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The new double miles king? Citi Double Cash

by on Fri August 29, 2014 • No Comment
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Citi, a MileCards.com advertiser, is upping the ante on rewards with the new no annual fee Citi Double Cash Card. It’s an incredibly simple new product. In fact it doesn’t earn miles, but earns cash back you can use for anything, including travel. You earn double cash on everything you buy with the card as [...]

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Gold mine Delta award space to Europe next summer

by on Thu August 28, 2014 • No Comment
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If you have SkyMiles in your account or are thinking of earning more via lucrative intro deals, now is the time to do it if Europe is in your plans next summer. Award space next July from Delta hubs to Europe is outstanding at the entry ‘Saver’ level, especially in Business Class for 125,000 miles [...]

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Manila with miles – Scoring award seats on Philippine Airlines nonstop flights

by on Tue August 26, 2014 • No Comment
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Manila in the Philippines is a destination that typically bats above its weight in award redemptions for the big airline programs like United and Delta. That’s because the West Coast has a big population of residents with family in the Philippines, and getting home often is a big priority. But none of the big U.S. [...]

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Delta outsources Lost & Found: Will you lose?

by on Thu August 21, 2014 • No Comment
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Leaving an item behind on a plane is an invitation for headaches. But this year Delta Air Lines made a change that might make you wait longer than before to get a lost item back. It’s outsourced lost & found handling. Delta now sends all unidentified found items to a central processing center owned by [...]

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How to upgrade Air France flights with Delta miles

by on Tue August 19, 2014 • No Comment
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Getting into Business Class on Air France with Delta miles is tough on the surface. If you search for awards using Delta miles you’ll rarely find that there are seats available on Air France flights. That’s because Delta blocks most Air France business class award seats for a number of frustrating reasons we won’t go [...]

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Where to find AAdvantage award seats to Europe: Summer 2015 business class data

by on Fri August 15, 2014 • No Comment
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Want to go to Europe next summer in the big seat with your American AAdvantage miles? Prepare to be flexible. Very flexible. We’ve just finished a MileCards.com snapshot of Business / First Class award seats on every route currently available to book using AAdvantage miles from the U.S. to Europe without British Airways’ $1,000+ taxes [...]

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50,000 mile Delta SkyMiles American Express deal through September 8

by on Tue August 12, 2014 • No Comment
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The bonus deal wars are heating up, and American Express is in the game with 50,000 miles on BOTH the Gold and Platinum SkyMiles Amex cards. The deal only lasts through September 8, 2014. Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express:  50,000 miles + $50 credit  Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on [...]

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Are too many AAdvantage miles fighting for award seats? These charts answer.

by on Fri August 8, 2014 • 3 Comments
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Think about the frustration with using miles, and the first thing you might conclude is that it’s too easy to earn them without flying.  With intro deals sometimes 100,000 miles or more since 2009, it’s easy to think the airlines and banks are running out of control printing presses. Most airlines are pretty hush hush [...]

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Citi in-branch deals: 60k Prestige offer & why now is the time to apply

by on Wed August 6, 2014 • No Comment
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Banks like to target consumers with different deals in different places, and one of those places is in the bank branch itself. Sometimes those deals are more generous because the bank already has you there in person and isn’t paying any extra to advertise once you’re there, so they may lure you in with a [...]

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Every no-surcharge flight to Europe (80+) with American AAdvantage miles

by on Mon August 4, 2014 • 8 Comments
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If you have 100,000 AAdvantage miles burning a hole in your pocket thanks to the recent deal on the Citi Executive AAdvantage card, there’s nothing more disappointing than trying to book a  ticket to Europe or beyond and only finding flights with $700+ surcharges on British Airways. We have a rundown of where to look [...]

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