10 Photos: Gaudí Architecture, Beaches and Sangria in Barcelona

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) With the need to earn a few more Elite Qualifying…

Credit Cards That Get You Elite-Like Airline Benefits

Maybe you failed to qualify for your airline’s elite status this year? Or perhaps you occasionally need to travel on carriers that you don’t hold elite status with? Don’t worry; TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here to show you how the right credit card can offer you many of the same benefits that come along elite…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

A new year presents new opportunities to maximize your travel strategy. That’s why, around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which…

Delta’s Now The Second-Largest US Carrier

Delta beat out United to claim its spot as the second-largest carrier in the US last year. While those two are fighting for silver, American Airlines is expected to reign king for US carriers — at least in terms of total revenue passenger miles, an industry measurement tool that multiplies the number of passengers by the distance…

How to Get Airline Elite Status Quickly in 2016

As we start a new year, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen offers tips and advice on earning airline elite status quickly in 2016. When it comes to airline elite status, the landscape in 2016 is going to look a lot different than in previous years. Delta and United made enormous changes to their award-mileage and…

Can You Save Money Purchasing Airline Tickets in Foreign Currency?

As TPG Contributor Mitch Berman explains, booking a ticket in a foreign currency can often save you real money if you find the right combination of carrier and currency. Here he shows you where some of the better deals can be found. Note: Some credit cards may apply foreign transaction fees to purchases made in…

2,016 Bonus AAdvantage Miles and Up to $175 Off AA Vacations

American Airlines has a new promotion for booking flights and hotels through its American Airlines Vacations portal: up to $175 off and 2,016 bonus AAdvantage miles. The $175 discount code is JAN175 and is valid for travel to Hawaii or any international travel. Not planning on traveling overseas? You can still save $100 using offer code JAN100…

Up to 50% Bonus When You Purchase AAdvantage Miles

The end of last year saw a slew of promotions for purchasing points and miles, including a 100% bonus offer from United and a 25% discount from SPG. American was also offering a bonus of up to 60% and it even extended the promotion to January 4. On the heels of the expiration of that…

American Airlines Extends Bonus Miles for Business & First Class Flights

In 2015, American Airlines rolled out a program to incentivize business and first class travel by offering between 250-12,000 bonus points per segment. Good news! AA has extended the program into 2016 and will keep it in place “until the changes to earning award miles go into effect in the second half of 2016” — the exact…