Winter Storm Juno: Travel Advisories by Airline

With massive Winter Storm Juno bearing down on the East Coast, I wanted to provide you with a handy consolidated resource of the current travel advisories and flight change/refund policies of the major airlines so that you don’t get stranded this week. If you have upcoming travel anywhere in the affected zone (from Downeast Maine to the Jersey shore,…

Best Ways To Redeem British Airways Avios

Since American Express is offering a 40% transfer bonus to British Airways through January 31, we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to round up some of the best ways to redeem them. British Airways Avios sometimes get a bad rap thanks to high fuel surcharges flying to/from London on BA itself. However, Avios are…

5 Award Flights that Don’t Exist at Saver Level

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN The best thing about earning points and miles is getting to use them, but too often airlines make redeeming for award travel more difficult and costly than it should be. Today TPG Senior…

Bonus AAdvantage Miles to Asia, Silvercar Discount, and More

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Silvercar Extends $59 Per Day Rental Promotion The rapidly expanding premium car rental company Silvercar is extending its $59 rental sale from now through February 28, 2015 in all of the cities where it currently operates. SilverCar exclusively rents Audi A4 vehicles equipped…

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles to Asia on American Airlines

Now through March 20, 2015, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn double AAdvantage miles on select flights between the U.S. and Asia on American Airlines or on their oneworld partner Japan Airlines. In order to register for this promotion, follow this link and enter the promotion code ASIA3. Double miles can be earned on all First and Business class fares and select economy class…

Insider Series: Highs & Lows of In-Flight Service: America vs. the World

Ever wonder why airlines in the Middle East, Asia and Europe are renowned for providing good service, while U.S. carriers have trailed behind in the service department for decades? Our airline industry insider, Carrie A. Trey, shares her insights about in-flight service—both good and bad—based on years of practical experience as a flight attendant. The in-flight service disparity between carriers in…

Amazing Transatlantic Business Class Award Availability on AA/US

Per View from the Wing, US Airways transitioned their fare classes over the weekend to align with American’s, but in doing so, there appeared to be some gaps that caused for a bunch of low-level Business Class award availability to be open. Currently the US Airways World Premier MasterCard is offering an increased 50,000 sign-up bonus, meaning signing…

US Further Relaxes Cuba Travel—Havana Here I Come?

This morning in Miami, I woke up to potentially exciting news from the White House about easing travel restrictions to Cuba—and started looking into American Airlines flights to Havana. Following last month’s announcement of a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama has now announced that starting this Friday, travel agents and airlines will be allowed to book tickets…

Top Business Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Offers

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can boost your loyalty accounts even more with business credit cards, and shares the top sign-up bonus offers on the market right now. Last week,…

American Airlines and US Airways Up To 50% Buy Miles Bonus

As they get closer to merging by taking steps like letting customers link their frequent flyer accounts, American Airlines and US Airways have come out with a new promotion on purchased miles where buyers can get up to a 50% bonus now through January 30, 2015. Similar to their most recent joint buy miles bonus…