Last Chance: Transfer Chase Points to British Airways With a 30% Bonus

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

A couple months ago, the travel world rejoiced as Chase announced its first-ever transfer bonus — a very solid 30% bonus on Ultimate Rewards points transferred to British Airways. The promotion is nearly at an end, however, with just two days remaining to take advantage of this offer, which expires at 11:59pm ET on June 16, …

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How to Book Partner Award Flights With British Airways Avios

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

While it can be easy to stick to the familiarity of American Airlines AAdvantage, United MileagePlus or Delta SkyMiles, diversifying into international frequent flyer programs can help you unlock an even better value for your travel rewards. And if you pick one new mileage currency as a starting point, British Airways Avios make a compelling …

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Using Points and Miles to Save on International Adoption Travel

Written by Ian Snyder @ The Points Guy

In 2013 my wife and I made a life-altering decision and began the long process of international adoption. It took roughly four years before we met our three kids for the first time and went from being a couple to a family of five overnight. Fast-forward another 21 months to today, and it’s hard to …

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Last-Minute 4th of July Family Getaways You Can Still Book on Points

Written by Lee Huffman @ The Points Guy

The 4th of July is just around the corner, but there’s still time to plan an epic holiday that your family will be talking about for years. Even if money is tight, miles and points can save the day to ensure your weekend getaway fits into the budget. Here are six last-minute 4th of July …

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Chase Freedom Student Card Lets Younger Consumers Build Credit, Earn Ultimate Rewards Points

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Chase has quietly introduced a new iteration of its Freedom card lineup, with the Chase Freedom Student card now available in Chase branches across the US. The Freedom Student card carries no annual fee and offers unlimited 1% cash back on all purchases, which can be converted to valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points later on …

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JetBlue Schedule Extended Through Feb. 12, 2020

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

JetBlue just extended its flight schedule, meaning you can now book flights through Feb. 12, 2020. Previously, JetBlue flights could only be booked through Jan. 8, 2020, so you can now go ahead and plan your vacations for the rest of January and the first half of February. This also includes the highly popular MLK …

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A Complete History of Credit Card Transfer Bonuses to Airlines

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Part of what makes transferable points programs like American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards so useful (and valuable) is the ability to convert points into miles with dozens of different airline partners. But what makes them even more attractive is that some banks offer occasional bonuses for doing so. It’s like being surprised …

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Helsinki: Is It the Ultimate Destination for Families?

Written by Jon Bailey @ The Points Guy

If you’re looking for that happy place for your family vacation, Helsinki is the ultimate destination to bring your kids. Don’t take my word for it: according to the United Nations 2019 World Happiness Report, Finland is the Happiest Country in the World. On our most recent trip there, two things made me feel incredibly …

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Visiting Exuma With Kids

Written by Jessica Rooks @ The Points Guy

If you want to escape the crowds flowing out of oversized cruise ships into the major tourist centers of the Bahamas, it’s time to visit the untouched islands of Exuma. There, isolation brings serenity and the beaches and marine life make Exuma perfect for kids or even the pickiest traveler. Exuma consists of 365 individual …

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How to Use Your Points and Miles to See the Total Solar Eclipse This Summer

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Ever wanted to be part of history and witness — live and in-person — an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon? Well, if you don’t have travel plans yet for the holiday week of July 4, you may want to dust off those solar eclipse glasses and get the family ready for an adventure. On July 2, 2019, …

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6 Reasons Why Key West Should Be Your Next Family Vacation Spot

Written by Tana Baer @ The Points Guy

Think of Key West, and you probably think of it as anything but a place you’d want to take your kids. Key West, with its walkable downtown area and a plethora of bars, is a favorite spot for a bit of good old-fashioned debauchery. At the right time of year, you will find spring breakers …

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How to Book Lie-Flat Seats on Hawaiian Airlines for 40,000 Miles

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

More than 9 million people visit Hawaii every year, and most of them need to catch a ride on a plane to get to paradise. From the fleet of Southwest 737s flying from the West Coast to Hawaiian Airlines A330s with lie-flat seats operating on the longest route in the United States from Boston to …

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A Guide to Earning Transferable Points

Written by Brett Holzhauer @ The Points Guy

Transferable points have quickly gained traction as the most valuable type of currency to earn in the points and miles world. This is entirely due to their versatility. Chase, American Express, Capital One and Citi all have their respective programs with points that can be transferred to a wide variety of flight and hotel partners. …

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Offers 30% Avios Transfer Bonus For British Airways Executive Club Until June 16, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Chase Ultimate Rewards currently offers one of their popular Avios points transfer bonuses which is a decent 30% boost on points transfers to British Airways Executive Club (1:1). Both Chase and American Express offer bonuses to transfer points to British Airways in turn so if you have points in both currencies you can consider which […]

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Unlock Incredible Value With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

One of the most frustrating situations is realizing that a loyalty program you previously overlooked actually offers significant value. For years, I didn’t look at Virgin Atlantic Flying Club since I knew it imposed ridiculous carrier-imposed surcharges on its own award tickets. That changed in 2017 when American Express launched a transfer bonus to Flying …

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Last Chance to Book International Flights on 59 Routes From the US for Just 6,000 Points

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On May 30, British Airways will be “changing our Avios prices on reward flights” on partner airlines — meaning now is your last chance to book British Airways partner awards at current rates. While the new award chart isn’t confirmed, we at TPG have been able to piece together the puzzle of the new chart …

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Here’s What TPG Readers Would Do With 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Points

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of TPGs top travel rewards cards for a reason. It earns valuable Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to partners like Hyatt, British Airways or United Airlines for high-value redemptions including business-class flights or luxury hotels. And if transferring points isn’t your thing, you can book nearly …

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How to Fly in a Lie-Flat Business Class Seat Between the US and Mexico

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Throughout the month of May, we’re exploring Mexico at The Points Guy, so check back regularly for flight and hotel reviews, features and deals from our neighbor to the south. What’s better than a taking a vacation to one of Mexico’s great destinations? Flying there in a lie-flat seat. Sure, you don’t need a lie-flat …

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