AA Award Increase, Hilton China Sale, 10k KrisFlyer Miles

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: American AAdvantage Increasing Award Costs for Peak Travel Dates American Airlines has decided to raise the number of miles needed for standard award tickets on four of the busiest days of the year. The exact dates haven’t been announced, but…

New AAdvantage Routing Rule Opens Awards to Australia

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how a recent update to the AAdvantage program offers frequent flyers another option for finding award space to Australia. Just last week, American Airlines announced new nonstop service from LAX to Sydney starting December 17, 2015. Unfortunately, these flights are not yet bookable (with either…

American Airlines Vs. Qantas: Which Airline to Fly to Australia?

Last week, American Airlines announced a transpacific partnership with Qantas that will include a new daily nonstop flight aboard AA’s flagship 777-300ER from Los Angeles LAX to Sydney starting in December 2015. TPG Special Contributor (and frequent Qantas passenger) Eric Rosen takes a look at both airlines and the factors that should help you decide…

Travel to Machu Picchu on Points and Miles

Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The centuries-old ruins of a lavish estate seem to float above the rest of the world, offering incredible views of jagged peaks jutting through the clouds and condors soaring over lush river valleys. It can be…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall,…

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe from $1,517

Updated June 13: These discounted business-class fares to Europe are still available. You can travel as soon as tomorrow or as late as April 2016. There have been some amazing deals on business-class flights to Europe over the past few weeks. Last week, West Coast travelers had the opportunity to book premium-cabin travel to a…

Twitter Update Will Make It Easier to DM Airlines and Hotels

Using Twitter can be one of the best ways to interact with airlines on a busy travel day. Major carriers often have a team of representatives monitoring social feeds and direct messages to ensure that customer needs are being met, and countless travelers take advantage of this service each day. The customer service representatives manning social accounts are…

Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to London from $690 this Summer

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. In this case, however, you’ll need to search through…