Category Archives: Star Alliance

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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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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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 11: Asia

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 choices for flights to Asia!

Or you can use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.  This could save you time and points, especially when you can find cheap airfare!

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Asia

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Are Great for Flights to Asia! So You Can Visit Destinations Like Hong Kong, Which Emily Really Enjoyed!

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

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3 Best Ways to Use Starwood and Marriott Points for United Airlines Award Flights

Million Mile Secrets reader, Patrick, commented:

Is it better to transfer Starwood points directly to United Airlines OR convert them to Marriott points and then transfer to United Airlines miles?

It’s typically NOT a good deal to transfer Starwood points directly to United Airlines.  Because the transfer ratio isn’t favorable.  You only get 1 United Airlines mile for every 2 Starwood points you transfer.

You’ll do better converting your Starwood points to Marriott points.  Then, transfer Marriott points to United Airlines miles.

But there’s another way to use your Starwood or Marriott points for award flights on United Airlines, which might be the best deal!

Starwood And Marriott Points For United Airlines Flights

I Wouldn’t Recommend Transferring Starwood Points Directly to United Airlines. But There Are Other Ways to Use Your Points for United Airlines Award Flights!

I’ll share the 3 ways to convert Starwood and Marriott points to get a United Airlines award flight!

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How to Book Disney Trips With AMEX Membership Rewards Points

Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com.  So I’ve asked them to share their tips on booking trips to Walt Disney World and Disneyland using AMEX Membership Rewards points.

Ken and Emily:  American Express Membership Rewards points are valuable because of their great flexibility.  And you can transfer them to 20 airline and hotel partners.

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, getting the most out of these transfer partners can be the key to saving Big Money!

In most cases you’ll get more value from transferring AMEX Membership Rewards points to airline partners than to hotel partners.  You’ll want to keep this in mind to avoid using your AMEX Membership Rewards points now on a hotel stay if you could get much better value out of them in the future.

Disney World With American Express Membership Rewards Points

You Can Use Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin!

We’ll show you the best ways to visit Disney with American Express Membership Rewards points!

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This Couple Took an Epic Trip to New Zealand in First Class for Next to 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!

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

This Couple Took An Epic Trip To New Zealand In First Class For Next To Nothing

Exploring the Gion District in Kyoto, Japan

A big thank you to John 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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Rumor: Electronics Ban to Include Flights From Many Popular Vacation Destinations!

A few months ago, I let you know about the electronics ban on flights to the US from 10 cities.  Now, according to One Mile at a Time, it’s rumored the ban will soon include flights from ALL of Europe!

This isn’t good news for folks who like to use their devices to get work done or watch movies in-flight.  Because if it’s an extension of the current electronics ban, only cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment will be allowed in the cabin.

In Flight Electronics Ban Europe

If the Rumors Are True, You Won’t Be Able to Use Certain Devices on Flights to the US From Europe!

Here’s what we know so far about the rumored expansion of the in-flight electronics ban.

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This Couple Used Miles & Points for a Luxurious $12,000 Trip to Thailand!

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!

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

This Couple Used Miles Points For A Luxurious 12000 Trip To Thailand

Ready for Our 16-Hour Business Class Flight From Houston to Taipei!

A big thank you to Dale 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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10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?

There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.

Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such.  Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!

I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!

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