Which Airlines Offer the Best Million Miler Status Benefits?

TPG reader Sasha tweeted me to ask about elite status: @thepointsguy – “What airlines offer the best million miler elite status benefits?” To reward long-term loyalty, some airlines offer special lifetime benefits for customers who reach a cumulative total of one million miles flown. My pick for the best million miler elite status would be United, and you…

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…

United Will Begin Operating Biofuel Flights Later This Summer

Fuel is expensive — it’s generally the largest operating expense of major carriers — so it’s no surprise that airlines are investing in alternatives with the hopes of potentially decreasing the cost of flying in the future. The New York Times reports that later this summer, United will operate flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco using biofuel, as part of its eco-skies program….

Amazing Deal Alert: AA and United to Mexico from $185

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…

Incredible United p.s. Business and Coach Award Availability

A little over a week ago, United announced that the airline will pull out completely from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and move its premium service (p.s.) flights to nearby Newark Liberty International Airport. As a reminder, on these p.s. flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles, United offers flat-bed seats and international business class-like…

Amazing Deal Alert: United to Puerto Vallarta for $268

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…

3 Airline Programs That Let You Hold Award Reservations

Redeeming miles isn’t always easy, so anything that can facilitate the award-booking process is more than welcome. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains one strategy that can help you zero in on the itinerary you want even if your plans are still up in the air. In an ideal world, your travel plans, mileage account balances and…