Category Archives: Thai Airways

A 19-Day Trip to Taiwan & Thailand in Business Class, With the Help of Miles & Points

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Carla is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A 19 Day Trip To Taiwan Thailand In Business Class With The Help Of Miles Points

First Class Seats on Thai Airways

A big thank you to Carla for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“You Can Dive Into This Hobby and Change Your Life for the Better”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  All the Right Points

Evan shows All the Right Points readers how to earn and burn points and miles for premium travel and luxury hotel nights.

You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

All The Right Points

Checking out the Queen of the Skies (British Airways 747-400)

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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New (Better!) Way to Use Starwood Points to Fly United Airlines

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.

Transfer Starwood Points To United Airlines

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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Easy Trick to Save Money on Flights With Foreign Airlines

Planning a trip on an international airline or looking for Norwegian Air Discounts?  You could save money on your ticket by booking on the foreign version of the airline’s website!

We’re certain this trick works for flights on Norwegian Air.  And folks have reported seeing cheaper prices on other foreign airlines too!

Norwegian Air Discounts

Book a Ticket to Oslo, Norway, Using Norwegian Air’s Norway Site, and Use the Money You Save to Dine Out in the City Center!

I’ll explain how to save up to ~20% on Norwegian Air flights.  And let you know about other airlines where this trick may also be a useful way to save money.

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

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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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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou Premier? Which Is the Better Card for You?

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Now that the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred has increased to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements, it’s a good time to look at how this card stacks up against cards with a similar bonus.

The Citi ThankYou Premier also has a 50,000 point sign-up bonus, and both cards have a lot in common.

So which card is better for you?  As always, it depends on your travel goals and how you like to use your points!

Chase Sapphire Preferred Or Citi ThankYou Premier Which Is The Better Card For You

Apples or…Cupcakes? Deciding Between the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier Might Not Be Such an Obvious Choice! 😉

Let’s compare the cards and see how both can get you Big Travel with Small Money!

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Don’t Pay Fuel Surcharges, Save Money When You Book Award Tickets

Million Mile Secrets reader, Robert, commented:

Hello Daraius!  Could you do a post or list here all of the airlines that don’t assess fuel surcharges for award tickets?  Thanks for all that you do.

Hi Robert!  That sounds like a good idea!

Some airlines add fuel charges to their award tickets.  These extra charges can add hundreds of dollars to your “free” award seat!

Don't Pay Fuel Surcharges Save Money When You Book Award Tickets

Fuel Surcharges Are Money Down the Drain! I’ll Tell You Which Airlines Have NO (or Low) Fuel Surcharges!

But some airlines have NO (or low) fuel surcharges.  Let’s take a look at the programs that save you money!

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Which Are the Best Cards to Keep for Everyday Spending?

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Million Mile Secrets reader, Gia, writes:

Which card(s) have the most benefits for annual spending?  I spend more than $5,000 a month on credit cards these days, but I feel like I ran out of options for sign-up bonuses as I’ve had most of the cards in the past.

What do you use as your default credit card for everyday purchases to build points?  Could you give me couple of suggestions?

Which Are The Best Cards To Keep For Everyday Spending

Which Card Should Gia Use for Her Everyday Purchases?

When I’m not working to meet the minimum spending requirements to earn sign-up bonuses for Big Travel, there are 2 cards I keep in my wallet for everyday spending.

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