Flash Deal Summary

Sample Savings via Starwood’s (now Marriott Points) points-to-miles transfer partnership with Japan Airlines: Los Angeles to Hong Kong for 190,000 Japan Airline miles and it costs even less if you have a Starwood/Marriott account: only 155,000 Starpoints (now 465,000 Marriott Points). American charges 140,000 miles for Business.

Sample Savings via Starwood’s (now Marriott Points) points-to-miles transfer partnership with Japan Airlines: Los Angeles to Hong Kong for 190,000 Japan Airline miles and it costs even less if you have a Starwood/Marriott account: only 155,000 Starpoints (now 465,000 Marriott Points). American charges 140,000 miles for Business.

For one traveler (and possibly more), FCF’s research team has discovered an opportunity to save up to 75% in cash OR save up to 205,000 miles compared to normal/everyday prices when traveling between the U.S. and Asia.

In other words, if you have a Starwood/Marriott card and book via Japan Airlines, as opposed to earning miles via mainstream ways, you’re getting First Class for little more than Business.

CREDIT CARD POINTS TRANSFER DEAL

British Airways and Iberia and their point-transfer partner, American Express Rewards, are once again offering a 40% points-transfer bonus deal, valid through Oct. 1. To view the deal you need to login to your American Express Rewards account here.

Sample Savings via American Express’s points-to-miles transfer partnership with British Airways:  San Francisco to Hong Kong for 280,000 British Airways Avios round-trip. And right now, there’s a 40% transfer bonus if you transfer points from Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways. So, you could transfer just 168,000 points for a round-trip. American charges 140,000 miles for Business Class.

NO MILES? NO PROBLEM

American is currently running a deal whereby miles can be acquired for as low as 1.8¢ each (includes taxes and processing fee), through a new, up to 85,000 bonus miles buy promo + save 10%, which runs through August 31, 2019.

More Info on AA Promotion.

New to buying miles? Know: FCF’s Beginner’s Guide: How to Play the “Buy Miles to Fly In Style” Strategy to Net Up to 90% Off Premium Travel.

SAMPLE SAVINGS FROM U.S. TO ASIA IN FIRST CLASS:

The published First Class fare on Cathay Pacific’s Los Angeles to Hong Kong route is $16,049 r/t; through the American Airlines purchase strategy, you can pay $4,110 r/t (includes taxes and about $67 in award tax), a savings of $12,299 (75%).

More here on getting flights (based on availability) from around the U.S. to the hub (Los Angeles or San Francisco) AND/OR flights from the destination (Hong Kong) to all over Asia.

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Deal Routes

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