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Convert JetBlue TrueBlue Points to Air Canada Aeroplan Miles (Transfer Time Less Than 24 Hours)

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  A few weeks ago, I wrote Too Many JetBlue Points from Amazon Shopping? Convert them into Other Miles & Points.  In that post, I showed how you could convert your JetBlue TrueBlue points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles, Amtrak Guest Rewards points, IHG Rewards points, & La Quinta Returns points.  Aeroplan is a great option if you can find Star Alliance saver award space.  I had not tested the speed of transferring JetBlue TrueBlue points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles with Points.com, but I decided to test it out this weekend.  The good news?  The transfer takes less than 24 hours and there are no fees.  The bad news?  1,000 JetBlue TrueBlue points will only get you 425 Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  With that said, let me show you how to transfer JetBlue TrueBlue points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  Sign into your Points.com account and click on the JetBlue TrueBlue square.

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Case Study: My Trip to Australia with Miles

My boyfriend and I wanted to book a trip to Australia this year because we have a friend who is living there for work. We are somewhat flexible in our travel dates, but knew that we needed to visit in November and/or December due to other commitments, but also that we wanted to be home with our families for Christmas. Here’s how I went about planning our trip to Australia and what it is costing us for our flights.

As I already mentioned, we are pretty flexible with our dates (we both work online, so that helps). Our main two constraints are a friend’s wedding in New York at the end of October and Christmas. Since we have flexibility from working online, we wanted to travel as much of November and December as possible and spend a good chunk of that time in Australia.

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Too Many JetBlue Points from Amazon Shopping? Convert them into Other Miles & Points

Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I don’t know about you, but I’m racking up a ton of JetBlue TrueBlue points from shopping on Amazon. Ever since JetBlue added Amazon to their points partner list, I’ve been earning 3x JetBlue points on all my Amazon purchases. Since the Amazon partnership launched, I’ve earned 7,000+ JetBlue TrueBlue points. That is great and all, but I’m not much of a JetBlue flyer. I’m currently sitting on 70,000+ JetBlue TrueBlue points, but I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. That’s when I remembered that JetBlue allows you to convert points into other miles and points through Points.com. Let’s see if there are any decent conversion options out there…

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My TD Bank Connect Card Shutdown Letter & 1 Month Grace Period

Good morning everyone, happy MLK Jr. Day.  I hope you are having a great holiday weekend.  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon eGift Card. By the time you read this post, I will be somewhere in Central America.  A long time ago, I had a TD Bank checking account (thank you for the $200 checking account bonus, TD Bank) and I signed up for a TD Bank Connect Card.  The TD Bank Connect Card is a prepaid reloadable debit card which can only be funded with a TD Bank credit card (I used my TD Bank Aeroplan Credit Card as the funding source).

After several months of using my TD Bank Connect Card (and racking up Aeroplan miles on the credit card), I received the following letter from TD Bank stating that they were going to close my TD Bank Connect Card due to unusual activity (apparently loading and withdrawing funds from a prepaid reloadable debit card is unusual).  Luckily, TD Bank sent me the letter in early December and told me they were going to close my TD Bank Connect Card on January 4, 2018.  I’m not sure why they gave me a full month of use after they determined that they were going to close my card, but TD Bank is “America’s Most Convenient Bank”.

Since I had nothing to lose, I increased my use of the TD Bank Connect Card (go big or go home) until early January when my card was closed on January 4, 2018.  At the bottom of the letter, it said that any funds left on the card after the card was closed would be sent back to me via check.  I didn’t test that out since I didn’t want to float the money to TD Bank until I received the check, but I did give it a second thought.

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NOT All Dreamliner Configurations Are Created Equal

We gather miles and points and look forward with excitement to booking an award ticket. We’ve even got enough in our stash for a business class ticket… for TWO! We have our eye on a route and airline and we’re excited because they fly a Dreamliner 787. Maybe we’ve flown a Dreamliner before and can’t wait to fly it again, or maybe it’s our first time and we’re stoked. If this is you, and you either have a Dreamliner flight booked or hopes of booking one in the future, and you actually LIKE the person you’ll be flying with and want to share a fun Dreamliner experience with them, this post is for you. Why? Because not ALL Dreamliners are the same! And I don’t want you to have the same disappointing experience I recently had.

I’m a Dreamliner fan and given some routing choices, I will even position myself in a city to fly the Dreamliner. I wouldn’t consider myself an aviation geek, but I do enjoy flying different planes and seeing what they have to offer. Over the past few years, I’ve become enamored with the Dreamliner, so recently I positioned myself to Calgary, Canada just to fly Air Canada’s Dreamliner to London. I found out something startling… at least startling to me. All Dreamliners are not the same in the way each airline designs the interior. Up until this point, all the Dreamliner flights I’ve flown had similar designs, so this potential difference in design never occurred to me. But Air Canada’s design has two major flaws.

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