Your Layover Guide to Philadelphia (PHL)

Our “Layover Lowdown” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. Today, TPG Contributor (and Philly native) Adam Erace guides us through Philadelphia International…

Flight Review: Korean Air A330 and A380 First Class HKG-ICN-JFK

I spent my final legs of my whirlwind trip to Brazil, South Korea and China in Korean Air first class, thanks to my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which are a 1:1 transfer partner. “It never ceases to amaze me that I can cross the Pacific Ocean in a gigantic first class seat for less than $100 cash outlay.”—I…

Thousands of Amazon Movies and TV Shows Coming to JetBlue

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll be able to stream thousands of movies and TV episodes for free on JetBlue flights later this year. Though a new partnership, Prime members will have access to Amazon’s comprehensive library through JetBlue’s speedy Fly-Fi internet, which will be available on all of the airline’s Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft by the end of…

Insider Series: What Do Passengers Need to Know About Safety?

Editor’s note about our Insider Series: TPG Contributor Carrie A. Trey shares some of her most interesting stories and perspectives in this Insider Series article. Please remember that Ms. Trey’s opinions and statements here are her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the TPG Team. Disclaimer out of the way, please enjoy this…

Learning to Book Partner Awards: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives: the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced, and so much more, all made possible by points and…

Deal Alert: Business Class To Europe This Summer For Under $2,000

Summer tends to be a slow time for international business class travel to Europe, and we’ve already seen some pretty great deals from the US, including airfares that you could get down to around $1,200 per person from New York-Paris on Oneworld. Now Delta seems to be offering some low fares out of various US…

Buy Avianca LifeMiles From 1.5 Cents Each Through May 29

Despite last year’s devaluation, Avianca LifeMiles is still one of the best frequent flyer programs for booking Star Alliance award flights, especially when the Colombia-based airline happens to be offering a bonus when you purchase miles. From now through May 29, 2015, you can buy between 1,000 and 75,000 miles, with a minimum bonus of 100%. For residents of…

How Do FoundersCard Hotel Benefits Compare to Amex FH&R?

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how to find the best rates and get more for your money by using FoundersCard hotel benefits. As the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” I’ve found that this is especially applicable to most premium travel and credit card products. Even though cards like Citi…

Comparing Visa Signature and World Elite MasterCard Benefits

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at how you can maximize your travel by taking advantage of some lesser known benefits on your travel rewards credit cards. When you think of top credit card rewards and benefits, what usually comes to mind are the points, miles, and perks offered by the card issuer or…

5 Reasons Why W Guangzhou Should Be the Brand Standard

After being wowed by the W Beijing Chang’an, I had very high expectations for the W Guangzhou—and it delivered. Ideally, all W Hotels would offer the consistent level of quality I experienced in Guangzhou. This hotel had it all—luxury, service, design, everything. The W Guangzhou was the first W Hotel in mainland China, but it’s still only…