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]

164 Articles by Ryan

The Top 5 Cities That Need Uber — Now

Ride service Uber was in the news again yesterday as anti-Uber protests by taxi drivers erupted in Paris, creating chaos for hundreds of travelers and prompting airlines to offer waivers for missed flights at area airports. In many cities, Uber continues to expand amidst similar controversy, but there are still a handful of cities that ban Uber altogether. To highlight the latter, TPG Content Manager Ryan Gaines shares five…

Deal Alert: East Coast to Long Beach, CA for $103 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 and take advantage…

Get 3,000 IHG Bonus Points Back on Points & Cash Stays

IHG Rewards is currently running a promotion for stays now through September 30th, where IHG Rewards Club Elite members and IHG Rewards Club Select cardholders can receive 3,000 points back on Points & Cash stays. TPG values IHG points at 0.7 cents apiece, so you’ll be getting back about $21 worth of points with this offer. Note that it can take up to six weeks for…

Complimentary Shake Shack for Amex Delta Cardholders Today

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card For those living in NYC (or in the area), today Delta and American Express have teamed up for an exclusive event at Shake Shack’s Midtown East location today, Friday, June 19 from 11am…

Deal Alert: San Francisco to Hong Kong for $571 R/T

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: New York to Europe on Norwegian from $305

A few days ago we wrote about Norwegian offering extremely cheap fares from the West Coast to Europe, and it appears that now there are more great deals to be had, this time from the East Coast. As these flights are operated by Norwegian, passengers are occasionally hit with significant delays, and you’ll pay quite a bit extra for baggage. Not…

La Compagnie Launches Its Own Loyalty Program

The Points Guy recently flew from Newark to Paris on new French airline La Compagnie, which offers affordable all-business-class service across the pond, and really enjoyed his experience. Just this week, La Compagnie announced that it would be launching its own loyalty program, MyCompagnie — and if you sign up before June 30th, 2015, you’ll earn 10 bonus points, which would put you halfway…

Deal Alert: New York to Paris for ~$600 Roundtrip

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…