Category Archives: United Airlines

Wide-Open Business Class Awards to Dublin This Summer From West Coast

Good news for folks with British Airways Avios points (or Starwood points)!

Via Mile Value, Aer Lingus has lots of open Business Class award seats from the West Coast to Dublin in July and August 2017!  So you can travel to Europe in style this summer.

Wide Open Business Class Awards To Dublin This Summer From West Coast

Fly Business Class to Ireland, and Take a Trip Down to Dingle Peninsula!

I’ll show you how to search for award seats and book your flight!

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 8 – Big Bus Tour

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 8 Big Bus Tour

A London “Big Bus” Tour Is a UK Must!

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Hot! $447+ Round-Trip to Beijing From 5 Cities

Via The Points Guy, you can fly from 5 US cities to Beijing in coach starting at just $447 round-trip in coach!

I found flights from Boston to Beijing $484 on March 24, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel through April 2017.

Airfare Sale Beijing From 4 US Cities

While You’re in Beijing, Be Sure to Visit The Forbidden City to See Ancient Chinese Architecture

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

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Planning a European Vacation With Ink Business Preferred 80,000-Point Bonus

Looking to travel to Europe?  You can transfer the 80,000 point sign-up bonus from the Ink Business Preferred℠ card to Chase’s terrific airline partners for award flights to popular destinations like Dublin, London, and Paris!

And because Chase has partners from all 3 major alliances, you can book award tickets on dozens of airlines, including Air France, Delta, and Lufthansa!

With remaining points, you can book free hotel stays at chains like Hyatt or IHG.  And if you need more Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can combine your existing points from cards like the Chase Freedom or Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Or you can redeem points directly through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal to get $1,000 worth of travel!

Chase Points For Trip To Europe

Take Off to London or Many Other European Cities Using the Ink Business Preferred Sign-Up Bonus to Book Award Flights and Free Hotel Nights!

I’ll show you how to use your points to get Big Travel to Europe!

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Add Your Known Traveler Number to Get Through Security Faster Next Time You Fly

Now that 30 airlines participate in PreCheck, it’s easy to save time at the airport by avoiding long security lines!

If you have Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, you can get an expedited security screening.  But to enter the PreCheck line, you must add your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your airline reservations.

How To Add Your Known Traveler Number

Speed Through Airport Security With TSA PreCheck. But First, Add Your Known Traveler Number to Your Airline Accounts

I’ll show you how to add your Known Traveler Number on 6 major US airlines, including American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest!

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4 Days Only: Up to 60,000 Bonus Miles When Buying United Airlines Miles

Want more United Airlines miles for an upcoming getaway?

Via Loyalty Lobby, you can earn up to a 67% bonus when you buy or gift United Airlines miles through February 9, 2017.  The more miles you buy, the bigger the bonus!

United Airlines Flash Sale February 2017

Earn Between 20% and 67% Bonus United Airlines Miles With This United Airlines Sale

I’ll give you the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you.

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5 Ways to Collect Miles Other Than Sign-Up Bonuses

Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:

I am an occasional business traveler.  I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel.  Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?

And reader Marie, commented:

Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles?  I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.

Great questions!

The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.

If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip.  Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.

Collect Miles Without Credit Cards

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!

I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!

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Exploit The “Excursionist” United Airlines Loophole for Free Segments: Part 4 – 5 Crazy Ways to Use the Excursionist Perk for Big Travel

I’ve asked Million Mile Secrets contributor Jake to show y’all more advanced ways to get Big Travel from the United Airlines Excursionist Perk!

Jake:   United Airlines recently changed their MileagePlus program, including some of their award flight booking rules.  For some folks, booking award flights has become trickier and even more expensive.

But for others, via Travel is Free, United Airlines’ new policies will provide great value.

This is due to a new rule under the United Airlines award program called Excursionist Perk.  The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way flight you can book in addition to a round-trip or multi-city itinerary.

Exploit The Excursionist United Airlines Loophole For Free Segments Part 4 5 Crazy Ways To Use The Excursionist Perk For Big Travel

Use These 5 Strategies to Get Incredible Deals From United Airlines’ Excursionist Perk

In this 4-part series, I’m teaching you how to use the Excursionist Perk to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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Earn 50,000 Miles With Better Offer for Chase United Explorer Card

There’s an improved offer for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card!  You’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.  Plus an additional 5,000 United Airlines miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the same timeframe.

But folks on Reddit report a better targeted offer for the same card, which comes with 70,000 United Airlines miles and a $50 statement credit after you meet minimum spending requirements.  To see if you’re eligible, sign-in with your United Airlines frequent flyer number and password.

We don’t earn a commission for the targeted offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about better deals!

Earn 50000 Miles With Better Offer For Chase United Explorer Card

Travel to Europe in Style With the Improved Sign-Up Bonus on the Chase United Explorer Card

With either deal, you’ll earn more than enough United Airlines miles for 2 round-trip coach tickets within North America.  Or a one-way Business Class ticket to Europe!

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Exploit The “Excursionist” United Airlines Loophole for Free Segments: Part 3 – Extend Your Vacation & Save Miles

United Airlines recently changed their MileagePlus program, including some of their award flight booking rules.  For some folks, booking award flights has become trickier and even more expensive.

But for others, via Travel is Free, United Airlines’ new rules will provide great value.

This is due to a new rule under the United Airlines award program called Excursionist Perk.  The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way flight you can book in addition to a round-trip or multi-city itinerary.

Exploit The Excursionist United Airlines Loophole For Free Segments Part 3 Extend Your Vacation Save Miles

Use the United Airlines Excursionist Perk to Get a Free One-Way Flight on Your Next Vacation to South America

In this 4 part series, I’m teaching you how to use the Excursionist Perk to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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