Lufthansa 1st Award Space Open (in Advance) Between US & Europe!

Update: 5/8/18: I originally posted this at the end of April to report on Lufthansa First Class award space open specifically between San Francisco and Munich, but it looks like there is now plenty of space on various other routes as well!

Easy 1k Singapore Miles for Opening a New Account

If you don't already have a Singapore Krisflyer account, sign up by March 31, 2018 and enter promo code JOINKFSQ on your application for a 1,000 mile bonus.

Scratching your head? Wondering why you would need an account with a loyalty program based on the other side of the world?
Star Alliance Access
Singapore Airlines is in the Star Alliance. Aside from redeeming Singapore miles on their own world renowned premium cabins, you can also redeem their miles on any Star Alliance carrier like United.

30k Sign Up Bonus on Asiana Card: What It’s Good For

Bank of America issues an Asiana Visa Signature Card, and it comes with 30,000 Asiana miles after spending $3,000 on the card within three months of opening it.

Quick Facts

Sign Up Bonus: 30,000 Asiana miles after $3,000 in spending in the first three months
Category Bonuses:

3x on Asiana purchases
2x on gas station and grocery store purchases

$100 rebate on Asiana purchases annually
Cardmember anniversary retention bonuses: 10,000 Asiana Mile Bonus Certificate and two Asiana Lounge invitations
No foreign transaction fees
Annual Fee: $99

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Win a Million Star Alliance Miles

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Star Alliance is giving 21 people one million miles (or the determined equivalent, depending on the frequent flyer program). One set will be given out from each loyalty program in the alliance.

This giveaway is a little different than sweepstakes past, as it's not technically a giveaway. You have to earn your prize.
Here's how to enter the Mileage Millionaire competition:

Upload a picture of yourself (preferably on a blank/white background), as well as a picture of a "unique cultural experience" on the official competition website.

$350 to $450 Roundtrips USA to Europe on Star Alliance Carriers

I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is designed to be used only for the best and most limited-time deals–like mistake fares–so that you aren’t bombarded by text messages.

Multiple Star Alliance carriers are offering roundtrip economy flights from cities across the United States, ranging from Los Angeles to Boston, to cities all over Europe.

Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Singapore Krisflyer #1

This post is part two of a series about how to maximize value when transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards to loyalty program partners. 
Maximizing Your Ultimate Rewards Series Index

Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: United MileagePlus
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Singapore Krisflyer #1 (this post)
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Singapore Krisflyer #2 
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Korean SkyPass #1
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Korean Skypass #2
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Korean Skypass #3
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: British Airways Avios 
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Flying Blue
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Virgin Atlantic Flying Club #1
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Virgin Atlantic Flying Club #2
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Southwest Rapid Rewards
Maximizing

Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: United MileagePlus

This post is part one of a series about how to maximize value when transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards to loyalty program partners. 
Maximizing Your Ultimate Rewards Series Index

Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: United MileagePlus (this post)
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Singapore Krisflyer #1
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Singapore Krisflyer #2 
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Korean SkyPass #1
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Korean Skypass #2
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Korean Skypass #3
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: British Airways Avios 
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Flying Blue
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Virgin Atlantic Flying Club #1
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Virgin Atlantic Flying Club #2
Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Southwest Rapid Rewards
Maximizing

8 Star Alliance Flat Bed Business Class Award Seats Open to Europe EVERY DAY of Summer ’17

Award space is wide open in Austrian Airlines Business Class between the United States and Europe for EIGHT people per flight over the entire Summer.

This is amazing news because normally award space over the summer is the toughest to find-- finding even four seats on the same flight in Business Class is almost unheard of.

You can book Business Class to Vienna for 70,000 United miles one way with no fuel surcharges.
Where Austrian Airlines Flies in the US
Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to the following cities:

Chicago
Miami
Newark
New York JFK
Toronto
Washington Dulles

Award

$425 Roundtrip to Europe on Star Alliance Carriers

We have seen a ton of cheap fares to Europe lately, like the $414 roundtrips to Zurich and Frankfurt at the beginning of the month. Now Star Alliance airlines are also running fantastic sales on roundtrip flights to Europe to keep up with the fare war.

Where to Credit Butt in Seat Miles: Flying United Airlines

In light of the news that American Airlines is changing to a revenue-based award earning structure, and the fact that all three major US carriers now use a revenue-based award earning structure, I am writing a series of posts about when and where you should diversify the award miles you earn through paying for airfare.