American’s Increasing Admirals Club Fees on July 25

As we learned in February, American Airlines is spending many millions of dollars to renovate its lounges around the world. Following United’s example, that would mean Admirals Club fees are about to climb — and they are. Interestingly, however, AA isn’t matching the United Club’s pricing, which is what we might have expected. Instead, annual membership…

Comparing Premium Transcontinental Service Across Carriers

All the major US-based airlines offer premium-cabin products for flights across the country, but not all of them are created equal. To help you find the best seat on your next coast-to-coast itinerary, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele sizes up the various options. Did you know that the flight from Boston to…

FlyHomes Will Give You Frequent Flyer Miles When You Buy a House

FlyHomes brings a fairly unique approach to real estate transactions — the company will give you frequent flyer miles when you purchase a home, at no extra cost. Recently launched in the greater Seattle area, FlyHomes provides home buyers with up to one frequent flyer mile for every dollar spent on the final purchase price of a…

Earn 50 AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar When You Buy Magazines!

If you’re looking for some magazine subscriptions (or even if you aren’t), this is a pretty fantastic deal. You can currently earn 50 AAdvantage miles for every dollar you spend on magazine purchases. To get started, visit this page, log in to your AA account and click the link to head over to Magazines.com. You’ll…

Delta’s Also Planning to Invest Millions in Assisting the TSA

Amid the continued long lines plaguing the nation’s airports, American Airlines and United Airlines both committed around $4 million to assist the TSA with the screening process in hopes of reducing wait times for passengers. Today, Delta Air Lines has become the third major airline to spend around $4 million to aid the TSA in processing passengers…

Finally! “Experimental” TSA Screening Lane May Speed Up Long Lines

With passengers regularly complaining of two-hour wait times to make it through TSA screening lines, travelers are hungry for tips on how to speed up the process. Several airports and airlines have joined in the effort, going so far as to hire more employees to aid the TSA (which just fired its head of security)…

Using Southwest’s No Change Fee Policy to Maximize Points

Southwest has built its brand around providing low fares with no fees. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Peter Rothbart describes how you can use the airline’s lack of change fees to stretch your points and save on award travel. Recently, I wrote about how Rapid Rewards offers great value to domestic flyers. Thanks to the program’s cost-based award pricing, you can maximize your points…

10 Ways to Get Through Airport Security Faster

Getting through airport security can be one of the most frustrating aspects of traveling — especially with the TSA having the number of issues that we’ve been seeing in the news lately. Passengers have reported outlandish security checkpoint wait times, airlines (specifically American and United) have had to call in millions of dollars’ worth of reinforcements to help…

Deal Alert: US Cities to Paris from $377 Round-Trip on Norwegian

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…