Category: <span>Miles and Points</span>

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

United has round-trip flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney or Melbourne (SYD, MEL) for 71,000-75,000 miles/points, + $104 tax/fees NONSTOP. 36k-37.5k miles/points each way. Regular economy, not basic. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Flights in February and March.

Booking flights with miles/points is worthwhile when the cost of airfare is high.

The best way to put together a round-trip itinerary with United points would be to look at both one-way calendars and then write down the available dates that have the lowest point redemptions, then plug those dates into a separate round-trip search to book. See links to calendar provided on our webpage. A laptop or a real computer will be easier to search with than a phone browser, this is because the United mobile calendar sucks, it removes fare details when the displaying the calendar.

Click for more details and booking links United MileagePlus Nonstop: Los Angeles to/from Sydney or Melbourne round-trip (71,000-75,000 points +$104 tax) [Feb-Mar]

Airfare Deals Flights from Los Angeles Miles and Points Star Alliance United

Flying Blue is the combined points program of KLM and Air France. At the start of each month they discount select routes. This time KLM has round-trip flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Amsterdam or Paris (AMS, CDG) for 30,000 points + $200-$250 tax/fees, NONSTOP or with a connection. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Promotional ends 02/28/2024. Flights between February and June . Promo awards are refundable (with a €50 Euro fee) and changeable (with a €50 Euro fee + fare price difference).

It’s a good idea to check the Flying Blue promo landing page at the start of each month to see if anything worthwhile pops up.

Leave the departure date blank to pull up a fare calendar. If you enter in dates, it will give you only a week-long list of fares near the dates you selected.

Click for more details and booking links Flying Blue Points: Los Angeles to Amsterdam or Paris round-trip (30,000 points +$200-$250 tax/fees) [15,000 points each way] [Feb-Jun] – KLM / Air France / Flying Blue

Airfare Deals Flights from Los Angeles Miles and Points

The welcome bonus for the United Business Card is now 100,000 MileagePlus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of being approved for the card. This card has an annual fee of $99.

This is a business card, but you can apply for this card as a sole proprietor. If this is the case for you, then use your personal social security number when applying instead of your Business EIN. If you don’t have a DBA, use your real name as the business name.

We’re recommending this card now because the 100,000 bonus is much higher than the previous 50,000 and 75,000 mile offerings that we’ve seen over the past 12-months.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED OFFER: United℠ Business Card: 100,000 MileagePlus sign-up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the Inc Business Cash® Credit Card and the Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card to $900 from $750. Bonus will post to your account as 90,000 Ultimate Rewards Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This is a great sign-up bonus for a no-fee card.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – Inc Business Cash® / Ink Business Unlimited®: 90,000 Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus after you spend $6,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $0 Annual fee.

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card to 75,000 points. Bonus will post to your account after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

If you’re going for a Companion Pass, the best timing for meeting the spend requirement is right after the start start of next year. Doing so will get you a Companion Pass that lasts all of that current calendar year, and all of the NEXT calendar year. A companion pass will require earning 135,000 points.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards: New 75,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards bonus-offer after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

We update our list of the best limited time offers every week, but we only send out this recap when there have been significant additions to the list. In this post we list coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and we watch for increases in credit card offers. 

Click for more details and booking links Recap: Southwest $500 gift-card for $399, Southwest 75,000 point, United 60,000 point, and Amazon Prime $200 gift-card welcome-offer / +25% Point transfer bonus for Air France, KLM, JetBlue via Chase / Hopper Coupons: $50 off Hyatt, $50 Fiji Airways, +more

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the United℠ Explorer Card. It is now a 60,000 point bonus instead of 50,000. The bonus offer applies after spending $3,000 in the first 3-months of being approved for the card. This card has an annual fee of: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95. We recommend this card for those of you who fly United because your first standard checked-bag for you and your companion is free, you get priority boarding, two United Club passes per year, and you get a 25% discount on inflight purchases on United-operated flights. 

The checked-bag perk will probably be the main draw for those of you who fly on the cheaper “Basic Economy” fares on United. Basic Economy fares on United don’t include a free checked-bag and this perk can save you from paying additional bag fees. 

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – United℠ Explorer Card: Sign-up bonus increased to 60,000 United MileagePlus points

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

The Amazon Prime Visa Card has a new $200 gift card welcome-offer for existing Prime members. This offer is the best that we’ve seen for this no-annual-fee card.

We’re highlighting this card due to several reasons: the 5% cash-back on Chase Travel, Amazon, and Whole Foods purchases is really good, the $200 Amazon gift card welcome-offer is the best we’ve seen for this card, the 2% cash-back on restaurants, gas stations, and local transit is also an added bonus, and to top it off there is no-annual-fee.

The catch is that the $200 gift card welcome-offer is only for existing Amazon Prime members.

Click for more details and booking links Prime Visa Card: New $200 Amazon gift card welcome-offer for existing Amazon Prime members that get approved for the card (expires 12/4) [no annual fee]

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Delta currently has a Delta SkyMiles promotion for round-trip flights from Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) for 34k-40k points +$205 tax/fees. Flights October through February.

Most nonstop flights are midweek, other days tend to have more connections.

If you have the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, you get an additional 15% off this published rate (example: 40,000 would be 34,000 points for London after the discount). Terms apply. American Express is an Escape Flights advertiser.

Click for more details and booking links Delta SkyMiles: Seattle to London nonstop, round-trip (34k-40k points + $205 tax/fees) [Oct-Feb]

Airfare Deals Delta Flights from Seattle Miles and Points SkyTeam

Edited: Fixed typo, removed “nonstop” we’re seeing these with connections.

