Strategies for Meeting Your Elite Status Goals in 2016

With the halfway point of 2016 fast approaching, it’s crucial to have your elite status qualification strategy nailed down. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares some of the top tips for meeting revenue, segment and elite-qualifying mile requirements. We are coming up on the midpoint of 2016, so with almost half of…

Where to Go in Brazil Now That There’s a Temporary Visa Waiver

TPG Contributor Brian Biros outlines some of the other amazing cities, beaches and locales you should visit the next time you’re in Brazil. Because there’s so much more to this fabulous country than Rio.  To encourage attendance at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has temporarily lifted its visa requirements for citizens of…

Earn Up to a 100% Bonus When You Buy United Miles

Here’s another great opportunity to buy United miles on the cheap! The airline is once again offering a bonus when you purchase MileagePlus miles — this current promo’s available today through 11:59pm CDT on Monday, August 15. If you do purchase miles during this timeframe, though, you can earn up to a 100% bonus. This appears to…

Exciting New Airline Routes for June 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti 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 (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

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…

United’s Offering 25% Off Award Tickets to Europe

Great news if you’re planning a trip to Europe: From now through June 28, all round-trip award tickets on United from the US and Canada (excluding Hawaii) will be discounted by 25% to 45,000 United MileagePlus miles round-trip at the United Saver Award level. While this amount matches American Airlines’ off peak award rates (offered November 1 –…

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:…

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…

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:…

United Is Finally Showing Movies and TV on All Flights

Like something out of Game of Thrones, the battle for in-flight entertainment supremacy rages on. Just days after Delta announced that it will be making its Delta Studio library of movies and TV shows free to all passengers beginning on July 1, United has responded by promising that all of its flights will be chock…