Here are my miles and points earning for the fourth quarter of 2017, which includes credit card points, airline miles, shopping portal miles as well as any purchased miles (if any). For comparison, you can see how much I earned during the last quarter of 2017 here.
Credit Card Account Opening and Cancellation During Last Quarter
During the fourth quarter, I applied and received the Citi AAdvantage Gold card with a signup bonus of 65,000 AAdvantage miles. I canceled my Bank of America Alaska Airlines card during the last quarter, so there are one addition and one removal of a credit card on our credit card portfolio.
Please note I do not carry a lot of credit card in my portfolio. I keep only enough cards that will help me to get free premium class travel. Also, I want to have a good relationship with credit card issuers, and I do not play the game apply for a credit card, cancel the card after earning the signup bonus.
I also use strategic planning to credit my miles to airline alliance partners or codeshare partners to earn maximum miles for my travel.
Airline Miles Earned
|Airlines||Credit Card Spend Miles (includes any bonus miles)||Shopping Portal Mileage Earning||Miles for flying (include codeshare or alliance partner miles earning)||Total Miles Earned|
|Alaska Airlines||564||0||0 (¹)||564|
|American Airlines – Spouse||0||2,598||0||2,598|
|American Airlines – My account||1,098 (²)||1,094||2,543||4,462|
|United Airlines – Spouse||72,027 (³)||0||0||72,027|
|United Airlines – My account||0||1,098||0||1,098|
(1) – Yet to receive credit for British Airways miles flown credited to Alaska Airlines frequent flyer program
(3) – Includes Sign up bonus of 70k for Chase United Visa
Total Airline Miles earned across all accounts: 80,749
Credit Card Points Earned
|Card||Credit Card Spend Points||Shopping Portal Points Earning||Other Earning (Bonus)||Total Points Earned|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||719||0||15||734|
|Chase Ink Plus Business||1,756||0||5,354||7,110|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve – Spouse||1,151||0||8,248||9,399|
Total Credit Card Points earned across all accounts: 21,637
Hotel Points Earned
|Hotel||Credit Card Spend Points||Shopping Portal Points Earning||Hotel Stay Points Earning or Credit Card Spend Bonus||Total Points Earned|
|AMEX SPG Card – Spouse||1,535||0||0||1,535|
|AMEX SPG Card – My card||1,746||0||0||1,746|
Total Hotel Points earned across all accounts: 3,281
I earned a total of 105,667 airline miles, credit card, and hotel points during the last quarter of 2017. I did not use my miles or points to purchase an airline ticket or hotel reservation during the first quarter, so there is no outflow of miles or points during the first quarter.