Winter Storm Juno: Travel Advisories by Airline

With massive Winter Storm Juno bearing down on the East Coast, I wanted to provide you with a handy consolidated resource of the current travel advisories and flight change/refund policies of the major airlines so that you don’t get stranded this week. If you have upcoming travel anywhere in the affected zone (from Downeast Maine to the Jersey shore,…

5 Award Flights that Don’t Exist at Saver Level

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN The best thing about earning points and miles is getting to use them, but too often airlines make redeeming for award travel more difficult and costly than it should be. Today TPG Senior…

Insider Series: Highs & Lows of In-Flight Service: America vs. the World

Ever wonder why airlines in the Middle East, Asia and Europe are renowned for providing good service, while U.S. carriers have trailed behind in the service department for decades? Our airline industry insider, Carrie A. Trey, shares her insights about in-flight service—both good and bad—based on years of practical experience as a flight attendant. The in-flight service disparity between carriers in…

United Enhances Premium Cabin Dining Options

In the wake of switching their MileagePlus frequent flyer program to a revenue-based system, it looks like United is hoping that the way to its most loyal customers’ disillusioned hearts is through their stomachs. As of February 1, United will be rolling out enhancements to its premium-cabin dining policies on flights within the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and some markets in…

Top Business Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Offers

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can boost your loyalty accounts even more with business credit cards, and shares the top sign-up bonus offers on the market right now. Last week,…

United Launches Premium Travel Mileage Bonuses For Elites

Following in the footsteps of American Airlines, United Airlines will be offering premium travelers mileage bonuses for travel completed between January 9 through February 28. United MileagePlus members will be able to earn up to 12,000 bonus award miles per flight segment, in addition to base earnings and other bonus miles they typically earn. Here’s a look…

Top Airline Credit Cards that Waive Checked Bags Fees

One of the top money-saving perks offered by many airline co-branded credit cards is the ability to check a bag (or several) for free. This one benefit can end up saving hundreds of dollars per trip depending on the credit card and how many bags you can check. Though it seems like a fairly obvious benefit, many basic…

United Waives 2014 PQD Requirements for Targeted 1K Elites

In a gesture of goodwill that is (to put it diplomatically) uncommon in the airline industry, United Airlines appears to be waiving 2014 revenue requirements for certain Premier 1K members, and allowing them to retain their elite status level despite missing the mark on Premier Qualifying Dollars (PQDs). Last year United added a revenue component to elite status…

Best American Express Membership Rewards Redemptions

Earlier this week, American Express launched two very lucrative sign-up bonus offers via the Card Match Tool, so we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to round-up some of the best ways to maximize the Amex Membership Rewards points these cards will earn you. Amex launched some lucrative offers this week on two of its…