The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Charlotte-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Charlotte….

American Adds Higher-Rate AAnytime Award Levels to Certain Routes

Update: AA reached out to clarify that the airline has increased the redemption rates within its existing award levels — technically, these are the same levels that were first referenced in April 2014. Of course, the end result here remains unchanged — you’ll need to redeem many more miles for some awards as American Airlines increases…

Deal Alert: East Coast to Chicago and Dallas from $76 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. 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,…

Citi AAdvantage Executive 60k Bonus Ending Soon

Since the beginning of June, the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard has been offering a sign-up bonus of 60,000 AAdvantage miles after you spend $5,000 in the first three months. If you haven’t acted yet but have been considering applying for the card, now’s a great time to do so — this current offer…

American Airlines Ups Its Game for Hollywood

American Airlines has been working to expand its presence in Los Angeles (LAX) over the last year. So far in 2016, AA has added new international routes, many new domestic routes, rolled out a new marketing campaign (#BestInLAX) and signed on to be the primary sponsor for the Hollywood Bowl. In total, American Airlines had plans to operate 220…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Celebrity Chef Daniel Rose

Chef Daniel Rose grew up outside Chicago, but made his name as a chef cooking in Paris, where he owns the game-changing restaurant, Spring, as well as bistros La Bourse et La Vie and the soon-to-open Chez La Vieille. This year he logged tens of thousands of American AAdvantage miles flying back and forth between Paris…

Deal Alert: East Coast Cities to Hawaii from $539 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. 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,…

How AA Awards Miles When Booking with Citi ThankYou Points or Through Portals

With American Airlines’ recent switched to a revenue-based system for awarding redeemable miles, many travelers will be seeing lower rewards balances. However, as TPG Contributor JT Genter explains, using Citi ThankYou points to book certain flights could be a good option, as AA seems to be awarding miles for these bookings according to a different…

American Airlines Will Offer Free In-Flight Entertainment Starting Later This Month

Amid pressure from competitors like Delta, which became the first US legacy carrier to offer free in-flight entertainment, American Airlines recently announced it’ll start offering complimentary in-flight entertainment later this month on all of its nearly 300 aircraft that are equipped with seat-back entertainment units. On regional jets that offer Wi-Fi, you can also download the American Airlines mobile app to access…

5 Easy Tips for Picking the Healthiest Snack on Every Flight

TPG Contributor Molly Rose recently asked Keri Gans, a registered dietician, nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You, about her best tips for selecting the healthiest snacks on every flight (hint: it has nothing to do with those giant snack boxes). It’s always healthier to plan ahead for snacks…