Here’s what happening on the credit card front -remember I DO NOT receive any compensation from any of the credit card companies. You may or may not want to take advantage of some of these deals.
IF you are so inclined, now is the time to apply for the 50,000 miles Souhwest Airline credit card. I do not have this card but will be applying for it – deadline for approval is October 30th. I would apply today! Why is this great you ask? Because if you get 110,000 you get a free companion pass that you can use within two calendar years. To get the most out of this card, make sure you complete your $2000 minimum spend AFTER your December statement closes – that way it will be credited to January and you will have 2014 and 2015 in which to use your companion pass. It doesn’t matter if you book your flight with points or with cash, your companion just pays the taxes. Here is a link to the credit card courtesy of Million Mile Secrets:
American Express is back with a 20% British Airways transfer and 30% Virgin Atlantic transfer from now until December 31, 2013. I wouldn’t transfer unless you have a trip planned and need extra points. I try to stay as flexible as possible nevertheless, it is a good way to get extra points.
According to Points, Miles and Martinis American Airlines is offering a bonus on purchased miles. The more you purchase the greater the bonus is. If you purchase 15,000 – 29,000 miles you’ll earn a bonus of 4,000 miles; 30,000 – 49,000 miles you’ll earn 8,000 miles. Click here for more details.
Lufthansa has a 50,000 sign-up bonus for its credit card. This is a good deal because it gets you access to better First Class award seats on its partners such as Swiss Air. Here is a link for the credit card.