Earn Triple Avios with British Airways’ Latest Promotion

British Airways has been trimming both its flight operations as well as its in-flight amenities. However, the airline is offering a lucrative promotion for those flying across the Atlantic in the next few months. After you register for the offer, you’ll earn triple Avios for each round-trip flight (up to four total) between Europe and…

5 Adventures for Every #AVGeek’s Bucket List

Fans of aviation are known for a willingness to go out of their way to experience a unique, high-flying adventure. Here are five must-do experiences that should be on every aviation geek’s bucket list. 1. Flying on United’s “Island Hopper” This legendary route between Honolulu (HNL) and Guam (GUM) takes all day and makes five stops in several…

Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation 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:…

How to Reinstate Expired British Airways Avios

Especially if you collect points and miles across several programs, it can be difficult to keep track of your award travel balances. While ideally you never let your miles expire, TPG Contributor Akash Gupta explains how you can recoup lost rewards in the British Airways Executive Program. British Airways Avios are among the most valuable airline…

British Airways Adjusts Avios Part Payment Program

Through the Avios Part Payment program, British Airways allows its members to use Avios to reduce the price of a paid fare. Generally, the rate has yielded a savings of about 1 cent per Avios, but BA has run promotions to raise the redemption rate as high as 2.55 cents for certain deals. A couple of months ago, British Airways…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Seattle-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 Seattle….

5 Money-Saving Tips For Traveling Around Europe

Today, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips and tricks for using points and miles for getting around Europe. (All photos are by the author unless otherwise noted.) Chances are, you’re planing to visit more than one European city — or country — while you’re in the area. If you’ve managed to bank a ton…

Maximizing Stopovers and Open Jaws on Award Tickets in 2016

When it comes to the points and miles hobby, “free” award flights are often the goal. However, knowing the ins and outs of each frequent flyer program’s rules can help you maximize your redemptions by adding in additional destinations via stopovers and/or open jaws. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how below….

Redeem Avios for 1.5 Cents Each on Paid British Airways Bookings

British Airways just announced a new promotion for using British Airways Avios to offset part of the cost of British Airways bookings. Rather than getting the standard 1 cent per Avios savings, now through May 17, you’ll save 1.5 cents per Avios. Even better, this promotion allows you to apply more Avios to your booking than normal. The…

Do Airline Credit Cards Pair Well with Transferable Points?

TPG reader Logan sent me a message on Facebook to ask about airline credit cards: “What are your views on using the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card in tandem with the British Airways Visa? Does it make sense to have both?” It’s important to have a credit card strategy that matches your award travel goals. I often…