Category Archives: Airline Award Booking

Limited Time: Buy Airline Miles With a 50% Bonus

Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is having a sale on points!

You can get a 50% bonus when you buy British Airways Avios points through June 30, 2017.  And you don’t have to buy a minimum amount of points to activate the bonus!

Limited Time Buy Airline Miles With A 50 Bonus

British Airways Avios Points Are Extra Useful Outside the US, Where You Can Book Flights Under 650 Miles for Just 4,500 Points

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

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How to Stay in Tokyo for Free: Part 2 – Our $200 Business Class Flights to Japan

Emily:   Have you always wanted to visit Japan?  You can get there for a fraction of the cost with a few credit card sign-up bonuses!

My boyfriend and I recently flew from Austin to Japan for ~$200 round trip in Business Class.  And for 3 weeks of lodging (including some fancy hotels), I spent ~$450!

Japan is a beautiful country with LOTS to see and do, from high-rise skyscrapers to old temples to hot springs.  I loved Tokyo for its energetic neighborhoods, shopping, and delicious restaurants.

How To Stay In Tokyo For Free Part 2 Our 200 Business Class Flights To Japan

Aboard the Final Plane Before Our Japan Adventure!  I Loved Business Class, but Was SO Excited to Arrive in Okinawa

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 13: Hotels

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you travel options when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

I’ve recently shared how you can use AMEX Membership Rewards points with airline partners for travel to destinations around the world like Africa and South America.

Now I’ll explain how you can use AMEX Membership Rewards points for free stays at hotel transfer partners, including at hotel chains that are not direct partners!

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Hotels

Marriott Is NOT a Direct AMEX Hotel Transfer Partner, but There’s Still a Way to Use Points for Stays at Hotels Like the JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa in India!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for hotels!

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How to Use Flexible Points With Different Banks to Book Multiple Airline Tickets on the Same Flight

Million Mile Secrets reader, Ray, commented:

I have enough Chase Ultimate Rewards points for one round-trip flight to Spain.  But I would need to use my AMEX Membership Rewards points for a 2nd airline ticket.  Any ideas how I can use points from both programs for a trip for 2 to Spain on the same airline?

Excellent question, Ray!

The trick is to take advantage of airline alliances, which let you to use partner airline miles to book an award flight.

Ray can transfer his flexible AMEX and Chase points to airline partners within any of the 3 major airline alliances – OneworldSkyTeam, and Star Alliance.  So it’s possible to choose different AMEX and Chase airline transfer partners and still book 2 tickets on the same flight.

Book Multiple Flights With Flexible Points

Book Multiple Award Tickets to Spain or Elsewhere by Transferring Flexible Points to Different Airline Partners and Taking Advantage of Alliances

I’ll share tips for folks looking to book multiple award flights with flexible points in different programs.

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How a Family of 4 Enjoyed the Magic of Disney for Nearly Nothing!

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!

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

How A Family Of 4 Enjoyed The Magic Of Disney For Nearly Nothing

My Family at One of the Shared Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Pools

A big thank you to Jonathan for sharing his story!

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“My Family of 4 Saved ~$2,300 Flying With Delta Miles on WestJet!”

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

Earlier this year, I shared news that you can now use Delta miles to book award tickets on Canadian airline WestJet.

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin recently booked WestJet award tickets for her family of 4 using Delta miles.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Jasmin:   Thanks, Daraius!  My 3 kids and I needed flights to Calgary, Canada, in August 2017 for a family reunion.

WestJet is a fun, customer-friendly airline that flies to cities in Canada, the Caribbean, and beyond.  For example, you can fly WestJet non-stop from airports like New York – LaGuardia and Fort Lauderdale to Toronto.  And then continue on to Vancouver.

I’ll show you the pitfall I avoided by using Delta miles on WestJet.

My Family Of 4 Saved 2300 Flying With Delta Miles On WestJet

Find Out How a Million Mile Secrets Team Member Booked WestJet Flights to Calgary Using Delta Miles

I’ll share how I saved money AND added convenience booking WestJet award flights using Delta miles!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 12: Australia & New Zealand

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which gives you several choices for flights to Australia and New Zealand!

Or you can save time and points by using AMEX Pay With Points to book coach or Business Class flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Australia

I Enjoyed My Visit to Sydney! If You’re Planning to Visit, You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points With Terrific Airline Transfer Partners!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to Australia and New Zealand!

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He Gave His Parents a First Class Trip to Beijing, Hong Kong, & Singapore With Miles & Points!

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

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!

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

He Gave His Parents A First Class Trip To Beijing Hong Kong Singapore With Miles Points

My Parents Enjoying Their Welcome Drink in Etihad First Class From Cairo to Abu Dhabi

A big thank you to Ramy 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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Tips & Tricks to Save on a Trip to New York City This Summer

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I’ll share how you can get Big Travel with Small Money on a trip to the Big Apple, including tips from Million Mile Secrets readers!

Free Things To Do In NYC

Using Miles & Points Can Save You Lots of Money on a Trip to New York City! And There Are Many Free Things to Do Once There for Folks Traveling on a Budget!

Using miles & points can save you money on flights and hotel stays.  And there are plenty of cheap or free things to do throughout the city, like exploring beautiful parks or attending the taping of popular TV shows!

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50% Off Award Flights for Hopping Around Southeast Asia!

Do you have travel plans to Asia this summer?  If so, you might be able to save miles during your trip!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get 50% off award flights through Singapore Airlines’ regional airline, SilkAir!  But you must book through the Singapore Airlines website by July 11, 2017, and your travel dates must be between July 1 and October 31, 2017.

Singapore Airlines SilkAir 50 Off

Fly From Singapore to Thailand for 50% Fewer Miles!

I’ll give you the details about this deal.

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