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Amex to Marriott 30% transfer bonus through 10/31/19

American Express is offering card members a 30% bonus when transferring from Membership Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy. With the 30% bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will result in 1,300 Marriott Bonvoy points. The Deal 30% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy. I believe this offer is open to everyone with Membership Rewards points, but please let us know if the offer doesn’t appear on your account. Key Terms Expires 10/31/2019.…

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Ideas for awesome Delta Vacations

If you have Delta SkyMiles, this week (through Friday 9/6/19) is the time to spend those miles.  Delta Vacations has extended their incredible promotion in which miles are worth 2 cents each towards vacation packages.  In many cases this means that you can purchase airfare, lodging, and sometimes even rental car and activities for less than you would normally pay in miles for the flight alone!  Even better, you’ll earn miles for these flights!  To…

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Hacking vacation packages, debating Hawaii, and more

This week Nick is vacationing in Bora Bora.  On our weekly FM on the Air, he compares the Conrad to the St Regis Bora Bora.  Which is better?  He also talks pros and cons of Hawaii vs. Bora Bora.  Next, we talked vacation packages and shared tips for getting the most out of them.  Finally, I talked live with a Delta Vacations rep to find out if the SkyMiles deal of the year has been…

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Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu (Kauai, Hawaii)

I recently spent a week at the Koloa Landing Resort, Autograph Collection in Poipu, Kauai.  Some will be surprised to hear that I stayed at Koloa Landing instead of the much loved and nearby Grand Hyatt Kauai.  More about that later.  To read about the Grand Hyatt, please see Nick’s review here: Grand Hyatt Kauai: a great guest of honor stay and great redemption. Koloa Landing Resort basic info Location: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii Hotel chain:…

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Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland

I’ve just returned from a fantastic vacation in Kauai, and I miss it already.  With Hawaii on my mind, I decided to put together a guide to the best ways to get to Hawaii.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United Airlines all have flights from the mainland US to Hawaii, but you can often save points by booking these flights with foreign airline programs.  For example, I used 75,000 Virgin Atlantic miles to fly…

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(EXPIRED) $99 to/from Hawaii w/ Southwest from Oakland/San Jose

In the four minutes since I first saw this, many of the $99 dates have dried up, so you have to act fact: Southwest is offering flights to/from Hawaii in early 2020 from $99 each way. Inter-island flights are also available from $29 (remember that includes two free checked bags). There are still a couple at $99 and some at $119. This could be a great use of a Companion Pass, even if one way…

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$386 to Hawaii round trip from anywhere in the US

A couple of days ago a reader thanked Nick for discovering and documenting how to book flights from the US mainland to Hawaii for only 7,500 points one-way.  She wrote that she was able to book her family of six for only 45,000 points! That’s ridiculously awesome.  And it got me thinking about the power of buying miles in select circumstances like these. But first, the basics… The trick to booking cheap awards to Hawaii…

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A 25K Kauai Hawaii Marriott worth booking today for a later stay

Hawaii continues to be one of my favorite destinations in the world.  And Kauai, in particular, is my favorite island.  It’s simply drop-dead gorgeous everywhere you look. Now, here’s a tip from a reader that will especially appeal to those with 25K Marriott free night certificates or category 1-4 travel package certificates. There is a 25K per night property in Kauai that is awful at the moment, but may be great (or at least pretty…

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(EXPIRED) From $275 RT to Hawaii from the west coast & Las Vegas

I just received an email from Thrifty Traveler Premium about great Alaska Airlines nonstop fares from its west coast gateways to Hawaii, with prices from $278 round trip. American Airlines is also running some excellent offers, with prices as low as $274 round trip with a long connection, and both Sun Country and United are getting in on the action from different cities as well. These deals are available April through June from a number of cities.…

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