75,000-Point Sign-up Bonus for Citi Hilton Visa Signature

The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card is a great everyday credit card for those wanting to earn Hilton HHonors points, and its sign-up bonus just got even better. The increased sign-up offer is now 75,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first three months, with no annual fee. This card also provides complimentary Hilton…

Fly&Dine Tuesday: The Strangest Things Found in Airline Meals

Welcome to Fly&Dine Tuesday, a new monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Needles. Lizards. Maggots. No, these aren’t things you can expect to find in the infirmary at…

Qantas Lowers Award Ticket Fuel Surcharges by up to 25%

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has a bit of good news for folks who want to use Qantas Frequent Flyer miles for award travel: lower fuel surcharges that can end up saving you hundreds of dollars. When it comes to award travel, one of the biggest (and most frustrating) surprises is getting slapped with hundreds…

A Week in the Admirals Club — New York LaGuardia Airport

It’s day two of TPG Intern Kevin Song‘s week-long Admirals Club tour, with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, and he’s visiting his hometown airport, New York LaGuardia. On day two, I had a dilemma — there was one club I really liked, and one that I really wanted to like it, but I just couldn’t. While…

Citibank is Developing its Own Digital Currency

Citibank has developed a test version of its own digital currency, currently called CitiCoin. According to an article in the International Business Times, Citi’s currency was inspired by bitcoin, the popular yet controversial currency used for anonymous digital transactions. In theory, Citibank’s backing will bring some formal structure to an otherwise unregulated technology. In its discussion with IBT, Citibank reps said the company…

Deal Alert: Virgin America Flights Starting at $38 Each Way

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

Deal Alert: $29 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Yesterday Frontier Airlines was offering $21 one-way flights in honor of its 21st birthday. Today, Frontier is continuing the celebration with one-way flights starting at $29.  The good news is that these flights are not just departing from Denver, CO. This deal includes flights from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for…

How to Earn Bonus Rewards through Your Banking Relationship

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can boost your travel rewards earnings through your checking, savings, and investment accounts. While credit card issuers are happy to earn your business by offering travel rewards, they’d all like to engage you in their full spectrum of banking and even investment products. In this post, I’ll explain how both Bank…