Amazing Deal Alert: New York and Boston to Puerto Rico From $100 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 an online travel agency,…

Exciting New Routes for September 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Save 10% and Get up to a 42,500-Mile Bonus When Buying AA Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to add to 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 reward programs. If these methods leave you…

Don’t Expect to Watch ‘Sully’ on an American Airlines Flight

Sully, Clint Eastwood’s big-screen retelling of the “Miracle on the Hudson” – the 2009 aviation incident in which, after losing power just minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 safely in the Hudson River – is a bona fide hit. The film, which stars Tom Hanks in the…

Cuban-American Crew Barred from Certain Cuban Flights

On September 7, 2016, American Airlines completed its first commercial flight to Cuba since 1961, and TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel was on board to experience the historical event. In the three weeks since, American has ramped up to eight daily flights from Miami to the formerly restricted island. However, the carrier learned the hard way that travel…

American Updates How It Sells Tickets on AA.com

It’s been a while since American Airlines last redesigned its website. However, after big changes to its mileage program and Basic Economy fares reportedly launching this year, the carrier needed to refresh how it sells flights online — and you’ll see the difference the next time you head to AA.com. Overall, the changes look cleaner: The search process and viewing the…

Convert Hyatt Points to AAdvantage Miles With a 25% Bonus

Now through October 14, 2016, you can transfer your Hyatt Gold Passport points to American Airlines with a 25% bonus. If you want to take advantage, there’s a minimum amount of 5,000 Gold Passport points per transaction, and additional points can be converted in 1,250-point increments in that same transaction. As you can see from…

How American Can Fail To Ticket Partner Awards

One of my worst travel nightmares is an unanticipated and unresolvable problem cropping up with my airline reservation, as TPG and many frequent travelers have experienced. Despite my best efforts, one of my family’s flight reservations got canceled before our recent trip to Hawaii. In today’s post, I want to offer a cautionary tale that shows how…

Here’s Why September is the Best Time to Book Your Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. From extravagant parades and costumes to traditions like king cake and colorful beads (FYI: gold beads stand for power, green for faith and purple for justice), there’s nothing quite like it. As the festivities come to a head the Tuesday before Lent — which is coming up…

A First Look at Business and Premium Economy on American’s 787-9

American’s been flying the Dreamliner for quite some time now, but that’s the 787-8 — the airline’s latest plane, the 787-9, is an entirely different beast. The airline just took possession of its first 787-9, which is being used for domestic service until its international launch later this year, and an AA rep managed to snap a…