The best little-known sweet spots using United Airlines miles

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

It’s an amazing feeling to book a flight for nearly free, but it’s even better when you find an award-chart sweet spot and spend fewer miles than you would with other airlines. It’s fairly easy to earn lots of United Airlines miles with cards like the United℠ Explorer Card (currently on our list of best airline credit cards), …

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You can now earn Amex Membership Rewards points through Rakuten (formerly Ebates)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

Online shopping portals are an easy way to earn lots of bonus travel rewards or cash back on purchases you’re probably making anyway. When you shop through a portal you’re able to double-dip rewards, because you’ll get the rewards from the card you’re using (hopefully one of the best credit cards for travel) along with …

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Amex Blue Cash Everyday review: Earn bonus cash back for regular household spending, with no annual fee

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

With 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 in purchases per year, then 1%) and 2% cash back at U.S. gas stations and select U.S. department stores, the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express is a good pick for folks who spend a lot in these categories but don’t want an annual fee (see …

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Delta Gold SkyMiles review: A huge limited-time bonus and tons of benefits

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

If you frequently fly Delta, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express has a lot to offer. This travel credit card comes packed with perks that can save you time and money, like free checked bags and priority boarding. Plus, through Oct. 30, 2019, it comes with an increased welcome offer of 60,000 miles and up to …

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Citi adds Aeromexico as a transfer partner

Aeromexico has been added to the list of Citi ThankYou points transfer partners, Citi announced today, bringing the total number of transfer partners to 15. Here’s more about this addition to the Citi ThankYou transfer partners. Aeromexico becomes a Citi ThankYou Point transfer partner Citi ThankYou points now transfer to Aeromexico at a 1:1 ratio …

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The best Chase credit cards (for clone)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

Savvy folks in the miles and points hobby keep multiple Chase cards in their wallets because Chase offers fantastic card options for earning either cash back or rewards to save money on travel. But the bank also has tougher application rules, which makes it harder to get Chase cards if you open lots of new accounts with other …

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See how J.D. Power’s car-rental rankings stack up against TPG’s findings

Written by Meghan Hunter @ The Points Guy

Want to rent a car from a company you’ll actually be happy to work with? J.D. Power, the company behind the well-known customer satisfaction surveys, just released its annual North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study. Based on responses gathered from 9,382 business and leisure travelers who rented a car from an airport location between August …

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How to redeem Delta miles to get the best price on award flights

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

If your miles collection is tempting you to get on an airplane, Delta makes it easy use those hard-earned miles by doing an easy search for award seats on its website. And you don’t even have to log in to book award flights on most of its partner airlines. But there are a couple of …

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An airline is testing technology to make travel easier for people with disabilities

For a number of months now, All Nippon Airways has been testing personal mobility, self-driving electric wheelchairs at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT). The test is part of the airline’s larger plan to help increase accessibility options at the busy hub. Developed through a partnership between Panasonic and WHILL, a Japanese tech startup, the robotic chairs …

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Marriott Bonvoy elite status review: Here’s what you get and when it’s worth going after

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

Hotel and airline rewards programs are designed to create loyalty and I love playing their game and achieving new levels to get new perks. Before you go chasing the next elite status tier, however, it’s good to know what you’re getting. Otherwise, how will you know if it’s worth it? When Marriott unveiled the new …

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10 of the world’s coolest kid-friendly airline paint jobs

Written by Meghan Hunter @ The Points Guy

Today Alaska Airlines unveiled its new Disney-themed Boeing 737, the seventh Disney-inspired plane to fly in the airline’s fleet. Painted with Disney characters, the plane made its debut at Sea-Tac International Airport earlier this morning, then took flight to San Francisco International Airport for the official dedication ceremony. The celebration was complete with food, music, …

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Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card review: Earn a huge bonus and a companion certificate every year

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is ideal for frequent Delta flyers. It will give you miles for free flights and a huge jump on Delta elite status, which can make those frequent flights more enjoyable. But it’s the card’s ongoing benefits that are truly mouthwatering: tons of time-saving and money-saving perks like …

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Delta Gold SkyMiles review: A huge limited-time bonus, tons of benefits, and a super easy way to redeem miles

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

If you frequently fly Delta, you should consider applying for the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express. The card comes packed with perks that can save you time and money, like free checked bags and priority boarding. You can apply for the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express here. Here’s our …

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