Deal Alert: Cheap Flights to Dublin From $412

Looking to head to Europe next fall on the cheap? Per The Flight Deal, this fall you can fly from Boston to Dublin for just over $400 round-trip on either American Airlines or United Airlines. Searches showing these low fares start in late October and continue through November. The easiest way to search for these flights is…

Up to 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles with American’s Buy Miles Offer

Through June 12, 2015, American Airlines is running a promotion that allows you to earn up to 50,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles for as little as 2.06 cents per mile, either for yourself or as a gift. This chart shows how many bonus miles you’ll receive for different increments of purchased miles: My Thoughts As usual, the question is whether you should buy…

Up to 115,000 Bonus American Miles for Flights to Europe This Summer

It looks like my wish came true! On the heels of British Airways’ announcement last week, American Airlines has launched a summer Europe mileage bonus promotion of its own, letting you earn up to 115,000 bonus miles on round-trip flights between Europe and the US, Canada or Mexico on American and US Airways, British Airways,…

American Airlines and US Airways Will Merge Reservations in July

Late yesterday, American Airlines announced the next step in its merger with US Airways: combining reservations systems. Did your blood just curdle a little bit? No one could blame you given what a mess past reservations mergers have been (I’m looking at you, United/Continental). At least American and US Airways can learn from other airlines’…

Amtrak Limits Service Following Train Derailment

Late last night, Amtrak train 188, operating from Washington DC to New York, derailed just north of Philadelphia. 238 passengers and 5 crew members were on board, and the accident resulted in a still-unknown number of injuries and fatalities. Our thoughts go out to the passengers and their families. Following the derailment, Amtrak service is…

It’s a Big Day for Flight Deals; Here’s What You Can Book Right Now

If you’ve been hit with a case of wanderlust, today’s your lucky day. Our friends over at The Flight Deal have unearthed five fare deals to far-flung destinations such as São Paulo and Cape town. New York – Miami for $110 round-trip on American Airlines (valid for travel through June 20; extremely limited availability) Orlando –…

Where Points and Miles Go After You Die

Sometimes you can leave your accrued miles or points to the people you love after you die, and sometimes you can’t. Today, we explore policies from some of the major US airlines. If your airline does permit a loved one to take over your frequent flyer assets after death, it’s important to plan ahead; if you’re unable to get them…

Will Cathay Pacific Restrict First-Class Awards Using Partner Miles?

According to an article in yesterday’s South China Morning Post, Cathay Pacific is considering an overhaul of its loyalty program, including the possible restriction of first class awards using partner miles. While this is probably not a huge blow to the vast majority of flyers, Cathay Pacific first class is one of the feathers in…

Which Airline Has Your Favorite In-Flight Meal Service?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about in-flight dining: @thepointsguy– “You love to hate on American’s first class meals, so which airline has your favorite meals?” If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of the nasty food pictures I’ve uploaded during my travels. No meal in the sky can really be expected to equal…

Free Night at Mandarin Oriental, Win 140,000 Hawaiian Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Complimentary Night at Participating Mandarin Oriental Properties You can receive a complimentary night at any of the participating Mandarin Oriental properties around the world when you stay for at least two or three consecutive paid nights between June 26 and September…