TSA PreCheck Expands to Four New Airlines

As you’ve probably heard by now, TSA security checkpoint wait times have been incredibly long in recent weeks — sometimes resulting in waits of two hours or more. It’s even gotten so bad that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has threatened to get rid of the TSA in New York-area airports, replacing…

The Top 7 Perks of American Airlines Concierge Key

All three major US airlines offer an invite-only program, available exclusively to their highest-revenue customers. Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes a look at American’s Concierge Key. Holding elite status with an airline offers plenty of benefits, from complimentary upgrades to enhanced customer service. Qualifying for top-tier status with American, Delta and United is relatively…

American Airlines to Fly a 787 Between Los Angeles and Chicago

The Dreamliner is one of the comfiest ways to get from A to B. It’s always a bonus when a carrier announces that it will begin flying a Dreamliner on a route that isn’t typically serviced by a 787 — especially when both the origin and destination are within the US. Well, Dreamliner lovers rejoice: American Airlines will…

Is Lounge Access Worth the Price of a Day Pass?

TPG reader Patrick sent me a message on Facebook to ask about lounges: “I have a seven-hour layover in Philadelphia before an international flight. Is a day pass to the Admirals Club worth the extra $50?” Airport lounges are a mixed bag, especially for domestic travelers. The best US lounges offer a taste of jet-setting luxury, featuring amenities like…

Top Cards for May, United Status Upgrades, 100k Amex Platinum Offer 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:…

The Best Airlines for Customer Service in 2016

Customer service is a vital part of the airline industry. And, as frequent travelers, we all know that there are some airlines that excel at customer service, and there are others that lag far, far behind to the point where many would avoid boarding their planes altogether. So it’s no surprise that there are plenty of…

Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Travel to Europe

Last week, American Airlines announced it was celebrating the 35th anniversary of its AAdvantage program by giving away 350,000 miles to 35 people. Not only that, but everyone could get up to 700 miles just for signing up. Now, with the carrier’s latest promotion, frequent flyers can earn up to 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for travel to Europe. You can…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. However, the list does change, and rankings shift as…

May Monthly Valuations, Reviewing United’s Island Hopper, A JetBlue Status Challenge 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:…