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News You Can Use – 5 New Southwest Routes, Improved Delta Companion Upgrades, Free Uber Credits, & 3,000 Virgin America Points

1.   Southwest Adds 5 New Non-Stop Routes

Starting November 6, 2016, Southwest will launch 5 new non-stop routes, giving you more ways to use your Southwest points!

Remember you can now book flights on Southwest through January 4, 2017.

News You Can Use 5 New Southwest Routes Improved Delta Companion Upgrades Free Uber Credits 3,000 Virgin America Points

You’re Cleared For Departure on 5 New Non-Stop Southwest Flights Launching November 6, 2016!

The new non-stop routes include:

  • Baltimore to San Jose
  • Kansas City to San Antonio
  • San Jose to Salt Lake City
  • Washington (Dulles) to Orlando
  • Washington (National) to Providence

And you can use Southwest points to book your ticket as long as there are seats available for sale, because there are no blackout dates!  Award tickets cost slightly more now that Southwest has increased award ticket prices.

It’s a great time to earn Southwest points (and the Southwest Companion Pass!) because all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 point sign-up bonuses.

2.   Delta Improves Companion Upgrade Policy

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500 Free VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 500 free VOILÀ rewards points when you download the new VOILÀ app by June 30, 2016.

And if you’re not yet a member of VOILÀ Hotel Rewards, you can sign-up for free and earn another 1,000 points!

500 Free VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points

Use VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points for Free Nights at Hotels Like the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills, California!

I’ll explain more about the VOILÀ Hotel Rewards program!

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750 Free Virgin America Points!

With Virgin America’s new sweepstakes, it’s easy to earn 250 free Virgin America points!  And if you’re not already enrolled in their frequent flyer program, you can earn 500 more points!

750 Free Virgin America Points

You Can Use Virgin America Points to Fly to Hawaii with Their Partner Airline, Hawaiian Airlines!

Here’s how to enter.  And ideas for ways to use your Virgin America points!

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Should You Transfer Your Starwood Points to Virgin America or Alaska Airlines Now That They’re Merging?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Roger, emailed:

I have the AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest card and I want to transfer my points to airline miles.  Does it make a difference if I transfer my Starwood points to Virgin America or Alaska Airlines since they’ll be merging in 2017?

Thanks for the email, Roger!

Should You Transfer Your Starwood Points To Virgin America Or Alaska Airlines Now That They're Merging

Consider Things Like Transfer Ratios, Partner Airlines, and Fees, When Deciding Which Frequent Flyer Program Is Best for You

I’ll explain what the merger means and where Roger should transfer his Starwood points.

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2016

1.   I shared the news that all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 point sign-up bonuses., making it a great time to earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

We don’t earn a commission for these cards, but we always share the best deals!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016

Take a Friend or Loved One With You Wherever You Go for (Almost) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   The Starwood and Marriott merger finally became official after a bidding war!  And now that it’s official, I let you know your Starwood points are likely safe until 2018.

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News You Can Use – New Monthly Option for Amazon Prime, 750 Free Virgin America Points, $50 Off Hampton, 750 Southwest Points for Marriott Stays

1.   Monthly Amazon Prime Membership for ~$11

Link:   Amazon Prime

Via SlickDeals, Amazon now offers month-to-month Prime membership for ~$11.  Previously, you could only purchase yearly memberships for $99.

News You Can Use New Monthly Option For Amazon Prime 750 Free Virgin America Points 50 Off Hampton 750 Southwest Points For Marriott Stays

If You Only Want Amazon Prime for a Month or Two, You Can Now Pay ~$11 per Month. Or Get Amazon Video for ~$9 per Month

A friend of mine likes the free unlimited 2-day shipping he gets with his Amazon Prime subscription.  And he likes streaming Amazon Music (included with your membership), which works overseas.

The monthly option is a sweet deal if you want to order lots of items within a month or two (like around Christmas).  Or if you want to try out the service before committing to a full year.

Amazon also added the option for ~$9 monthly Amazon Video subscriptions, which is comparable to Netflix.  However, there’s a limited selection and it does NOT work overseas.  Although you may have luck with a VPN service.  I’d rather pay the extra $2 and get free 2-day shipping + the extras of a full Prime membership.

2.   Earn 250 Free Virgin America Points (or 750 If You’re a New Member!)

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News You Can Use – Starwood Adds New Airline Transfer Partner!, Meet Minimum Spending Paying Rent, New Hyatt & Starwood Promos

1.   Transfer Your Starwood Points to Virgin America

Link:   How to Use Virgin America Miles

View From the Wing reports you can transfer Starwood points to Virgin America at a 1:1 ratio.  The option isn’t listed on the Starwood partner transfer page yet, but you can make a transfer by calling Starwood at 888-625-4990.

News You Can Use Starwood Adds New Airline Transfer Partner Meet Minimum Spending Paying Rent New Hyatt Starwood Promos

Want to Fly Virgin America or Their Airline Partners? Now It’s Even Easier With 1:1 Transfers From Starwood!

This could be handy for folks to visit Hawaii or Australia with Virgin America miles!

The representative I spoke to said the transfer would take 7 to 10 business days.  And the names on both accounts must match for the transfer to clear.  Once the transfer is complete, it can not be reversed.

The 1:1 transfer rate is double what you’ll get when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin America.  And as with all Starwood points transfers to airlines, you’ll get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer!

Here are more ideas to use Virgin America miles, including flights on Singapore Airlines and Emirates.

2.   RadPad Will Raise Fees to 3.49%, but Plastiq Lowers to 2% for MasterCard Payments

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