Argentina Eliminates Visa Reciprocity Fee for US Passport Holders

Back in March, Argentina announced it was temporarily waiving visa fees for US passport holders. In the past, Argentina has charged a reciprocal visa fee, meaning US passport holders previously had to pay the $160 visa fee the US charges Argentina passport holders. This “reciprocal” strategy is utilized by other countries, such as Brazil — which is still waiving its…

Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2015 and Beyond

The TPG team shares news of exciting new airline routes each month, including ones that have just launched, will soon launch, or are slated to launch in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JULY 2015 New York (JFK) – Havana (HAV) on JetBlue (launched July 3,…

How to Book Award Travel to Buenos Aires

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has put together guides for using miles to get to Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul. This week, he shares insights on how to get to one of South America’s most popular destinations, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities in the world. It combines the Old World grandeur…

Delta Increases Partner Award Bookings Through Site

Despite some huge changes to its mileage program including increasing award redemptions and switching both its Medallion elite program and mileage-earning to a revenue-based system, and overhauling its partner earning rates, Delta has made one major positive change: its online award search engine is much more versatile these days. Not only can you use advanced…

Cheap American, Delta and Aerolineas Business Class Fares Miami and New York to Buenos Aires For $1,645 in April – May

In the past couple months there have been some limited-time low fare deals to South America, and today, some great business class fares on American Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas popped up for flights from New York JFK for as low as $1,510, and from Miami as low as $1,675 roundtrip. That’s still pricy for some,…

Saturday Recap: Starwood Preferred Guest Amex 30,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus, Enter To Win This Week’s Thursday Giveaway, Marriott Megabonus Promotion, Earn Up To 50% Bonus on Purchased Alitalia Miles, Win A Dream Trip Around The World With Radisson Blu

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Starwood Preferred Guest Amex 30,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus: It’s that time of year again – the 30,000-point…

Decent Business Class Deals to Buenos Aires- From $1,787 Roundtrip from Miami

This weekend I’m not traveling – which means I’m at home jealously looking at my friends’ Facebook pictures of their holiday weekend jaunts. It also means I’m booking trips for myself, or at least researching good fares and uses of miles (like my Aer Lingus JFK-DUB I just booked yesterday). I’m planning a trip to…

Using Delta SkyMiles To Book an Aerolineas Argentinas Award: A Tale of Phone Agent Roulette

Even before Aerolineas Argentinas became an official member of SkyTeam in September 2012, it entered into a partnership with Delta last May that entitled Delta SkyMiles members to earn miles on Aerolineas flights and to redeem their SkyMiles for flights on Argentina’s national airline as well. During his recent month-long stay in Argentina, TPG Managing…

Airline Status Match and Challenge Information For 2013

At the end of February, many of you who did not accrue enough elite miles/points in 2012 will be dropped from your current elite status level. However, you can still use your existing status to challenge to another airline, which can be good until the end of February 2014. Just note that if you did…

Saturday Recap: Bonus SkyMiles with Marriott, Aerolineas Argentinas Status Match, Update on Hyatt Stay Certificates, Bonus American Miles, Cheap Finnair Business Class

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Maximizing Travel Credit Cards Calendar Year Spending Threshold Bonuses: As a recap from earlier this week, I took a look at all the credit cards that offer bonuses for crossing spending thresholds, so you can think about how to allocate your spending this…