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…

Should You Get the British Airways Card Now or Wait?

Until recently, the British Airways Visa Signature Card offered a sign-up bonus that could earn you a total of 100,000 Avios. That offer recently ended though, and you may be wondering if it’s still worth signing up. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains the pros and cons of applying now. The British…

Last Chance to Book Short-Haul Flights for 4,500 Avios

As announced back in October, British Airways will soon remove the 4,500-Avios option for one-way nonstop flights less than 650 miles on partner flights “originating or terminating” in the US. However, there’s still time to take advantage of this sweet spot on the British Airways award chart before it goes away; you can make bookings using the current award chart through February 2. Wondering which…

Buy Iberia Avios for Just 1.05 Cents Each

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa Groupon.es is currently selling Iberia Avios at incredible rates. There are four different options available: 2,000 Avios for 19 euros (~$21; 1.05 cents apiece) 4,000 Avios for 49 euros (~$53, 1.35 cents apiece) 8,000 Avios for 99 euros (~$108,…

Booking Aer Lingus with Points and Miles

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s largest airline, is one of the most popular ways to get to Dublin and beyond. Until the carrier joins with British Airways and Iberia in using Avios next year, it still requires a bit of savvy to book award flights. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to book award travel on Aer…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, American Introduces Premium Economy Cabin & 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:…

Basketball Bonanza — 30 Teams in 3 Weeks on Miles and Points

Love the NBA as much as you love a good award redemption? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten understands. Following his Football Frenzy and Baseball Binge earlier this year, here’s his way to see a whole lot of basketball for not that many points and miles. (All arena photos are courtesy of each venue.)  If you’ve ever wanted an itinerary that would let you…

BA Eliminates 4,500-Avios Awards in the US

The British Airways award devaluation we all hoped would never come is finally here. As of February 2, 2016, you’ll no longer be able to book BA awards for 4,500 Avios in the US. Fortunately, higher tiers will remain as they currently are, but the 4,500-Avios level will disappear entirely for flights to, from or within…

What’s in a Name? Plenty, When You’re Transferring Points

There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly travel and credit card mistake series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes. One of the reasons I love connecting…