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Just in time for Black Friday, United Airlines has launched MileagePlus X, a new app for iOS and Android mobile devices that enables MileagePlus members to earn up to 4 miles per dollar for shopping at participating merchants. Presently targeted to select MileagePlus members by email, the… Read More

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With major changes to Delta and United’s frequent flyer programs in the past year and more to come from the American Airlines/US Airways merger, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to look at the current state of airline award routing rules for the US legacy carriers. Each day this week… Read More

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Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen continues his series The Weekly Wish, looking at flaws, shortcomings, and room for improvement in the world of travel and loyalty programs. Today’s wish: for airlines and hotels to spread some cheer and goodwill in the holiday spirit.

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Singapore & Virgin Australia Launch Point Conversion Option

November 26, 2014

Last week, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia enhanced their partnership by launching a new feature that enables KrisFlyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer members to convert points and miles between the two programs. This new (and pretty unique) conversion capability offers frequent flyers greater access to upgrades and award seats across the combined network of the two airlines. Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now […]

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Ultimate Black Friday Shopping Guide to America’s Best Mega Malls

November 26, 2014

If you’re amongst the 90 million people expected to travel during Thanksgiving weekend, your holiday plans might mean spending Black Friday in uncharted shopping territory. To solve this retail dilemma, TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has rounded up the best mega-mall Black Friday promotions around the country. Read on for info on around-the-clock hours and hard-to-resist incentives. Miami […]

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Alaska Airlines Announces New 2015 Mileage Plan Program

November 26, 2014

Following Delta’s Increased Medallion Qualifying Dollars announcement and United Devaluing MileagePlus Premier Program, Alaska Airlines decided that they would revamp their 2015 Mileage Plan program as well. Similar to Delta and United, Alaska Airlines is trying to target business travelers, who they feel spend the most by offering increased mileage bonuses on full economy and first […]

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Overview of American Airlines Award Routing Rules

November 26, 2014

With major changes to Delta and United’s frequent flyer programs in the past year and more to come from the American Airlines/US Airways merger, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to look at the current state of airline award routing rules for the US legacy carriers. Each day this week he’ll feature a different carrier (see earlier […]

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Deal Alert: $41 US Airways Flights Las Vegas- Philadelphia

November 26, 2014

While most of you are probably traveling today for Thanksgiving, US Airways is running a fare sale with flights starting at $41 between Las Vegas and Philadelphia for select dates in January and February. These flights are bookable on the US Airways site, though my favorite way to search for these is using the ita […]

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7 Ways to Get Great Value from the British Airways Visa

November 26, 2014

In the travel rewards game, earning points and miles is only one half of the equation. How you spend them is what really determines what they’re worth, and how far they’ll take you. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers suggestions for using British Airways Avios earned from the co-branded Chase credit card. In this month’s ranking of TPG’s top […]

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Credit Card Strategies for Holiday Shopping

November 26, 2014

The holiday shopping season offers not only doorbuster discounts and seasonal specials, but also plenty of opportunities to maximize travel rewards. Today TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers tips to help you get the most out of your holiday spending. As travel rewards enthusiasts, our perspectives on holiday shopping differ from those of most shoppers. We’re interested not just in savings, but […]

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Citi ThankYou Rewards 100% Transfer Bonus to Hilton HHonors

November 25, 2014

For a limited time, Citi ThankYou Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on points transferred to hotel partner Hilton HHonors. Normally ThankYou Points transfer to Hilton at 1:1, but through January 8, 2015, you’ll get 2,000 HHonors points for every 1,000 ThankYou Points you transfer. Since Citi added 9 airline transfer partners this year Citi, Hilton is […]

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8 Hot Shopping Destinations in the World’s Most Fashionable Cities

November 25, 2014

Heading to a fashion capital and don’t know where to start when it comes to shopping? Nice-based TPG contributor Lane Nieset spotlights some of the best places to shop in the world’s most fashionable cities, from classic streets to new neighborhoods begging to be explored. Whether it’s holiday shopping or shopping any time of year, don’t […]

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IHG Releases PointBreaks List for November 24-February 28

November 25, 2014

IHG just released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels for November 24- February 28, 2015. PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels (Intercontinental, EVEN Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc.) that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points for a free night, and change every few months. While many of the participating properties are in fairly mundane destinations, there are always a few […]

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Thanksgiving Dining Out Guide

November 25, 2014

Do you fantasize about a Thanksgiving feast without the cooking and cleaning? How about dining in a beautiful restaurant with a chef and waitstaff who’ve planned out every last detail? TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has searched far and wide to compile our nationwide Thanksgiving Day dining guide. Make your reservations now. Chicago Deca Deca’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet will don […]

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Overview of United Airlines Award Routing Rules

November 25, 2014

With major changes to Delta and United’s frequent flyer programs in the past year and more to come from the American Airlines/US Airways merger, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to look at the current state of airline award routing rules for the US legacy carriers. Each day this week he’ll feature a different carrier (see yesterday’s […]

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How and When to File a DOT Complaint

November 25, 2014

Getting a plane full of people and stuff from one place to another is no easy task, and mistakes are inevitable. The important consideration for travelers is how airlines respond, and what to do when that response is inadequate. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen discusses one tool every frequent flyer should know how to use, the DOT complaint. Air travel […]

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Delta to Launch London – Philadelphia Route in 2015

November 24, 2014

In an expansion of the code-sharing partnership started almost one year ago, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic will introduce non-stop service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Philadelphia (PHL). Starting on April 8, 2015, this daily service will be Delta’s eighth destination to the U.S. from Heathrow. The news of this Delta service to PHL (which has long been […]

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12 Ways To Survive Thanksgiving Travel

November 24, 2014

It’s that time of year again — the holiday travel season is about to begin. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday afterwards are known to be some of the most hectic travel days of the year. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offers some tips and advice for those traveling over Thanksgiving hoping to have a […]

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Deal Alert: $19 Frontier Airlines Fares

November 24, 2014

Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 from Atlanta, GA; Bloomington/Normal, IL; Chicago-O-Hare; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland; Denver; Harrisburg, PA; Madison, WI; Omaha, Phoenix, Trenton/Princeton; Washington-Dulles, and Wilmington, DE  for select dates this December. If you are interested in scoring any of these fares for $19, be sure to book […]

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Overview of Delta Air Lines Award Routing Rules

November 24, 2014

With major changes to Delta and United’s frequent flyer programs in the past year and more to come from the American Airlines/US Airways merger, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to look at the current state of airline award routing rules for the US legacy carriers. Each day this week he’ll feature a different carrier, […]

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Southwest Companion Pass: 16 Things Every Flyer Should Know

November 24, 2014

The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most coveted awards out there, and considering how much value it holds, it’s surprisingly easy to earn. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers tips that even Companion Pass veterans can learn from. Southwest Airlines has always operated unlike other carriers. Their unique formula has allowed them to […]

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When Must I Meet the Spend Threshold for a Sign-Up Bonus?

November 23, 2014

TPG reader Sophia tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Must the minimum spending requirement be met when my third statement closes or exactly 90 days after opening the account in order to earn a sign-up bonus?” In order to get lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses, you often have to hit spend thresholds. For example, the BarclayCard Arrival Plus, […]

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Will Delta MQMs Roll Over If I Don’t Qualify on MQDs?

November 23, 2014

TPG reader Scott tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Do Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles roll over if you haven’t qualified on Medallion Qualifying Dollars? I have 65k MQMs this year but am only a Silver Medallion.”  In 2014, both Delta and United instituted revenue requirements to qualify for elite status. For example, if you fly 100,000 miles […]

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