Category Archives: Lufthansa

How Do You Convert Miles & Points From Other Programs to United Airlines Miles?

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!

How Do You Convert Miles Points From Other Programs To United Airlines Miles

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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Blog Giveaway: 6,000 United Airlines Miles!

Update:   Sorry folks!  Had some trouble with the Rafflecopter widget.  The giveaway is open now and we’ve extended the deadline for entries to June 26, 2016 (Sunday) at 9:00 pm Central Time.

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You’re the best blog readers in the world!  To thank you, this week we’re giving away 6,000 United Airlines miles!

Blog Giveaway 6,000 United Airlines Miles

Will You Be the Reader Who Pockets 6,000 United Miles?

Here’s how to enter.

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Which Miles & Points Should You Collect for Award Flights?

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!

Which Miles Points Should You Collect For Award Flights

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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Why You Should (or Should NOT) Change Your Chase Freedom to Freedom Unlimited!

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 PreferredChase Ink Plus, or Chase Ink Bold (no longer available) card.

Why You Should Or Should NOT Change Your Chase Freedom To Freedom Unlimited

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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“I Think My Wife Assumes I Have a Mild Form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   InsideFlyer UK

Mark and Tom write InsideFlyer UK so you can discover and share your experiences related to travel and frequent flyer programs.

You can follow InsideFlyer UK on Twitter.

InsideFlyer - Interview With Mark And Tom

Heading Into Belarus on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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