Million Mile Secrets reader, Juli, commented:
I have two American Airlines credit cards, the Citi® / AAdvantage®
Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard® and Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard. Are both of these cards worth keeping?
Great question, Juli!
The 2 cards have very similar perks. You get bonus miles on American Airlines purchases, a free checked bag, and a 10% rebate when you redeem miles for award flights.
Because these 2 cards have an annual fee and similar benefits, it’s probably not worth keeping both. The only exception is if Juli plans to spend a lot on the cards to earn American Airlines elite status.
But before Juli cancels one of the cards, she should consider the application rules for each bank. This can make it easier to earn more American Airlines miles with future sign-up bonuses!
There’s a Strategy for Folks Deciding Between Which American Airlines Card to Keep in Their Wallets!
I’ll explain which American Airlines credit card Juli should keep!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, Barclaycard, Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator, Business Credit Cards, Cancel Credit Card, Citi American Airlines, Citi American Airlines Executive, Citi Prestige, Citibank, Credit Cards, Save Money, Travel Tips
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!
View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike
Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
A big thank you to Harry 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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Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:
Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points?
Fantastic question, Kim!
Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates. And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points. But only on your selected airline.
Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline. So this can impact your decision, too.
Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!
I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips, United Airlines
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Emily and I are thankful for the support of our readers! So this week we’re giving away a $200 American Airlines gift card!
Jump On the Next Airfare Sale to Europe, and Use a $200 American Airlines Gift Card to Save Even More
I’ll show you how to enter!
Good news for folks eager to visit Iceland! WOW Air has added more cheap fares from the US and Canada to Iceland, for travel between December 2016 and May 2017. One-way fares start at $99!
And for a slightly higher price, you can connect onward to many destinations in Continental Europe, like Amsterdam and Berlin, from $149 one-way.
I flew WOW Air to Iceland, and really liked it!
I Made Some Unforgettable Memories in Iceland
I’ll give you the details of this deal from WOW Air.
Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: The Traveling Professor
Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers. You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.
The Professor in Florence
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984. I have Platinum elite status. And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.
However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities. I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, Barclaycard, Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator, Beginner Tips, British Airways, Chase, Chase British Airways, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi American Airlines Executive, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Earn Miles, Interviews, Save Money, Travel Tips, VIrgin America
The new Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!
Starting today, December 1, 2016, you can book this month’s Promo Awards. You will get discounts on award flights to Europe from Mexico City and Toronto.
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, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!
Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards
I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.
Posted in Air France, Airline Award Booking, Airline Promotions, Airlines, Airlines, American Express, AMEX EveryDay Preferred, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Beginner Tips, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Earn Miles, KLM, Korean Airlines, Save Money, Sweet Spots, Travel Tips
1. I let you know you can apply for the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card. It comes with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements!
The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort!
2. I showed you which cards you should apply for before the end of the year to get the 2X yearly bonus.
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, American Express, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Thank You Points, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Hilton HHonors, Hotels, Marriott, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Singapore Airlines, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards
Do you have plans for a short flight coming up? You might benefit from this offer from British Airways!
Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is selling their British Airways Avios points with a 50% bonus until December 5, 2016, at 6:59 pm Eastern Time.
Hop Around Europe for Cheap With British Airways Avios Points. I’ll Show You How!
I’ll help you decide if this is a good deal for you!
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JetBlue is celebrating its 100th destination with a generous sale!
JetBlue will give you 20% off the base fare of any flight if you book through their promotion page and use the code “CELEBRATE“. I found flights from New York to Havana, Cuba, one-way for $65 on February 6, 2017.
But you must book by November 30, 2016, for travel between December 7, 2016, and February 15, 2017. There are other restrictions and blackout dates.
Use This JetBlue Discount to Visit Havana – Or Anywhere Else JetBlue Flies
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, American Express, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, AMEX Simply Cash, Barclaycard, Barclaycard Arrival, Barclaycard JetBlue, Chase, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, JetBlue, Save Money, Travel Tips