Category Archives: TAM

Reader Tip to Help Folks Use the Fewest Points for Airfare

Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:

A word of caution for other readers.  Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight.  Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.

For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.

But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight.  So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.

This is terrific advice, NB!

Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!

For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.

Book Airfare With Points

A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!

I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 10: South America

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you several choices for flights to South America!

Or you can save time and points by using AMEX Pay With Points to book coach or Business Class flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To South America

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Can Get You to Brazil and Many Other Destinations in South America!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to South America!

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“Our Daughter Was on Over 30 Flights Before She Turned 18 Months Old!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Fly Family Fly

Chris writes Fly Family Fly to share family travel experiences to readers.

You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.

Fly Family Fly - Interview With Chris

Chris & His Family Used Their Miles to Fly From Brazil to Bermuda

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Last Chance to Book Short US Flights With British Airways Avios Points at Current Prices!

For folks looking to book short award flights with British Airways Avios points, today is your last chance to book US partner airline award flights under 650 miles at their current prices.  

That’s because tomorrow, February 2, 2016, prices for short award flights that start or end in the US are increasing from 4,500 British Airways Avios points each way to 7,500 points. 

Last Chance To Book Short US Flights With British Airways Avios Points At Current Prices

Need to Fly a Short Distance? Use British Airways Avios Points to Book an Award Flight at the Current Prices. But Make Sure You Do It Today, February 1, 2016!

I’ll explain who should book an award flight today!

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How to Fly to South America With British Airways Avios Points

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

Visit South America to see the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, explore nature in the Galapagos Islands, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and tour world-class wineries in Chile.

All are possibilities with British Airways Avios points – and you’ll pay fewer miles than other mileage programs!

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred, you can earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements.

And you can transfer your points directly to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio to book partner award flights to South America with no fuel surcharges from several US cities!

How To Fly To South America With British Airways Avios Points

Cross the Equator to Visit South America! Visit Gorgeous Patagonia and See Breathtaking Views in Argentina or Chile. Use Your British Airways Avios Points to Get There!

If you want more British Airways Avios points, there’s also an offer to earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points with the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card after meeting the minimum required tiered spending requirements.

I’ll show you how to get to many places in South America using British Airways Avios points.  And help you decide which card offer is better for you!

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How to Decide Which Miles to Collect for Your Trip

If you want to take an award trip using miles and points, you have lots of options!  And if you’re new to miles and points, you might not know where to begin.  Miles and points are worth collecting because they’re your ticket to Big Travel with Small Money to nearly anywhere in the world!

How To Decide Which Miles To Collect For Your Trip

I’ll Help You Decide Which Miles or Points Program Is Best for Your Goals!

But it’s not so hard!  Certain programs are better choices based on factors like where you’re located, and where you want to go.

I’ll give tips about how to start collecting miles and points.  And help you decide which program is best for you!

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$536 Non-Stop New York to Brazil + All You Can Fly in Brazil for $299!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly TAM from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for ~$536 round-trip in coach.  And the flights are non-stop!

536 Nonstop New York To Brazil All You Can Fly In Brazil For 299

If You Want to Visit Rio de Janeiro, You Can Fly There on TAM for ~$536 Round-Trip From New York!

I’ll also share a separate deal about how to fly around Brazil with unlimited flights for $299!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the TAM website.

This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!

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