American Airlines’ First-Class Regional Breakfast Contains 70+ Grams of Sugar

Last week, I took an early-morning flight from Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) to Dallas (DFW) on a regional Embraer ERJ-175LR American Airlines jet operated by Envoy. Although there was plenty of first-class space, upgrades weren’t processed until four hours before the flight. Thankfully though, this was at least enough of a heads-up to know that…

Up to an 80% Bonus When You Buy AAdvantage Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one option for growing your account balance. While it’s increasingly harder to earn miles from flying, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying — whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining rewards programs. If these methods leave you…

Maximizing Holiday Purchases With Airline Shopping Portals

There are a variety of ways to boost your loyalty account balances with the major airlines and hotel chains. The most obvious is by actually traveling, but you can also earn large sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards. Additionally, there are a number of ways to earn points and miles through your everyday…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

American Airlines Scales Back Flights to Cuba

After 55 years without commercial flights between the US and Cuba, airlines were thrilled to get the chance to launch dozens of routes between the two former adversaries. The problem is, travelers haven’t been as excited about the new routes. While airlines are famously hush-hush about their operational performance, the slew of cheap fares to Cuba…

Citi Tweaks Rules for Earning EQM Bonus on the AAdvantage Executive Card

American Airlines recently reorganized its credit card agreements, signing on with both Citi and Barclaycard. This hopefully will prove to be great for customers, as the two banks compete for the same market with high sign-up bonuses and excellent perks. For those looking for a fast-track to elite status, the options for making progress through…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 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 (like flight schedules and aircraft, among other things)…

Will I Earn Elite Credits From an Airline Status Challenge?

TPG reader Moe sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning elite status: “If I complete an airline status challenge, how many elite credits will I need to reach the next elite level? For example, if I challenge for AAdvantage Gold status, will I still have to meet the normal requirements to reach Platinum, or…

Save Big on AA Flights with Amex, TPG Gift Guides, Turn Lost Luggage into a Shopping Spree 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:…

United Polaris: First Impressions From an American Flyer

With the United Polaris soft product launch rapidly approaching on December 1, 2016, there’s been a big fuss over it, thanks to a pretty fantastic marketing push by United. But how does it stack up to the competition? Recently, I had the opportunity to check out the new Polaris business-class seats in person at the United…