The 5 Best Visa Cards for Costco Purchases, Bookable Flights to Cuba 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:…

Review: Malaysia Airlines A380-800 Economy — London to Kuala Lumpur

TPG Contributor Katie Genter recently flew an open-jaw itinerary from Austin (AUS) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), with a return trip from Jakarta (CGK). After a flight cancellation and rebooking, she found herself taking the long way to KUL on a Malaysia Airlines A380-800 from London Heathrow (LHR) to KUL. Here’s her experience in economy class on…

How to Book Emirates Awards with Credit Card Points

Between its A380 and 777-300ER, Emirates offers some of the most coveted premium-cabin seats in the sky. And thankfully, there are plenty of ways to book them for “free” using points earned through your transferable point program of choice. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through the details. When it comes to…

Malaysia Airlines Not Accepting Checked Bags for Some Flights to Europe

Embattled Malaysia Airlines has spent an afternoon throwing uncertainty at its remaining long-haul passengers with an on-again, off-again ban on checked luggage for its London Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS) and Paris (CDG) flights. Malaysia promised to send the baggage on, although it would only specify that the luggage would arrive “later.” Passengers affected are entitled to change their…

New Aircraft Tracking Systems Could Avoid Another 777 Disappearance

Flight tracking has came a long way. But as TPG Contributor John Walton explains, the technology still has a way to go before it can fully track flights across the globe. When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014, people outside the aviation industry were surprised to learn that not all aircraft are tracked…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, Win 500,000 American Miles & 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:…

Malaysia Airlines Restructuring Fleet: Selling A380s

After suffering not one but two of the worst air disasters in history in 2014—one of which still remains a total mystery—Malaysia Airlines has found itself in deep financial straits, and is selling off a major part of its fleet as part of a restructuring campaign. Though the airline itself has not commented, multiple sources…

Travel Rewards Credit Card Combinations to Explore East Asia

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Preferred When talking about award travel, it’s easy to focus on earning points and miles, and lose sight of the actual traveling. Today, however, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr offers a detailed analysis of how you can use your travel rewards to explore…

Guide to Bidding on Flight Upgrades for Premium Seats

I’m 6’7″, so I have long been a fan of flying business and first class, especially on longer international flights. Even if you don’t have the cash or miles on hand to pay for premium classes outright, you do have other options to get a seat near the front of the boat. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains…