6 Premium Travel Cards that Are Worth the High Annual Fee

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the perks offered by a variety of premium travel credit cards, and explains why they’re worth the cost of admission. Premium credit cards may scare many people away with their $400-plus annual fees, but travel rewards enthusiasts know that despite the high price tag, these cards can…

Delta Low-Level Award Inventory Now on ExpertFlyer

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how ExpertFlyer can help you find award availability through its alert capabilities. In it, I lamented the fact that Delta forced the site to remove all data last fall. However, I am excited to share that some Delta functionality has been restored: as of today, you…

United Will Begin Operating Biofuel Flights Later This Summer

Fuel is expensive — it’s generally the largest operating expense of major carriers — so it’s no surprise that airlines are investing in alternatives with the hopes of potentially decreasing the cost of flying in the future. The New York Times reports that later this summer, United will operate flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco using biofuel, as part of its eco-skies program….

Uber Executives Arrested in Paris Following Protests

Uber’s controversy in France continues this week after two of its top executives were taken into custody by French police for “illicit activities,” according to the Associated Press. These events follow last week’s anti-Uber protests in Paris (and other parts of France), which shut down the city. The demonstrations headed by Parisian taxi drivers halted travel…

Deal Alert: West Coast to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji from $771

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 and take advantage…

The Most Pet-Friendly Points Hotels in America

Stumped about the best spots for summer stays with your pets in tow? TPG Contributor Lane Nieset has done the research to highlight eight hotel brands — and individual properties within them — that welcome you, your loyalty points and your furry friends. Kimpton Hotels Surfcomber South Beach — Miami, Florida At Kimpton‘s 60-plus hotels throughout the US, pets are welcomed free of charge, no matter what size,…

Deal Alert: $21 One-Way Flights on Frontier

Frontier Airlines is having a sale in honor of its 21st birthday, with one-way flights starting at $21. This deal includes routes from Atlanta, GA; Chicago- O’Hare, IL; Denver, CO; Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX; Philadelphia, PA and more for select dates beginning in August. The promotion runs today through 11:59pm tonight, June 30, 2015. If you’re looking for a quick…

So, Greece is a Mess — What Does That Mean For Travelers?

With the recent financial collapse of Greece and its subsequent July 5 referendum, travelers are not sure how to handle trips planned to Athens, the Greek Islands and beyond. Here’s our guide to what’s happening, and what it means for you. Previously in Greece So, how did we get here? Let’s recap. No spoilers! 2008-2009:…

Help a Dog Rescue in Thailand with Points, Miles and More

For this month’s installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series designed to highlight travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Jade Broadus — an avid traveler and owner of two rescue pups herself — shares how you can help an animal rescue in Thailand bring dogs to America to find their forever homes. (All photos by Soi Dog Foundation.) Many travelers, especially those visiting…

Seattle Amex Centurion Studio Lounge Opens Today

The new Amex Centurion Studio Lounge is officially open for business at SeaTac International Airport as of this morning. This is the sixth US lounge in the Centurion network, joining others in Las Vegas (LAS), Dallas (DFW), New York (LGA), San Francisco (SFO) and Miami (MIA). It’ll be open for business every day from 5am to 10pm. Centurion Lounges…