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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 8: India & Middle East

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 the India, which is one of my favorite travel destinations!

And you’ll have great options for travel to the Middle East too!

Or you can save time (and potentially points) by using AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Middle East

With AMEX Membership Rewards Points, You’ll Have Lots of Flight Options to India!

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to India & the Middle East!

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Can You Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Just 11 Paid Hotel Nights?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Clint, tweeted:

It would be great to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with only 11 paid nights booked through SouthwestHotels.com.  

I agree, Clint!

Recently, Lyn from Go To Travel Gal wrote about a way to earn up to 10,000 Southwest points per night for hotel stays.  And these points DO count toward earning the Companion Pass.

As Clint points out, earning 10,000 Southwest points per night for an 11-night stay would get you the 110,000 Southwest points required to earn the Companion Pass!

I found a few examples that could make it possible to earn the Companion Pass with an 11-night hotel stay.  But, it’s very expensive!

Southwest Companion Pass Points With Paid Hotel Stays

An 11-Night Stay at the Park Hyatt Dubai Could Earn You Enough Southwest Points to Get the Companion Pass. But It Will Cost More Than $5,000!

Instead, I recommend combining the points you earn from SouthwestHotels.com with other points to earn the Companion Pass.

Or you can earn points from the hotel site throughout the year, instead of all in one shot!  I’ll explain!

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How Miles & Points Turned a Honeymoon Trip Into a 6-Country Round-the-World Adventure!

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!

Jessica and Devin are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

How Miles Points Turned A Honeymoon Trip Into A 6 Country Round The World Adventure

Jessica and Devin at The Cloud Forest in Singapore

A big thank you to both for sharing their story!

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

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Blog Giveaway: 4,000 Virgin America Points!

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Thanks to everyone for your support over the years!  To show our gratitude, Emily and I are giving away 4,000 Virgin America points!

Blog Giveaway 4000 Virgin America Points

Folks Now Have 2 Different Options for Redeeming Virgin America Points!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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4 Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her to share tips to make sure y’all receive your Southwest points after shopping through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal.  

Sometimes these points do not show up in your account, so she’ll show us ways to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Lyn:   Starting online shopping at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal is one of the easiest ways to earn Southwest points for free travel.  

If you’re going to be purchasing something anyway, why not earn some points to boot?  Plus, most of these points, unless Southwest says they are “bonus points,” qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. 

Daraius and Emily know this is the best deal in travel, because with the Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for nearly free for up to 2 years.

4 Tips To Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Shop Through Southwest’s Shopping Portal to Get Extra Points! I’ll Share Tips to Make Sure You Receive the Points You’ve Earned

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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JetBlue Now Offers FREE Wi-Fi on ALL Flights!

Love staying connected when you fly?  Good news!

Via Runway Girl Network, JetBlue now offers free Wi-Fi on ALL of its flights, gate to gate.  You don’t even have to wait to get into the air to surf the web for free!

JetBlue Wi Fi

You’ll Now Get Free Wi-Fi on ALL JetBlue Flights

I’ll explain what this means for you.  And remind you of other ways to get free in-flight Wi-Fi!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 5: Best Ways to Fly to Canada & Alaska

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 and hotel partners when the time comes.

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 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!  This means you’ll have several choices when planning flights to Canada or Alaska!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and effectively get up to 2 cents per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Canada

Is Alaska on Your Bucket List? You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Get You There!

I’ll show you the best ways to use American Express Membership Rewards Points for flights to Canada & Alaska!

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Success! A Miles & Points Visit to Mexico City, Mayan Ruins, and Beautiful Cenotes!

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!

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

Success A Miles Points Visit To Mexico City Mayan Ruins And Beautiful Cenotes

Ronnie and His Wife With Chichen Itza in the Backdrop

A big thank you to Ronnie 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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Best Use of 90,000 Starwood Points: Companion Pass, Airline Transfers, or Free Hotel Nights?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Grahme, commented:

I’m thinking of converting 90,000 Starwood points to Marriott points to book a Hotel + Air Package to get the Southwest Companion Pass and a 7-night Marriott hotel certificate.  Would you consider this a good use of Starwood points?

Converting Starwood points to Marriott points to get the Southwest Companion Pass by booking a Hotel + Air package can be an amazing deal worth $4,100+!  That’s one reason 2 Million Mile Secrets team members recently used Starwood points this way!

But Starwood points have other flexible redemption options that make them extremely valuable.  Like free hotel stays at Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton hotels.  Or the ability to transfer Starwood points to airlines, which could get you an amazing First Class ticket worth more than $9,000!

So the best use of Starwood points really depends on your travel goals.

Use 90000 Starwood Points

Using Starwood Points to Get the Companion Pass Means You and a Partner Can Visit Fantastic Southwest Destinations Like New York!

Remember, you only have until March 31, 2017 to redeem hotel points for the Companion Pass.

I’ll compare a few different ways you can use 90,000 Starwood points for Big Travel!

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Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her write about ways to earn more Southwest points that qualify for the Companion Pass.  Because hotel points transfers to Southwest won’t count towards the Southwest Companion Pass after March 31, 2017.

Lyn:   Thanks to some timely deals to earn Southwest points through Rapid Rewards Shopping, you can earn nearly 5,000 Southwest points relatively cheaply.  And most will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Trying to Earn the Companion Pass? I’ll Show You Ways to Earn Qualifying Southwest Points for Cheap!

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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