American Introduces AAdvantage Changes: Revenue Earning, Platinum Pro Status & More

It’s another big day for AA’s AAdvantage program, and as with the airline’s last major announcement, most of the changes here aren’t so great for the majority of American Airlines flyers. There are four components to today’s announcement: Revenue-based redeemable mileage earning, which kicks in August 1, 2016. A new elite level, called Platinum Pro,…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Because of great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month. However, as new offers come out, the list…

6 Reasons to Get the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explores the top perks that make it worth signing up for the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, which is currently offering an elevated sign-up bonus. As we wrote about earlier this month, the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard is currently offering an increased sign-up…

Deal Alert: NYC to Cozumel from $286 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…

Inside Cathay’s New A350, a 60K Citi AAdvantage Offer, Monthly Valuations, 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:…

How to Engage With Airlines on Social Media

Social media is an effective (and speedy) way to engage with airlines, and many carriers see Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as vital parts of their customer engagement and support strategies. Here, TPG Contributor Sid Lipsey shares some of his best tips for engaging with airlines on social media. Great news for flyers with something to say…

Faster ViaSat Wi-Fi Coming to AA’s New Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Earlier this year, American Airlines and Gogo showed signs of tension in their relationship as AA attempted to replace the Wi-Fi company with its direct competitor, ViaSat. American filed a lawsuit against Gogo claiming that it had found a Wi-Fi service that was faster, but they later dropped the lawsuit. And as many AA flyers know, Gogo is…

Best Routes for AA’s New 7,500-Mile Award Level

TPG Contributor JT Genter takes a look at the best options for using American’s new award level for flights under 500 miles in length. While most of the changes to the AAdvantage program on March 22 were negative, there were also some positive updates. One of these is certainly the addition of the 7,500-mile award level for…

Earn 60k Miles with the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard

If you’re an AAdvantage member looking to rack up some extra miles for an upcoming award flight, this sign-up bonus could be for you. Currently, you can earn 60,000 miles when you sign up for the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard and spend $5,000 in the first three months. Read on for the full…

Maximizing Stopovers and Open Jaws on Award Tickets in 2016

When it comes to the points and miles hobby, “free” award flights are often the goal. However, knowing the ins and outs of each frequent flyer program’s rules can help you maximize your redemptions by adding in additional destinations via stopovers and/or open jaws. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how below….