Airlines Offer Refunds for Travel to Zika-Impacted Areas

As you may have heard on the news, the Zika virus spreads from person to person by way of mosquito bite and although rare, it’s possible for a mother to transmit the virus to her newborn child. In May 2015, the first alert of the virus was reported in Brazil — prior to that, the virus was typically only found…

American Airlines Introduces Free Snacks and Other Perks

American Airlines is making its in-flight service a bit more comfortable this year with the introduction of new perks for Main Cabin and Premium Cabin passengers alike. While competitor United Airlines has been working to improve its reputation by adding new coffee, free snacks and other customer service advancements both in the air and on the ground, American is now catching up by…

Amazing Deal Alert: East Coast to West Coast from $149 Round-Trip

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, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Excellent Business and First Class Award Availability on Many AA Routes

Update: There’s even first-class award space to Sydney! But only one seat per flight: The clock is ticking on pre-devaluation AA award redemptions, and given that rates will jump in less than two months, you’d think AA’s natural move would be to hold award seats until after the big shift on March 22. Fortunately, it seems…

American Airlines Introduces New Cole Haan-Designed Amenity Kits

It’s official: American Airlines is stepping up its game. In recent months, the airline has added new routes to its ever-expanding network, maintained its status as the country’s largest carrier — and as one of the safest carriers in the world — and offered reduced mileage awards for Q1 2016 to select destinations. Although its devaluation goes into effect as of…

Excellent AA Business Class Award Availability to Europe This Summer

With American Airlines’ massive AAdvantage devaluation now just two months away, it’s a fantastic time to redeem any outstanding miles. The airline is currently making it very easy to do just that, with excellent business-class award availability on all of its flights to London. You can currently book nonstop flights from Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami,…

Exciting New Airline Routes for January 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares 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) could…

Last Chance to Book Short-Haul Flights for 4,500 Avios

As announced back in October, British Airways will soon remove the 4,500-Avios option for one-way nonstop flights less than 650 miles on partner flights “originating or terminating” in the US. However, there’s still time to take advantage of this sweet spot on the British Airways award chart before it goes away; you can make bookings using the current award chart through February 2. Wondering which…

Maximizing the 10% AA Mileage Credit in 2016

Now that it’s 2016, several credit card benefits have reset, giving you the opportunity to use them anew. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen provides tips on getting the most out of the 10% AAdvantage mileage rebate available on select co-branded credit cards. A variety of credit card perks reset each calendar…

Deal Alert: East Coast to Los Angeles from $132 Round-Trip

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, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…