Category Archives: Virgin Atlantic

The Big Travel Guide to AMEX Membership Rewards Points: Part 1 – Transfer Partners

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline and hotel partners when the time comes.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  This can mean a First Class adventure around-the-world, a family trip to Europe, or so many other options!

The AMEX Membership Rewards points program has 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!

AMEX Transfer Partners

With 20 Airline & Hotel Transfer Partners, There Are Plenty of Ways to Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Big Travel! Including Flying British Airways Business Class!

I’ll tell you all about the AMEX transfer partners.  And what you should know before transferring AMEX Membership Rewards points to book award travel.

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Limited Time: 25% Bonus on Citi ThankYou Point Transfers to Virgin Atlantic

Until March 2, 2017, you’ll earn a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic.

Normally, Citi ThankYou points transfer to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio.  With this promotion, you’ll earn 1,250 Virgin Atlantic miles for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points you move.

Limited Time 25 Bonus On Citi ThankYou Point Transfers To Virgin Atlantic

Earn a 25% Bonus When You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic Through March 2, 2017

I’ll explain if it’s a good deal!

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15 Things You MUST Do With Your AMEX Business Platinum

I was excited to recently get The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN because of the limited time 100,000-point sign-up bonus and card perks like 50% points back on paid airfare.

But there are so many other benefits with the card like automatic elite status at certain hotel chains.  And concierge services that can help you with exclusive dining reservations and much more!

Plus, I also love the card earns flexible AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because there are many ways to redeem these for Big Travel!

Best Uses Of American Express Business Platinum

The AMEX Business Platinum Card Can Help Folks Get Big Travel! But The Card Has Lots of Other Perks You Can Use to Save Time and Money or Book Fantastic Experiences!

Here are 15 things you can do with the AMEX Business Platinum card!

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Is FoundersCard a Good Deal for Elite Status & Travel Discounts?

FoundersCard is a members-only discount card aimed at entrepreneurs.  But many of the perks and discounts will appeal to frequent travelers, too!

With membership, you get elite status with certain airlines, hotel chains, and car rental companies, discounts on airfare and hotel stays, and several other money-saving benefits.  There’s a hefty annual fee of $395 to join, plus a one-time initiation fee of $95.

FoundersCard Review

Is FoundersCard Worth Its $395 Annual Membership Fee? It Can Be If You Make Use of the Many Perks!

I don’t have FoundersCard.  But Million Mile Secrets team member Harlan does.  And he’ll show you how the discounts can save you money.  And share a FoundersCard review to help you decide if it’s worth it for you!

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The Secret to Booking Free (or Cheap) Hilton Award Stays This Season

Here’s another great trick to lower your travel costs this holiday season!

Via Inside Flyer, you can use Hilton’s latest promotion to get heavily discounted, and even free, stays at Hilton!  When you pay for a Hilton stay through the Hilton app with a Visa card through January 31, 2017, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 Hilton points.

The Secret To Booking Free Or Cheap Hilton Award Stays This Season

Use This Method for Big Travel With Small Money at Hilton!

I’ll show you how to make the most of this deal!

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5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners for Big Travel!

Officially, Chase Ultimate Rewards has 7 airline and 4 hotel transfer partners.  But did you know you can access dozens of other airline and hotel options indirectly with Chase Ultimate Rewards points?  

5 Secret Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners For Big Travel

Emily Flew on Air Berlin to Croatia. And You Can Too, With Chase Ultimate Rewards Points – Even Though Air Berlin Isn’t an “Official” Transfer Partner!

I’ll give you ideas on how you can use your points with partners for more Big Travel!

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Apply Now for 80,000 Points With the Chase Ink Business Preferred!

The new Chase Ink Business Preferred card is now available!

You can earn 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after opening your account.

This is the highest public sign-up bonus I’ve seen for a Chase small business card.  And this card follows the recent launch of the 100,000-point Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which has seen overwhelming demand!

Ink Business Preferred Application

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort! Or Transfer Points to Other Fantastic Chase Travel Partners for Big Travel!

I’ll tell you about the perks of the new card.  And explain if you should submit an Ink Business Preferred application.

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What Do the Major Changes to the Virgin Atlantic Award Program Mean for You?

Virgin Atlantic is changing the way members earn and redeem miles, starting November 13, 2016

Earning miles and tier points for status is getting harder if you usually fly in coach on deeply discounted fares.  And getting an Upper Class (First Class) award flight is becoming more expensive, too.

However, some award flight prices for coach and Premium Economy are being significantly reduced, which is good news!

Virgin Atlantic Award Flights

Big Changes Are Coming to How You Earn and Redeem Virgin Atlantic Miles

I’ll show you how the changes affect your future Virgin Atlantic award flights, so you can decide whether you want to stick with the program or move on.

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Award Ticket Change, Cancellation, and Hold Policies for 25+ Airlines!

Folks in the miles & points hobby are usually diligent about planning their travels.  But sometimes life happens and you have to change or cancel your plans.

In that case, what are the fees for changing an award ticket?  And do any airlines allow you to hold an award reservation while you firm up your plans?

To help y’all out, I made a chart that shows the award ticket fees and policies for over 25 domestic and international airlines!

Award Flight Change Fees

Tracking Down Award Ticket Fees Can Be Tricky, So We’ve Made an Easy Table Showing Award Ticket Change & Cancellation Fees for Over 25 Airlines!

Let’s take a look!

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Discount: 37,500 Miles Round-Trip to Europe From 7 US Cities

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

This month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards include discounted coach award flights to Europe from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York (JFK), San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

You’ll pay 37,500 Flying Blue miles plus taxes and fees for a coach award seat, which is less miles than you’d pay for similar flights on Delta or United Airlines.

Even if you have never flown on KLM or Air France, you might have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a 1:1 ratio!

Flying Blue Promo Awards November 2016

Save 25% Off With Discounted Flying Blue Promo Award Flights to Europe on Air France & KLM

I’ll show you which dates you can travel with these discounted tickets.  And share ideas about earning more Flying Blue miles, saving money on flights within Europe, and more!

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