Category Archives: Airlines

Earn 15,000 Miles & $150 Statement Credit With US Bank Korean Air Cards

If you’ve been waiting to apply for a US Bank Korean Air credit card, you now have 150 more reasons to apply!

Via Reddit, both the US Bank Korean Air personal and small business cards have an increased offer of 15,000 Korean Air miles after your first purchase, PLUS a $150 statement credit after meeting minimum spending requirements.

We don’t earn a commission on these cards, but we’ll always tell you when we find new deals!

Earn 15000 Miles 150 Statement Credit With US Bank Korean Air Cards

Folks Who Collect Korean Air Miles Might Consider These Improved Offers From US Bank … but These Cards Aren’t Right for Most

I’ll show you what to expect with these cards!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 9: Africa

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 many choices for flights to Africa!

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

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Africa

Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for a Flight to Beautiful Cape Town, South Africa

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to Africa!

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My 6 LEAST Favorite Ways to Use AMEX Points

There are lots of ways to use American Express Membership Rewards points.  Like transferring them to travel partners, or for statement credits.  You can even use your AMEX Membership Rewards points for store gift cards!

But be careful when deciding how to use your points.  Unless you have no interest in using your points for travel, it’s best to avoid certain redemption options.

Because you’ll get better value when you transfer your AMEX Rewards points to certain travel partners or use them for airfare through the AMEX travel portal.

Using AMEX Membership Rewards

You Can Use Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Amazon Purchases…But SHOULD You?

Here’s a list of the 6 least valuable ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards points.

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Hilton Announces New Upscale “Tapestry Collection” Brand

Good news for Hilton HHonors rewards members!  There will soon be more hotels you can use with your points.

Via One Mile at a Time, Hilton has introduced their 14th hotel brand, the “Tapestry Collection“, which will launch in the fall of 2017.  Hilton says these hotels will be “approachable and familiar,” and “refreshingly uncommon.”

Hilton Announces New Upscale Tapestry Collection Brand

Business or Pleasure? Hilton’s New Hotel Collection Doesn’t Have a Very Clear Role in the Hilton Portfolio

I’ll share what I know about this new hotel brand!

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Emirates Will Soon Begin Non-Stop Flights From Newark to Athens

There’s a new and interesting way to get to Europe coming soon!

Via One Mile at a Time, Emirates will launch a new route on March 26, 2017, between Newark and Dubai, with a connection in Athens!

Emirates Will Soon Begin Non Stop Flights From Newark To Athens

Fly One of the World’s Best Airlines Non-Stop From Newark to Athens Beginning March 26, 2017!

I’ll let you know what this means for folks in the miles & points community!

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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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Last Chance for Best-Ever AMEX Business Platinum 100,000 Point Bonus

If you’ve been considering the limited-time 100,000 point offer on the The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN card, here’s your last chance to apply!

To earn the bonus, you must apply by January 25, 2017.  It’s meant for small business owners, so don’t be intimidated if you don’t have a big company.  You can apply using your social security number.

This is the highest public offer I’ve seen for this card.  And because folks with this card will now effectively get 2 cents per point when using Pay With Points for ticket purchases through the AMEX travel portal, the sign-up bonus alone is worth $2,300 in paid airfare!

American Express Business Platinum

100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is More Than Enough For a Free Flight to Europe!

Plus you’ll get perks like an annual $200 statement credit for airline incidentals and free Hilton Gold elite status.  It really is a fantastic deal.  I’ve added the AMEX Business Platinum to my wallet!

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Perks of Having the Southwest Companion Pass & AMEX Business Platinum

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jim, commented:

I have 90,000 Marriott points and 180,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points.  I am debating between getting the Southwest Companion Pass by redeeming my points for a Marriott Hotel + Air package.  Or getting The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to use the Pay With Points perk for Southwest flights.  Which should I choose?

I’d do both!

Jim currently has enough points to book a Marriott Hotel + Air Package, which will earn him the Southwest Companion Pass, 120,000 Southwest points, and a 7-night certificate at a Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel!  But all of his AMEX Membership Rewards points would be gone!

So he can also get the AMEX Business Platinum card before January 25, 2017, and earn up to 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Then, he’ll have the flexibility to use these points for Southwest flights or transfer to other terrific AMEX partners in the future!

Companion Pass AMEX Business Platinum

Use the Perks of the Southwest Companion Pass and AMEX Business Platinum Card to Get the Most Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll explain the perks of having the Companion Pass AND the AMEX Business Platinum card!

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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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