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Rocketmiles has extended (yet again) bonus offer that is applicable for all airline partners by a month. You can earn 3,000 bonus miles for your first stay that must be booked by August 8, 2014. The actual stay date can be later.

Rocketmiles Generic 3,000 Bonus Miles For First Order By June 5 2014

Remember that this offer is only available for new members that have not used the service earlier. [click to continue...]

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Delta & Hawaiian Airlines frequent flier partnership is coming to an end. The last day to redeem miles is on July 31, 2013 (you can book up to a year in advance) and to earn on September 15, 2013. This is based on the information posted on Hawaiian’s HawaiianMiles website.

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Delta recently sorted their partner airlines to four categories and Hawaiian Airlines was on the last one with the least benefits for Delta frequent fliers. You can read more about that change here. [click to continue...]

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You can now redeem Virgin America Elevate points for flights on Hawaiian and vice versa. You cannot, at least for now, earn points or miles on Hawaiian flights on Virgin American’s program and the other way too.

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Hawaiian has an award chart for flights taken with Virgin America. The Virgin America awards using Hawaiian miles are not competitively priced. You are better off for redeeming on Delta, if you can find availability.

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Virgin America doesn’t have a chart for flight on Hawaiian, but you rather have to check the price on points by route. It appears that Virgin America doesn’t charge fuel surcharges on award on Hawaiian like they do on awards on Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.

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Conclusion

It is good for both airlines to have more partners. It is interesting that Hawaiian has a fixed award chart for Virgin America unlike with their other partner JetBlue, where the number of required Hawaiian miles is dependent of the ticket price.

The awards on Hawaiian using Virgin America miles are relatively reasonable and no fuel surcharges.

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On October 29, I wrote about a new hotel booking engine PointsHound that awards frequent flier miles for bookings. For getting new members to sign up, the site was (and still is) offering 100 free Delta, United, Hawaiian, or AeroMexico miles to sign up for their service (no purchase required).

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I did the sign up on that date and the 100 free miles posted to my United account on September 4.

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If you haven’t signed up for the service yet and would like to receive the free miles, it would probably be the right time.

This is an excellent way to extend the validity of the miles that is trickered by any account activity. Also, you never know when even a small amount like 100 miles can come handy.

Conclusion

Very easy way to collect 100 miles and doesn’t even require purchase. Just for registering to their website is enough. You may want to have a look at their hotel booking engine at the same time as well.

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PointsHound has a very good signup offer for 100 free United, Delta, Hawaiian or Aeromexico miles.

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All you need to do is to sign up and add one of these airlines as your program. You then need to choose the account where you would like PointsHound to send your sign up bonus.

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PointsHound is a new hotel booking engine that awards miles instead of cashback for hotels booked through their service.

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You just choose the city and the date. You will be then presented the price and number of miles you would earn by making the reservation through PointsHound. Seems to be rather easy.

Note that you won’t usually earn stay credit or hotel points for bookings made via third party. Some chains like Hyatt and Hilton do honor the status level benefits even on third party bookings. Starwood is very strict on this matter. No status benefits are honored on non-direct bookings.

Conclusion

This is an easy way to get 100 miles in any of the four programs mentioned above. It is also a good way to keep your airline frequent flier account active. I already signed up and waiting for my 100 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles to show up.

Personally, I would only use this service for cities that doesn’t have any of the hotels from the chains that I participate to and I couldn’t get cashback (in cash) from any of the cashback sites that I use. I believe that I may end up using this service couple of times a year. Please note that if you sign up using the link above, I will get 100 miles for referring you.