What’s the Best Way to Earn British Airways Avios?

TPG reader Vincent sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards to redeem on Aer Lingus: “Now that the new AerClub has been folded into the Avios program, what’s the best way to collect Avios for use on Aer Lingus?” I never saw much value in the Aer Lingus Gold Circle program, but the…

New Routes for November, Delta Bans Pro-Trump Flyer, Pay Your Taxes With the Amex Business Platinum 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:…

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…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that quickly became a sensation: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth at least $1,500 when…

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)…

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:…

British Airways to Pay for Involuntary Destruction of Its Headquarters

After years of debating and planning, London Heathrow’s third runway is finally getting regulatory approval to go forward. Amazingly, it’ll be the “first full-length runway built in southeast England since World War II“. And, it has its share of champions and fierce opponents. One of these opponents is the CEO of British Airways’ parent company IAG….

British Airways 10% Visa Discount Extended Through 2017

Great news for transatlantic fliers: British Airways just extended the 10% discount for buying British Airways flights with a Visa card. While this promotion is targeted at British Airways Visa Signature Card holders, there have been plenty of reports from readers that they’ve successfully applied this promo code to British Airways flight purchases made using other Visa credit cards….

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday hotel deal roundup here. Just as we saw last year, this year’s frenzy of Black Friday deals extend far beyond clothing…

Watch TPG’s Interview with British Airways CEO Alex Cruz

Yesterday, British Airways’ new CEO Alex Cruz took an hour our of his busy schedule to sit down with TPG in our NYC office. Much of the discussion focused on the future of British Airways — including whether British Airways will switch to a revenue-based Avios program, 10-across economy seating, BA’s need to develop a competitive business-class hard product, the…