Deal Alert: US to Cancun From $244 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Flight Attendant Union Requesting Recall of New American Airlines Uniforms

If your American Airlines flight attendant looks a little red, it might not be from being out too long in the sun. It may be due to the new uniforms AA rolled out in September. In total, about 70,000 American Airlines employees — including pilots, flight attendants and customer service employees — received new outfits in the uniform…

Get 15 American Miles per Dollar at These 15 Merchants — Today Only

This holiday season, one of the best ways to maximize your online shopping is through airline shopping portals. With them, you can earn valuable points and miles with your favorite airline for purchases that you were already planning on making. Yesterday we saw a big boost on United earnings, and now American Airlines is offering a…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for December 2016 — March 2017

Along with priority boarding and a free checked bag, Citi-issued American Airlines co-branded credit cards also offer a lesser-known perk: reduced mileage awards. This promotion allows you to save between 1,000 and 7,500 miles per round-trip, depending on the route and the type of card you’ve got. The reduced mileage award program is only valid for two…

New Routes for November, Delta Bans Pro-Trump Flyer, Pay Your Taxes With the Amex Business Platinum 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:…

American Airlines’ First-Class Regional Breakfast Contains 70+ Grams of Sugar

Last week, I took an early-morning flight from Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) to Dallas (DFW) on a regional Embraer ERJ-175LR American Airlines jet operated by Envoy. Although there was plenty of first-class space, upgrades weren’t processed until four hours before the flight. Thankfully though, this was at least enough of a heads-up to know that…

Up to an 80% Bonus When You Buy AAdvantage Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one option for growing your account balance. While it’s increasingly harder to earn miles from flying, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying — whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining rewards programs. If these methods leave you…

Maximizing Holiday Purchases With Airline Shopping Portals

There are a variety of ways to boost your loyalty account balances with the major airlines and hotel chains. The most obvious is by actually traveling, but you can also earn large sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards. Additionally, there are a number of ways to earn points and miles through your everyday…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

American Airlines Scales Back Flights to Cuba

After 55 years without commercial flights between the US and Cuba, airlines were thrilled to get the chance to launch dozens of routes between the two former adversaries. The problem is, travelers haven’t been as excited about the new routes. While airlines are famously hush-hush about their operational performance, the slew of cheap fares to Cuba…