Fly&Dine Tuesday: Beware the In-Flight Tuna Tasters

Welcome to Fly&Dine Tuesday, a new monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of new TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Hey! You in 34B! Drop the tuna and put your hands where I can see…

Ritz-Carlton Chicago To Fully Join Brand – New Points Opportunity

The concepts of hotel ownership versus hotel management can be a bit fuzzy. One case in point is that of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, which has paid for the license to use the name Ritz-Carlton since opening in 1975, but is, in fact, a Four Seasons property at the moment. Don’t believe me? Here’s the hotel…

Deal Alert: $19 Fares on ATL-AUS, FLL-CVG, DFW-DEN and more

Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 for several of their routes including Atlanta-Austin; Ft. Lauderdale-Cincinnati; Dallas-Ft.Worth-Denver; Las Vegas-Denver and more for select dates this May. If you are interested in scoring any of these fares for $19, be sure to book sooner than later because during the past several sales that Frontier has…

FoundersCard offers $400 off Membership + No Initiation Fee

I’ve written about the various benefits of FoundersCard before, but now there’s an exclusive offer for TPG readers that beats anything you’ll find publicly available elsewhere. TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan has the full details. I’ve been a long-time FoundersCard member (in fact, I turned TPG onto the card in 2011), and I’ve found my membership to be pretty valuable. Highlights include…

Maximizing ThankYou Rewards on Cathay Pacific and Eva Air

Citi ThankYou Rewards has stepped up over the past year by introducing new benefits to the program’s credit cards and improving its array of airline transfer partners. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at award opportunities on several of those partners to see what kind of value they offer.  Citi recently released some great new offers for cards in…

Are Alaska’s American and Delta Perks Too Good to Last?

Alaska isn’t one of the largest domestic carriers, but it does have one of the most rewarding loyalty programs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen examines how its relationships with American and Delta impact the value of all three airlines for award travelers. The travel industry has seen many strange bedfellows over the…

IHG Announces Award Category Changes at 450 Locations

Earlier this month, IHG Rewards Club announced significant changes to its loyalty program that will go into effect starting in July of this year, including a new top-tier elite level and points expiration policy. What caught my eye in particular is that 450 IHG properties will be changing their award night requirements, and over the weekend…