11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

Review: Delta One (767-300) from New York to Accra, Ghana

Earlier this week, I wrote about my trip to Africa and what will truly be the trip of a lifetime. I’m taking my parents and Kate and Cliff from the TPG team to Accra, Ghana, for a PeaceJam conference with 450 PeaceJammers and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. From there, my parents and I will…

6 International Delta Routes You May Not Know About

If you recently signed up for a Delta Amex or simply have a lot of SkyMiles in your account, you may be wondering how to redeem them. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares some lesser-known international routes worth considering. Now through July 6, three Delta co-branded Amex cards are offering elevated sign-up…

Should You Get the Gold or Platinum Delta Amex Card?

With Delta currently offering increased sign-up bonuses, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen compares the elevated options with the goal of determining which make the most sense for you. Earlier this month, we wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from…

Deal Alert: Many US Cities to Europe from $493 Round-Trip

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, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Is Amex Platinum or Delta Reserve Better for Delta Flyers?

TPG reader Jimmy sent me a message on Facebook to ask about two premium credit cards: “I travel nearly every week, mostly on Delta. Which card offers better value in those circumstances: Amex Platinum or Delta Reserve?” Using the right credit card is an easy way to maximize the points and miles you earn on spending, but there are other factors to…

6 Years of TPG, Big AAdvantage Changes, an Epic 21-Hour Business Class Flight 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:…

Earning Elite and Award Miles with American, Delta and United

In light of news that American will change the way customers earn bonus miles and status in the AAdvantage program, TPG Contributor JT Genter takes a look at how the three major US carriers stack up. Last November, American Airlines revealed plans to change to a revenue-based mileage program. Earlier this week — almost 7 months after…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Flying

Planning to travel this summer? Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through some of the best credit card options to consider if your plans include hopping on a flight or two. With most schools on break and warm weather to enjoy at many destinations, summer is a great time to travel. It’s…

Maximizing Delta’s Award Routing Rules

Back in January, Delta quietly raised award redemption rates for partner flights starting October 1. On the positive side, the airline introduced discounted awards of just 5,000 miles each way on certain routes last year, and axed its phone booking fees. With those changes and more to contend with, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes…