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Opportunity knocks in may forms and for travel opportunities, that’s exactly why you’re here. We all want to travel better, save miles, money and time; and despite it only being Monday, we’re already seeing great opportunities for each. Here are the most important travel and loyalty stories for Monday, bloody Monday.

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30% Amex To Etihad Transfer Bonus

If you have Amex points from cards like the Amex Gold, Platinum or Green card, you can turn them into Etihad points. Long story short, this has almost never been a good option because Etihad charges an extortionate amount of miles for most things you may actually want. However, since American Airlines recent devaluation, Etihad is now the best way to book many luxury American Airlines flights at the old (better) levels. Yes, you can use Etihad miles on American. You’ll need to find space with American (using their website) and then call Etihad to book. With the 30% bonus, this could be lucrative, just find your space before you transfer.

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New Flying Blue Promo Awards. Good Deals All Around The World…

Air France and KLM do an excellent job with their “Flying Blue”, joint frequent flyer program. Not only can you easily create “Flying Blue” miles by transferring Amex or Citi points, not to mention flying, they offer monthly “sales” on their flights using miles. Basically, each month, a new list of routes comes out where you can save 25%-50% off flights in all cabins. This month there are excellent deals from Boston to Europe (vice versa) where you can save 25% on business class one way or round trip, 50% off Europe to Doha in business class, 25% off many economy destinations and more. Check out the sale HERE.

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Buy Marriott Gift Cards With 20% Discount, One Day ONLY…

US Travel Association is in the middle of their Daily Getaways offerings, trying to tempt timid homebodies out of their homes with savings on domestic and international travel packages and products. This Tuesday, May 3rd, you can score Marriott Gift cards with 20% savings. You can purchase a $500 gift card for $400, and you can do that a couple times if you wish. If you’re a Marriott or Ritz person, this is a pretty great opportunity to save on something you’ll definitely need. Check out the deal HERE.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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