Until August 20, 2016, you can earn 70,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you sign-up in-branch for the Chase Ink Plus and spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.
If you don’t have a Chase branch nearby, or prefer to apply online, my link for the Chase Ink Plus has a 60,000 point bonus after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.
This is a great offer because with 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (remember you earn points when meeting the minimum spending!) is enough for 3 one-way tickets in Business Class, 3 round-trip coach tickets, or 7 one-way short-haul coach tickets on United Airlines within the mainland US and Canada!
You and 2 Friends Could Visit Historic Montreal, Canada, for 75,000 United Airlines Miles Transferred From the Chase Ink Plus Sign-Up Bonus
I’ll show you how to make the most of the bonus for domestic travel on United Airlines!
Posted in Air Canada, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Chase, Chase Ink Plus, Credit Cards, Hotels, Hyatt, Lufthansa, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, United Award Booking
Million Mile Secrets reader, Lindsay, tweeted:
What credit card can I apply for that will allow me to transfer points to American Airlines? I already have the Citi® Platinum Select® AAdvantage® World MasterCard®.
Thanks for the tweet, Lindsay!
American Airlines has only one transferable points partner – Starwood Preferred Guest! You can transfer Starwood points at a 1:1 ratio, and get a bonus 5,000 miles for every increment of 20,000 points you transfer.
But there are lots of other airlines with different transfer partners! And remembering them all is not easy. If only there were a handy chart you could refer to when you needed this information!
You’ll Never Run Out of Places to Travel! Maximize Your Points by Knowing the Transfer Partners of Each Airline
Let’s take a look at the most popular airlines and their transfer partners in a clear and understandable way. And help you decide which points will be the most valuable to collect!
Posted in Aeroplan, Air Canada, Air France, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, AMEX Blue for Business, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX EveryDay, AMEX EveryDay Preferred, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, AMEX Starwood (SPG), British Airways, British Airways, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi American Airlines, Citi American Airlines Executive, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Preferred, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Etihad, EveryDay, Hawaiian Airlines, Hotels, Hyatt, Ink Bold, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air Skypass, Korean Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa, Membership Rewards, Reader Requests, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, VIrgin America, Virgin Atlantic
I’ve written that ITA Matrix is a powerful airfare search tool with many built-in options not available elsewhere. It’s simple to perform basic searches, and you can filter results by airline, departure and arrival times, flight duration, number of stops, and more.
But there’s a big limitation – you can NOT book a ticket on ITA Matrix. Once you find a fare, you must purchase your flight directly through the airline or with an online travel agency.
Now, there’s a way to quickly book ITA Matrix itineraries without hunting for the fare elsewhere. BookWithMatrix finds the fare for you! All you do is copy and paste the itinerary from the ITA Matrix search.
BookWithMatrix Saves Time and Aggravation Searching for Flight Itineraries You’ve Found on ITA Matrix
I’ll show you how to use BookWithMatrix and help you decide if it’s worth using!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Credit Cards, Lufthansa, SWISS, Travel Technology, Travel Tips
Via The Value Traveler, Avianca is launching a new credit card soon. And that means you’ll have a new way to earn Avianca miles to use for award flights to Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, and more!
35,000 Avianca Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Flight to the Caribbean or Mexico!
I’ll share what we know about the new card and why you might consider earning and using Avianca miles.
Posted in Air Canada, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Avianca, Credit Cards, Lufthansa, Save Money, Star Alliance, Travel Tips, United Airlines, US Bank
Million Mile Secrets reader Umair tweeted:
Are there any issues with booking with an Online Travel Agency (OTA) versus directly with airlines?
Great question, Umair!
There are pros and cons to booking with an Online Travel Agency (OTA), like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline. But in many cases, you’ll earn more miles & points booking with an online travel agency than you would directly with the airline.
Booking Airline Tickets Through an Online Travel Agency Is Sometimes a Better Deal Than Buying Tickets Through the Airline Directly
I’ll explain when you should (or should NOT) book your tickets through an online travel agency!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, American Express, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, Chase, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi American Airlines Executive, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Lufthansa, Save Money, Shopping, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips