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Visit Philadelphia with your points and miles

To the point Easily accessible by direct flight, Philadelphia is one of those cities that can be visited for a weekend.

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It’s time to give you some weekend ideas with your points and miles. This week we take you to Philadelphia, city of cream cheese, the American Declaration of Independence, cheesesteak and speakeasies.

 

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photo : rdsmith4

 

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photo: Philadelphia Tourism Office

How to get there?

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) will be accessible by direct flights with American Airlines and Air Canada starting May 24 . Of course other American airlines serve the airport with non-direct flights.

With Alaska Airlines

Alaska is partnered with American Airlines and Delta to offer you the Mileage Plan program. The Alaska Airlines MBNA credit card, which with its 25,000 mile welcome bonus, gets you a round trip to North America.

For example, leaving on a Saturday and returning on a Monday with Delta for $85 (US)

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With British Airways Execute Club

Execute Club, the British Airways program, is an American Express transfer partner. The transfer is done at parity and sometimes even to your advantage with promotions ranging from 25 to 30% bonus. The British company is a member of the OneWorld alliance, which also includes American Airlines. Execute Club operates not with a zone-based, but with a distance-based, award ticket pricing system.

Example with a direct flight for 15,000 Avios points and $66:

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With Aeroplan

Air Canada has expanded its transborder flights and Philadelphia is now connected by two daily flights. Here is an example for 15,000 miles and $195

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Lodging

This week we talked about the different options for using your Starwood points. Let’s look at our options in this old American city.

With Starwood

The site presents the different hotels and their costs according to the options, which makes it possible to see the best results. With 24,000 SPG points you get the equivalent of more than $1000 CAD compared to the price of Le Méridien Philadelphia for example on 2 nights.

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For example, here is a list of hotels available for between 10,000 and 12,000 starpoints per night.

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You could even find hotels for as little as 3,000 starpoints per night!

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The cards to make this weekend

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