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Reminder: Send Me Your Questions

by on July 9, 2011 · 7 comments

in General TPG Business, Sunday Reader Questions

Every Sunday I’ll be featuring reader email questions for TPG, so if you have a question you’d like me to answer, email me here (info at thepointsguy.com) and use subject line TPG READER QUESTION.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I’m currently in sunny Sitges, Spain, so life is pretty good right now! Check out the view from my hotel room …

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  • Sam

    Hi TPG,

    I am not sure if you have a post somewhere earlier about this:
    How do we use Delta air partners to book a ticket using Delta miles?

  • Jim Koenig

    I wanted to get a award ticket on Delta Tpa/Mad.I did a search and found JFK/Mad for 100,000 miles in business. However when I added the Tpa/JFK segment it went to 200,000.So I called and asked if they could book the TPA/JFK in coach and the JFK/MAD in business.I could have booked these as two awards for 125,000.They could’nt understand that I had a problem with paying an extra 100,000 just for my TPA/JFK.How would you book this award? I tell you what I did, I called AC and booked First class Lufthansa for 100,000.(TPA/CLT-US ,CLT/MUC-LH , MUC/MAD-LH )
    Thanks Jim

  • David

    My question, is why are you in Sitges Spain? (ie: is this a known place to visit?). I once went to Girona on a whim with Ryannair from London for $80 r/t ai, and I was shocked at how charming a city it was. I’m now convinced everywhere in Spain is awesome!

  • foofiter

    Unless you see the flights on the online search you have to call Delta. Tools such as KVS Tool (kvstool.com) or ExpertFlyer can help you find seats.

    I personally use KVS tool ($75 per year for all alliances) and call and guide the Delta phone agent on a flight by flight basis. This works well for all partners except for Korean Air. You can only get their availability by calling Delta.

  • Jshawthorne

    We like to travel as a family. Is there a way to accrue miles for the kids? We fly Delta for the majority of our trips.

  • russell

    TPG,
    I want to travel to SE Asia next summer using the BA miles and companion certificate. Is there any way to travel to SE Asia w/o going through London and avoid the large fuel surcharge/taxes etc.?

  • Hawth

    TPG,
    What should one charge utilities like Comcast to? Can you do mortgage payments? I have a British Airways Visa, Hyatt Visa, (thanks to you!) and Delta AmEx. I will be applying for Sapphire soon. Is there a way to double dip for points? I remember reading it somewhere but I can’t find the blog article…

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