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Using Points and Miles To Get To Portugal

Portugal is rising in popularity as a “must see” European destination. The country has been overshadowed by its Iberian Peninsula counterpart, Spain, for quite some time, but as visitors continue to discover Portugal’s allure, its “little brother” perception is fading fast. As you may have noticed, Point Me To The Plane has been on a bit of…

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ANA Round-the-World Tickets: Best Use of Amex Membership Rewards?

Booking Round-the-Trip business class awards Star Alliance American Express Membership Rewards points United Polaris seats

ANA (All Nippon Airways), Japan’s largest airline and an integral member of the Star Alliance, offers arguably the most valuable Round-the-World tickets out there. When used correctly, an ANA Round-the-World ticket can shave hundreds-of-thousands of points off the cost of business, first class or even economy class award tickets. This is perhaps the best value…

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Amex and Chase Hotel Cards Get More Restrictive This Month

It’s about to get more difficult to earn bonus points throuh Chase and Amex co-branded Marriott and Starwood cards. New rules go into effect Aug. 26 that will prohibit an increasing trove of existing cardholders from securing intro bonuses on new cards. A brand new Amex Starwood Luxury card offering is expected on Aug. 23.…

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Aer Lingus and Amex: A New Points Partnership (That’s All)

American Express Membership Rewards members have a new airline to transfer points to: Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus AerClub becomes the 17th airline frequent flyer program to which American Express cardholders can transfer their valuable points. Like its partner, British Airways, Aer Lingus is accepting points instantly at a one-to-one ratio. Unfortunately, award…

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Limited Time Sign-Up Bonuses Available: SPG, IHG, AAdvantage, Ultimate Rewards, SkyMiles, & Citi Thank You

Wow, there are several pretty incredible sign-up offers right now as banks aggressively compete for their piece of the points/miles segment. Many of these are higher than the normal offers for the specific card type, so these are definitely worth taking a look at this weekend! Up to 175K SPG Points American Express announced some…

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Forget Points, These Credit Cards Include Actual Free Tickets

British Airways Club World Travel Together Credit Card Free Ticket Business Class Companion

Taking advantage of credit card opportunities for valuable points can be very rewarding in travel terms. Collecting 100,000 or 200,000 points through programs like American Express Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards can supply fuel for extravagant business class and hotel suite journeys. The points rewards game can be complicated and tiresome, though, particularly as…

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