Category Archives: AMEX Platinum

This Couple Used Miles & Points for a Luxurious $12,000 Trip to Thailand!

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!

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

This Couple Used Miles Points For A Luxurious 12000 Trip To Thailand

Ready for Our 16-Hour Business Class Flight From Houston to Taipei!

A big thank you to Dale 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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Easily Understand Delta’s Checked Bag Policies With These Handy Charts!

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

Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?

There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different!  Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!

For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing.  But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way!  It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!

Delta Baggage Fees

I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp

I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 3 – Hamilton, an American Musical

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 3 Hamilton An American Musical

My Son Doing His Best Daraius Impression 😉 Thanks to the AMEX Platinum Card, We Bought Inexpensive Seats to Hamilton and Didn’t Have to Wait Months to See It

But with a bit of luck and the right credit cards, I was able to surprise the kids with tickets to Hamilton and a trip to Chicago as a Christmas gift – without breaking the bank.  I’ll explain how!

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New: Earn 2X or 3X Bonus Points per Night With This Hotel Promotion!

Planning a paid hotel stay in the next few months?

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn 2X or 3X bonus Hilton points with Hilton’s new “Go More Get More“ promotion.  It’s valid for stays from May 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017.

Hilton Go More Get More

With This Deal, You’ll Earn Bonus Hilton Points at ANY Hilton Hotel Around the World, Like the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer!

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Ends Tonight! One-Way JetBlue Flights for ~$19!

Hurry!  Via The Flight Deal, JetBlue is having a flash sale, and you can buy one-way coach flights between cities like Boston and Atlanta, New York (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach and San Francisco, and more, for ~$19+!

But you must book your tickets today, April 25, 2017by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (or local time, whichever is earlier).

The sale is good for last-minute travel through May 11, 2017.  Valid travel dates vary depending on the route.

JetBlue Flash Sale April 2017

With This Flash Sale From JetBlue, You Can Fly From Fort Lauderdale to Nassau, Bahamas, for ~$39 One-Way!

Here are the details of this sale.

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting at Just $39 One-Way

Good news!  Southwest just released another sale, and you can book Southwest flights for just $39 or 1,657 Southwest points one-way!

There are also other, more expensive routes that are great deals too.  Like a one-way flight from Atlanta to San Antonio for just $94 (or 5,341 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by May 5, 2017, for travel between May 16, 2017, and June 14, 2017, or between August 22, 2017, and November 1, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Southwest Fare Sale April 2017

Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, This Fall for as Little as $115 One-Way From 4 US Cities With Southwest’s Latest Fare Sale

Here’s more about this deal.

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 1 – Introduction and Planning

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 1 Introduction And Planning

If You Want to See Hamilton – An American Musical, You’ll Normally Wait Months and Spend a LOT of Money

But with a bit of luck and the right credit cards, I was able to surprise the kids with tickets to Hamilton and a trip to Chicago as a Christmas gift – without breaking the bank.  I’ll explain how!

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A Surprise Solo Trip to 6 Continents, Made Possible 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!

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

A Surprise Solo Trip To 6 Continents Made Possible With Miles Points

At Machu Picchu

A big thank you to Satish 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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Get Face Value Los Angeles Hamilton Tickets With the Right Card!

Are you one of the many folks looking for Los Angeles Hamilton tickets this August?

Via Miles to Memories, folks with one of the AMEX Platinum cards can call the AMEX Platinum Concierge and purchase Los Angeles Hamilton tickets early (and at regular price!), before tickets are released to the public.  But block out an hour or so to sit on the phone, because the wait time is long!

Los Angeles Hamilton Tickets

Hamilton Is Incredibly Popular, So You’ll Need to Buy Soon or You Likely Won’t Get a Seat

I’ll tell you what you need to know!

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New Way to Earn Starwood Elite Status Faster!

Via View From the Wing, Starwood is offering an elite status challenge for its loyalty members.

Through December 31, 2017, if you have enough paid stays, you can earn Starwood elite status much faster than usual!

For example, you usually need to stay at least 25 nights in a calendar year to earn Starwood Gold status.  But through the challenge, you only need to stay 9 nights in a 3-month period!

Starwood Elite Status Challenge

With Starwood Gold or Platinum Elite Status, You’ll Have the Benefit of Late Check-Out, so You Can Relax Just a Little While Longer! The Beautiful Pool at the Hotel Paracas in Peru Is Certainly Inviting!

I’ll explain the details of Starwood’s elite status challenge.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it for you.

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