Many folks love to book award flights on Southwest and JetBlue to get to the Caribbean & Mexico. Both airlines have no blackout dates and award flight prices are based on the cash cost of the flight, so when tickets go on sale, award flights are cheaper, too!.
Plus, both airlines have a great reputation for friendly service.
And it’s easy to earn points on both airlines with great credit card offers. For example, you can earn a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Southwest points on the Chase Southwest Premier and Chase Southwest Plus after meeting minimum spending requirements. Southwest is also a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner.
Or earn 30,000 JetBlue points with the JetBlue Plus Card after completing minimum spending.
Southwest and JetBlue Fly Non-Stop to San Juan and Many Other Destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico. I’ll Compare Both Airlines’ Options for Award Flights
I’ll explain whether you’re better off collecting Southwest points or JetBlue points for flights to the Caribbean and Mexico.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Jamie, tweeted:
Jamie is asking about rumors that Chase will not approve folks for any of their cards if they’ve opened more than 5 cards with ANY bank in the previous 24 months.
This rule is in effect for Chase cards that earn valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the new Chase Freedom Unlimited card.
But so far, it seems Chase small business cards (like the Chase Ink Plus) and their airline and hotel cards (like the Chase United Explorer and Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card) are exempt from this rule – at least for now.
Green Means Go! So Far, Chase Airline, Hotel, and Small Business Cards Seem Safe From Chase’s New Rules. Get Them While You Can!
However, reports are mixed. And Chase could change their rules at any time, so proceed with caution!
Posted in Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Hyatt, Chase IHG Rewards, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Marriott, Chase United Explorer, Credit Cards, Ultimate Rewards
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!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, Beginner Tips, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Southwest, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Save Money, Southwest, Travel Tips
Million Mile Secrets reader, swag, asked:
What other cards offer the “Freeze it” option?
swag is referring to a tool for Discover cards that allows you to suspend account activity on your cards, including authorized user cards, without closing your account completely.
And swag wants to know if other cards have a similar option.
If You’re Worried You Misplaced Your Card, or Don’t Want Purchases to Come Through for Another Reason, You Can Pause Activity on Your Discover Card With Freeze it. But Which Other Banks Allow You to “Freeze” Your Cards?
I’ve looked into it. And I found out the bank with the best spending controls is actually AMEX! I’ll explain!
Posted in American Express, Bank Of America, Barclays, Barclays Hawaiian Air, Beginner Tips, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Ink Plus, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Discover it Miles
Folks on Reddit say there’s an offer to earn 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Ink Plus card when you complete the minimum spending requirements. That’s worth at least $700 in statement credits. Or $875 when you book a trip through the Chase Travel Portal.
You can also transfer them to airline and hotel partners like United Airlines, Southwest, and Hyatt!
The offer runs through May 15, 2016. But it’s only available in-person at a Chase branch.
Where Would You Go With 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points? Get the Chase Ink Plus Card In-Branch Through May 15, 2016!
You can also apply for Chase Ink Cash and earn 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($300).
I’ll share the details!
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