points to help celebrate an anniversary!
Visit the Colorful Seaside Villages of Cinque Terre, Italy. This Ticket Could Otherwise Cost You ~$8,000!
Let’s look at how Teri can use miles & points from various programs to get to Europe with United Airlines. And I’ll make a few suggestions about other cards to consider!
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Million Mile Secrets reader Alex writes:
I was wondering if you can give me advice on choosing the right credit card. I already have a Miles & More (Lufthansa) account and ~30,000 miles or so in there.
I’m located in Miami and I try to stick to Lufthansa or Star Alliance partners as my preferred airlines. I fly at least 2 times a year to Europe or Asia but also make some trips within the US.
Great question, Alex! It can be hard to decide which miles & points to collect for your trip, especially if you’re new to our hobby.
If you already have an idea of where & how you want to travel and which airlines or alliances you prefer, you can narrow down your choices of which credit cards to apply for.
And knowing which airlines serve your home airport will help a great deal in making a decision!
Figuring out Which Miles & Points to Collect Doesn’t Have to Be Hard! I’ll Show You How to Choose
I’ll give you tips for how to decide which cards to apply for, depending on your home airport, airline preferences, and travel goals!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Sanil tweeted:
Should I upgrade my card from Chase Freedom to Chase Freedom Unlimited?
Great question, Sanil!
Both cards have no annual fee and the ability to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points which you can redeem for cash back.
Or transfer to travel partners if you also have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Plus, or Chase Ink Bold (no longer available) card.
Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to United Airlines for Award Flights in Lufthansa Business Class
The card that’s best for you depends on your spending habits. And you will NOT earn a sign-up bonus if you convert your Chase Freedom to the Freedom Unlimited. I’ll explain!
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Miles & Points Interview: InsideFlyer UK
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