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:…

New Transfer Bonus From Amex Membership Rewards to Iberia

Good news for those of you looking to boost your British Airways Executive Club account or to book short-haul flights on American Airlines. Now through December 15, you’ll get 300 Iberia Avios for every 250 Membership Rewards points transferred. The offer terms and conditions note that “Transfers should be complete in 4 to 7 days.” But,…

British Airways Considering Revenue-Based Loyalty Program

This afternoon, TPG sat down with new British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. Based on reader feedback, one of the most pressing questions was about fuel surcharges: Why does British Airways continue to charge excessively high fuel surcharges on award tickets when fuel costs are so low? While he didn’t directly answer this question, he used…

Avios Rates for AA Domestic First Class Just Dropped 50%

Over the weekend, American Airlines made an adjustment to how it classifies its domestic first class. Starting January 11, the front seats on flights within the US are still going to be called “first class,” but AA will now classify them using business-class fare codes (J, D, I and R) instead of first-class fare codes…

New Match.com Subscribers Can Now Earn 76 Avios Per Dollar

Shopping portals are a great way to earn bonus miles while making purchases you’re planning to make anyway, especially when there are extra incentives involved. In a similar vein, British Airways is now offering a pretty lucrative promotion with Match.com that lets you earn 76 Avios per dollar spent on a new paid subscription to the popular…

British Airways Devalues Pay With Avios Option

Update: British Airways has now removed the Euro Traveller and Club Europe part payment with Avios options mentioned below. Back in July, British Airways changed its “Part Payment” program to allow travelers to save between $15 (for 1,250 Avios) and $250 (for 35,000 Avios). This provided a value between 1.20 and 0.71 cents per Avios,…

6 Incredible Days in Kauai on Points & Miles

Kauai, the Garden Isle, home to hiking, surfing, general chillaxing and the famously dramatic Na Pali Coast, is a gem of the Hawaiian Islands. It offers travelers all the opportunities of a major destination in a mix of tours and tiny towns, yet all the seclusion and nature one could want with luxe hotels and world-class…

British Airways to Charge for Food and Beverages on Short-Haul Economy Flights

After cutting back meal service in the economy cabin on transatlantic flights, British Airways will be making some big changes to its short-haul catering services. Starting next year, the carrier will begin charging for all snacks and drinks aboard short-haul flights from London. You’ll be charged for everything — including water and coffee — starting in…

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…