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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending May 31: American, Southwest, Spirit, IHG & SPG

Good morning everyone.  If you are short on miles and points, sometimes it can make sense to buy miles and points to top up your account balance so you have enough miles or points for a redemption.  If you are looking for American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, IHG or SPG miles/points, you are in luck.  All of these loyalty programs are offering promotions when you buy miles/points, but they all end May 31.  If you are interested in any other buy miles or points promotions, I keep an up-to-date list here.  Here is a quick rundown of each promo:

American Airlines is offering a tiered discount.  Depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage miles you buy, you can get a 5-35% discount.  Depending on the number of miles you buy and the discount you get, the price of miles varies with a low of 1.92 cents per mile.

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Buy British Airways Avios with 50% Bonus (Expires Tomorrow – May 8)

Good afternoon everyone, British Airways is currently running a promotion to buy British Airways Avios.  If you buy Avios before May 8 at 23:59 BST (British Summer Time), you can get a 50% bonus on the number of Avios you purchase.  You can purchase up to 200,000 Avios per year, per British Airways account (see complete terms and conditions below).  The price per Avios varies depending on the number of Avios you purchase, but I believe 1.84 cents per mile is the lowest price.

British Airways Avios have many uses, from short international segments for 4,500 Avios, to domestic segments for 7,500 Avios, to one way flights from the West Coast to Hawaii for 12,500 Avios.  You can also move British Airways Avios to Iberia Avios if you want to save some money on a roundtrip award ticket.

If you are interested in any other buy miles or points promotions, I keep an up-to-date list here (several promotions end at the end of May).

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Help! Can you Convert AARP, Disney, or Amazon to Chase Freedom Credit Card?

Good morning everyone, happy Friday! I need a little help. I am planning my next App-O-Rama (OAR) and want another Chase credit card (or two). Since I am way over 5/24 (some people say LOL/24), I cannot get any of the really good credit cards. According to US Credit Card Guide, theses are the currently available non-5/24 Chase credit cards:

  • Chase British Airways – I received the sign up bonus for this credit card in May 2015
  • Chase IHG – I currently have this credit card
  • Chase Hyatt – I currently have this credit card
  • Chase Fairmont – This credit card is discontinued, so I cannot get this credit card
  • Chase Ritz-Carlton – I recently converted this card into the Chase Marriott Rewards Credit Card
  • Chase Marriott Business
  • Chase Iberia
  • Chase Disney Rewards
  • Chase Disney Premier
  • Chase Amazon Prime
  • Chase AARP

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Own a Piece of London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 1

(Hat tip to my friend, David, for sending me the link)

Good afternoon everyone.  It is not everyday that you have the chance to own history (or at least a small piece of airport equipment), but today you can!  Heathrow Airport is remodelling Terminal 1, so they are removing all items and equipment.  There are several hundred items that will go up for auction soon, so if you are interested, click here to view the catalog.

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Something Good to Say About British Airways… Yes, Really!

I had no idea how this story would go. And until recently, it wasn’t looking good. I was REALLY pissed off at British Airways, and here’s why. On a British Airways flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Las Vegas (LAS), a flight attendant spilled wine all over my Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones and they stopped working. Sitting in business class, I did get a lot of attention from the flight crew after this happened. There was wine all over my seat, too. I was told there was not another empty seat on the plane, so the crew put layers of blankets on my seat to cover up the spill. But for the next 10 hours, my seat smelled like wine, and oddly enough, the flight attendants never wiped down the area of the console where the wine spilled.

Image source: https://www.thespruce.com/tips-for-cleaning-red-wine-spills-3511069

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