Should I Pay to Transfer Points or Miles to My Account?

TPG reader Krupa sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I have A-list and Companion Pass status with Southwest. Meanwhile, my husband (who is my listed companion) has accumulated about 20,000 points in his Rapid Rewards account. It would cost around $200 to transfer them to me. Is that worthwhile?” Most airline and hotel loyalty programs…

Will the AAdvantage Program Waive Revenue Requirements?

TPG reader Alex sent me a message on Facebook to ask about AAdvantage elite status: “If my address is not in the US, do I still need to meet American’s EQD requirements to earn status in 2017?” After holding its ground for several years, American Airlines recently announced that it will follow Delta and United by adding a revenue component…

Can I Lock in an Award While I Wait for Points to Transfer?

TPG reader Ahmed sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I’ll be transferring Amex points to Etihad Guest to book an award on American Airlines. I confirmed the availability, but how can I make sure it will still be there once the transfer goes through? I don’t want my points to be stuck with…

Best Cards for Hotel Stays, TAP’s Great New Business Class, Sizing Up the Palladium Card and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Blast from the Past: Concorde Supersonic Jet Soars into the Night Sky

Few commercial aircraft captured people’s attention like the Concorde. Introduced in the 1970s, the planes flew several routes around the world, most notably from New York (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) and to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). They were incredibly fast — traveling at twice the speed of sound, passengers could complete a transatlantic trip…

American’s Website Now Shows How Many Miles You’ll Earn

If you’re an American Airlines frequent flyer — or you simply follow the major US carriers — you know that the AAdvantage program is switching to a revenue-based redeemable mileage-earning system. While it’s generally not the best news for AA flyers, it will benefit those who spend a lot with the carrier. But for those…

JetBlue Targeting Virgin America Flyers for Points Match

Update: A Virgin America representative reached out with a reminder that earlier this year, the carrier targeted JetBlue Mosaic members with a status match to Virgin America Gold status. Earlier this year, Alaska Airlines announced that it was going to be purchasing Virgin America — beating out JetBlue for the Virgin America brand. Needless to say, JetBlue…

11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

Review: Delta One (767-300) from New York to Accra, Ghana

Earlier this week, I wrote about my trip to Africa and what will truly be the trip of a lifetime. I’m taking my parents and Kate and Cliff from the TPG team to Accra, Ghana, for a PeaceJam conference with 450 PeaceJammers and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. From there, my parents and I will…

Get Up To A 75% Bonus When You Buy JetBlue Points

Now through tomorrow, you can get a bonus of up to 75% when you purchase points through JetBlue. If you purchase the full 30,000 points, this bonus is higher than any offer we’ve ever seen from the carrier. The Details This current promo is tiered, so the more points you purchase the larger your bonus will…