Earn Bonus Southwest and Marriott Points, Hyatt Gift Card Sale

November 8, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Marriott Reward Points for Canada Stays You can earn 1,500 bonus Marriott Reward Points per night (with a maximum of 7,500 points per stay) at select Marriott properties in Canada. The offer includes stays […]

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5,000 Bonus Marriott Points, 4x AAdvantage Miles, & More

November 1, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Join Alitalia’s MilleMiglia, Fly, and Get 5,000 Bonus Miles Alitalia is offering 5,000 miles to new MilleMiglia members who sign up and either fly or use a partner service. You’ll earn 2,000 miles that will be credited within 72 hours of […]

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Earn SPG & Best Western Bonus Points, Cheap JetBlue Awards

September 20, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn up to 3,000 Starpoints for Booking Sheraton Club With Your Amex Card You can earn up to 3,000 Starpoints for every Sheraton Club stay when you book with your American Express card. During this promotion, guests who book […]

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Discount Redemptions: How to Find Award Chart Sweet Spots

September 10, 2014

Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele looks at discounted airline awards among domestic and international carriers, and offers tips on how you can use your points and miles for award flights below the published redemption rate. Most frequent flier programs publish an award chart, while others have some sort of distance or revenue-based way of calculating how many points and […]

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Bonus AAdvantage, Skymiles, Wyndham, IHG Points & More

July 12, 2014

Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week: Reminder: Buy AA Miles and Earn Up to 16,500 Bonus Miles: American Airlines has a limited time offer for AAdvantage members to purchase up to 80,000 miles and receive bonus miles based on how many you buy. In order to maximize this promotion you […]

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Best Mileage Transfer Partners For Awards To Japan

July 7, 2014

TPG contributor Jason Steele writes today about how to maximize your award redemptions to get to one of our favorite Asian countries- Japan.  Japan is a popular tourist destination, and award travel there can be a great use of frequent flier miles. Flights to Japan from North America travel much farther than most flights to Europe, […]

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Best Starwood Transfer Partners for Flights to Israel

June 23, 2014

Israel is a popular destination for American tourists as well as VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives) travelers. It’s also a fairly complicated award trip to book, as the award charts of different airlines place Israel in different regions. Since the most valuable points are those earned in flexible transfer programs, we thought it would be […]

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Good Deal Alert: New York JFK – Milan MXP $438 Roundtrip on Emirates and Alitalia in March – April

March 10, 2014

Economy tickets from the US to Europe tend to hover around the $800-$1,100 mark, but right now, there’s a decent airfare deal to Europe this spring where you can score tickets on either Emirates or Alitalia on their competing New York JFK – Milan MXP route for as low as $438 per person including all […]

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New York JFK – Milan MXP Route Competition: Low Fares On Emirates and Bonus Miles On Delta / Alitalia

October 5, 2013

Competition on the route from New York JFK to Milan MXP is heating up with Emirates launching new non-stop service on October 1 and Delta and Alitalia teaming up to offer two daily non-stop flights. Emirates’ move was a pretty aggressive push with economy roundtrip fares booked now through October 8 for travel between October […]

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Saturday Recap: Starwood Preferred Guest Amex 30,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus, Enter To Win This Week’s Thursday Giveaway, Marriott Megabonus Promotion, Earn Up To 50% Bonus on Purchased Alitalia Miles, Win A Dream Trip Around The World With Radisson Blu

August 10, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express have expired. View the current offers here –personal, business. Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Starwood Preferred Guest Amex 30,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus: It’s that time of year again – the 30,000-point sign-up bonus offers on both the personal and business […]

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Flight Review: Alitalia A330 New Magnifica Business Class Milan – JFK

June 3, 2013

To top off an incredible weekend in Italy with some great friends where I went to Florence and then Milan to see Beyonce, we got to fly back to the states in Alitalia’s new Magnifica Business class product aboard the airline’s A330-200. I’ve been eager to get on one of these flights since I was […]

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#throwbackthursday: 8 Of My Most Memorable Flights/Trips

May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday, also known as #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, is when people post old pictures of themselves from the past. Well, I thought I’d do a fun walk down memory lane including pictures from some of my memorable past flights/trips. For me, some of my best trips may not be the best in-flight products, […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Things I’m Looking Forward to in Italy

