If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you could get an excellent deal today!
Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from Chicago to several cities in Germany for as little as ~$485 round-trip in coach on Air Berlin. Or fly round-trip between New York and Rome, or Miami and Vienna for under ~$550.
And folks in Los Angeles can fly to London round-trip in coach on Air New Zealand for just ~$491!
Amazing Deal – Fly Between Los Angeles and London, UK, for Under $500 Round-Trip in Coach
You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, and book them directly through Air Berlin or Air New Zealand.
The sale fare on Air New Zealand is valid for today only, November 30, 2015. And the Air Berlin deals likely won’t last long, either!
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1. Save Money at Walmart.com, Pei Wei, and Dunkin Donuts With New AMEX Offers
I love checking my American Express online accounts to find new fun discounts! Here are 3 new offers I found interesting.
Get a $5 Statement Credit When You Spend $20+ on Asian Food at Pei Wei
- Targeted offer for $15 off a $35+ purchase at Walmart.com by December 31, 2015.
- Dunkin Donuts: $5 off a $10+ purchase by December 31, 2015. Look in your account or tweet “#AmexDD” to add to your connected AMEX card. (My sweet tooth is lighting up on this one.) Full terms.
- Pei Wei: $5 off a $20+ purchase by January 31, 2016. It’s in your account or tweet “#AmexPeiWei”. Unfortunately this offer excludes airport food courts. Drat! Full terms.
Folks new to AMEX Offers, be sure to read my post about how it works, how to sync your Twitter account (if you’re not adding through your AMEX account) and most importantly…how to get each offer on more than 1 AMEX card!
2. Ends Today: $75 Off Your 1st Hotel Booking Using the Expedia App
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Now that the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred has increased to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements, it’s a good time to look at how this card stacks up against cards with a similar bonus.
The Citi ThankYou Premier also has a 50,000 point sign-up bonus, and both cards have a lot in common.
So which card is better for you? As always, it depends on your travel goals and how you like to use your points!
Apples or…Cupcakes? Deciding Between the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier Might Not Be Such an Obvious Choice! ;)
Let’s compare the cards and see how both can get you Big Travel with Small Money!
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I wrote that British Airways will be eliminating 1 of their best award deals by increasing the cost of short-haul (under 650 miles) partner flights in North America.
Currently it costs 4,500 British Airways Avios points for a 1-way, short-haul coach award flight on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines in the US.
After February 2, 2016, this will increase to 7,500 British Airways Avios points each way. Many folks are looking for an affordable substitute for award travel on flights under 650 miles.
While British Airways Avios points are still a good deal, there’s an alternative! By transferring British Airways Avios points to their partner, Iberia, you can book short-haul, round-trip coach award flights in the US for fewer points!
Hooray! There’s Still a Way to Get a Cheaper Deal on Short-Haul Award Flights in the US Using British Airways Avios Points!
I’ll show you how to move your British Airways Avios points to Iberia to book cheaper award flights!
1. Hyatt Might Match Your Hotel Elite Status, up to Their Highest Level
Via View From the Wing, folks who have elite status at hotel chains including Hilton, IHG, or Starwood, may be able to get it matched to Hyatt’s equivalent levels.
Will You Get Matched to Hyatt’s Diamond Elite Status? You Won’t Know Until You Try!
Some folks report getting matched to Hyatt Diamond elite status, their highest tier!
Hyatt asks you to send proof of your elite status at another hotel chain and at least 1 stay in the previous year. Although there are no hard and fast rules about who will get a status match.
To see what Hyatt can offer, you can message them via Twitter, or email your information to email@example.com.
They seem to be backed up because of the huge demand for this promotion, so give them 2 to 3 business days to reply. Good luck!
2. Pay 25% Fewer United Airlines Miles for Award Flights to Europe
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