7 Low-Level IHG Properties that Make for Awesome Awards

Award travel enthusiasts often focus on redeeming for first-class flights and stays at five-star hotels, but sometimes the best value can be found further down the award chart. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares his favorite redemptions for lower-tier properties in the IHG Rewards program. The top awards tend to be the most expensive, but that…

Maximizing Uber for Both Occasional and Frequent Riders

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at different opportunities for earning points, miles and cash back on Uber rides, and demonstrates one particularly potent strategy for maximizing your return. I’ll be honest, I love Uber. While many cities and countries may not agree with me, the explosion in the popularity of ride-sharing means there is…

10 of the Craziest Foods in Major League Baseball

To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. With baseball season in full swing, TPG Contributor Jason Kessler has scoped out stadiums that are serving up the craziest food around so you can fill up on…

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…

Barclaycard Confirms Arrival and Arrival Plus Changes

Barclaycard stopped taking new applications for the Arrival and Arrival Plus cards earlier this week, in advance of a product refresh in mid-July. Amid the speculation about potential changes to benefits for cardholders, Barclaycard had remained silent about updates until this afternoon. Barclaycard will lower the redemption bonus for both the Arrival and Arrival Plus cards from 10% to…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 American Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 American Airlines gift card in honor of the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard recent increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after making $7,500 in purchases in the first three months after account opening. You must enter the giveaway below no later than 11:59pm EST on Monday, July 6….

JetBlue Opens Post-Security Rooftop Space at JFK

JetBlue unveiled the new T5 Rooftop and the first post-security outdoor space available to all passengers at JFK Airport yesterday. The new family- and pet-friendly green space is located at Terminal 5, and features picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline and the Eero Saarinen TWA Terminal. The rooftop has free Wi-Fi, space for dog walking and even…

Insider Series: What Do Air Traffic Controllers Actually Do?

The newest addition to our Insider Series is TPG Contributor “Vic Vector,“ an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In his first installment, he’ll clarify and establish the basic roles and duties of air traffic controllers. What comes to mind when you think of air traffic control? Whatever image you just came up with, I’m…

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…