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Convert 80,000 Marriott points into 100,000 Alaska miles (1.3% guaranteed)

convert Marriott points to Alaska miles

In case there was any doubt, let me be clear from the start: 99% of this post is wishful thinking… Given that Chase is currently offering 80,000 point signup bonuses for both their personal and business Marriott cards, and in light of the news that SPG points are now transferable to Virgin America, I thought it would be fun to play “what if…” Step 1: Convert 80,000 Marriott Rewards to 40,000 Starpoints Now that Marriott’s…

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How to play the Alaska / Virgin America deal

Alaska Virgin America

It’s official.  Alaska Airlines is buying Virgin America.  And, the question on my mind, of course, is how can we make the most of this? Virgin America points are arguably worth roughly two times Alaska’s Mileage Plan miles.  How do I get that number?  Look at my Transfer Partner Master List.  There you’ll see that the transferable points programs that transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan (SPG and Diner’s Club) do so 1 to 1, whereas…

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Top 7 shortcuts to earning Alaska Mileage Plan miles

Alaska Mileage Plan

Following many airline program devaluations and rule changes, Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles may be the most valuable airline miles remaining.  Here are a few reasons that Alaska miles kick butt: Ability to book flights on partner airlines including domestic carriers American Airlines and Delta as well as a number of great foreign airlines including Air France, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Qantas Reasonable award prices, even for first class international travel No fuel surcharges on…

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How to convert Discover Cashback into airline miles

convert Discover Cashback into airline miles

Soon, I have no doubt, many readers will be flush with Discover Cashback (see: The NEW Deal of the Year: Preparing for Discover Apple Pay and $2,000).  That’s great, but some readers prefer earning miles.  And, I’m not talking about Discover Miles.  Those are essentially pennies.  I’m talking about airline miles that can be used to towards flights, ideally at outsized value. I’ve already explained how to get massive amounts of Discover Cashback.  Here’s how…

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