How to Get a Free Passport

Qantas is running a promotion currently, which is discounting your tickets to Australia by $135 for each ticket.  Apparently, they took notice that not a lot of Americans have passports, and they want to help fix that.  Simply go to qantas.com/passportredeem and enter the promo code “PASSPORT”, and select your flights.  Depending on where you are flying from, the savings could be real, or they may be more expensive than competitor flights.  You will either way, save $135 for most flights selected.  If you happen to have a passport already, you still get the promotional savings.  Just make sure you enter the promo code when making the booking.  This is a great offer, if you were heading over to the land down under in the coming month or so. Getting a discount of $135 for each passenger is pretty good. You can also credit your miles to American Airlines, or Alaska Airlines if you like, since they are partners. Check your dates and make the booking, and let me know how much your flights came to. From Portland, Oregon, it was still too expensive for me to drop on a trip to Sydney. However, originating at a gateway city such as LAX, or SFO might yield lower prices.  Happy Travels!

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Double Reward Miles for Singapore AND Virgin America

If you are a Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer member, look for an email indicating double reward miles for flying code-shared flights with Virgin America.  Its simple: fly any Singapore Airlines codeshare flights operated by Virgin America between now and February 28th, 2013, and get credited for the domestic leg, as well as your Virgin America Elevate points!! A great opportunity to get miles into BOTH programs for instead of one. It’s not everyday deals like this pop up.  If you don’t have a KrisFlyer account, make sure to sign up for one, as both airlines are partners of American Express Membership Rewards.  Virgin America recently started service from Portland (PDX) and offers non-stops to California cities.

If you are interested in this offer, please visit the LINK.

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