DOJ Investigating Alleged Airline Collusion

Anyone who’s tried to book a domestic ticket within the United States in the last few years knows that there are only a few major airlines that command the majority of domestic routes. According to the Washington Post, the four major US carriers — American, Delta, Southwest and United — control 80 percent of seat capacity…

TPG Talks JetBlue, Airline Fees and More on ABC News

This week, JetBlue announced that it would be adding baggage fees for checked luggage. Travelers can expect to shell out $20 for bags paid for online, and $25 for bags paid for at the airport ticket counter. The new fees are a part of JetBlue’s three-tier pricing system, which provides one or two bags with each ticket (as well as…

Deal Alert: Delta to Hong Kong and Seoul from $607

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…

Fly to Vancouver for the Women’s World Cup Finals This Weekend

*Update: Hotels in Vancouver appear to be full, so continue to check back if you still need a place to stay* After a great win against Germany, the women’s USA soccer team has made it into FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. Don’t miss your chance to watch as USA fights for the title as 2015…

Delta Low-Level Award Inventory Now on ExpertFlyer

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how ExpertFlyer can help you find award availability through its alert capabilities. In it, I lamented the fact that Delta forced the site to remove all data last fall. However, I am excited to share that some Delta functionality has been restored: as of today, you…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York to Singapore on Delta from $747

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…

Reminder: Delta Amex Increased Sign-Up Bonuses End June 30

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Earlier this month, American Express announced increased sign-up bonuses for three of its co-branded Delta SkyMiles credit cards. These offers expire on June 30, so if you’re…

Should I Upgrade to Delta Comfort+ Between NYC & Chicago?

TPG reader Craig tweeted me to ask a question about Delta Comfort+: @thepointsguy – “Is it worth the $29 to upgrade from Economy to Delta Comfort+ from NYC to Chicago?” If you’re trying to save money, then no. It’s a short flight, so if you aren’t very tall, just bring your own entertainment and don’t bother with the…

Atlanta Airport to Undergo $430 Million Renovation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — that name evokes fond memories in the minds of some travelers, while it conjures up thoughts of hatred and disdain in others. The long-time hub of Delta Air Lines, and in many years the world’s busiest airport, is about to get a facelift. Currently, the airport handles more than 96 million…

The Gay-Friendliest Airlines in the Skies

In recent years, many airlines have woken up to the truth that our gay brothers and sisters are here, they’re queer and they love to travel. As we wrap up National LGBT Pride Month — and celebrate SCOTUS’ momentous ruling for gay marriage —I’m taking an in-depth look at which airlines are showing their true rainbow colors. While…