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Worth It to Keep 2 American Airlines Credit Cards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Juli, commented:

I have two American Airlines credit cards, the Citi® / AAdvantage®
Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®
 and Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard.  Are both of these cards worth keeping?

Great question, Juli!

The 2 cards have very similar perks.  You get bonus miles on American Airlines purchases, a free checked bag, and a 10% rebate when you redeem miles for award flights.

Because these 2 cards have an annual fee and similar benefits, it’s probably not worth keeping both.  The only exception is if Juli plans to spend a lot on the cards to earn American Airlines elite status.

But before Juli cancels one of the cards, she should consider the application rules for each bank.  This can make it easier to earn more American Airlines miles with future sign-up bonuses!

Keep 2 American Airlines Cards

There’s a Strategy for Folks Deciding Between Which American Airlines Card to Keep in Their Wallets!

I’ll explain which American Airlines credit card Juli should keep!

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Earn 3X JetBlue Points When You Shop at Amazon!

Here’s another bonus promotion just in time for the busiest shopping month of the year!

Via Running With Miles, you’ll earn 3 JetBlue points for every $1 you spend at Amazon when you sign-in to your JetBlue account and shop through JetBlue’s link.  This is on top of the rewards you’ll earn from your credit card!

There’s no end date listed for the deal.  I hope it sticks around!

Amazon Prime Membership Discount

Shop at Amazon and Earn 3 JetBlue Points per $1, Plus Credit Card Rewards!

I’ll help you make the most of this deal!

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“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  The Traveling Professor

Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers.  You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.

The Traveling Professor

The Professor in Florence

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984.  I have Platinum elite status.  And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.

However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities.  I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading

2 North American Cities to Europe for 25% Discount With Flying Blue

The new Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!

Starting today, December 1, 2016, you can book this month’s Promo Awards.  You will get discounts on award flights to Europe from Mexico City and Toronto.

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 RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

2 North American Cities To Europe For 25 Discount With Flying Blue

Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards

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

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – November 2016

1.   I let you know you can apply for the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card.  It comes with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets November 2016

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort!

2.   I showed you which cards you should apply for before the end of the year to get the 2X yearly bonus.

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20% Off JetBlue Sale! Ends Tomorrow!

JetBlue is celebrating its 100th destination with a generous sale!

JetBlue will give you 20% off the base fare of any flight if you book through their promotion page and use the code “CELEBRATE“.  I found flights from New York to Havana, Cuba, one-way for $65 on February 6, 2017.

But you must book by November 30, 2016, for travel between December 7, 2016, and February 15, 2017.  There are other restrictions and blackout dates.

Viva Cuba Part 11 What To Do In Havana Part 2

Use This JetBlue Discount to Visit Havana – Or Anywhere Else JetBlue Flies

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

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Airfare Sale Alert! US Cities to Europe From ~$380 Round-Trip

More great fares to Europe are available!

Via Secret Flying, you can fly round-trip from several US cities to several European cities round-trip in coach starting at ~$380!

I found flights from Boston to Milan, Italy, for $380 for travel on March 20 to March 28, 2017.  These fares are valid for travel between January 2017 and March 2017.

Airfare Sale Alert US Cities To Europe From 380 Round Trip

Visit Milan for Cheap in Early 2017!

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

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Up to 90% Off: Expedia Cyber Monday Sale!

Act fast!  Today only, November 28, 2016, at 12:00 pm Eastern time, Expedia will have select hotels on sale for up to 90% off.

Quantities are limited, so if you see a hotel deal you like, book it before it goes away.  They’ll run new deals every hour today, Cyber Monday.

Up To 90 Off Expedia Cyber Monday Sale

Check Expedia for Hotel Deals Today After 12:00 pm Eastern Time – You Could Save up to 90% on Your Stay

I’ll show you how to save!

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Southwest Sale: Fares as Low as $49!

Planning a trip this winter or this coming spring?  Southwest is having a sale through December 1, 2016, for travel within the US between November 29, 2016, and May 8, 2017 (with a few exceptions).

This is a great time to book Southwest flights, with prices from $49 one-way!

And if you’ve already booked a ticket for travel over the next few months, it’s worth checking to see if prices have dropped.  Because you can cancel and rebook for free!

Southwest Fare Sale

Save on Your Next Flight With This Sale From Southwest. Tickets Start at Just $49 One-Way!

Let’s take a look at the details!

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Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400+ and Coast to Coast for $216+!

Via SecretFlying and Mommy Points, you can fly coach round-trip from a number of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

And via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco for only ~$216+!

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, and more!

I found flights from Seattle to Madrid for ~$406 leaving February 3, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017.

And a flight leaving New York (JFK) on January 14, 2017, and returning from San Francisco on January 21, 2017, for ~$267!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through May 2017.

Cheap Fares

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

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

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