Category Archives: Airlines

Targeted: Earn Bonus Starwood Points After Qualifying Stays

The hotel promotions keep coming!

Earlier today I told you Hilton introduced a new promotion.  And now, via One Mile at a Time, certain folks can earn bonus Starwood points points for completing a unique amount of stays.  You can check to see if you’ve been targeted by entering your Starwood number here.

Starwood Member Promotion 2017

If You Plan to Stay at Starwood Before May 15, 2017, Check to See If You’ve Been Targeted for This Promotion!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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How to Earn 8,000+ Southwest Points Buying Flowers This Valentine’s Day

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal and offers a free guide on how to quickly earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  She’s found a great deal that allows you to earn a bunch of Southwest point.  And I asked her to share with you.

Lyn:   Want more Southwest points?  Who doesn’t?!  

Southwest currently has a rare deal – that’s a bit hidden – where you can earn up to 8,750 Southwest bonus points good for free travel on the airline when you buy flowers through 1800Flowers.com.

Southwest Valentines Day Promotion 2017

The Southwest Valentine’s Day Promotion Lets You Earn up to 8750 Bonus Southwest Points

Here are the details!
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How to Check for American Express Transfer Bonuses

Do you know how to check your AMEX account for transfer bonuses?  AMEX often offers bonus miles or points when you transfer your AMEX Membership Rewards points to travel partners.  That means your points can get you more Big Travel!

If you have a travel goal in mind, it’s easy and worthwhile to check if there are any bonuses available.  Because you could pay fewer points for your award flight or hotel stay.

American Express Transfer Bonus

Pay Fewer AMEX Membership Rewards Points When You Transfer to British Airways for a Flight to Cancun!

I’ll show you how to check for these limited-time bonuses.  And give you tips about when to make the transfer!

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Planning a European Vacation With Ink Business Preferred 80,000-Point Bonus

Looking to travel to Europe?  You can transfer the 80,000 point sign-up bonus from the Ink Business Preferred℠ card to Chase’s terrific airline partners for award flights to popular destinations like Dublin, London, and Paris!

And because Chase has partners from all 3 major alliances, you can book award tickets on dozens of airlines, including Air France, Delta, and Lufthansa!

With remaining points, you can book free hotel stays at chains like Hyatt or IHG.  And if you need more Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can combine your existing points from cards like the Chase Freedom or Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Or you can redeem points directly through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal to get $1,000 worth of travel!

Chase Points For Trip To Europe

Take Off to London or Many Other European Cities Using the Ink Business Preferred Sign-Up Bonus to Book Award Flights and Free Hotel Nights!

I’ll show you how to use your points to get Big Travel to Europe!

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Add Your Known Traveler Number to Get Through Security Faster Next Time You Fly

Now that 30 airlines participate in PreCheck, it’s easy to save time at the airport by avoiding long security lines!

If you have Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, you can get an expedited security screening.  But to enter the PreCheck line, you must add your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your airline reservations.

How To Add Your Known Traveler Number

Speed Through Airport Security With TSA PreCheck. But First, Add Your Known Traveler Number to Your Airline Accounts

I’ll show you how to add your Known Traveler Number on 6 major US airlines, including American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest!

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This Airline Will Give You a 35% Bonus When Transferring Hotel Points

Via One Mile at a Time, you’ll receive a 35% bonus when you transfer hotel points to British Airways through March 8, 2017.  You can earn the bonus by transferring points from 7 different hotels, including Hilton, Hyatt, and Starwood!

British Airways Hotel Transfer Bonus

There Are Some Excellent Ways to Use British Airways Avios Points for Big Travel. But Is It Worth Transferring Your Hotel Points?

I’ll tell you about this deal.  And help you decide if you should keep or transfer your hotel points!

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4 Days Only: Up to 60,000 Bonus Miles When Buying United Airlines Miles

Want more United Airlines miles for an upcoming getaway?

Via Loyalty Lobby, you can earn up to a 67% bonus when you buy or gift United Airlines miles through February 9, 2017.  The more miles you buy, the bigger the bonus!

United Airlines Flash Sale February 2017

Earn Between 20% and 67% Bonus United Airlines Miles With This United Airlines Sale

I’ll give you the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you.

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5 Ways to Collect Miles Other Than Sign-Up Bonuses

Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:

I am an occasional business traveler.  I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel.  Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?

And reader Marie, commented:

Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles?  I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.

Great questions!

The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.

If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip.  Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.

Collect Miles Without Credit Cards

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!

I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!

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Why You Should Take a Screenshot When You Apply for New Cards

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jack, commented:

My wife applied for the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select MasterCard.  She was approved and completed the minimum spending requirements to earn the sign-up bonus.  But after inquiring with Citi, the bank claims there is no record of her applying for an offer with a sign-up bonus.

They want proof of the offer and we do not have any.  Any suggestions?

Jack’s wife’s situation is one of the most frustrating situations readers ask about.

Folks see an offer to earn a terrific sign-up bonus, like 50,000 airline miles or free hotel nights.  Then, they apply to find out they used an outdated link.  Or the bank can’t find records of the offer.

Everyone makes mistakes, including the banks.  That’s why it’s important to keep records and take screenshots of credit card offers during the application process.

Why You Should Take A Screenshot When You Apply For New Cards

A Quick Screenshot Can Be the Difference Between Earning a Sign-Up Bonus or Not!

I’ll show you simple ways you can screenshot an offer page.

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How Miles & Points Brought a Family of 9 Together for a Bahamian Holiday Trip

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!

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

How Miles Points Brought A Family Of 9 Together For A Bahamian Holiday Trip

In the Gorgeous Lobby of the Royal Towers in Atlantis Resort for a Group Photo

A big thank you to Andy 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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