Now the second quarter is closed, it is the time for me to find out how many miles/points I earned and spent for the second 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 many miles or points I earned during the first quarter of 2017 here.
Credit Card Account Opening and Cancellation During Last Quarter
I did not apply for any credit card during the second quarter, but I canceled my Chase United Explorer Business card which I was keeping it for more than two years. So there is one less credit card to my credit card line up. Also, I converted my Chase Slate card to Chase Freedom card, so that I can earn 5x category bonus each quarter and 1x for everyday spend.
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 code share 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||613||0||7,251 *||7,251|
|American Airlines – Spouse||1,513||0||0||1,513|
|American Airlines – My account||0||1,000||0||1,000|
(*) Missing miles credit for December 2016 in June 2017, for my flight from the USA to Europe for the trip taken in December 2016.
Total Airline Miles earned across all accounts: 10,233
Credit Card Points Earned
|Card||Credit Card Spend Points||Shopping Portal Points Earning||Other Earning (Bonus)||Total Points Earned|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||604||0||0||604|
|Chase Ink Plus Business||7,217||0||0||7,217|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve – Spouse (*)||1,998||0||102,350 (**)||104,348|
(**) Includes Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus 100,000 points received in in April 2017.
Total Credit Card Points earned across all accounts: 116,524
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||1,164||0||0||1,164|
|AMEX SPG Card – My card||1,254||0||0||1,254|
Total Hotel Points earned across all accounts: 2,418
Miles or Points Redeemed
I redeemed 80,000 United MileagePlus miles for my business class trip from India to the USA during the second quarter of 2017. You can read the blog post I wrote about how I used United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flyer miles to purchase a business class ticket here.
I earned a total of 129,174 airline miles, credit card, and hotel points as well as redeemed 80,000 United MileagePlus miles during the second quarter of 2017.