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How To Use 30% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic

If you can time your flexible point transfers with periodic transfer bonuses then you can basically create more points out of thin air. Right now through November 30, 2017, there is a 30% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. This means that 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points will equal 1,300 Flying Club Miles for a limited time. This also means that you can fly from some points in the US to the UK in economy from…

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Five Reasons Our Family Likes Flying Delta Air Lines

By my mental count, I have flown on nine Delta flights this year, four of which were in the last week to get to the Bahamas and back. In addition to those most recent flights to Atlanta and onto Nassau, I have also flown Delta this year from Houston to Salt Lake City, LaGuardia, and another trip to Atlanta. All of these trips were done in economy, most using SkyMiles miles, and frequently with one or two kids along for the…

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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to or From NYC Starting at 5,500 Miles

We just got back last night from an amazing trip to the Bahamas (more on that soon!), and all four of our flights on this trip were paid for using Delta SkyMiles booked during one of their monthly flash sales. We got a tremendous deal for our Delta miles when we booked that trip and honestly, I think that was the moment when I adjusted my perspective on Delta SkyMiles. Ignore the noise that they aren’t that valuable because they can be…

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Limited Time: Earn 70,000 Miles With Increased Delta Amex Bonus!

I have a confession, I really like Delta SkyMiles even though they sometimes do crazy things. They may not be the best type of mile to earn if you only want to fly around the world in first class, but they are a very good type of mile to have to hop around the country, to the Caribbean, and beyond. Along those lines, there is great, great news this morning if you missed out on the increased Delta Amex sign-up bonus…

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Delta Wants You to Spend a Quarter of a Million Dollars?!

I have to chuckle a bit at Delta raising the minimum spending requirement on the co-branded Delta Amex Cards from $25,000 per year to $250,000 per year if you want to have an elite qualifying dollars waiver for their top tier Diamond Status. As it stands, for all of their elite status levels you don’t have to worry about spending a minimum amount on your Delta tickets to qualify for elite status as long as you spend $25k per year…

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Delta Flash Sale: Last Day to Book Alaska and Hawaii for Less

My absolutely favorite time to use Delta miles is during their monthly flash sales. That’s how we booked our tickets to the Bahamas for fall break using miles we earned from cards like the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, and it’s how I hope to use more of our Delta miles in the future. Now admittedly there is some humor to their flash sale discounts since they don’t have an award chart with which to compare the discount prices to…

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Brand New Delta Card With No Annual Fee!

As I talked about a little bit a few days ago when covering the increased sign-up bonus on JetBlue’s no annual fee credit card, while some of us in the miles and points world aren’t afraid of annual fees because we travel enough to know that we will get our money’s worth, there is a whole other (large) subset of people who absolutely do not want to pay annual fees for their credit cards. Or, even if they are okay with…

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Is Delta Always This Awesome?

Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, we have had to cancel our kid-free weekend trip to San Diego. Thank you to all who gave recommendations for that trip, I have saved all of them for when we eventually get to reschedule. Even though we don’t live directly on the Texas coast, with the insane rainfall predictions they were talking about it, didn’t feel right to leave grandparents and our two little kids here to battle potential flood waters, drainage issues, electricity issues, and more while we…

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Thousands of Free Delta SkyMiles for Washington State Residents

Free miles are the very best kind, and those who have Washington State addresses in the Delta SkyMiles program are likely in for thousands of free miles if they register for the 12status program which will award 1 Delta SkyMile for every passing yard that the Seattle Seahawks rack up during the regular season. Last year the Seahawks had a total of 4,124 passing yards, so the odds are high they will be in that range again this year. They may also…

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How to Advance Yourself Delta SkyMiles

Once upon a time, there were a number of programs that were willing to advance you points before you earned them, or at least let you lock in an award as long as you ponied up the required amount of miles and points before travel started. There are still a few that do that, though to my knowledge fewer than in the past. However, one such program that kicked off this year comes from your Delta Amex cards, as they…

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