Category Archives: Qatar Airways

Electronics Ban on Flights to US From 10 Cities – What You Need to Know

Update:   The UK will also ban electronics in the cabin from certain destinations. 

Heads up!  If you’re flying to the US from certain cities in the Middle East and North Africa, be prepared to check all large electronics, including laptops, tablets, cameras, and Kindles.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the new policy must be implemented in the next 96 hours, and affects 9 airlines operating to the US from 10 international airports.  And the ban is indefinite.

This will be very inconvenient for folks who like to get work done, read e-books, or watch movies on their devices in-flight.  Only cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment will be allowed in the cabin.

Electronics Ban US Flights

If You’re Traveling From Certain Cities in the Middle East and North Africa to the US, You’ll Have to Check Your Laptop or Tablet

I’ll give you the details and suggest other options if this will affect you.

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Save Time Searching for Award Seats on Oneworld Airlines With Award Finder

Ever had trouble searching for award seats on Oneworld partners like American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, or Air Berlin?

If so, you might be interested the free Google Chrome plugin, Award Finder.  It can search for award seats on 8 different airlines, all at once!

Award Finder

Online Tools Like Award Finder Can Help Take the Frustration Out of Searching for Award Seats!

I’ll show you what Award Finder can (and can’t!) do for you, next time you’re looking for award tickets.

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Do You Know These Secret Ways To Book Cathay Pacific Award Flights?

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:   I explained how Cathay Pacific’s great redemption scheme and liberal routing rules allow folks to see more places on the same ticket.  And until December 31, 2016, you can get a 30% Asia Miles bonus for transferring your hotel points.

Specifically, folks with Starwood points can do very well!  Because you can transfer Starwood points to Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) at a good ratio.

Do You Know These Secret Ways To Book Cathay Pacific Award Flights

Cathay Pacific Has Great Options for Seeing Multiple Places on the Same Award Ticket

Many folks have complained about how hard it is to redeem a Cathay Pacific award.  So Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy set out on a mission to find out if Cathay Pacific deserves this reputation.

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The Amazing Value of 5 Free Stopovers & 2 Open Jaws With Cathay Pacific Award Flights!

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:   You can get a great value out of Cathay Pacific miles if you know how to use them.  And because Cathay Pacific is currently offering a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Asia Miles until December 31, 2016, you could get a terrific deal!

Cathay Pacific has some of the least restrictive routing rules among major airlines, and you can have up to 5 free stopovers on the same ticket.  You can even backtrack and stay in the same place twice if you want.  Try to do something like that on Delta or American Airlines!  😉

But Cathay Pacific might seem a little complicated compared to major US programs.

The Amazing Value Of 5 Free Stopovers 2 Open Jaws With Cathay Pacific Award Flights

The 30% Transfer Bonus to Asia Miles Can Take You More Places for Fewer Miles

I’ll explain how the charts work, how to build your itinerary, and how to get Big Travel for fewer miles than other airlines.

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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Mumbai, India

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Mumbai India

Me and Mom Shopping in India!

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations and how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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Free Stopovers & Transit Visas in Doha, Qatar for Qatar Airways Passengers

Good news for folks who want to visit Doha, Qatar, and have an upcoming Qatar Airways flight that stops through there!

Via Travel Codex, Qatar’s government and Qatar Airways are now offering free stopovers and free transit visas for folks traveling through Doha on Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways Free Transit Visa

Enjoy Up to 4 Days in Doha, Qatar With Free Transit Visas for Folks Flying Qatar Airways

I’ll explain how it works.

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“I Love Boarding a Long-Haul Flight and Knowing No One Can Reach Me for 8 to 12 Hours”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Mrs. O Around the World

Ana Silva O’Reilly is a 30-something globetrotter who finds her peace and quiet on long-haul Business Class flights to somewhere warm.  An avid traveler, Ana is also a good daughter, religiously following her mother’s motto:  “If you leave home, it has to be better,” or “I love camping, in 5-star hotels”.

Mrs O Around The World - Interview With Ana

Sunset, a Beautiful Hotel and a Cocktail. Mrs. O Does Not Ask for Much More

A city girl at heart, she moved to the quiet English countryside for love, and lives her travel dreams through her award-winning alter-ego and travel blog Mrs. O Around the World.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Hot! Miami to Denmark and Norway for $99 One-Way

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

Via View From the Wing, you can fly from Miami to Copenhagen or Oslo for $99 one-way in coach on SAS Airlines!

I found flights from Miami to Copenhagen for ~$99 on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Hot Miami To Denmark And Norway For 99 One Way

Copenhagen, Denmark, Is 1 of 2 Cities You Can Visit for Only $99 One-Way From Miami!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Can You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to a Spouse’s Airline Account?

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, Cathy, commented:

Can my husband transfer Citi ThankYou points to my frequent flyer account?

Great question, Cathy!

Your husband can NOT transfer Citi ThankYou points directly to your frequent flyer account.

But, if you both have a ThankYou account, he can transfer points to you for free.

Then, transfer the points from your ThankYou account to a Citi airline transfer partner as long as you have certain cards.  It’s called Citi Points Sharing.

Or, he can transfer ThankYou points to his airline account and book a flight for you.

Can You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To A Spouse's Airline Account

You Can Use Citi Points Sharing to Transfer ThankYou Points a Spouse, Family Member, or Friend. Then, Book an Award Flight on Singapore Airlines First Class Suites or Many Other Airline Partners

I’ll explain how you can share Citi ThankYou points!

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How to Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Airlines

One of the best ways to get Big Travel with Small Money is transferring flexible points to airline and hotel partners for award flights and stays.

If you’re a Citi Prestige Card, Citi ThankYou Premier Card, or Citi Chairman cardholder, you can transfer Citi ThankYou points to airline partners.  And depending on how you like to use your miles and points, you can get terrific deals booking Business and First Class award seats worth thousands of dollars.

How To Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To Airlines

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Singapore Airlines to Experience Incredible Service, Food, and Comfort

I’ll show you how to transfer Citi ThankYou points to airlines in 4 easy steps!

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