Deal Alert: US to Amsterdam From $464 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

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…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

Use SkyMiles to Book Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy

If you’re looking for a roomier way to fly across the Atlantic, you now have another option using SkyMiles. Delta announced yesterday that — effective immediately — you can now use its miles to book award flights in Virgin Atlantic’s premium economy cabin. While there was no mention of the award mileage rate in the announcement, we…

Comparing Basic Economy Fares Across Airlines

Say what you will about Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, but these ultra-low-cost carriers are earning serious profits and growing quickly. The three major US legacy airlines have noticed their success, and are now scrambling to offer their super-low fares while imposing more fees. Delta, and, most recently, United have done so by introducing Basic Economy fare classes, and…

Delta Bans Pro-Trump Passenger, Everyone Else Gets a Refund

Last week, Delta flight 248 made news when a passenger caused a commotion on the flight with his political remarks. The flight, which was bound for Lehigh Valley Airport (ABE) from Atlanta (ATL), quickly turned from an average trip to one that would soon turn viral, as a passenger went on a pro-Trump tirade, insulting Hillary Clinton…

Do Delta Medallion Elite Miles Roll Over for Multiple Years?

TPG reader Patrick emailed me to ask about earning Delta status: “I fly with Delta a lot and rack up a ton of Medallion Qualification Miles. I currently have over 470,000 MQMs, 280,000 of which rolled over from 2015. If I don’t earn any more elite miles from here on out, but I have a credit card to waive the spending requirements,…

Delta’s New Premium Economy Is Called Premium Select

In case you missed it, earlier this month, Delta announced it was launching its premium economy product, Premium, beginning in fall 2017. Here we are just a few weeks later, and it looks like the carrier is switching up its original plans a bit by changing the name of the new product from Premium to…