Category Archives: AMEX Premier Rewards Gold

Flying Blue Discounted Awards Released Early! 9 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The January 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But they aren’t bookable for a few more days.

Via View From the Wing, Flying Blue has revealed their new Promo Awards early.  And lots more cities are participating than last month!

Starting January 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this winter and early spring (depending on the destination).  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities like Houston, Washington, DC, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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

Flying Blue Discounted Awards Released Early 9 Cities To Europe For 25 Off

Experience Paris in the Spring at a Discount With Flying Blue!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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My Review of Chase’s New (Free!) Credit Monitoring Service, Credit Journey

Knowing your credit score is important in the points & miles hobby.  And Chase has just launched Credit Journey, giving anyone (not just Chase cardholders) free access to an estimate of their TransUnion score.

So folks now have another free tool to help keep tabs on their credit!

That’s important, because having a higher score improves your likelihood of getting approved for credit.  So you can earn more sign-up bonuses. 😉

Chase Credit Journey

Chase’s Credit Journey Gives Anyone Free Access to an Estimate of Their TransUnion Credit Score

Here’s more about Chase’s new credit score service.

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Sweet Spot: Fly to Ireland From 6 US Cities for Only 26,000 British Airways Avios Points Round-Trip!

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

Considering a trip to Ireland?  Via Travelmiles101, you can now fly Aer Lingus to Ireland from 6 US cities, like Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and more.  It’s just 26,000 British Airways Avios points round-trip in coach!

That’s because Aer Lingus recently joined the Avios program along with British Airways and Iberia, and released it’s own frequent flyer program (AerClub) and award chart.

And British Airways is using this new award chart to price flights on Aer Lingus using British Airways Avios points!

Award Flights To Ireland

Use 13,000 British Airways Avios Points to Fly One-Way in Coach, 8 Months Out of the Year, From Cities Like Chicago, New York (JFK), and Washington, DC, to Dublin. And Visit the Stunning Cliffs of Moher!

I’ll show you how to find and book these cheap award tickets to Ireland!

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Hurry! Fly Coast to Coast From ~$237 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guy, you can fly across the US in coach for ~$237!

I found a flight from New York (JFK) to San Francisco departing February 4, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017, for ~$237.  And a flight between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles leaving March 3, 2017, and returning March 9, 2017, for ~$257.

These fares are valid for travel from January 2017, through March 2017.  On airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Virgin America, and JetBlue.

Hurry Fly Coast To Coast From 237 Round Trip

Fly to the Big Apple From San Francisco and Los Angeles for Just ~$237 Round-Trip!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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The Secret Way to Get the Most Southwest Flights From Your Points!

Recently, I wrote why I selected Southwest as the airline on my AMEX Business Platinum card.

I think the 50% points back perk opens up a terrific new way to use AMEX Membership Rewards points for Southwest flights.

Plus the points I earned from the Business Platinum’s 100,000-point sign-up bonus and minimum spending requirement can get me $2,300 worth of paid Southwest airfare!  That’s a great deal!

But unlike other airlines in the AMEX Pay With Points program, you can NOT book Southwest flights online through the AMEX travel portal.

American Express Business Platinum Southwest Airlines

Booking a Southwest Flight to Cancun? I’ll Show You How Business Platinum Cardholders Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for a Southwest Flight Purchase and Get 50% of the Points Back!

I’ll provide a step-by-step guide for using AMEX Membership Rewards points to book Southwest flights!

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How to Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for United Airlines Award Tickets

Did you know you can use American Express Membership Rewards points for flights on United Airlines?

That’s because American Express has 3 transfer partners that also partner with United Airlines.  And transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to these airlines can be a better deal than using United Airlines miles!

AMEX Points For United Airlines Flights

You Don’t Need United Airlines Miles to Get Where You’re Going on United Airlines!

I’ll show you how to use your American Express Membership Rewards points for United Airlines flights!

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Delta Flash Award Sale to Asia – 2 Days Only!

If you have Delta miles and a desire to see Asia, now’s a good time to book award flights!

Via Point Me to the Plane, Delta is having a coach award flash sale from the continental US to Europe until December 14, 2016 (tomorrow!).

You can fly round-trip to Asia starting at just 49,000 Delta miles.  But you must travel between January 10, 2017, and March 3, 2017.
However, there are blackout dates on flights to and from China.

For example, I found lots of available award seats from Dallas to Beijing for 49,000 Delta miles and ~$40 in taxes and fees.  That’s a great deal, considering these tickets usually cost over $1,300!

Delta Flash Award Sale To Asia 2 Days Only

Book a Coach Award Flight to Beijing at a 30% Discount

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Flights to Europe for Under $350 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guyyou can fly round-trip from several US cities to Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, and Stockholm, starting at just $347 in coach!

It looks like this fare is valid primarily for travel between January and March 2017, though there are also dates available in April and May 2017.  I found flights from Boston to Copenhagen for $347 on April 2, 2017, and returning April 10, 2017.

Flights To Europe For Under 350 Round Trip

Jump on These Deals to Europe, and Hop Around Europe for Cheap Once You’re There!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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4 Reasons Folks Like to Apply for Cards in December

2016 is coming to a close and I know many of y’all are thinking of applying for new cards before the New Year.

Lots of folks in the miles & points hobby like to open credit card accounts late in the year, for many reasons.  For example, you can earn annual credit card perks more than once in a short period of time!

Best Time To Apply For Credit Cards

Ease the Anxiety of an Expensive Holiday Season by Earning LOTS of Travel Rewards!

I’ll show you which cards are good to consider if you’re applying this month.  And which are NOT.

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Hot! JetBlue Transcontinental Flights for Just ~$128 Round-Trip!

Planning a cross-country trip?  Here’s an incredible sale!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly between the East Coast and West Coast for just ~$128 round-trip ($64 one-way) in coach on JetBlue!

Travel dates are from January to June 2017.  For flights between New York, Boston, or Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles or San Francisco!

Hot JetBlue Transcontinental Flights For Just 128 Round Trip

If You’re Going to San Francisco, Check Out This JetBlue Sale!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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