Which Airline is Best for Low-Tier Elite Status?

TPG reader Jonathan wrote in to ask about earning low-tier elite status: “New business traveller here. If I’m just starting to fly and would only hit low-tier elite status (around 25,000 miles), would you recommend American, Delta, or United?” Hi Jonathan! Let me first say that out of the three airlines you mentioned, United and Delta…

Bonus AAdvantage & Alaska Miles, Delta Deals and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Air France Business Class Transit Passengers Can Stay Free Overnight in Paris If you’re flying business class on Air France and have a stopover in Paris, the airline is offering a complimentary hotel stay along with limousine service to and…

Deal Alert: Los Angeles to Anchorage from $263

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…

Deal Alert: Flights to Bangkok from $600

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…

New York to Get a New $4 Billion LaGuardia Airport

Peeling ceiling tiles, dingy lighting, low ceilings, dirty hallways, flashing neon signs, dilapidated gates and haphazard seats — no, I’m not talking about a warehouse out in the boondocks, I’m talking about the scene that currently greets visitors to our nation’s largest city at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Luckily, though, LGA is in for a…

How to Upgrade with Miles on AA, Delta, United and Alaska

Even if you don’t have enough miles to cover a premium award ticket outright, you may be able to access first and business class through other means. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at alternative options for using miles to sit up front on several domestic carriers. We all want to get more for less. That’s often my…

Top Credit Card Offers and Deals Ending Soon

As July comes to a close, many bonuses and promotions are also ending. Here’s a round-up of the current offers that will soon be gone: FoundersCard AAdvantage Elite Status Challenge: As a reminder, FoundersCard currently has an exclusive status challenge with American Airlines, putting cardholders on the fast track to earning AAdvantage Platinum status. To complete the challenge, members will need to…

US-Based Airlines Boast Record Profits

Gone are the days of airlines filing for bankruptcy left and right, as well as reporting stagnating profits, empty planes and millions in losses. US-based air carriers announced record profits last week, as quarter two and the first half of the fiscal year came to a close. Several of them set all-time records, amidst dipping fuel…

Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2015 and Beyond

The TPG team shares news of exciting new airline routes each month, including ones that have just launched, will soon launch, or are slated to launch in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JULY 2015 New York (JFK) – Havana (HAV) on JetBlue (launched July 3,…