Insider Series: Carrie’s Galley Gossip — Part Two

In this second installment of her new column, “Carrie’s Galley Gossip,” TPG Insider Carrie A. Trey — a flight attendant for a major airline — shares some of her favorite stories about life at 35,000 feet. First of all, if you haven’t read the first installment of my column, you can check that out here. Then, dig in to…

One Year of Earning and Burning with the SPG Amex

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially when it comes…

Credit Card and Travel Resources for Small-Business Owners

Business credit cards can be a great way to earn travel rewards beyond what you already enjoy from your personal cards. Even better, you usually don’t even need to have a formal business in order to qualify for a business credit card. In addition to lucrative sign-up bonuses and bonus spending categories, many credit card issuers offer benefits specifically for…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? September Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Ranking the Best Starter Travel Cards for Award Flights

Whether you’re just getting started as an award traveler yourself or trying to help a friend join the club, today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains which travel rewards credit cards are best for beginners interested primarily in redeeming points and miles for award flights. One of the most common concerns I hear from new…

Kind Traveler: Give to Charities When You Book Your Travel

For this month’s installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series designed to highlight travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Jade Broadus — an avid, deals-obsessed traveler — shares how you can give to your favorite charities while earning incredible travel rewards. (All images courtesy of Kind Traveler.) Launching in October 2015, new travel booking platform Kind Traveler will allow you to give to the charity of your choice as you…

Should Flyers Have to Accommodate Nut Allergies?

Welcome to Fly&Dine Tuesday, a monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. For decades, peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches filled the lunch boxes and bags of American children — but now, thanks…

Deal Alert: Flights to Cancun from $196 on AA, Delta and United

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…