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HOT: Business Class, Jun/Jul/Aug NYC-Naples from ~$1860 RT; Sicily less / France for $2k

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There is a hot summer airfare sale on: New York to Italy on Skyteam from just ~$1860 (or some routes less) round trip in business class on Skyteam airlines Alitalia, KLM, and Delta. Some of the cheapest fares are on Air France’s A380, which features an angled flat business class seat. For just a few dollars more, choose Alitalia/KLM/Delta flights for flat beds across the Atlantic. Flights are available to Palermo, Sicily for a few dollars less and to Nice,…

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Spending those amassed Membership Rewards points

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This morning, Greg posted about the many ways of amassing what is quickly becoming my favorite rewards currency: American Express Membership Rewards. In his guide to Amassing Membership Rewards, Greg showed you all the ways to gather points. Tonight, I’ll share a couple of uses I’ve found for Membership Rewards very recently and ask for your help making my next redemption. As was the case when I wrote about using those amassed Chase Ultimate Rewards last week, this…

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Amassing Membership Rewards

Amex Platinum Cards Multiple Varieties

At the time of this writing, my wife and I have a pretty nice collection of Membership Rewards points (over 600,000).  But, ever since Amex introduced the Amex Business card’s 50% pay with points rebate, we’ve been spending our points quickly.  When comparing different options for paying for flights, Amex Membership Rewards and the 50% Business Platinum point rebate almost always wins (see: Loving Amex Business Platinum’s Pay with Points Rebate). And that’s exactly what…

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30% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic from Membership Rewards

Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus

American Express is offering a limited-time 30% transfer bonus on points transferred from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. The Deal Receive 1,300 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points transferred to Virgin. Note that this is Virgin Atlantic, not the US-based Virgin America. Key terms: Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. MT on April 17, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. MT on May 22, 2017. Additional Virgin…

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Membership Rewards for American Airlines awards with Etihad guest

American's long haul business class can be pretty nice.

This morning, Greg wrote a post to introduce a new resource page dedicated to Membership Rewards transfer partners. American Express Membership Rewards has a number of great transfer partners with useful award charts. One of the airlines listed in the “Best Transfer Partners” section of our chart is Etihad Guest. As Greg notes, Etihad Guest has some very interesting sweet spots — notably with regards to American Airlines award tickets. Peculiarities of Etihad Guest First, let’s get a couple…

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Membership Rewards Transfers: Best, Rest, and Indirect

Amex Transfer Partners

Yesterday I added a new resource page to this site: Amex Transfer Partners.  This new page has several (hopefully) useful sections: Tips This section has suggestions for when to transfer points, who’s accounts you can transfer to, and more. I expect this section will grow over time in response to reader questions and suggestions. Best Amex Transfer Partners This section lists the transfer partners that I think are most worthwhile.  The transfer ratio is listed…

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Super credit card duos. What’s in your wallet?

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In the past I’ve analyzed the heck out of cards to come up with the best credit card combinations based on earning rates, annual fees, redemption value, etc.  Today, I’ll take a more casual look at my favorite credit card duos.  I like cards that have great perks and earn great category bonuses.  And I prefer cards that earn transferable points (points that can be transferred to airline and hotel programs).  A big plus is…

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Aer Lingus Business Class from $1999 New York or Boston to Ireland or beyond

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If you’ve just finished reading about how paying with points may soon yield 2.17 cents per point in value for Amex Business Platinum holders (and perhaps already does for those previously targeted for 5x airfare spend), you might be chomping at the bit for a cheap business class fare sale to Europe.  Wait no more — via View from the Wing, Aer Lingus has some great business class round trip fares to Ireland from New…

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Wow! 2.17 cents per point from Business Platinum pay with points!

Amex Business Platinum 2.17 cents per point value

You already know that I love the Amex Business Platinum 50% pay with points rebate.  If you didn’t know, please click here to read about it, then come back to this post to finish reading. I know… that’s a lot of homework for a busy person, so if you want the short version, suffice to say that the rebate often makes it possible to get exactly the flights you want, for fewer points, all while…

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