Keep Your Card Information Safe by Paying at the Pump With a Mobile Wallet – Here’s How to Do It With Chase Pay & Samsung Pay

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s something that isn’t super fun to think about.  Security.  But it’s important to consider, especially around the holiday season.  Recently, my brother was telling me about a very sincere-sounding email he received from his boss, who was asking him to purchase $400 worth of iTunes gift cards and to send her the confirmation codes …

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American Airlines Makes Much Needed Improvement to Their Mobile App

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s some good news for impulse shoppers and people who like to book award travel while they’re on the go (like me!) – American Airlines has updated their app so that you can use your American Airlines miles to book award flights on the go. When I first heard about this I thought to myself …

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American Express Deal: Get 5% Cash Back At Select Department Stores With This Offer (Targeted)

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s some good news to ponder while you’re sitting in front of the fireplace sipping on eggnog and looking for holiday gifts online.  The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express is now offering some cardholders 5% cash back when you shop at certain department stores.  This offer was sent out via email, so you’ll want to …

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Disney Has Out Done Themselves With This New Themed Hotel – I Can’t Wait to Check It Out!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away…many of us fell deeply in love with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia.  I know I did. Were you one of those kids that imagined they too could easily maneuver a lightsaber, wouldn’t hesitate for a minute when faced with the choice of going to …

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Takes 15 Seconds: Give Yourself a Chance to Win 500,000 American Airlines Miles & Other Prizes

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s a question that’s always fun to think about – what would you do with 500,000 free American Airlines miles?  Would you fly your entire family to Europe first class?  Would you surprise your best friend with a three-month multi-destination adventure?  Or would you take the opportunity to pack up for a year and explore the …

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Lyft to Launch Loyalty Program – Here’s How You Can Start Saving Now

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s some pretty exciting news – Lyft is about to launch a loyalty program.  This feels like a bit of a bonus, a freebie.  This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Synchrony will soon be issuing a Lyft co-branded credit card.  But I don’t expect it to be a better option for …

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Southwest Wants to Save You Time With a Clever New Boarding Process

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

It’s tough to think of a more polarizing topic in airline travel than the Southwest boarding process.  Some people love the organized structure of lining up in a very specific order based on their ticket letter/number.  “It’s so civilized,” they might say. Other people (like myself) feel like it kind of brings out the worst in …

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Delta Wants You to Know in Advance When the Weather Will Impact Your Flight – Here’s How They’re Doing It

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Delta is already one of my favorite airlines.  I’ve been accumulating miles on my Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express for several years now and it seems like there are so many ways to pick up extra rewards miles, like promotions with their partners such as Lyft.  They are almost always on schedule, the planes …

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Use a Single American Express Membership Rewards Point to Save $15 at Amazon (Targeted)

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Amazon.  You either love them, can’t live without them, or feel like they’re out to crush small business owners and take over the world.  Regardless of your position, there is a good chance you’ve done some online shopping at some point with one of the world’s largest retailers. Personally, I believe that Amazon has spoiled me …

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New American Express Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus – 24,000 Points One-Way to Europe!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s a bit of exciting news for folks who have accumulated a decent amount of AMEX Membership Rewards points. Until November 30, 2018, you can get a 25% bonus when you convert AMEX Membership Rewards points to AeroMexico points.  But this transfer bonus works a bit differently than your typically AMEX Membership Rewards bonus offer. I …

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Royal Caribbean Announces New Hawaii & Alaska Sailings – Here’s How to Take Advantage of Both

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Raise your hand if you love to relax in luxury, enjoy deluxe meals amongst new friends, and explore cool destinations when you’re not hanging out by the pool drinking mojitos. I do! If you’re in the same boat as me (pun definitely intended), then a cruise might be right up your alley.  From a historic cruise …

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This Company Is Putting Together One of the Wildest (and Tastiest) Flights in the World!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Some might call this a dream come true, others might worry about the availability and proximity of the bathroom.  Either way, I’m intrigued by BrewDog, the craft beer network that recently expanded to where no other brewery has thought venture – the sky.  Yep, it’s true. This UK-based brewery has scheduled an inaugural flight on BrewDog …

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Disney Cruises Has Announced New Dates & Destinations! Hawaii Is Back on the Menu!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s some good news for Disney fans – the Magic Kingdom has announced new cruise dates and now extends to a few new destinations on the high seas. Currently, there are 113 available cruise itineraries available with dates between January 2020 and May 2020.  Cruises range from just a few nights to a multi-week excursion.  …

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A New Look at a Familiar Place – 7 Ways to Take a 24-Hour Staycation!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

If you’ve been following Million Mile Secrets, there is a very good chance that we have something in common – the love of travel.  You’d probably also agree that travel is a great way to step outside of routine, explore new places, re-energize and gain a fresh perspective.  Many of us would probably argue that …

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Say Goodbye to Oversized Luggage Stress! The Kayak & KLM Apps Use Augmented Reality to Size-Up Your Carryon!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Is it me, or does it seem like every time you go to the airport the restrictions on carryon luggage become just a bit more difficult to manage?  Gone are the days of unlimited checked bags and free-for-all carryons. Think you should pack a winter coat for that trip to Chicago in February?  Better to …

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Ready for Free In-Flight WiFi? Here’s What Delta’s CEO Wants!

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

It’s a scenario that most business travelers (well, really, all travelers) are familiar with.  You just didn’t have time to finish all of your work, reading, social media posting before you left for the airport. Now, you’re sitting on the runway, waiting for your flight to take off and all you can think about is …

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7 Destinations Where US Citizens Have to Obtain a Visa Before Arrival

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

A few years ago one of my friends made a costly mistake on his way to Myanmar.  He booked a ticket, packed his bags, and planned out a two-week itinerary.  He reserved hotels, purchased three intra-country flights, and watered his plants before heading to the airport.  After an 18-hour flight from Seattle to Thailand, he got …

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Celebrate Halloween Anytime of the Year at These 6 Spooky Destinations Around the World

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

For those of us who love the scarier side of Halloween, wouldn’t it be fun to extend the celebration beyond just one day a year?  There are many places around the world that epitomize eerie and creepy, you just have to know where to find them. Better yet, plan your trip around one of these …

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5 Places US Citizens Can Work on a Gap Year

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

You might have heard someone mention that they were taking a “gap year” to travel.  This phrase generally refers to the year between high school and university, where students opt to take time off to travel and volunteer before continuing their education. Recently, I’ve heard people of all ages using this phrase.  In the professional …

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Japanese Company Introduces $46 Business Class Fare…to Nowhere

Written by Erin Lizzo @ Million Mile Secrets

Did you ever imagine flying from Japan to Hawaii after work at 5 and still being able to make it to your dinner reservations in Tokyo at 7:30?  It sounds a bit far-fetched, but Japan’s new virtual reality airline experience now allows you to do exactly that. Of course you’ll need an actual airline to …

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