Miles and Points, Travel Fast and Not Smart

1. Get free 50 miles on Iberia. Why bother? It you have an account with Iberia and it’s over 3 months old AND has miles in it, you are allowed to transfer your British Airways Avios to it. Iberia has much lower fuel surcharges for flights to Europe from the U.S. Sign up for a free account, and afterwards enter to get 50 miles HERE

2. Read this post on TD Go card. This is a very good manufactured spending opportunity. Only available to residents in certain states.

3. Check out Radisson Mega Points promotion, where you get 10,000 points per night on certain properties.

4. There is an offer for Chase Marriott Visa that appears to be churnable. Also, you can refer  your friend if you currently have this card. It does pay me commission. More details HERE

5. Reported sighting for 70,000 points bonus on Chase Ink card. Annual fee of $95 is not waived. Available only inside a Chase branch. More  details HERE

6. You may have seen Twitter, Facebook and other social networks buttons under my posts. Please, share my content with your network groups if you find it helpful. Thanks in advance!

On my mind

No controversy today, folks! Sorry to disappoint y’all. This is a post on my travel style and how things change when you have kids. I’ve mentioned before in my multitude of old trip reports that I like to see a lot in a short period of time. Mostly, it’s because I’m very curious by nature, curious about other cultures and people, about what makes them tick. That’s why travel is my passion.

Before we had kids, I   dragged my husband along on our rapid adventures. He tried to protest, but usually just gave in, kind of like with this crazy hobby. When we had a 3-hour layover in Honolulu, I convinced him to go and tour Pearl Harbor. And go there by slow public bus, el cheapo style.

When we were heading from Poland to Great Britain, I convinced him  to fly to Greece for a couple of days. And hey, since we are in Athens, let’s visit some islands too.

In 2009, we had to fly from Orlando to Philadelphia for my brother-in-law’s wedding. We had a 10-month-old baby at the time and were taking her with us. Right before I got ready to buy our tickets, I  learned about Terracotta Army warriors exhibit in Atlanta. Yes, the real deal, shipped from China temporarily.

Anyway, back to my flights. I’ve noticed that the cheapest tickets were on AirTran, and one flight had a connection in Atlanta. The non-stop route to Philadelphia cost the same amount, BTW.

I convinced my husband to book the one with a connection in Atlanta so we could tour the exhibit with a 10-month-old baby during our layover… in the winter. Doesn’t that sound like something a certain blogger would do if he had kids? What’s his name, Stefan?

We had 6 hours, so I figured that should do it. However, there was a flight  change and the connection ended up being 8 hours. It finally dawned on me: This is crazy. We have a tiny baby,  flying to a wedding, and are planning to go through with this insanity. So, I took the opportunity and rebooked us on a non-stop flight. It’s a good thing I did.

The baby ended up having the mother of all diarrheas. Maybe someday I’ll tell the full story. Or not.

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Author: Leana

Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.

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6 thoughts on “Miles and Points, Travel Fast and Not Smart

  1. hi – in your post today about transferring iberia to british air, i’m just curious: how do you keep all these tricks/transfers/etc. straight? is there a master list? is there a site? there is just no way to remember all these little points tricks! thanks, jerri

    • @Rapid Travel Chai Yeah, I thought you might like the title! It really does sound like something you would do, doesn’t it? Having kids cuts down tremendously on the “crazy” factor in my travel planning. But it’s still fun, even if less rapid. 🙂

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