New and Existing Customers Can Earn Bonus AA Miles with Sprint

Occasionally an opportunity to earn bonus miles or points will come up that’s a bit different than the standard offers most flyers are aware of. This week, it seems that Sprint and American Airlines are teaming up to offer new customers 20,000 AAdvantage miles to sign up for a new phone plan — new customers will also…

Deal Alert: New York to Oslo and Stockholm from $269 RT on Norwegian

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. In this case, however, you’ll need to search through…

“SEAT Act” To Set Minimum Sizes for Airline Seats

If you’ve been annoyed at how economy seat sizes and legroom have gotten smaller over the years, you certainly aren’t alone. There’s even a lawmaker who wants to reverse the trend. This week, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the Safe Egress in Air Travel Act of 2016 or “SEAT Act” (H.R. 4490): To direct the…

How to Reach Airline Phone Agents Quickly

Few things are more frustrating than trying to reach a live phone agent when dialing the airlines. Luckily, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr is here with some tips for more quickly reaching a human on the other end of line. Because I’m not a top-tier elite, I used to prepare myself for phone calls to the airline with…

Historic Wyndham Hotels That You Can Book With Points

While many hotels affiliated with major loyalty programs can seem cookie-cutter, not all properties were cast from the same mold. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some historic properties within the Wyndham brand, all of which can be booked using points. Some frequent travelers get tired of staying in the…

Uber and American Airlines Launch Partnership & Free Ride for AA Exec Platinums

Uber already has partnerships with IHG, Hilton and Starwood, with the Starwood partnership being one of the most rewarding options. In the past few months, Uber has expanded its territory — from on-demand helicopter and yacht rides to reducing its prices from Newark by up to 50%. If you haven’t signed up for Uber, you can join…

Thursday Giveaway: Nobu Las Vegas Hotel Package Valued at $1,970

TPG fans following me on Instagram and Snapchat might have heard about my disappointing experience at the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. As mentioned in the review, the hotel reached out after seeing my passive aggressive Instagram photo (below) and offered to bring me back to the hotel for a second…

Hotel Review: The Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

I usually go to Las Vegas once or twice a year and I try to stay at a new hotel each time. I don’t have a favorite, but I like the Palazzo (IHG, big rooms and great views) and Mandarin Oriental (a sanctuary in the center of craziness that is non-smoking and non-gambling). But, I am…

80,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Marriott Rewards Premier Card

Good news if you’re interested in booking award travel with Marriott or Ritz-Carlton: The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card and the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card are increasing their sign-up bonuses to 80,000 points after $3,000 spent in the first three months. That’s 30,000 Marriott Rewards points more than the standard 50,000-point offer. This isn’t…