Reader Request: Suggestions For A Memorable Luxury Trip

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Every week or so, I will post a reader question on the blog and ask you to write your suggestions in the comments.

After a few days, I’ll compile the responses along with my thoughts and publish it on the blog!

Plan a Memorable Trip To Africa or Asia

Million Mile Secrets reader Joe writes in to say (bolding mine):

“Over the last several months my wife and I have each (we both got the cards) got the BA 100,000 miles, Chase Sapphire 50,000 points, AA 150,000 miles (still hoping for the other 75,000 for the business card), Southwest 50,000, and SPG 30,000 points (a total of 12 cards – 6 each).

We should be able to fulfill the minimum spend on all of them and might also get the BA companion pass.

I want to plan a really nice trip for next year (spring or fall) to maybe somewhere in Africa or Asia. I want to fly first class in at least one direction and stay in nice hotels. We are open to any suggestion for a memorable luxury trip. What would you suggest?

Credit card bonuses are the fastest and easiest way to earn miles and points, and congratulations to Joe and his wife who earned 380,000 miles and points each by focusing on the best credit card deals!


1.   What would be the most memorable and luxurious 10 to 12 day trip Joe and his wife could take with their stash of miles and points?

2.   Should Joe and his wife visit Africa and Asia or are their other places he and his wife could visit?  Which places should Joe visit in Africa or Asia?

3.   Should Joe use the British Airways companion pass for his trip?  The companion pass is earned after spending $30,000 on the Chase BA card and allows you to redeem 2 award tickets on BA for the price of one.

4.  What are your suggestions for luxurious airline routes and hotels?

Joe and his wife would prefer to leave from Philadelphia, Washington, DC or Baltimore, but could depart from Newark or JFK if needed.

Please help Joe and his wife have Big Travel with Small Money for 10 to 12 days  in the comments below!

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