Jason Steele

Senior Points & Miles Contributor

Jason Steele
Jason joined The Points Guy back in 2011 as the first contributing writer, and his posts focus credit cards, award programs, and family travel. Trying to travel affordably led to his obsession with personal finance and travel rewards, and a new career writing about it. His work now appears in many of the top personal finance web sites, and is regularly syndicated to mainstream outlets such as MSN Money and Yahoo! Finance.


Jason loves to travel the world with his wife and three kids. Recent family vacations include trips to Hawaii, Argentina, Israel, and Italy. When he is not traveling, Jason can often be found bicycling, snowboarding in the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies.

269 Articles by Jason Steele

All About the Chase Private Client Program

Travelers often use their credit cards to earn elite status with airlines, hotel programs and even rental car companies. And in a way, being a member of the Chase Private Client program is like having elite status — with one of the most important banks and travel rewards credit card issuers. In today’s post, I want to discuss…

Attending the Emmy Awards as a Chase Sapphire Cardholder

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Sapphire Reserve are favorites of many award travel enthusiasts. The Sapphire Preferred has been popular for some time by offering double points on all travel and dining purchases, while the new Sapphire Reserve Card ups the ante by offering a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (after spending $4,000 in three months), 3x…

Earn Instant Diamond Medallion Status With Delta Private Jets

Believe it or not, private jet travel is not just an exorbitant luxury only to be enjoyed by the super-rich — there are times when it can be a practical form of transportation, such as when a group needs to travel to an airport without convenient commercial service. In addition, many private jet providers offer prepaid…

How American Can Fail To Ticket Partner Awards

One of my worst travel nightmares is an unanticipated and unresolvable problem cropping up with my airline reservation, as TPG and many frequent travelers have experienced. Despite my best efforts, one of my family’s flight reservations got canceled before our recent trip to Hawaii. In today’s post, I want to offer a cautionary tale that shows how…

Review: Allegiant World MasterCard from Bank of America

Until recently, Allegiant was the largest airline in the US that didn’t have a loyalty program. This changed when it introduced the Allegiant World MasterCard from Bank of America, which offers points toward airfare purchases. In today’s post, I want to take closer look at this card and its program, and compare it to the value offered…

Everything You Need To Know About the Priority Pass Program

There are many credit cards that offer some form of access to the Priority Pass network of airport lounges, but it’s sometimes not clear what that means. Especially with the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, many award travelers may be wondering how this perk works. In today’s post, I want to take…

Airline Loyalty Programs for Small Businesses

For many business travelers, their company makes the decision to purchase tickets from one airline over another — so why not reward the company making the decision, in addition to awarding the traveler with frequent flyer miles? That’s the idea behind the small-business rewards programs operated by several airlines. In today’s post, I want to take a closer look…

Comparing Premium Airline Service To Hawaii

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Hawaii, and there are fortunately plenty of options to get there in a premium cabin. However, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains below, not all first- and business-class service to the islands offers an especially luxurious experience. Read on for a rundown of all…

Which Credit Card Payment Network Offers the Best Foreign Exchange Rates?

You may know to avoid cards with foreign transaction fees when you’re making purchases abroad, but many travelers overlook the fact that payment networks offer different foreign exchange rates. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele investigates which network gets you the best deal, and provides some top picks for cards to use overseas. …