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UPDATE: Miles/Points Redemption for Tokyo/Seoul in May 2016

UPDATE: SO. EXCITED.

Flight: Singapore Airlines Los Angeles (LAX) – Tokyo (NRT)
Date: May 5, 2016
First Class Fare: $7,429.90 / person and $743 / lap child
Cost: 74,375 miles + $113.30 taxes / person and $0 / lap child
Redemption Value: 10 cents / mile…

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Miles/Points Redemption for Sydney in December 2016

Best city to bring in the new year is Sydney. Hands down. Lets just hope I can stay up!

Flight: Virgin Australia Los Angeles (LAX) – Sydney (SYD)
Date: December 15, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Regular Fare: $2,387 / person
Cost: 90,000 miles + $104.36 taxes
Redemption Value: 2.65 cents / mile

Hotel: Sheraton Sydney
Dates: December 2 to 6, 2016
Suite Rate: $714.00 / night (including tax)
Cost: 9,600 points / night (5th night free)
Redemption Value: 7.44 cents / point…

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Miles/Points Redemption for Tokyo/Seoul in May 2016

Happy new year! 2016 will be a challenging year to amass miles/points but I’m up for the challenge!

We have a wedding to attend on the beautiful Jeju Island so we’re going to make the most of this long journey and stop by Tokyo, Kyoto and Seoul.

20 days of traveling. 5 flights. 5 hotels. 2 train rides.…

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Miles/Points Redemption for Arlington in October 2015

Yes we’re off to Texas. I drag The Husband to Paris all the time. I suppose I can go to Texas. Blue Jays!!!

Flight: Southwest Los Angeles (LAX) – Dallas (DAL)
Dates: October 9 to 12, 2015
Regular Fare: $456 / person and $0 / lap child
Cost: 24,756 miles + $11.60 taxes / person and $0 / lap child
Redemption Value: 1.8 cents / mile

Hotel: Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria
Dates: October 9 to 10, 2015
Regular Room Rate: N/A (hotels have 2 night minimum that weekend due to two big sporting events)
Cost: 3,000 points
Redemption Value: approximately 8.3 cents / point (comparable hotels are $250)

Hotel: Hyatt Place Arlington
Dates: October 10 to 12, 2015
Regular Room Rate: N/A (hotels are sold out)
Cost: 16,000 points
Redemption Value: approximately 3.75 cents / point (comparable hotels are $300)…

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Six New Cards and 280,000 Miles/Points and $50 Later: My Q3 Round of Credit Card Applications

Good news and bad news. Bad news is that my Chase applications are getting denied – you might have read about Chase tightening the clamps on applicants with lots of recent inquiries. Good news is however that my Husband can finally apply for credit cards. Yay!

 

DISCLAIMER: Credit cards can be extremely dangerous for those that cannot control their spending and are not financially disciplined.…

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Miles & Points Check 2015

We had to cancel our trip to Korea (ie. First Class suites on Asiana Airlines ICN to LAX!!!) so I’m going to have another go at redeeming first class seats for the family. Not bad considering we’ve been to Paris twice and Australia and sent the parents to Korea!

 

Airlines

  • United Miles: 568 miles
  • American Miles: 433,533 miles
  • Korean Air Miles: 33,764 miles
  • Qantas Miles: 17,848 miles
  • British Airways: 86,800 miles

 

Hotels

  • Starwood Points: 49,569 points
  • Hilton: 45,192 points
  • Ritz Carlton: 150,184 points
  • Hyatt: 162,495 points

 

Bank Points

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards: 560,419 points
  • Citi Thank You: 39,160 points
  • American Express Membership Rewards: 248,521 points
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UPDATE: Miles/Points Redemption for Paris in April 2015

UPDATE: Persistence pays off! I managed to snag these First Class tickets last minute to Paris. On miles!!!

 

Flight: American Airlines Los Angeles (LAX) – Paris (CDG)
Dates: April 29, 2015
Regular Fare: $8,926 / person
Cost: 62,500 miles + $175 taxes / person
Redemption Value: whopping 14.3 cents / mile…

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Miles/Points Redemption for Paris in April 2015

Paris is on. Again. Yay!!!

 

Flight: American Airlines Los Angeles (LAX) – Paris (CDG)
Dates: April 28 to May 4, 2015
Regular Fare: $1,264 / person and $139 / lap child
Cost: 40,000 miles + $88 taxes / person and $139 / lap child
Redemption Value: 3.2 cents / mile

 

Hotel: Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme
Dates: April 29 to May 4, 2015
Regular Room Rate: $856 / night (including tax)
Cost: 120,000 points (normally 150,000 points but I registered for the 20% refund on award stays)
Redemption Value: 3.6 cents / point…

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Five New Cards and 65,000 Miles/Points and Two Free Hotel Nights Later: My Q1 Round of Credit Card Applications

I know 65,000 miles/points and two free hotel nights are hardly impressive but I had to apply for the Chase Hyatt card to maximize the get 20% back on award stays promotion and Barclays US Airways card for 50,000 miles before it becomes AAdvantage Aviator card. Don’t miss out on these limited time offers!

 

DISCLAIMER: Credit cards can be extremely dangerous for those that cannot control their spending and are not financially disciplined.…

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Miles/Points Redemption for Seoul in April 2015

Parents are off to Seoul! Yay for Ultimate Reward points!!! For some reason, Asiana Airlines’ availability have disappeared from United.com. Here’s a blog post from View From the Wing that will help with that!

 

Flight: Asiana Airlines Business Sydney (SYD) – Seoul (ICN)
Dates: April 2 to 6, 2015
Regular Fare: $3,040 / person
Cost: 80,000 miles + $112.90 taxes / person
Redemption Value: 3.8 cents / mile…

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