If you’re planning a trip to Europe, the fantastic 100,000-point sign-up bonus from The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN offers lots of options for flights.
Depending on your European destination, the points you earn from the card’s sign-up bonus and minimum spending requirement can be more than enough for multiple round-trip award tickets.
You can transfer the American Express Membership Rewards points to terrific airline partners across all 3 major alliances like Air Canada, British Airways, and Delta. Or for more flexibility, use AMEX Pay With Points, which can make your points effectively worth up to 2 cents each.
Remember, the AMEX Business Platinum 100,000-point sign-up bonus is only available for a limited time until January 25, 2017.
You Can Earn 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Business Platinum Sign-Up Bonus, Which Gives You Lots of Options for Flights to Europe
I’ll show you how to use AMEX Membership Rewards points from the Business Platinum for flights to Europe!
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Good news if you’re considering a trip to Europe this year!
Via The Points Guy, there are lots of available coach and Business Class award seats from the US to Vienna on United Airlines’ Star Alliance partners Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa.
There Are Currently LOTS of United Airlines Award Seats Available for Flights From the US to Vienna!
I’ll share with you what I found. And remind you how to earn and use United Airlines miles!
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For folks looking to get Big Travel with Small Money, using United Airlines miles to book award flights can be incredibly valuable!
United Airlines has a simple award chart with easy-to-understand pricing. And because United Airlines miles are easy to accrue, many of these award flights are very accessible.
The United Airlines tool is one of my favorites for booking award flights. Because it is straightforward and easy to maneuver. And I love using United Airlines miles to book flights on United Airlines’ Star Alliance partners because they have competitive prices and don’t impose fuel surcharges.
Use Your United Airlines Miles to Fly With United Airlines or One of Their Star Alliance Partner Airlines
In this post, I’ll show you how to understand the United Airlines award chart and how to use your United Airlines miles to get Big Travel with Small Money!
Via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip from several US cities to Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, and Stockholm, starting at just $347 in coach!
It looks like this fare is valid primarily for travel between January and March 2017, though there are also dates available in April and May 2017. I found flights from Boston to Copenhagen for $347 on April 2, 2017, and returning April 10, 2017.
Jump on These Deals to Europe, and Hop Around Europe for Cheap Once You’re There!
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
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With the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, you can earn an excellent sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements.
Then, transfer the Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines to book award flights on United Airlines or one of their many airline partners like Asiana Airlines or Lufthansa.
Use the Chase Ink Preferred 80,000 Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus to Book Business Class Award Flights on United Airline’s Partner Airlines Like Lufthansa
I’ll explain how you can get award flights with Ink Business Preferred on United Airlines and partner airlines within the US, to Asia, or multi-city trips to Europe.
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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!
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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Upgraded Points
Alex writes Upgraded Points to share tips, tricks and strategies for maximizing travel. You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram!
Exploring the Ring of Kerry in Ireland!
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
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Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a targeted offer to earn 1,000 Aeroplan miles!
Just complete a quick and easy 5 question quiz, which takes less than a minute!
You’ll need to have the targeted email to be eligible for the bonus miles. But it’s worth trying anyway because the bonus miles can top-off your account for an award flight or keep your miles from expiring!
You Could Earn 1,000 Aeroplan Miles After Completing a Very Quick Quiz!
I’ll explain the deal and what you can do with Aeroplan miles!
Posted in Air Canada, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, American Express, Hotels, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Membership Rewards, Star Alliance, Starwood (SPG), United Airlines
For a limited time, the sign-up bonus on The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express has doubled! You can earn 50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after you meet minimum spending requirements.
With this card, you’ll also earn 3X AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 you spend in 1 of 5 categories of your choice.
Depending on your spending habits, the bonus category you choose can really make an impact on how many points you earn throughout the year.
The Points You Earn From the AMEX Business Gold 3X Bonus Category Can Go Towards Big Travel, Like Lufthansa First Class!
I’ll explain how you can select your bonus category!
With the new way to transfer points between Starwood and Marriott accounts, folks can get a better ratio converting Starwood points to United Airlines miles by first transferring to Marriott points.
For example, if you transfer 10,000 Starwood points directly to United Airlines, you’ll only get 5,000 United Airlines miles because there’s a 2:1 ratio.
Instead, you could convert 10,000 Starwood points to 30,000 Marriott points (1:3 ratio). Then, transfer the Marriott points to United Airlines and you’ll get a much better deal for your points.
Now You Can Get a Better Ratio Converting Starwood Points to United Airlines Miles!
I’ll explain the math behind the points conversion and why United Airlines miles are great for Big Travel!
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