Save Money Skiing: New Amex Offer at Aspen Snowmass

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

If you haven’t booked your family’s 2018 – 2019 ski trips yet, it’s time to get serious. Luckily for those who aren’t fully booked for the season, Amex Offers may work to save you a few bucks should Aspen Snowmass be on your ski agenda. There is a brand new Amex Offer available on some American Express …

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US Airlines Are Getting Worse at Emitting CO2, Study Says

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the globe are failing to significantly reduce their carbon emissions, a new environmental report shows. US airlines in particular dropped several spots overall in a list of international airlines’ CO2 emission, compared to 2017’s numbers. Aviation accounts for about 2% of the world’s overall carbon dioxide emissions, according to the UN’s International Civil Aviation …

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United’s Adding Basic Economy to International Flights

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Prepare yourself for more changes with United basic economy — and no, this time it isn’t good news. As suggested over the summer, beginning Dec. 11, United will be adding an expanded version of its basic economy product to select transatlantic flights. Currently, the airline offers a special “first bag charge/no changes allowed” booking category, that’s …

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“Buy” a Cheap Round-Trip Coach Flight to Europe or One-Way Business Class Flight to Europe for Under $550

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Great deals like this latest British Airways Avios points sale pop up often.  Subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss ’em. British Airways Avios points are a handy tool in the miles & points hobby.  That’s because you can use them to book flights on British Airways partners like American Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, …

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Annoying! I Gave Delta $30 to Check My Bag, Then Saw 20+ People Get Their Bag Gate-Checked for Free (and What I Plan to Do About It)

Written by Meghan @ Million Mile Secrets

I’m normally a no-frills kind of gal.  I travel light and refuse to pay extra fees if I don’t have to.  But on this particular occasion, I decided to check my bag because I knew I was facing a short layover that would require me to change terminals.  And I’d stuffed my bag to the …

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How TPG Readers Ranked the Best Hotel Loyalty Programs

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

The inaugural TPG Awards were held on Tuesday Dec. 4, and we couldn’t have asked for a better night. From the setting (the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum) to the special awards (to Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and Leymah Gbowee) to the musical performance (by Bebe Rexha), the evening was a great way to celebrate …

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Earn Elite and Lifetime Credits With United Basic Economy Fares

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

As the rare product that airlines actually don’t want you to purchase, United’s historically done just about everything it could to make basic economy as unappealing as possible. Finally, there’s a bit of good news on that front. United’s basic economy fares exclude seat assignments, carry-on bags, Economy Plus or first class upgrades — and, inexplicably, …

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It Doesn’t Get Much Easier Than This: $15 Off at Amazon With a Single Citi ThankYou Point! (Targeted)

Written by Meghan @ Million Mile Secrets

It’s back y’all, and working for more folks! With this deal, you can receive $15 off a purchase of $100+ at Amazon by using just 1 Citi ThankYou point at checkout.  To qualify for this offer, you’ll need to have a card that earns Citi ThankYou points, like the Citi Premier℠ Card. This offer ends no later …

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What Does It Take to Earn United Global Services Status in 2018?

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

In addition to published top tiers, like American’s Executive Platinum, Delta Diamond and United Premier 1K, all three carriers offer an even higher level of status, reserved specifically for the biggest spenders. While accruing more Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs) after reaching Premier 1K will earn you even more perks with United, when it comes to …

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Now Available – Transfer Miles You Earn With Capital One Venture and Spark Miles Cards to 14 Airlines!

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

We’ve said before that Capital One Venture miles are the easiest miles to redeem.  And now, there’s a new way to use them for Big Travel! Previously, we’ve only been able to redeem Capital One Venture and Spark miles for 1 cent each toward travel purchases.  But now, Capital One is giving folks the opportunity …

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Round-Trip Business Class Flights to Japan for Only 70,000 Points & Cheap Delta Awards Too – American Express Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus of Up to 30% – (Targeted)

Written by Alex @ Million Mile Secrets

American Express Membership Rewards points are great because of all the useful transfer partners.  And right now, some folks are being targeted for a transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic.  There are offers of up to a 30% bonus when you transfer your AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic. This means for every 1,000 AMEX Membership Rewards …

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An Outbreak of a Rare Strain of Dengue Virus Is Spreading in Cuba

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Cuban authorities have detected a deadly strain of the dengue virus spreading throughout the Caribbean island nation. The specific type of dengue has not been detected on Cuba since 1977. Dengue is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, mostly by the common Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the same carrier of Zika, yellow fever and chikungunya. Residents and tourists …

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Create Your Own World’s Longest Flight on Boeing’s Private 777X

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

While Gulfstream has cemented itself as a go-to symbol for business travel, Boeing’s latest jet has the edge in one crucial department: range. Boeing Business Jets announced on Monday that it’s launching the BBJ 777X, a fresh model that can fly “more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet …

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Delta Doubles Down on Boston: Bigger Sky Club and New Routes

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

When Delta deems your local airport a “focus city,” watch out — the airline has shown time and time again that it’s willing to put in the effort to become a go-to carrier when it senses the market calling. As Delta has done in Seattle (SEA) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU), it’s planning to put yet another …

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