Ryan Gaines

Content and Community Manager

Ryan Gaines
Ryan joins The Points Guy full time after having spent several years interning and writing while attending New York University.  Ryan has a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management and has held positions with Ritz-Carlton, Starwood as well as other travel blogs. Ryan loves to seek out elite status and flies over 100,000 miles a year primarily on Delta. Some of his favorite destinations are Rome, London, Hawaii and the Caribbean islands.

As the Content and Community Manager, Ryan oversees the creative development of the content for the site as well as various social media projects and overseeing reader events and community outreach. He's also interested in interacting with the dynamic TPG community and is an expert about Delta and Starwood! You can reach him at [email protected]

139 Articles by Ryan

Amazing Deal Alert: Fly United to Hong Kong from $515

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 and take advantage…

Amazing Deal Alert: Iguazu Falls, Brazil from $272 Round-Trip

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 and take advantage…

Deal Alert: $49 Fares from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale

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 and take advantage of Orbitz’s…

Alaska Airlines Now Charging for Premium Seats

Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced the launch of a new Preferred Plus seating option. Set in bulkhead and exit rows, these seats, which were previously available only to elite members, can now be purchased at the 24-hour check-in window, starting at $15 plus tax. Here’s what Alaska has to say about these new seats: Upgrades for rows 6, 16…

Deal Alert: Cheap Flights to Dublin From $412

Looking to head to Europe next fall on the cheap? Per The Flight Deal, this fall you can fly from Boston to Dublin for just over $400 round-trip on either American Airlines or United Airlines. Searches showing these low fares start in late October and continue through November. The easiest way to search for these flights is…

All Wyndham Redemptions Now Just 15,000 Points Per Night

Back in February, we announced that Wyndham Rewards would be launching an upgraded program on May 11 , including a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points per night at all of Wyndham’s 7,500+ hotels worldwide. Well, today’s the day that these changes go live, allowing you to book high-end Wyndham properties at much lower redemption levels. As a recap, here are the three main changes: Go…