Make Sure You Have the Right Visa Before Beginning a Mileage Run

TPG reader VegasRugbyPhil commented on my flight review of the American Airlines 787: I was suppose to do the PVG run with a 2.5hr layover and return (mileage run) in early December but upon checking in, AA advised they had a new policy effective Nov 16 that prohibited exactly what/why I was doing the run. However, I advised…

50k Chase Sapphire Preferred Bonus, AAdvantage Program Changes & 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:…

Hurry, Add More Passport Pages Before December 31, 2015!

It’s time to take a peek at your passport to see how many open pages you’ve got left. If it seems like you’re running low on pages but your passport doesn’t expire for awhile, now is the time to act. Starting December 31, 2015, you won’t be able to add pages to your US passport. After this…

Are Travel Visas Eligible for Category Bonus Points?

When getting Chinese visas this summer, TPG Contributor JT Genter missed out on a potentially large spending bonus, assuming that the visa fees would count as a travel expense. Here’s how you can avoid the same fate. Before I could board my Air China flight to China this past July, I needed to acquire a…

State Department Launches “Apply Early” Passport Program

For any international traveler, from the occasional flyer to the busiest jetsetter, the most indispensable item to have on hand is a valid passport. Luckily for US citizens, those little blue books are good for 10 years, so you only have to spend time thinking about renewing them once a decade. However, the State Department is…

A First-Timer’s Travel Guide to India

Traveling to India for the first time can seem daunting, but TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino — who recently took her own first trip to this huge South Asian country — wants to assure you that a vacation here will prove both fascinating and delightful. To help you stay healthy, safe and savvy during your own trip to India, she offers…