Win A Free Night with Marriott’s 1,000 Nights of Summer Sweepstakes

Marriott and Chase have teamed up to promote the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which is currently offering a sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months. As part of the promo, Marriott is giving away 1,000 free nights — simply input your information on the 1,000 Nights of…

American Airlines Eliminates (Then Reinstates) Phone Award Booking Fees

Update 5/2/16 7:00pm: AA has reinstated the award ticketing fee, which was apparently removed in error during a site update today. Bummer! Here’s the corrected fee structure (which also includes corrected amounts for “Travel Center” bookings: This morning, American Airlines changed its fees for booking award tickets — eliminating some fees while increasing others. Phone Booking Fees First the…

Free CLEAR Expedited Security for Delta Diamond Members

CLEAR is hoping to expand its expedited security program to more airports across the country. The service is the leading biometric identity platform in the US that utilizes fingerprint and iris scanning to speed up the identification process at airport security checkpoints and, increasingly, at sports venues. And with its expansion, CLEAR has partnered with Delta Air…

Daily Getaways Week 5 — Avis, Marriott, Vegas Getaways

Today begins the fifth — and final — week of Daily Getaways, an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. Each Monday, we dive into the details of the week’s deals to help you figure out which ones are worth pursuing. Note that each deal goes live at 1:00pm…

Uber Celebrates 5 Years in New York City with $5 UberPool Rides

As Uber continues expanding cities and adding more modes of transportation, the service becomes even more convenient for getting around — especially when traveling far from home. (If you don’t have an Uber account, you can sign up now to receive a free ride [up to $20] from TPG.) For those who have been using Uber for a while,…

How to Book Emirates Awards with Credit Card Points

Between its A380 and 777-300ER, Emirates offers some of the most coveted premium-cabin seats in the sky. And thankfully, there are plenty of ways to book them for “free” using points earned through your transferable point program of choice. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through the details. When it comes to…

What Time Should I Depart for Asia to Avoid Jet Lag?

TPG reader Brandon sent me a message on Facebook to ask about jet lag: “My wife and I are flying from San Francisco to Hong Kong this fall. What’s easier on the body: arriving in the morning or evening?” There are entire books on the subject of how to avoid jet lag, and you can find all kinds…

Can I Earn Points for Hotel Stays If Someone Else Checks in?

TPG reader Jeff sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning hotel points: “On an upcoming trip, my wife will arrive at our hotel 10 hours before me. Can I still make the reservation and earn points for our stay with Marriott?” Award travel is a great multi-player game, and a lot of opportunities open…