Are you planning a family trip to visit your son or daughter studying abroad in Europe?
There are many ways to use rewards credit cards to save thousands of dollars off regular airfare prices for your trip.
Use Miles to Visit Your Son or Daughter Abroad in Florence and Take in the Panoramic Views
I’ll give you helpful hints and ideas for making a family trip to Europe possible using miles and points.
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Great news and a pleasant surprise for folks with Chase Ultimate Rewards points! Via View From the Wing, Chase has added Flying Blue to the list of Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners!
Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM.
This means you can now transfer points from all 4 flexible points programs to Flying Blue.
You Can Now Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Flying Blue and Book Award Tickets on Air France, KLM or Any SkyTeam Alliance Partner!
I’ll explain why this is excellent news!
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Million Mile Secrets reader Richard emailed:
I just received my IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and was wondering how often I should use it. If you have a bunch of cards, is it OK to not use one for a certain amount of time while you are spending on other cards?
Richard wants to know if anything bad will happen to an infrequently used credit card.
Does Your Sock Drawer Look Like This?
Points and miles enthusiasts often have lots of credit cards. Many of us have more than we can carry at once! So is it OK to go a long time without using some cards? Continue reading
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Nick, tweeted:
I’m soon to be a college grad, and I want points to travel. Should I apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express?
Good question, Nick!
It’s easy to see why Nick has narrowed down his decision to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express. They’re both excellent cards for earning transferable points which give you the most travel flexibility!
Because Nick is still in college, it may be difficult for him to be approved for these cards. His credit history may not be lengthy enough for premium credit cards.
The Sign-Up Bonus From Either Card Is Enough for a Round-Trip Award Flight to Ireland From Boston!
I’ll explain the key differences between these 2 cards, and help Nick decide which is the best choice. And give him other options for his situation of limited credit history. Continue reading
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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.
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