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transfer spg starpoints to airlines

Even tho Starpoints are hotel points, maximum value kicks in when you transfer SPG Starpoints to Airlines. Starwood has a plethora of airline transfer partners which makes it one of the most flexible currencies. However, that doesn't mean that all transfer partners are useful. I think only a few of these partners are useful to the normal traveler. Here's a…

mercedes benz amex platinum card

Today is the last day to apply for the Mercedes Benz AMEX Platinum Card 75K Bonus Offer. This is a great card and has the same benefits like the regular Platinum Card from American Express plus a few more geared towards Mercedes Benz owners. This card has a slightly higher annual fee of $475 (NOT waived) - which is still worth having…

get tsa precheck

In light of all the news about the chaotic, never ending security lines at US airports. I figured I'd write a quick post on how to get TSA Precheck. You can apply for TSA Precheck for $85 (every 5 years), but I recommend applying for Global Entry for $100 (every 5 years) which automatically gives you TSA Precheck as well.…

hong kong sky line

Last January was my first time to visit Asia and Hong Kong was the first stop. Hong Kong quickly became one of my favorite cities and I already can’t wait to go back. I didn’t get to see everything it has to offer due to the short time I spent there. This is a short list of what to do…

Alaska Airlines are actively promoting 40% bonus miles when you purchase their miles. This promotion ends today. So what do they do to their most sought after award a day before the promotion ends? Alaska Airlines devalues emirates awards without notice! Some awards are now going to cost TWICE as many miles as they did just yesterday. So much for being…

Miles-and-points-beginners-guide

Welcome to Points Pointers! I decided to do this "sticky post" on here to welcome my new readers and help you navigate through my blog. A little over a year ago I would've never imagined booking a business class flight for me and my wife unless we intentionally saved thousands of dollars and didn't travel for a few of years in…

transfer-thankyou-points-to-aadvantage

Before I start, please note that as of right now, you can NOT transfer ThankYou points to AAdvantage miles. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if sometime in the near future Citi and American take their relationship to the next level! Let me explain why there is some merit in my speculation here. Chase is linked with United, American Express is…

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