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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Million Mile Secrets reader, Jon, commented:
Is it possible to sign-up for the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier card AND Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus card, then have your spouse sign-up for the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business card (or another personal card) and link them all to one Southwest loyalty account so you can get 150,000 Southwest points? Because someone said it is almost impossible for one person to get approved for all 3 cards.
Excellent question! Unfortunately, you can NOT link someone else’s credit card to your Southwest loyalty account because the names must match.
And transferring Southwest points from someone else’s account into yours won’t count toward the Southwest Companion Pass.
Want to Fly With a Companion? You Can Open 2 Chase Southwest Cards and Earn Nearly Enough Points for the Southwest Companion Pass. Or, You Could Try for Three. But There Are Some Things to Keep in Mind!
You could try to open all 3 cards yourself. I’ll help you make the best decision!
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I’ve written about how I always list the best credit card offer I’m aware of, even if we don’t earn a cent from it!
And I’m always grateful when readers bring better offers to our attention!
We’ll Always Tell You About the Best Deals, So You Can Relax Knowing You’re Getting the Most Miles, Points, or Cash Back!
I’ll show you the top 10 cards that do NOT earn us a commission but DO earn you Big Travel with Small Money!
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Have you ever been short miles for an award flight?
Combining miles from multiple accounts (for example, spouses) can boost your balance so you can book the award. But it usually is NOT worth it. Because most airlines charge expensive fees to share points between accounts.
But did you know JetBlue allows friends and family members to pool their points for no charge?
Book an Award Flight to Bogotá Faster With a JetBlue Family Pooling Account!
There are important restrictions. I’ll explain how it works!
Million Mile Secrets reader, AC, commented:
I was approved for both the personal and small business versions of the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card this past December. The problem is, one 50,000 point sign-up bonus posted in late December 2015. And the other card’s bonus posted in January 2016. So, I can only use the bonus that posted in January 2016 towards the Companion Pass (because you must earn 110,000 Southwest points in one calendar year).
I still want to try and earn the extra points I need for the Companion Pass. Can I apply for the Chase Southwest Plus Personal Card and get approved if I still have the Southwest Premier (personal version) open? Or should I cancel the Southwest Premier (personal) first, even though it has only been open since December? Any advice would be helpful.
Great question AC!
I understand why AC is interested in the Southwest Companion Pass. Because I think it’s the best travel deal!
When You Have the Southwest Companion Pass, Your Best Friend Can Fly With You for (Almost) Free for up to 2 Years!
I’ll explain if AC should apply for the Chase Southwest Plus Personal Card, because he already has 2 other Chase Southwest cards. And other ways AC might be able to qualify for the Companion Pass.
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