DOJ Investigating Alleged Airline Collusion

Anyone who’s tried to book a domestic ticket within the United States in the last few years knows that there are only a few major airlines that command the majority of domestic routes. According to the Washington Post, the four major US carriers — American, Delta, Southwest and United — control 80 percent of seat capacity…

Finding Value with Marriott’s Cash + Points Awards

Many people get into award travel to score free flights and hotel stays, but another good way to maximize your travel rewards is through the points + cash rates offered by many hotel brands. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at how these redemption options stack up in the Marriott Rewards program. Snagging an award…

Turkish Airlines to Offer Lounge Access to Select Economy Passengers

Runway Girl Network reports that Turkish Airlines is planning on opening a lounge for economy customers in transit when Istanbul’s new airport opens in 2017. Traditionally a privilege awarded to premium-cabin passengers and elite frequent flyers, lounge access is seen as a luxury to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. Turkish Airlines’…

TPG Talks JetBlue, Airline Fees and More on ABC News

This week, JetBlue announced that it would be adding baggage fees for checked luggage. Travelers can expect to shell out $20 for bags paid for online, and $25 for bags paid for at the airport ticket counter. The new fees are a part of JetBlue’s three-tier pricing system, which provides one or two bags with each ticket (as well as…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2015

Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall and benefits are added and subtracted, often with little or no notice. Offers that are available today could be gone tomorrow (or even later today!). Because the cards you…

Earn 75,000 AAdvantage Miles with the Citi Executive Card

It seems hard to believe that we’ve reached the halfway point of 2015! To celebrate the start of the third quarter, I’m excited to share a lucrative new offer for TPG readers for one of my favorite co-branded airline cards. For a limited time, the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard is offering an increased sign-up bonus of…

Deal Alert: Delta to Hong Kong and Seoul from $607

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

New Chase Freedom and Discover It Bonuses Start Today

Today, we’re entering the third quarter of 2015, which means new 5% quarterly rotating categories for the Chase Freedom and Discover It cards. As a reminder, each of these cards offers 5x points or 5% cash back per $1 on up to $1,500 worth of purchases at specific merchants or categories of merchants. These bonus merchant categories change every quarter (so four…

Your Layover Guide to Dubai (DXB)

Our “Layover Lowdown” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset guides us through the ever-changing Dubai International Airport (DXB). Connecting…

Making Family Vacations Affordable: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points…