Category Archives: Travel Tips

2 Types of Travel Insurance: Medical Coverage Vs. Trip Protection

Million Mile Secrets reader, Nancy, commented:

Do you have any advice for travel insurance carriers?

Travel insurance is broad and complex.  Because there are separate insurances that cover trip related incidents vs. medical issues.

For example, you’ll get coverage for mishaps like trip delays just by paying with credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige.

But if you’re looking for medical coverage while traveling outside the US, you might consider purchasing a supplemental travel medical insurance policy.

Travel Insurance Coverage

Are You Looking for Trip Protection Benefits, Travel Medical Insurance, or Both?

I’ll explain what you should consider when looking for travel insurance.

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A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

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!

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

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy for sharing her 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: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points May 2017

Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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“With Miles & Points, You’re Not Restricted to One Most Memorable Experience”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Points Fitness

Ricardo writes Points Fitness to help readers earn tons of rewards and great value, and use credit cards to earn miles and see a bit more of the world.  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Points Fitness

We Reached the Clouds in Machu Picchu

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful for Transatlantic Flights!

A couple of months ago, I told you that Alaska Airlines would be adding Condor to their list of partner airlines.

And now, via Travel Codex, you can use your Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Condor!  I like this news, because more options for using miles & points is always a good thing!  And it’s nice for folks who already fly Condor, because it does NOT have its own loyalty program.

Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful For Transatlantic Flights

Fly To Many Destinations Across the Atlantic With Condor, Like Lisbon!

I’ll share what you need to know about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles on Condor.

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Europe Electronics Ban Update: Good News for Business and Leisure Travelers!

Emily:   A week ago, we found out the electronics ban between the US and Europe was a sure thing.

But via the New York Times, the ban will NOT be implemented, at least for now!  So folks can still use their laptops and tablets in-flight for work and entertainment.  That’s great news!

Europe Electronics Ban Update

You’ll Still Be Able to Bring Your Laptop on Board Flights From Europe to the US

I’ll share why I think the ban did NOT go through.

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Book Your Holiday Travel! Southwest Extends Schedule Through January 7, 2018

If you’re like most folks, you like to plan your holiday travel as soon as possible.  That’s because prices can increase if you wait to book!

Southwest has extended their schedule through January 7, 2018.  So you can now book your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years flights!  Or just reserve a flight to a balmy climate away from the cold.

And Southwest has a generous refund policy, so you don’t have to worry about booking before your plans are set in stone!

Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member can join you for (almost) free anytime you fly Southwest for up to 2 years!

Book Your Holiday Travel Southwest Extends Schedule Through January 7 2018

You Can Now Book Southwest Flights for Christmas and Beyond!

I’ll share the details about Southwest’s extended schedule.

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Everything to Know About Flying Standby on Southwest

Lyn writes about Southwest Airlines on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has written a free guide on how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass that Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel.  Lyn shared that Southwest made some changes regarding their standby procedures.  I’ve asked her to share the specifics to help you understand the details of how to fly standby on Southwest.

Lyn:   If you ever need to fly standby, meaning you can catch an earlier or later flight to the same destination on the same day if there is an open seat, Southwest has made some positive changes to their policies.  Especially for Southwest elite status members and those who purchase premium fares.

How To Fly Standby On Southwest

If You Missed Your Original Flight – or Want to Fly Earlier Than Planned – Here’s Everything You Need to Know About How to Fly Standby on Southwest

I’ll share the changes.  And how you can fly standby should you ever need to!

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Extra Cheap Flights to Europe From Many US Cities Starting at ~$224!

Via Secret Flying, you can fly from several US cities to Europe in coach starting at just $226 round-trip!

I found flights from Boston to Barcelona for $381 round-trip in coach on September 3 to September 10, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel between August and October 2017.

Extra Cheap Flights To Europe From Many US Cities Starting At 224

Paris Is on Sale Right Now, Along With Lots of Other European Cities!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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8 Smart Tips (From Y’all!) to Save at Disney

Million Mile Secrets readers love Disney.  So we decided to offer a Disney gift card in our most recent giveaway!

We asked you to share a tip for planning a great Disney vacation.  And we received lots of fantastic responses.

Disney World Tips 2017

We Love It When Readers Share Their Ideas. Especially When They Can Help Other Folks Save on Amazing Experiences Like a Disney Vacation!

The giveaway is closed now.  Bit if you’re looking for tips on saving money at Disney, here are ideas from Million Mile Secrets readers!

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