Exciting New Routes for July 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details…

Building Credit from Scratch, Southwest’s International Destinations, Around-the-World Awards 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:…

Southwest Airlines’ Computer Glitch Causes FAA to Issue Ground Stop on Its Flights

Update: As of 9:15am EST Thursday, Southwest’s website is back up and running. According to the carrier, most of the systems are back online this morning following yesterday’s outages. However, recovery will take some time, so if you’re flying with Southwest in the next few days, it’s best to call ahead and make sure there…

7 Countries You Didn’t Know You Could Fly to on Southwest

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel outlines some lesser-known international options on Southwest in case you’re looking to travel abroad and you’ve got some Rapid Rewards points burning a hole in your pocket. With nearly 4,000 flights scheduled every day, Southwest’s route network is quite extensive — starting December 17, the airline will also offer nonstop service between…

Check Out Boeing’s New 737 MAX, New American Airlines Credit Cards, Swiss’ 777 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:…

Southwest is Launching Nonstop Service Between Newark and Puerto Rico

Earlier this year, the FAA announced it was easing slot restrictions at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), opening the door to additional options for travelers. For a market typically dominated by United Airlines, the opportunity for low-cost carriers to fly through EWR could mean good news for travelers. And with Southwest Airlines expanding its domestic route network, it…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Washington, D.C.-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Washington,…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Chicago-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Chicago….

Review: Southwest (Boeing 737) from Newark to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor Nick Ellis recently celebrated his birthday in Sin City, flying aboard Southwest Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 on a new route between Newark (EWR) and Las Vegas (LAS). Here’s his review. (All photos are by the author). Just after a trip to Las Vegas with some of my co-workers, I returned to Sin City to celebrate my birthday…

Free Southwest Companion Pass After 5 Round-Trip Flights (Targeted)

Many frequent travelers know that the Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most lucrative benefits out there. It allows the Companion Pass holder to add a friend or family member to any reservation that was paid for with either cash or points — just pay taxes and fees. There are a few ways to go…