Chase Ink Plus: 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Sign-Up Bonus

The Chase Ink Plus business credit card is offering 60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $5,000 in the first three months. During this offer, the annual fee of $95 is NOT waived the first year.

The normal offer for the Ink Plus card by Chase is 50,000 points after spending $5,000.

25% Discount on JetBlue Awards: TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY

Book any JetBlue award by 11:59 PM ET TOMORROW (August 4, 2016) for travel between September 7 and November 16, 2016, and you’ll get 25% discount off the normal award price. Unlike some past promotions we've seen from JetBlue, you don't have to wait to get the discounted points rebated to your TrueBlue account-- the discount is built in when you book.

There are blackout dates and days of the week that the discount doesn't apply to.

Anatomy of An Award: $1,200 Hawaii Flight for 17,500 Miles

I just booked myself a $1,233 economy flight from Hawaii to Chicago for 17,500 Singapore miles and $5.

You probably already have the miles I used, so you're only a 10 minute phone call away from a trip to Hawaii that costs thousands of miles fewer than it "should."

The basic idea is that you don't want to use United, American Airlines, or Delta miles to fly to Hawaii. You want to use their planes, but you want to book those flights with miles issued by foreign airlines, which for whatever reason, offer far cheaper award prices to

Singapore Airlines Completely Revamping US Route Network: Business Class Award Space on New Flights

Singapore Airlines is altering its routes to the United States in October 2016. Currently, Singapore flies from four American cities to Singapore with stops along the way in Europe and Asia.

San Francisco to Seoul (ICN) to Singapore
San Francisco to Hong Kong to Singapore
Los Angeles to Tokyo (NRT) to Singapore
Houston to Moscow (DME) to Singapore
New York (JFK) to Frankfurt to Singapore

Singapore is making several changes though.

How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions: Ultimate Rewards

Let’s talk about transferring Ultimate Rewards to airline partners for redeeming on domestic awards. This is part one in a series that will allow you to master redeeming awards within the United States, no matter what kind of points or miles you might have.

For those of you that have already read the first post in this series, you will notice repeat information at points in this post (as well as the rest of them to follow) because some of the airline partners overlap between transferrable points programs. 
“How to Maximize Domestic

When Does British Airways Add Fuel Surcharges to Avios Awards?

British Airways collects fuel surcharges on almost all award redemptions. People constantly complain to me that their recent "free ticket" cost $650 or $1,000 or more in "taxes."

In fact, taxes make up a small share of the cash component of most British Airways awards.

United Trick Award Example

Although United offers no stopovers on one way awards, the airline allows one stopover on roundtrip awards in addition to your destination. This can lead to all sorts of outsized value:

You can see 2-3 cities for the price of one on your next trip.
You can book a later Free One Way from your home airport to somewhere else in the United States or Canada after you next roundtrip for no extra miles.
You can book three related or unrelated one way awards together and save miles.

Want to Win a Million United Miles?

United is giving away one billion miles to Untited Mileage Plus members in a sweepstakes. 

The only condition is that you are a United Mileage Plus member.
How to Enter the Sweepstakes
Between August 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016, you can enter:

1. automatically via purchases on your United Mileage Plus Explorer Card.

2. by logging in here on the billion mile giveaway homepage (not active yet, will be on August 1, 2016) and follow the instructions (fill out a form, I assume).

$399 Between Los Angeles & Fort Lauderdale in JetBlue Mint Class

Starting March 20, 2017 you will be able to fly JetBlue Mint Class, the nicest Business Class experience on a transcontinental flight in the United States, between Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.

At the moment, you can fly Mint Class on the following routes:

New York <-> Los Angeles
New York <-> San Francisco
Boston <-> Los Angeles
Boston <->