May 14, 2013

Later this week, I am taking off for a trip to Italy that I’m pretty jazzed about. I’ve been to Rome a couple times before, but never outside the city. This time I’ll be making stops in Milan, Florence and Rome. I’ll be using one of my remaining Hyatt Visa free Suite nights and…oh, yea, […]

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Saturday Recap: 35% Transfer Bonus From Amex to British Airways, 300 Free Priority Club Points, Best Western’s $50 Gift Card Promotion, Double AAdvantage Miles Between New York And Houston, Alitalia Cash and Miles Awards

April 27, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 35% Transfer Bonus From Amex to British Airways Avios: As a recap from earlier this week, American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 35% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios through June 7, 2013. While not quite as generous as recent transfer bonuses of 40% and […]

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Why You Should Never Assume SkyMiles Are Worthless: My Recent Success Booking Low Level Awards

April 25, 2013

It doesn’t take a lot to convince me to go on a trip – especially when you say the word Madrid and face me with an imminently expiring Hyatt suite award. My best friend Lori lives in Madrid and I usually visit a couple times a year, not only to see her but to revel […]

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ExpertFlyer To The Rescue: Save Time and Miles With Flight Alerts

April 24, 2013

I’ve been using ExpertFlyer for years, whether its searching for award availability, routing options or fare information, it’s got a lot of functionality. However, the one tool that I can’t sing enough praises about is the flight alert feature which allows you to set alerts for award tickets so as soon as the airline releases […]

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Airline Miles Expiration Policies Roundup

April 17, 2013

Following up on the recent national survey I commissioned from The Princeton Group and my contest about how people track their frequent flyer miles, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic guide to the expiration policies of the major airline and hotel loyalty programs. Although mileage expiration is a major […]

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2,000 Free Alitalia Miles With Account Signup

March 14, 2013

Now through March 30, 2013, Alitalia is offering customers who open up new Millemiglia frequent flyer accounts up to 6,000 bonus miles. Here’s how it works: You get 2,000 miles off the bat just for signing up, which will be credited to your account in April. An additional 2,000 miles for taking a flight on […]

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Alitalia Awards Now Bookable on

March 1, 2013

I often complain that Delta’s website is broken since it can be darn near impossible to find partner award availability – partly because the site actually pulls availability from so few partners to begin with. However, following recent developments that have made awards on partners like Korean and Virgin Australia searchable, now shows Alitalia […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Alitalia Now Honoring Japanese Promo Code For Most

October 24, 2012

There was a lot of excitement this past Saturday with Alitalia’s Japanese promo code that took $315 off any Alitalia flight. However, the next day they unilaterally cancelled all tickets much to the dismay of dealseekers (myself included). The legality of this decision is still debatable as it was complex being that they are an Italian company, […]

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Alitalia Cancels Tickets Booked with Japan Promo Code: What Are Your Options?

October 22, 2012

This past weekend was a whirlwind, with several Alitalia promo codes floating around that made certain flights very affordable. However, around 8am on Sunday I noticed that Alitalia canceled my flight booked with the $315 off Japanese Promo Code: “Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing We regret to inform you that your ticket purchase has […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: $315 Off All Alitalia Flights With Japanese Promo Code PROMOJP

October 20, 2012

Earlier this morning I posted about a 25% off coupon for Alitalia flights that brings the price of many flights down to great deal territory. Well several TPG readers have reported success using Alitalia’s Japanese promotion to take off 25,000 Yen (~$315) off any Alitalia flight- making some cheaper flights free. The promotion must be booked […]

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Good Deal Alert: 25% Off Alitalia Flights; JFK- Madrid from $470 Total Roundtrip

October 20, 2012

Alitalia is currently having a 25% fare sale on their site, now through October 26,2012. It’s valid for travel between November 5, 2012 and March 27, 2013, but excludes holiday travel from December 20, 2012 and January 6, 2013. The promo code is SPECIAL, and the best results I have found is to search on the regular Alitalia […]

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Destination of the Week: Rome

August 31, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Melanie Wynne to guide us through one of the world’s greatest all-time travel destinations, a city that administered sprawling empires, spawned legendary artists, not to mention mouthwatering cuisine that has permeated every corner of the globe. Today we visit the Eternal City: Rome. Fiumicino Airport serves as a hub […]

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