9 Terrifying Airplane Landings That Won’t Help Your Fear of Flying

During a trip to Thailand back in 2009, I flew from Koh Samui Airport (USM) in the Gulf of Thailand to Krabi Airport (KBV) on the Andaman Coast. It was a quick, smooth 45-minute ride across the country’s flamingo-like neck, but I’ll never forget that landing. Our Bangkok Airways plane caught some wind on the descent and hit the runway at…

25% Bonus When Transferring Membership Rewards to Alitalia

Over the weekend, American Express Membership Rewards launched a new transfer bonus to Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia. Now through October 31, for every 1,000 Amex MR you transfer to Alitalia, you’ll receive 1,250 miles — rather than the standard 1,000 miles. You’re free to transfer as many Membership Rewards points as you wish. Terms and conditions note that transfers…

Exciting New Routes for September 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Get Free Lounge Access and Other Perks with an Alitalia Status Match

Great news for non-SkyTeam flyers: Another foreign carrier has a status match opportunity for you this month. Earlier this year, Oneworld partner AirBerlin offered a status match to SkyTeam, Star Alliance and other elites, including perks like lounge access and priority lines on American Airlines flights. Alitalia is the the latest airline to get in on the status…

Alitalia Scraps its Expiring Frequent Flyer Program

There are some unique frequent flyer programs out there, and most of them — with the exception of a few, including Delta and JetBlue — have expiration policies in effect. In order to keep those miles alive and safe from expiring — one of the most costly and wasteful things that can happen in the points and miles…

Amazing Deal Alert: Delta to Milan from $467 Round-Trip

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…

How to Search for SkyTeam Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on SkyTeam carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

Amex’s $2,500-Per-Year “Black” Card, Best Award Destinations for Fall & 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:…

Earn Bonus Avios and Virgin America Points, Credit Card Updates & More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn 3x/4x British Airways Avios for Hilton Stays Earn 4x Avios for stays at participating London…

Deal Alert: Delta and Alitalia to Milan for $504 When You Book for Two

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…