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What Are Points & Miles Worth? December Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

The Exit Row Seat No One Wanted — Reader Mistake Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about all the positive ways award travel has affected their lives. That being said, while I love hearing about your successes, I think there’s also a lot we can learn by sharing our mistakes, and I’m calling on readers to send…

Deal Alert: US to Cancun From $244 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Flight Attendant Union Requesting Recall of New American Airlines Uniforms

If your American Airlines flight attendant looks a little red, it might not be from being out too long in the sun. It may be due to the new uniforms AA rolled out in September. In total, about 70,000 American Airlines employees — including pilots, flight attendants and customer service employees — received new outfits in the uniform…

Check Out South African’s Much-Improved Business-Class Seat

South African Airways is in the process of taking delivery of five Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The five new aircraft will be added to the airline’s existing fleet of A330-200s, A340-200, A340-300, A340-600s and more. However, it looks like the business-class cabin on the A330-300s will be updated. The carrier posted a photo of three pilots…

JetBlue’s Offering Big Holiday Deals Over the Next 10 Days

JetBlue is running a fun promotion called A December to Adventure to help get us all into the holiday spirit. The promotion started yesterday (December 5) and will run through December 16 and will feature a different deal on each of the 12 days. To reveal each day’s sale, you’ll have to check the airline’s…

DOJ Approves Alaska Airlines’ Acquisition of Virgin America

Some great news if you’ve been rooting for Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America. The two carriers have just received final approval from the US Department of Justice, though Alaska did need to make some concessions. Namely, Alaska will need to discontinue some codeshare flights with American Airlines, though the majority will remain. There will be…

Flash Sale: Holiday Travel From $99 Each Way on Virgin America

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…