Million Mile Secrets reader, Freeman Grover, commented:
Love reading your articles! Your recent post on transferring hotel points to airline miles was interesting. I wonder if you can tell me if it’s possible to transfer miles to hotel points?
Good question! It is usually NOT possible to transfer airline miles to hotel points. Except in a limited number of mileage programs.
Airline Miles and Hotel Points Are NOT Like Comparing Apples to Apples!
I’ll explain the few instances when it’s possible. And when it can be a good value.
With the Chase Sapphire Preferred you’ll usually earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel and dining.
And as a special treat, on the 1st Friday of each month, you’ll earn 3X points at restaurants!
Dig In! Today You Can Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at Restaurants With Chase Sapphire Preferred
I’ll explain how this deal works and how you can earn even more points!
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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: Cruisinaltitude
Kerwin started Cruisinaltitude to give readers tips for a stress-free travel experience.
Kerwin Hanging Out in Istanbul, Turkey
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1. Annual Fee Increasing for Chase United Club Card
Via The Points Guy, the Chase United Club card, which comes with lounge access, is raising the annual fee from $395 to $450.
For now, the annual fee is still $395, so you may want to sign-up soon and take a screen shot of the lower annual fee before it changes.
The higher $450 annual fee is the same as other cards that also offer lounge access like the Citi American Airlines Executive card and the Citi Prestige card.
United Airlines Is Improving Their Lounges and It’s Going to Cost Chase United Airlines Club Cardholders
The cost of annual lounge membership is also increasing from $500 to $550. These changes may be because United Airlines has plans to renovate current lounges, add new lounges, and upgrade the food.
In addition to lounge access, when you sign-up for the Chase United Club card, you can also earn a $100 statement credit after your 1st purchase.
Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers.
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