Category Archives: Airlines + Miles

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4 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Air Canada (85%), Hilton (100%), Southwest Airlines (50%) & Choice Hotels (30%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 4 offers that end this week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are the 4 offers that end soon.

Up first, Air Canada is offering up to a 85% bonus, depending on the number of Air Canada Aeroplan Miles you purchase. This offer expires tomorrow – May 11.

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3 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Leading Hotels of the World (60%), Etihad (25%) & Air Canada (85%)

Good evening everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 3 offers that end this week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are the 3 offers that end soon.

Up first, Leading Hotels of the World is offering up to a 60% bonus, depending on the number of LHW Leaders Club Points you purchase. This offer expires on May 6.

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Barclays Announces JetBlue Plus Credit Card Referral Offer, Earn up to 50K Points (Share Links in Comments)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  Barclays sent out emails today to cardholders of the Barclays JetBlue Plus Credit Card (referral link) announcing a new referral offer where you can earn 10,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points per referral, up to 50,000 points per calendar year.  If you have this credit card, check your email for this offer (it may be targeted).  If you didn’t receive the email, you can still log into your Barclays online account and see if you are eligible for this referral offer.  If you want to share your JetBlue Plus Credit Card referral link, please post your referral link in the comments section for other readers to use.

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Comparing Alaska Airlines, British Airways & Qatar Airways Award Prices for 2 Finnair Flights (DUB-HEL & HEL-ARN)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  Last week on the Miles to Memories Podcast, I mentioned my upcoming Summer trip with Laura to Dublin, Helsinki, and Stockholm. I wanted to share my award booking strategy for 2 flights: Finnair flight from Dublin to Helsinki (DUB-HEL) and Finnair flight from Helsinki to Stockholm (HEL-ARN).

I found these flights using the Point.me award search tool and saw that there were many different airline programs that could book the same award.  So which airline program was best?  Spoiler alert: no single airline program was best for all economy and business class awards, but I will show you the various options available for each flight and tell you which program I picked for each flight.

Flight 1: Finnair from Dublin to Helsinki (DUB-HEL), 3 hour flight

I picked a random date in the Summer (June 5) and the flight was 257.64 EUR ($276.43 USD) for economy and 297.64 EUR ($319.35 USD) for business class.  I didn’t pick the cheapest option since I will have more than 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of carry on bags and would need to check a bag.

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Travel with Grant Turned 11 Years Old Today!

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I have an exciting announcement: Travel with Grant just turned 11 years old today!  Yup, I started this blog on May 1, 2013 and I can’t believe I’ve had a travel blog for 11 years (I really can’t believe I have done anything for 11 years, let alone blogging).  I am very grateful for all the amazing friends I have met through the miles and points hobby and all the incredible memories I have made along the way.  I appreciate my readers for reading, asking inciteful comments, and sharing helpful tips on my blog posts.  Let’s keep it up for another 11 years, shall we?

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