Delta currently has a Delta SkyMiles promotion for round-trip flights from Portland (PDX) to London (LHR) for 28k-34k points +$205 tax/fees. Flights October through February.

If you have the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, you get an additional 15% off this published rate (example: 34,000 would be 28,000 points for London after the discount). Terms apply. American Express is an Escape Flights advertiser.

Click for more details and booking links Delta SkyMiles: Portland to London round-trip (28k-34k points + $205 tax/fees) [Oct-Feb]

Airfare Deals Delta Flights from Portland Miles and Points SkyTeam

Delta currently has a Delta SkyMiles promotion for round-trip flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for 28k-34k points +$199 tax/fees. Flights October through February.

If you have the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, you get an additional 15% off this published rate (example: 34,000 would be 28,000 points for London after the discount). Terms apply. American Express is an Escape Flights advertiser.

Click for more details and booking links Delta SkyMiles: Los Angeles to London nonstop, round-trip (28k-34k points + $199 tax/fees) [Oct-Feb]

Airfare Deals Delta Flights from Los Angeles Miles and Points SkyTeam

Delta currently has a Delta SkyMiles promotion for round-trip flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney, Australia, Tokyo, or Auckland (SYD, NRT, HND, AKL) for 50k-60k points tax/fees. Sydney taxes are about $114 per round-trip, while Auckland is $90, and Tokyo is $50. Flights October through February.

If you have the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, you get an additional 15% off this published rate (example: 60,000 would be 51,000 points for Tokyo after the discount). Terms apply. American Express is an Escape Flights advertiser.

Click for more details and booking links Delta SkyMiles: Los Angeles to Sydney, Tokyo, or Auckland nonstop, round-trip (50k-60k points + tax/fees / Delta cardholders pay 15% fewer points)

Airfare Deals Delta Flights from Los Angeles Miles and Points SkyTeam

Flying Blue is the combined points program of KLM and Air France. At the start of each month they discount select routes. This time KLM has round-trip flights from Chicago (ORD) to Amsterdam or Paris (AMS, CDG) for 22,500 to 25,500 points + $241 tax/fees, NONSTOP. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Promotional ends 10/30/2023. Flights between October and March. Promo awards are refundable (with a €50 Euro fee) and changeable (with a €50 Euro fee + fare price difference).

It’s a good idea to check the Flying Blue promo landing page at the start of each month to see if anything worthwhile pops up.

Leave the departure date blank to pull up a fare calendar. If you enter in dates, it will give you only a week-long list of fares near the dates you selected.

Click for more details and booking links Flying Blue Points Nonstop: Chicago to Amsterdam or Paris round-trip (less than 25,500 points +$241 tax/fees) [11,250 to 12,750 points each way] [Oct-Mar] – KLM / Air France / Flying Blue

Airfare Deals Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Miles and Points

There are several 90,000 point credit card sign-up offer on cards with a $0 annual fee. If you are a sole proprietor or small business owner we feel this sign-up offer is excellent due to the 0% 12-month introductory-APR and $0 annual fee. The ongoing APR after the introductory period is variable: 18.49% – 24.49%.

There are some new Hopper coupons: $50 Fiji Airways. $25 off Hyatt Hotels. $50 off Abu Dhabi, and more.

Alaska Airlines and Southwest have their gift-cards on sale again at Costco and Sam’s Club for -$20 to -$50 less than the total redeemable value. If you’re planning on booking flights on those airlines, you may be able to get some additional savings by buying a discounted gift-card.

Click for more details and booking links New 90,000 point credit card offers with $0 annual fee and 0% intro-APR / Coupons: $25 off Hyatt / $50 off Fiji Airways / $50 off Abu Dhabi / Gift-Cards: $50 off SWA / $50 Alaska Airlines

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Chase has decreased the spending requirement to earn a 100,000 Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus to $8,000 in the first 3-months of being approved for the card. (It was $15,000 / 3-months previously). This change will make it more likely that new applicants will be able to hit the requirement for the large sign-up bonus available on this card and it is the best sign-up offer we’ve seen for this card so-far.

Click for more details and booking links Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card: Spending requirement for 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points decreased from $15,000 to $8,000 after 3-months of being approved

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Delta currently has a Delta SkyMiles promotion for round-trip flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney, Australia (SYD) for 34k-50k points + $117.85 tax/fees. Flights October through February. Cheapest dates on the Calendar are between November 20 and November 27.

Published rates are 40k-50k SkyMiles for non-card holders, but if you have the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, you get an additional 15% off the published rate (34k points after discount).

Click for more details and booking links Delta SkyMiles: Los Angeles to Sydney nonstop, round-trip (Delta Cardholders: 34k points + $117.85 tax/fees / Non Cardholders: 40k-50k points + tax/fees)

Airfare Deals Delta Flights from Los Angeles Miles and Points SkyTeam

Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points

We update our list of the best limited time offers every week, but we only send out this recap when there have been significant additions to the list. In this post we list coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and we watch for increases in credit card offers.

Current standout offers are a new 120,000 card sign-up offer which is almost enough points to qualify for a Southwest Companion Pass, some new Hopper coupons: $50 off Portugal, $50 off Panama City Florida, $50 off Savannah flights, and more.

We didn’t find any worthwhile gift-card discounts that were better than the “-10% off” threshold.

Click for more details and booking links Our updated list of coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and credit card bonuses as of 07/15/2023

Administrative Airfare Deals Flights from Atlanta Flights from Chicago / Milwaukee Flights from Denver Flights from Los Angeles Flights from Milwaukee Flights from New York Flights from Phoenix Flights from Portland Flights from Seattle Miles and Points