Sam Helmy

Staff Writer

Sam joined the AwardWallet team in late 2016. He discovered points miles while planning trips in pursuit of his other passion scuba diving when he started using points and miles to get to some of the world’s best diving destinations. Eventually, he became a bit of an expert on how to use points and miles to get to diving destinations across the globe.

 

Over the years, Sam has lived in 6 countries and enjoys discovering new places and meeting new people, discovering new cultures, and learning new languages.

 

Sam currently lives in Spain, and when not working on points and miles he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, cooking, DIY, hiking, and walking with his wife and two dogs.

Transfer Capital One Miles to Accor Live Limitless With a 20% Bonus

Capital One launched a promotion giving you a 20% bonus when you transfer your Capital One Miles to Accor ALL points. The promotion is valid for transfers through November 30, 2022. For every 1,000 Capital One miles you transfer, you receive 600 Accor points. Here are some creative uses of this otherwise forgettable transfer bonus.

Virgin Atlantic 50% Rebate on Awards

Virgin Atlantic launched a promotion giving you a 50% rebate on award bookings. You must link your Virgin Red and Virgin Flying Club accounts to participate in the promotion. Bookings must be made by November 7, 2022 to take advantage of the award rebate.

Transfer Capital One Miles to British Airways With a 20% Bonus

Capital One just launched its latest transfer bonus promotion. Now through November 30, 2022, you will receive a 20% bonus when you transfer Capital One miles to British Airways Executive Club Avios. Here are some great uses for this transfer bonus, including 11k-mile awards to Europe or 29k in business class.

Do Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles Expire?

Thai miles will expire after three years at the end of the quarter in which they were earned. There is no way to extend the validity of their miles or reinstate them once they expire. Thankfully you can transfer points from Citi or Marriott to top off your account to book an award.