5 Award Flights that Don’t Exist at Saver Level

The best thing about earning points and miles is getting to use them, but too often airlines make redeeming for award travel more difficult and costly than it should be. Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele calls out several routes where low-level awards are scarce, if they’re available at all. Have you ever felt like airline…

Can I Transfer Hyatt Points to Southwest for Companion Pass?

TPG Reader Yosef tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy- “Can I transfer Hyatt points to Southwest to help me earn the Southwest Companion Pass?”  The Southwest Companion Pass is an amazing perk that I frequently discuss. The good news is, yes, you can transfer Hyatt points that will count toward earning the Companion Pass. However, the bad…

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…

Bonus AAdvantage Miles to Asia, Silvercar Discount, and More

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Silvercar Extends $59 Per Day Rental Promotion The rapidly expanding premium car rental company Silvercar is extending its $59 rental sale from now through February 28, 2015 in all of the cities where it currently operates. SilverCar exclusively rents Audi A4 vehicles equipped…

The WOW Air $99-Fare Guide to Iceland

Last week, WOW Air offered $99 one-way fares from Boston and Baltimore to Iceland, and now that they’ve announced plans for year-round service from Baltimore, we expect more great deals to come. If you snagged one of those cheap fares, there’s no need to spend hours researching your way around the land of fire and ice….

What Are Points & Miles Worth? January Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers—both…

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…

Insider Series: Highs & Lows of In-Flight Service: America vs. the World

Ever wonder why airlines in the Middle East, Asia and Europe are renowned for providing good service, while U.S. carriers have trailed behind in the service department for decades? Our airline industry insider, Carrie A. Trey, shares her insights about in-flight service—both good and bad—based on years of practical experience as a flight attendant. The in-flight service disparity between carriers in…

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,…

United Enhances Premium Cabin Dining Options

In the wake of switching their MileagePlus frequent flyer program to a revenue-based system, it looks like United is hoping that the way to its most loyal customers’ disillusioned hearts is through their stomachs. As of February 1, United will be rolling out enhancements to its premium-cabin dining policies on flights within the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and some markets in…