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…

Citi Tweaks Rules for Earning EQM Bonus on the AAdvantage Executive Card

American Airlines recently reorganized its credit card agreements, signing on with both Citi and Barclaycard. This hopefully will prove to be great for customers, as the two banks compete for the same market with high sign-up bonuses and excellent perks. For those looking for a fast-track to elite status, the options for making progress through…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 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 (like flight schedules and aircraft, among other things)…

Will I Earn Elite Credits From an Airline Status Challenge?

TPG reader Moe sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning elite status: “If I complete an airline status challenge, how many elite credits will I need to reach the next elite level? For example, if I challenge for AAdvantage Gold status, will I still have to meet the normal requirements to reach Platinum, or…

Save Big on AA Flights with Amex, TPG Gift Guides, Turn Lost Luggage into a Shopping Spree 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:…

United Polaris: First Impressions From an American Flyer

With the United Polaris soft product launch rapidly approaching on December 1, 2016, there’s been a big fuss over it, thanks to a pretty fantastic marketing push by United. But how does it stack up to the competition? Recently, I had the opportunity to check out the new Polaris business-class seats in person at the United…

Get Oneworld Status Absolutely Free Through Air Berlin

Planning to fly American Airlines this holiday season? Get priority check-in, priority boarding, preferred seats and a free checked bag thanks to this offer from Air Berlin. Now through November 30, register to get free Air Berlin Silver (Oneworld Ruby) status for four months. The offer page is only in German. If you aren’t fluent, use an in-browser…

Amazing Deal Alert: US to Southeast Asia From $1,400 in Business Class

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…

New Amex-American Airlines Partnership Could Save You a Ton on Your Next Booking

A couple of weeks ago, a TPG staffer contacted his Amex Business Platinum Card concierge to inquire about the cost of a business-class ticket between Las Vegas (LAS) and New York (JFK) on American Airlines. When he’d looked at the fare online, he saw the price was exorbitant — upward of $1,600 to go from LAS to…

Extend or Boost Your AAdvantage Elite Level for 2017

If you have American Airlines elite status for 2016 and haven’t re-qualified for 2017, you likely got an email yesterday offering to let you “extend your status through January 2018.” Or, if you’re just shy of qualifying for the next level of status, you probably received an offer to “boost” your status. Each AAdvantage member’s…