My 5 Travel Essentials: Travel Channel Host Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri knows hotels. The one-time night manager of New York’s Plaza Hotel runs his own hospitality consultant service, has four hotel projects in the pipeline and is in the midst of filming the eighth season of his Travel Channel show, Hotel Impossible. Two spin-offs are also in the works: Hotel Showdown, where four hotel managers or owners…

Get a Sneak Peek at Delta’s New SkyClub in Atlanta

To celebrate the opening of a brand-new SkyClub at its Atlanta hub tomorrow, Delta recently held a special, invite-only preview that TPG reader Chris Hunt was able to attend (thanks for sending us your pictures, Chris!). Several VIPs were also in attendance, including CEO Edward H. Bastian and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. About 750 people…

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. Among the many mediocre and decent offers, there are some compelling travel deals that we don’t want you to miss. In this new series, I’ll be rounding up the best travel-related Amex Offers each month. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers,…

Earn Instant Diamond Medallion Status With Delta Private Jets

Believe it or not, private jet travel is not just an exorbitant luxury only to be enjoyed by the super-rich — there are times when it can be a practical form of transportation, such as when a group needs to travel to an airport without convenient commercial service. In addition, many private jet providers offer prepaid…

Why Expats Will Love Sapphire Reserve, Presidential Plane Smackdown, Top Domestic Priority Pass Lounges 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:…

Here’s Why September is the Best Time to Book Your Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. From extravagant parades and costumes to traditions like king cake and colorful beads (FYI: gold beads stand for power, green for faith and purple for justice), there’s nothing quite like it. As the festivities come to a head the Tuesday before Lent — which is coming up…

Deal Alert: Canada to China in Business Class From $1,677 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 an online travel agency,…

How the Delta Power Outage Netted One TPG Reader $865 in Compensation

Update 9/23/16: Josh wrote in to let us know that he received a refund of 31,250 SkyMiles to compensate for his unused JFK-DEN segment. Additionally, Delta has confirmed that it will reimburse the cost of his hotel and transportation. Well done, Josh! Update: Note that the below policy only applies to flights departing the EU, or…

Delta Pulls LHR Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Access as an Elite Benefit

Many travelers “in the know” avoid connecting at London’s Heathrow Airport whenever possible — but for Delta’s top elite members, there’s been a reason to drop by. Up until today, Diamond and Platinum elites have had access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, which is arguably one of the best business-class lounges in the world. You’ll…

Delta Flash Sale: Save up to 25% on Award Flights to Hawaii

Been planning a trip to Hawaii but haven’t pulled the trigger on a flight just yet? Now could be a good time to do so with Delta’s latest flash sale. If you book your round-trip flight between now and 11:59pm ET (tonight!), you can get up to 25% off an award redemption. Fares during the sale start…