Category Archives: Airlines

Back for a Limited Time! Save $400 on Business Class Flights

One of the best deals for buying Business Class tickets has returned!  But only for a very limited time.

Via View From the Wing, you can once again use the British Airways AARP discount to save $400 on round-trip Business Class and First Class flights!  You’ll have to book by June 29, 2017, for outbound travel August 1, 2017, through January 8, 2018.

Back For A Limited Time Save 400 On Business Class Flights

This Deal Can Help Turn a Business Class Fare That Costs Thousands in to Hundreds

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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

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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

Wherever you go, you’re sure to have an amazing time!  In this series, I’ll go into detail about where I stayed in Tokyo, what to do, and some of my favorite restaurants, and show you how you can do it, too! Continue reading

Fly One-Way to Europe From Several US Cities for ~$90+!

If you haven’t made summer vacation plans yet, WOW Air has a terrific sale to cities in Europe, like Dublin, London, Frankfurt, and more!

Via Frequent Miler, flights from Chicago start at ~$90 one-way.  And from Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco, fares start at ~$100 one-way.

Seats are limited and return flights are more expensive.  But this could be a good opportunity to fly to Europe cheaply, and use miles and points for the trip home!

Fly One Way To Europe From Several US Cities For 90

Visit Ireland This Summer With One-Way Flights on WOW Air Starting at ~$90

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How to Stay in Tokyo for Free: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

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 1 Introduction Planning

The Tokyo Skyline Is Busy and Beautiful

Wherever you go, you’re sure to have an amazing time!  In this series, I’ll go into detail about where I stayed in Tokyo, what to do, and some of my favorite restaurants, and show you how you can do it, too!

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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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What’s the Difference Between US Bank FlexPoints and Altitude Points?

A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed:

How do the US Bank travel credit cards work?  Can I redeem points for a statement credit or only toward travel purchases?

This is a great question!

US Bank has 2 different kinds of points – FlexPoints and Altitude points.  You can redeem both types of points for travel, statement credits, or gift cards.  But you’ll get the most value using your points toward travel.

For example, you can earn 50,000 points with the new US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card after meeting minimum spending requirements.  The sign-up bonus is worth $750 toward travel.  But you would only get $500 if you redeemed the points for a statement credit.

US Bank Points

You’ll Get the Most Value for Your US Bank FlexPoints or Altitude Points By Booking Travel, Like Rental Cars

I’ll compare US Bank FlexPoints and Altitude points.  And show an example of how many points you’ll use for a flight.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for the US Bank Altitude Reserve card, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

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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!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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How You Earn Flexible Bank Points With Several Cards in the Same Program

Million Mile Secrets reader, Amy, commented:

Is American Express Membership Rewards similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards where you earn points on each card individually?  Or are AMEX Membership Rewards points pooled into one account automatically?

Fantastic question, Amy!

When you have multiple cards that earn AMEX Membership Rewards points, all of your rewards will automatically accumulate in one account.

This is different from other flexible bank points programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou where you earn points in separate accounts.

But with all 3 programs, it’s important to keep at least 1 card active to avoid losing all your flexible points.

Multiple Flexible Points Credit Cards

Flexible Points Are Key to Big Travel! So It’s Good to Know How You Earn Points With Several Cards in the 3 Major Flexible Points Programs.

I’ll explain how folks with multiple cards in the same program earn flexible points with AMEX, Chase, and Citi!

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“Traveling Gives You New Perspective of Other Lifestyles, and a Greater Appreciation for What You Have Waiting for You at Home”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Travelling King

Samantha writes Travelling King to provide tips, suggestions and guides to help readers plan their travels.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Travelling King

Ben and Sam at Hobbiton in New Zealand

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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