Category Archives: US Air

How a Family of 7 Spent 3 Weeks Hiking & Exploring Europe With 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!

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

How A Family Of 7 Spent 3 Weeks Hiking Exploring Europe With Miles Points

Ready to Explore Murren in the Gorgeous Swiss Alps

A big thank you to Mark for sharing his story!

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

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“Had I Known Applying for Cards Wouldn’t Really Lower My Score, I’d Have Circled the World a Few More Times”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Grab a Mile

Teja and Sasidhar write Grab a Mile to show how families can travel well without breaking the bank.  You can find them on Twitter, Instagram, and 500px!

Grab A Mile

Sasidhar and Teja in Hallstatt, Austria

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Now Open to New Applicants: Earn 40,000 Miles With Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red

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

Looking for more ways to earn American Airlines miles?

Via View From the Wing, you can now apply for the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red card!  You’ll earn 40,000 American Airlines miles after your first purchase and payment of the $95 annual fee.  And you’ll earn an extra 500 American Airlines miles if you apply in-flight!

This card was previously only available to folks who converted their old Barclaycard US Airways credit card during the US Airways – American Airlines merger.

We don’t earn a commission from these cards, but Emily and I will always point you to the best deals.

Now Open To New Applicants Earn 40000 Miles With Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red

40,000 American Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Flight From the US to Peru!

I’ll help you decide if you should apply!

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Success! A Family of 5 Met in Europe for a Family Vacation, Thanks to 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!

Thomas and his family are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Family Of 5 Met In Europe For A Family Vacation Thanks To Miles Points

Crossing the Street at Abbey Road

A big thank you to Thomas for sharing their story!

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

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Success! A Family Mission Trip to Papua New Guinea With 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!

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

Success A Family Mission Trip To Papua New Guinea With Miles Points

Marciana and Her Family Moved to Papua New Guinea to Aid Indigenous Populations

A big thank you to Marciana for sharing her family’s story!

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

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“This Hobby Provides Me the Equivalent of a $20,000 per Year Raise”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Travel Miles 101

Alexi Zemsky and Brad Barrett write Travel Miles 101 to show folks how to earn and redeem miles the easy way.

They offer a free 15-day email course to get you up to speed on the basics of both earning and redeeming travel miles & points.  And as part of the course, they offer members access to a private Facebook group community with over 2,000 members.

And they say the combined knowledge of their graduates in this group is an excellent resource for crowdsourcing answers to specific questions.  It’s a safe place for people to ask questions and share successes and frustrations as they learn more about travel rewards.

Travel Miles 101 - Interview With Alexi And Brad

View from the Infinity Pool at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Bermuda

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“I’m Highly Curious With an Unconventional Outlook”

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Miles & Points Interview:   Roam Far and Wide

Laura writes Roam Far and Wide to share her travel adventures with readers.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Roam Far And Wide - Interview With Laura

I Would Never Have Been Able to Visit the Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia Without Collecting Miles

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Which Are the Best Cards to Keep for Everyday Spending?

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, 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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“Our Tickets Included 15 International Flights in 1 Year…2 Paid Tickets Would Have Easily Cost More Than $20,000 Each!”

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Miles & Points Interview:   Two Bad Tourists

Auston and David write Two Bad Tourists to show readers it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Two Bad Tourists - Interview With Auston And David

Auston and David

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase British Airways, Which 1 Should You Pick?

For a limited time, there’s an offer to earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points with the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card.  But you have to spend $20,000 on the card to unlock the full sign-up bonus.

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’ll earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on the card within the 1st 3 months of account opening, which is more manageable for most folks.  And Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to British Airways Avios points (and other airline and hotel partners) at a 1:1 ratio.

So which 1 is a better choice?

Chase Sapphire Preferred Or Chase British Airways Which 1 Should You Pick

Torn Between the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase British Airways Card? I’ll Help You Decide!

Let’s take at look at both cards, and see which 1 is best for you!

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