Insider Series: The 8 Worst Types of Airplane Passengers

Sure, it’s April Fool’s Day, but for this week’s installment of our Insider Series, TPG Contributor (and working flight attendant) Carrie A. Trey shares some painful (and hilarious) truths about the worst/most annoying/ill-behaved passengers she encounters at 30,000 feet.  Writer’s Disclaimer: This list and its contents, while entirely true and factually accurate, are meant to be enjoyed by those who know…

Air France KLM 50% Off Flying Blue Promo Awards June-July

Flying Blue, the mileage program of SkyTeam partners Air France, KLM and Air Europa, offers new Promo Awards each month where you can book award flights for as little as half of the miles normally needed on some routes and in certain cabins. The list of awards you can book between now and April 30, 2015 for travel June…

Air New Zealand Fare Sale as Low as $875 RT from US

Air New Zealand is offering a 72-hour fare sale of $200 off round-trip travel between the US and New Zealand, Australia, London, and the Cook Islands. If you book by 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, April 2, you can save by using promo code 75TH200. This promotion is valid for travel between April 2 and November 30, 2015, and can…

Kardashian Kard Offers Novel Way to Earn Travel Rewards

Some of the best ways to earn travel rewards are through sign-up bonuses and savvy spending on co-branded credit cards. There are cards you get to maximize your earnings in certain spending categories, while others shine by offering specific perks like discounts or elite status. And then there are cards you get for the most important reason of all: because they’re fashionable….

Earn Up To a 60% Bonus on Purchased American AAdvantage Miles

Currently American Airlines is running a buy miles promotions, where you can buy American Airlines AAdvantage miles for as little as 2 cents per mile. From March 31 through April 30, 2015, you’ll earn up to 60,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, when you buy miles for yourself, or when you gift miles to a friend or family member. Below is the chart, on…

9 SPG Properties that Make for Awesome Award Redemptions

One complaint you won’t hear from award travel enthusiasts is that there aren’t enough places we want to go. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen stretches that list even further as he shares his favorite Starwood properties for award redemptions. To borrow from a well-known phrase, value is in the eye of the beholder. This is especially true…

25% American Express Transfer Bonus To Virgin Atlantic

Though not as high as recent transfer bonuses of 30-35%, American Express Membership Rewards, the points program of cards including the Platinum Card and the Premier Rewards Gold as well as the EveryDay cards, is offering a 25% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic for the month of April. Instead of the normal 1:1 transfer ratio, when you transfer 1,000…

Avoiding Award Travel Change and Cancellation Fees

Travelers generally pick one airline over another based on cost and the in-flight experience, but in this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at why you should also consider the costs of not flying at all. Right now my family and I are supposed to be in Key West — one of my top 7 Spring Break Destinations for…

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Zambia

First-time visitors to Africa tend to gravitate toward well-known destinations like South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, but in this new travel series, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen sheds light on five of southern Africa’s other great safari destinations, starting with Zambia. When it comes to an African safari, the destination options are practically endless. Despite that,…