Can I Transfer Points From Chase to Marriott to United for a 10% Bonus?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. While the list of airlines to which you can transfer your flexible points changes over time, many airlines partner with more than just one program. This was especially true when Capital One added the ability to transfer its miles …

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Three Days Only: Book Flights to Europe for 12,500 Miles Each Way

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Despite a 2018 switch to dynamic pricing that removed a lot of value, Flying Blue — the loyalty program of Air France, KLM and several other carriers — still offers some decent redemption options. One of the best is by taking advantage of monthly discounted promo awards, which offer 25-50% award tickets on select flights. …

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Review – My Absolute Favorite Airline Program With Comically Low Prices

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Alaska Airlines miles are one of the cheapest ways to fly to Asia in first or business class — and you’ll even get a free stopover! When trying to decide which airline miles to collect, many people start with the airline that offers the best routes from their home airport. I’ve never been …

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Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card Review: A Bonus Worth $500, the Flexibility of Cash Back and Loads of Perks

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: You can effectively get “paid” $5 a year to keep this card open if you max out the $100 annual airline incidental credit. While cash-back credit cards aren’t going to get you into fancy first class cabins or 5-star hotels, they can offer solid rewards without the hassle of having to find award …

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How to Get More Than 1.5 Cents in Value From Ultimate Rewards Points

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Since its launch in late 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve has been an incredibly popular card for award travelers. Chase Ultimate Rewards points continue to rank among the most valuable loyalty currencies in TPG’s monthly valuations thanks to a strong collection of airline and hotel transfer partners that includes fan favorites such as Hyatt, United, …

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Avianca Reports $68 Million Loss Amid Worsening Financial Situation

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

While demand for air travel continues to grow around the globe, a number of major international airlines are in precarious financial situations. Loyalty Lobby reported early last week that Colombian flag carrier Avianca posed a $68 million loss for the first quarter of 2019, causing Avianca’s debt to trade at distressed levels. Avianca has $550 million …

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Emirates’ New 777 First Class Begins Flying to the US

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Emirates’ new 777 first class suite has been turning heads since it was introduced in late 2017. While the Gulf carrier has always had a reputation as an innovator thanks to the gold-studded suites and onboard showers on its flagship A380 aircraft, this new product has won rave reviews. The cabin, designed with help from …

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How and When to Use Hyatt Upgrade Certificates

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Hyatt is a fan favorite among award travelers thanks to its well-priced award chart, but the World of Hyatt loyalty program also offers some very valuable elite status benefits. One area where Hyatt is significantly more generous than its competition is with upgrade certificates, both to posh suites and club-level rooms. Today we’ll take a …

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The Best Credit Cards for Commuting

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Credit cards compete for the top spot in your wallet by offering high-value bonus multipliers for purchases in a wide range of categories, including travel, dining and groceries. But even if you spend the bulk of your budget in these categories, you probably aren’t going grocery shopping or buying plane tickets every single day. Not …

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IHG Rewards Review: Find Out What You Need to Know About This Changing Program

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: IHG will be switching to dynamic award pricing by the end of 2019, so don’t hold on to your points too long! IHG Rewards, the loyalty program for InterContinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and more, can be a tricky program to navigate. Between rewards from cards like the IHG® Rewards Club Premier …

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What Card Should I Use During a Trip Delay, Cancellation or Interruption?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

“Reader Questions” are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. Many of the top travel rewards credit cards offer some form of trip delay or trip cancellation/interruption coverage. However, it’s helpful to understand how these policies work before you travel, because the decisions you make in the midst of …

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