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The American 100k bonus was released yesterday
250,000 AA for under $4000. Less than $0.016/mile
That is ridicuously cheap.
What could you do with those miles?
Fly to Brazil or Europe in business class for $1832 + taxes/fees
- Each way is 57,500 AA – so we’re talking 115k. That’s just under $1832/ person roundtrip.
Do you have a credit card that gives you 10% of your redeemed miles back?
- Citi cobranded Aadvantage Platinum cards: personal and business
- Barclay Aviator
- up to 10,000 miles.
That brings the cost of these tickets down to 105k roundtrip
Now we’re talking about $1672. 65 roundtrip + $65 taxes and fees for a Brazil R/T.
What are some other sweet spots in the AA chart?
|Region||Business Class Miles Needed||Cost at $0.01595|
|South America 1||30000||$480|
The one that pops out the most is South America Region 1.
- Peru is considered South America Region 1
- Machu Picchu is high on a lot of bucket lists and AA flies it’s newly retrofitted 767-300 on this route.
Check on Expertflyer to find the routes operated by the 763
But make sure the seat map looks like this: other wise you’ll get an old crap product.
Roundtrip would be 60k and with 10% credit card discount, just 54k!
That’s only $862 r/t in business/first from the States to Peru. Incredible Value.
- It’s also worth noting that LATAM flies a lie flat from JFK to LIM…
Let me know what you guys find and if you pull the trigger! Looking forward to hearing your stories!!
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Capital One lit the premium card market on fire when it dropped this card. It quickly was added to our wallet for the following reason!
♥ Earn 100k Bonus Points after $10k Spend in 6 months
♥$300 Annual Travel credit within Capital One Travel Portal
♥2x on every single purchase without limit
♥10x on hotels and car rentals purchased via Capital One Travel
♥5x on airfare purchased within Capital One Travel
♥Erase any travel purchase off your card at a penny a piece with Capital One Travel Eraser
- Access to the Capital One lounge network
- Priority Pass access ( including restaurants for you and two guests ) Authorized Users have access as well
♥ 10k Anniversary Miles every year you keep the card – worth $100 in Capital One Travel or transferred to partners
♥$395 Annual Fee
If you spend more than $400 a year on travel, you’ll quickly offset the annual fee with the $300 travel credit and 10k anniversary bonus. The rest is gravy. And you can add up to 4 Authorized Users fee free!