TPG Readers Share Their Experiences with TSA’s SSSScarlet Letter

I’ve found myself in quite the predicament following my recent trip to Istanbul. After returning back home to the US and taking a week off from travel, I was back on the road — this time taking a short flight between New York and Nantucket. I was expecting an uneventful trip, but something unexpected happened. My boarding…

Premium Class Comparison on the World’s Longest Flights

If you’re going to redeem miles for a premium flight, you might as well enjoy the onboard amenities for more than a few hours. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen takes a look at ten routes that help you maximize the first or business-class experience. Last month, Emirates announced that it will launch new nonstop…

Your Layover Guide to Los Angeles (LAX)

Our “Your Layover Guide” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon guides…

Credit Card and Travel Resources for Small-Business Owners

Business credit cards can be a great way to earn travel rewards beyond what you already enjoy from your personal cards. Even better, you usually don’t even need to have a formal business in order to qualify for a business credit card. In addition to lucrative sign-up bonuses and bonus spending categories, many credit card issuers offer benefits specifically for…

Ranking the Best Starter Travel Cards for Award Flights

Whether you’re just getting started as an award traveler yourself or trying to help a friend join the club, today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains which travel rewards credit cards are best for beginners interested primarily in redeeming points and miles for award flights. One of the most common concerns I hear from new…

Deal Alert: Flights to Cancun from $196 on AA, Delta and United

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…

How to Book Award Flights with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Earning points and miles is the surprisingly easy part of award travel; it’s learning how to maximize value when redeeming that takes practice. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how to use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to book the flights you want. Don’t let the name fool you…

Your Points and Miles Guide to London

In the second installment of our new “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize a trip to London using points and miles. From Big Ben to Westminster Abbey, the London Eye to Buckingham Palace, one thing’s for sure: London has a lot of sights to offer. And with more flights passing…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York to Tel Aviv for $590 on Delta

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…

Alaska Airlines Fall Award Sale: Starting at 5,000 Miles Each Way

In addition to the current 40% buy miles bonus, Alaska Airlines is offering a fall award sale with flights starting at just 5,000 miles each way. The fare sale is for flights between select cities booked by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on September 13, 2015, for travel between September 9 – December 16, 2015. Some blackout dates…