I want to get more miles from my credit card, but don't have any major purchases planned that my wife won't kill me over (like a Husqvarna 701 Supermoto...). I do have a loan on our minivan that I can pay off at anytime since I have the funds. Would I be able to do a balance transfer from the loan to the card and pay it off? That'd give me at least 11,000 miles there, and give me enough MQD's for the year to get Platinum.
I fly from the US East Coast to Luanda for work every month, so I get some good miles on the ATL-JNB route, but it's at seaman fare level, so only base miles and very few MQDs.