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Emirates Series: Elite Status

November 13, 2013

After last week’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, as well as a 25% transfer bonus through November 21, I asked TPG contributor Jason Steele to create a series on the airline’s Skywards program, and this is the latest one, on elite status. Other posts in the series include: […]

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American Express 25% Emirates Transfer Bonus Through November 21

November 7, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. To celebrate the addition of Emirates as the newest airline transfer partner of Membership Rewards, the points program […]

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Emirates Series: Award Chart Sweet Spots

November 5, 2013

After last week’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, and as part of our Emirates Series, TPG contributor Jason Steele finds some sweet spots in the Emirates award chart where a few more miles will get you a lot farther. Other posts in the series include: The Basics of […]

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Emirates Series: Using Miles to Upgrade

November 1, 2013

In light of Emirates becoming the newest airline transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, TPG Contributor Jason Steele will be writing an Emirates series to help readers maximize their points on the airline. Yesterday he took a look at the Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program’s earning and redeeming rules, and today he discusses how […]

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Good News: Membership Rewards Transfer Instantly to Emirates

October 31, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Yesterday, American Express Membership Rewards announced the addition of Emirates as a new transfer partner, which was exciting on a number of levels since the airline has become one of the world’s premier carriers and it opens […]

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Emirates Series: The Basics of Earning and Redeeming

October 30, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. With this morning’s news that Emirates has become the newest airline transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards – the points program of cards like the Premier Rewards Gold, Business Gold Rewards, Platinum and Business Platinum cards […]

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Emirates Added As The Newest American Express Membership Rewards Airline Transfer Partner

October 30, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. In the past couple of years, American Express Membership Rewards – the points program of cards like the Premier Rewards Gold, Business Gold Rewards, Platinum and Business Platinum cards – has gained (Virgin America and British Airways) […]

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Emirates And Virgin America Launch New Frequent Flyer Partnership

October 21, 2013

Emirate Airlines and Virgin America announced today, October 21, 2013, that they will be joining forces in a new partnership that will allow members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs to earn and redeem points or miles for travel across the networks. Virgin America is also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, which […]

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Top 10 Airline Products I Can’t Wait To Fly

October 8, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. With all the exciting new transcontinental developments and the launch of new products such as JetBlue’s Mint service, I thought it was the perfect time to look at some of the most comfortable and flashy flight options […]

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New York JFK – Milan MXP Route Competition: Low Fares On Emirates and Bonus Miles On Delta / Alitalia

October 5, 2013

Competition on the route from New York JFK to Milan MXP is heating up with Emirates launching new non-stop service on October 1 and Delta and Alitalia teaming up to offer two daily non-stop flights. Emirates’ move was a pretty aggressive push with economy roundtrip fares booked now through October 8 for travel between October […]

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Emirates Announces New Boston Service and How to Use Miles to Fly Them

September 19, 2013

Earlier today, Emirates announced it would begin a new non-stop service from Boston to Dubai starting March 10, 2014. Emirates currently flies non-stop from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, New York and Washington DC in the US, and Toronto in Canada. Boston will be the airline’s ninth US gateway. EK237 will […]

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2013 Updated Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists

July 11, 2013

There have been a lot of changes in the past year as airlines have merged (or are about to!), award requirements have changed on various routes such as with Air France (or are about to with programs like Aeroplan), new airlines have joined alliances and formed non-alliance partnerships like Qantas and Emirates’ recent agreement, and […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Bonus Delta SkyMiles with Hertz, Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood, Emirates and JetBlue Expand Codesharing, Southwest Double Points from Select Cities, 50% Mileage Bonus with Air Canada

May 18, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood in Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines and Starwood have teamed up to offer HawaiianMiles members triple miles when staying at Starwood properties in Hawaii from now through December 20, 2013. In addition, customers can also save 30% off their […]

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Airline Miles Expiration Policies Roundup

April 17, 2013

Following up on the recent national survey I commissioned from The Princeton Group and my contest about how people track their frequent flyer miles, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic guide to the expiration policies of the major airline and hotel loyalty programs. Although mileage expiration is a major […]

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In-Flight WiFi Roundup – Which International Airlines Keep You Connected

March 27, 2013

While kicking back and catching up on trashy TV and Oscar-nominated movies during long-haul overseas flight is always enjoyable, sometimes jetsetters have work to do, and some airlines have it covered. A few weeks ago I discussed the in-flight WiFi options aboard the major US domestic carriers. Today it’s time to look overseas to which […]

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Alaska Adds Emirates Award Redemptions: Top Ways To Boost Your Mileage Plan Account

January 11, 2013

Although Alaska Airlines and Emirates announced their partnership over a year ago, Ben at One Mile at a Time diligently reported this week that the moment we’ve all be waiting for has finally arrived – starting January 16, 2013, you can redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles on Emirates. Here’s the award chart, which I actually […]

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New Redemption Opportunity: Book EasyJet Flights With Emirates Skywards Miles

November 6, 2012

Fast on the heels of its new partnership with Qantas, Emirates just announced a new partnership with…EasyJet. I can’t imagine two airlines on more opposite sides of the spectrum, but it seems like Emirates is partnering strategically with everyone these days and that this move will open up lots of little European destinations to the […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus United, Delta and Emirates Miles, 500 Free Hilton Points and Earning Bonus

October 6, 2012

Here’s a recap of interesting points and miles news and promos from the week. 15,000 Alaska Miles For New T-Mobile Contract: Now through March 31, 2013, potential cell phone customers who register with T-Mobile at this link will be eligible to earn 15,000 bonus Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Miles. This offer is open only to new […]

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Qantas to Team Up With Emirates, Drop British Airways

September 6, 2012

Qantas announced some interesting news yesterday: the Australian airline will be terminating its joint business with British Airways starting March 31, 2013, and beginning a new global partnership with Emirates. The Qantas-British Airways partnership has been in place since 1995, and the two airlines will continue to operate some bilaterally codeshared flights – and Qantas […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Ways You Can Fly the A380

September 4, 2012

With a range of 9,600 miles, a cruising speed of 560 miles per hour, 240 feet in length, 80 feet tall, a wingspan of over 260 feet, and over 5,000 square feet of floor space spread out over two full decks, the Airbus A380 is the largest jumbo-jet in the skies, and an aviation enthusiast’s […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Chauffeur Drive Service

July 10, 2012

A ticket in a premium class on an international flight means a rarefied experience in the air complete with fine dining, personalized service and comfortable seats. However, several airlines offer a taste of the luxury that awaits even before you set foot on the plane with chauffeur service – either to and from the airport, […]

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Updated Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists

May 24, 2012

The past year has seen some major changes in the airline world, especially concerning frequent flyer programs. New airlines have joined alliances, formed non-alliance partnerships with each other, and even introduced all-new mileage programs like British Airways Avios. So I thought it was time to update my consolidated list of airline award charts and partner […]

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Tuesday Travel Top 10: How to Use Miles for the Best First Class Products

May 8, 2012

On Friday, CNN published a list of the best first class cabins in the sky with contenders from all over the world. Interestingly enough, no US airline made the list. But what good is a list of amazing first class cabins if you don’t know how you can fly in one of them without paying […]

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Sunday Reader Question: What is the Best Frequent Flyer Program for Combining Family Points

December 4, 2011

TPG reader Jody writes: “Which points programs can and/or should be combined together as a household to maximize travel rewards? Also, when is it not a good idea to combine point programs with other family members?” No major North American frequent flyer program allows family members to pool their miles in a central account- at […]

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