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3 Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending this Week: Spirit (30%), Air France / KLM (75%) & JetBlue (50%)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending 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 3 buy miles/points promos ending this week.  First up, Spirit Airlines is offering up to a 30% discount, depending on the number of Spirit Airlines Free Spirit miles you purchase.  This offer expires on April 6.

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November Buy Miles/Points Promos: United Airlines Mystery Offer (70% Bonus), Air France / KLM (75% Bonus), Southwest & Spirit (30% Discounts)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few new offers.  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 promos that are ending in November. First up, United Airlines is running a mystery offer with up to 70% bonus miles, depending on the number of United Airlines miles you purchase.  Offer ends on November 20.

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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Sept 30: Air France / KLM 60% Bonus, American Airlines 35% Off & Radisson Rewards 30% Bonus

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers that are ending on September 30.  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 promos that are ending soon (and one that ends in early October).  First up, Air France / KLM is offering a 60% bonus when you purchase at least 4,000 Flying Blue Miles.  This offer expires on September 30.

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Air France / KLM 100% Bonus on Purchased Flying Blue Miles (Ends September 25)

Did you know that Air France is one of the largest airlines in the world? It is part of the Air France – KLM group and was a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. What is Flying Blue? Flying Blue is the loyalty program for Air France and KLM, as well as a handful of other airlines. I was reminded of this today and reminded of something else as well! We’ve only got a few more days until the offer to buy Flying Blue miles with a 100% bonus ends. This offer expires on September 25, 2017.  That brings the standard price of 3.28 cents per mile down to 1.64 cents per mile.

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How to Request Mexico Tourism Tax Refunds for Mexican Citizens, Residents & Transiting Visitors [UPDATED September 2017]

Originally Posted in January 2017 – Updated with new data points in September 2017!

Buenos dias!

If you or someone you know has a Mexican passport or resident card, they might be leaving money on the table when they purchase airline tickets to/from/through Mexico.

When you purchase a plane ticket to Mexico, the fare has a tourism tax built in – similar to US customs and immigration fees.  This fee goes toward the cost of immigration processing and the arrival / departure card required for foreign visitors. The fee is 500 Mexican Pesos, which is roughly $28 USD. (The fee increased from 390 pesos at some point in 2017). On your ticket receipt you may see this referred to as UK (the IATA code for this tax) or DNR (the Spanish abbreviation).

Screenshot from ITA Matrix showing the Mexico tourism tax

Screenshot from ITA Matrix showing the Mexico tourism tax – tax and exchange rate as of December 18, 2016.

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