Hotels Are Now Targeting a New Demographic: People Who Don’t Want a Room

Ask someone — anyone — to explain the basic way a hotel makes money and the answer is likely to sound something like, “They charge out-of-towners $150 or so a night for a temporary home away from home.” While this does sum up the basic business strategy of any type of lodging facility, today’s hotels…

JetBlue’s Flying to Cuba First, With One-Way Fares from $99

JetBlue just announced the starting dates for its flights to Cuba, which are also now available to book, starting at just $99 each way from Fort Lauderdale (FLL). Not only is JetBlue offering cheaper tickets on it’s inaugural flight to Santa Clara than competitor Silver Airways, which will also fly the route nonstop, it’s also beginning service one day earlier on…

Uber’s Punishing Drivers Who Don’t Pick Up UberPool Riders

There’s no doubt that Uber has changed the way the world gets around. It’s made traveling in a new city more reliable and convenient, and getting to work a more affordable and enjoyable experience with $5 flat rates for using UberPool during commuting hours in NYC. Although you may be sharing your ride with a stranger (or two) when…

Citi Lowers Prestige Sign-Up Bonus, Changes and Removes Some Benefits

Last week we learned that the Citi Prestige Card will be dropping Admirals Club access from its list of benefits starting in July 2017. This change has some cardholders reconsidering if it’s worth paying the $450 annual fee to keep this card open, though they do have a year’s advance notice to decide. However, the…

Virgin America Adding More Flights from the West Coast to Newark

First Southwest announced upcoming service between EWR and Puerto Rico, then Alaska Airlines shared its plans to fly to EWR from three new West Coast cities and several other carriers announced new routes to the airport. Now Virgin America is expanding its service to Newark with new round-trip transcontinental flights. Starting on November 18, 2016, the carrier…

One Last AA Mileage Run Before the Devaluation on August 1

TPG Contributor Eric Goldner just got back from an epic three-day adventure that earned him AA Platinum status. Here’s how he did it. A few weekends ago, I embarked on a mileage run that would take me from coast to coast, down to Miami and over to Panama for a grand total of $942.85. I was on a mission:…

How to Use and Maximize Free Nights from the IHG Credit Card

One of the best features of the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is the free night you’ll earn after your account renewal date. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how to use and maximize this perk. There are many reasons to carry travel rewards credit cards in your wallet beyond…