– the MERRILL+ 50,000 bonus credit card is back
It is hard to get approved for this card unless you have EXCELLENT relationships with Bank of America but the $1,000 in rewards form the sign up bonus make it well worth it.
– Iberia is running a 25% less redemption, 25% higher earning promotion
Redemptions on Iberia work very similar to BA Avios (the promotion only covers flights on their own metal) and with similar rates. Business Class flights from the US East Coast can be good value in Avios but you will have to pay the fuel surcharges.
You can transfer to Iberia Avios from Avios.com or BA Executive Club (all 1:1) or from American Express Membership Rewards for a 250:200 ratio.
– Finally – Etihad is giving out free WiFi to Premium passengers (something they should have done long ago), and you may get an iPad too, gotta love the new US security rules
– if you have an existing HSBC relationship you might be able to get one of their 40,000 Bonus credit cards (they allow points transfer to a number of airlines)
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- My current favorite awards (mileage redemptions)
- flyDubai’s new Business Class, Emirates new First Class and B787 orders, LATAM to add Tel Aviv, ThankYou points and Ultimate Rewards add partners and 2,500 bonus MR for Alaska purchases
- Oman Air cheap Business Class from Europe to Asia, ANA free inflight Wi-Fi, American Express Platinum adds Uber credits, TrueBlue promotions, United adds 22 destinations, $100 free advertising with Indeed
- Singapore Airlines Krisflyer changes award chart – and I kinda like it
- Air Canada TD Aeroplan Visa for US and Canadian cardholders – 25,000 miles sign-up bonus
- WOW – British Airways Avios eStore double miles – earn 82,200 miles for $548.57
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
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