Category Archives: Citi Prestige

Limited Time: 25% Bonus on Citi ThankYou Point Transfers to Virgin Atlantic

Until March 2, 2017, you’ll earn a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic.

Normally, Citi ThankYou points transfer to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio.  With this promotion, you’ll earn 1,250 Virgin Atlantic miles for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points you move.

Limited Time 25 Bonus On Citi ThankYou Point Transfers To Virgin Atlantic

Earn a 25% Bonus When You Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic Through March 2, 2017

I’ll explain if it’s a good deal!

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Fare Sales! $20 One-Way With Frontier, $34 JetBlue, $39 Southwest

Fare deal alert!  Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest have limited-time fare sales with flights starting at $20 one-way.

These sales include flights to warm destinations like Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.  Perfect for a quick winter getaway!

I found flights from Atlanta to Orlando departing January 10, 2017, and returning January 14, 2017, for ~$47 round-trip on Frontier Airlines.

And flights from Newark to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, leaving January 25, 2017, and returning January 31, 2017, for ~$361 round-trip.

You must book the Frontier Airlines sale fares by TODAY, January 4, 2017, the JetBlue sale fares by January 5, 2017, and the Southwest sale fares by January 26, 2017.  Plus, blackout dates apply to certain routes.

Fare Sales 20 One Way With Frontier 34 JetBlue 39 Southwest

Escape Winter With Cheap Flights to Tropical Destinations, Like the Dominican Republic!

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

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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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Better Offer for Chase United Airlines Card With $50 Statement Credit

The current sign-up bonus for the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card is 30,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.

But if you make a test booking on the United Airlines website, you’ll see an ad that offers a $50 statement credit too!

We don’t earn a commission for this offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about the best deals!

Chase United Explorer Statement Credit

You’ll Get Priority Boarding With the United MileagePlus Explorer Card. So You’ll Have Time to Get Comfortable Before Takeoff!

I’ll show you how to find this deal.  And explain whether it’s worth applying for.

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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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Handy Chart of Airline Fee Credits With Premium Cards

I get a lot of questions about the airline fee credits that come with premium cards, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, and AMEX Business Platinum card, for example.

These cards offer credits for baggage fees, in-flight purchases, seat assignments, and more, depending on which card you have.  But there’s often confusion about when you get the credit, what qualifies for the credit, and how to get the credit.

So I created a handy chart that shows you the annual travel credit policies for each premium credit card!

Annual Travel Credit Policies With Credit Cards

Airfare Purchases Qualify for the Annual Travel Credit From the Chase Sapphire Reserve, but NOT for AMEX Platinum Cards

Let’s take a look.

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What Happens If You Use Credit Card Points to Book a Flight and Then Cancel the Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Reggie, commented:

My Citi ThankYou Premier card annual fee is coming due soon.  I already used Citi ThankYou Points earned on this card to book flights.  If I cancel the card, will my flights get canceled?

Great question, Reggie!

There will be no changes to Reggie’s scheduled flights if he cancels the Citi ThankYou Premier card.

When Reggie booked flights through the Citi travel portal, he essentially paid with a cash equivalent.

If he needs to change or cancel the booked flights in the future, he’ll deal directly with the airlines.  So it won’t matter if his Citi card is active.

Cancel Credit Card Points Flights

When You Redeem Credit Card Points for Airfare, You Can Take-Off as Planned! Even If You Cancel Your Card, There Will Be No Changes to Your Scheduled Flights!

I’ll explain why booking through credit card travel portals can be a good idea.  And what Reggie should consider before canceling his Citi card!

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Step-by-Step Guide: See Which Miles to Collect Based on Your Home Airport

Understanding miles & points can be tricky at first.  But once you decide where you want to go and which type of miles or points you want to earn, it gets a little easier!

So I’ll show you how to determine which kind of miles or points you should collect based on your home airport.  And which airlines fly to the most destinations from your hometown.

Frequent Flyer Programs

Miles & Points Can Be Overwhelming! So I Made a Guide to Show You How to Decide Which Miles & Points to Collect Based on Your Home Airport

Let’s take a look!

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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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