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]

61 Articles by Ryan

Deal Alert: More Cheap $19 Frontier Airlines Fares

Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 for many of their routes, including flights from Atlanta, GA; Chicago-O’Hare; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Houston-Bush; Miami, FL; New York (LGA); Philadelphia; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco; Trenton, NJ; and Washington-Dulles for dates this February. If you are interested in scoring any of…

Winter Storm Juno: Travel Advisories by Airline

With massive Winter Storm Juno bearing down on the East Coast, I wanted to provide you with a handy consolidated resource of the current travel advisories and flight change/refund policies of the major airlines so that you don’t get stranded this week. If you have upcoming travel anywhere in the affected zone (from Downeast Maine to the Jersey shore,…

Flight Review: Delta Transcontinental JFK-LAX BusinessElite

TPG Content and Community Manager Ryan Gaines recently flew from New York’s JFK to Los Angeles on Delta’s 767-300 in BusinessElite—after he was able to confirm upgrade space and use 12,500 miles to upgrade. Here are his thoughts about his flight. Back in December, I decided to leave chilly New York City and head to Los Angeles to visit…

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles to Asia on American Airlines

Now through March 20, 2015, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn double AAdvantage miles on select flights between the U.S. and Asia on American Airlines or on their oneworld partner Japan Airlines. In order to register for this promotion, follow this link and enter the promotion code ASIA3. Double miles can be earned on all First and Business class fares and select economy class…

Discounted 10,000 SkyMiles Redemptions Each-Way to Florida

Now through January 23, 2015, Delta is running a limited-time award travel sale which means discounted 10,000 SkyMiles redemptions each-way to Florida. Delta Medallions and Delta credit cardholders including those with the Delta SkyMiles American Express Gold card can take advantage of this pre-sale, which is valid on Delta economy one-way flights for travel on select dates between February 12,…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York- Los Angeles $32 One-Way

JetBlue is having some AMAZING fares right now from New York City to 32 of their destinations with flights for just $32. You can head from New York (JFK) to several destinations including Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Nassau, Bahamas; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos to name a…

Virgin Atlantic Added as Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

Last summer, Citi ramped up the value of their ThankYou Rewards program by adding 8 new transfer partners (including Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles) along with Flying Blue shortly after. While most of these Asian/Middle Eastern frequent flyer programs are not as lucrative as programs based in North America, there are still great values to be had,…

Amazing Transatlantic Business Class Award Availability on AA/US

Per View from the Wing, US Airways transitioned their fare classes over the weekend to align with American’s, but in doing so, there appeared to be some gaps that caused for a bunch of low-level Business Class award availability to be open. Currently the US Airways World Premier MasterCard is offering an increased 50,000 sign-up bonus, meaning signing…

American Express to Virgin America 35% Transfer Bonus

American Express Membership Rewards, the points program of cards like the Platinum Card and the Premier Rewards Gold as well as the EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred is currently offering a 35% transfer bonus to Virgin America through February 15, 2015. Normally points transfer at the lackluster ratio of 2 Amex points to 1 Elevate point, but with this promo, you can…