8 Reasons to Get the United MileagePlus Explorer Card

Some travel rewards credit cards have strong sign-up bonuses, while others have useful ongoing benefits. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how one co-branded United Airlines card fits into both categories. Last week, Chase and United Airlines announced a new offer for the United MileagePlus Explorer Card. For a limited time, you can earn 50,000…

9 Low-Level Starwood Properties that Make for Awesome Awards

Award travel enthusiasts often focus on earning first class flights and five-star hotels, but sometimes the best value can be found further down on the award chart. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares his favorite redemptions for lower-tier properties in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. The “top” awards tend to be the most expensive, but…

60,000 Bonus Points for Chase Ink Plus, $300 for Ink Cash

Chase has just launched a limited-time sign-up offer on the Ink Plus Business Card for 60,000 points when you spend $5,000 in 3 months. That’s 20% higher than the normal sign-up bonus of 50,000 points, so if you’ve been holding off on getting this card, now is a good time to do it. Chase is also offering a limited-time offer…

Delta Adds Blackout Dates To Partner Award Redemptions

Booking awards using frequent-flyer miles is tricky under the best of circumstances. You have to look at availability over a range of dates, familiarize yourself with the routes of an airline and its partners, and generally employ a fair amount of strategy in order to hone in on the award you want. While award availability…

5 Hot River Cruises to Hop Aboard This Summer

River cruising season is kicking off and all the major players are christening new ships on rivers around the world. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset has been testing out some of the top new ships to hit the water and despite her 20-something age, she’s been able to fit right in with the various age groups (and…

Amex Travel Waives Booking Fees For Platinum Cardholders

American Express has an online travel-booking portal called American Express Travel. Members of the general public can use it to book flights, hotels, car rentals and cruises among other things. But when American Express cardholders log into their accounts and book travel through it, they are eligible for other benefits such as earning extra Membership…