Booking Etihad Award Flights with Guest Rewards and Partners

Often the best way to book an aspirational award flight is with miles from an airline other than the one you want to fly. Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains several ways to book such awards on Etihad Airways. Last year Etihad Airways made waves in the frequent flyer world when it announced…

American Airlines 25% Bonus Miles on Hotel Points Transfers

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. American Airlines is running a promotion that offers a 25% bonus for converting certain hotel points to American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Listed below are the hotel chains participating in the bonus offer, along…

Buying American and US Airways Miles Promotions- Worth It?

The next buy miles promotion from American Airlines and US Airways has arrived. The last one (back in January) offered a bonus on purchased miles of up to 50%, and the one before that (in November) offered up to a 56.25% bonus. This one is slightly different. Both airlines are offering this promotion separately, so you can take advantage of…

Can I Use the US Airways Companion Pass After the Merger?

TPG reader Bjorn tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy—”What will happen to the US Airways Companion tickets after the merger? My wife and I still have one each.” In just a couple months, US Airways and American Airlines will finally merge their frequent flyer programs. This step has a lot of implications for both programs, as well…

How Can I Avoid BA Fuel Surcharges Flying to Portugal?

TPG reader Catherine tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “I’m booking honeymoon flights to Portugal and want to avoid British Airways fees and LHR. What’s the best business/first class product to fly? AA757, IB340, or other?” I love helping people plan their honeymoons, especially when they’re to some of my favorite destinations like Portugal! Catherine wants…

Winter Storm Juno: Travel Advisories by Airline

With massive Winter Storm Juno bearing down on the East Coast, I wanted to provide you with a handy consolidated resource of the current travel advisories and flight change/refund policies of the major airlines so that you don’t get stranded this week. If you have upcoming travel anywhere in the affected zone (from Downeast Maine to the Jersey shore,…

Best Ways To Redeem British Airways Avios

Since American Express is offering a 40% transfer bonus to British Airways through January 31, we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to round up some of the best ways to redeem them. British Airways Avios sometimes get a bad rap thanks to high fuel surcharges flying to/from London on BA itself. However, Avios are…

5 Award Flights that Don’t Exist at Saver Level

The best thing about earning points and miles is getting to use them, but too often airlines make redeeming for award travel more difficult and costly than it should be. Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele calls out several routes where low-level awards are scarce, if they’re available at all. Have you ever felt like airline…

Bonus AAdvantage Miles to Asia, Silvercar Discount, and More

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Silvercar Extends $59 Per Day Rental Promotion The rapidly expanding premium car rental company Silvercar is extending its $59 rental sale from now through February 28, 2015 in all of the cities where it currently operates. SilverCar exclusively rents Audi A4 vehicles equipped…

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles to Asia on American Airlines

Now through March 20, 2015, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn double AAdvantage miles on select flights between the U.S. and Asia on American Airlines or on their oneworld partner Japan Airlines. In order to register for this promotion, follow this link and enter the promotion code ASIA3. Double miles can be earned on all First and Business class fares and select economy class…