Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for August 2015

Loyalty programs change all the time, and so do the credit cards associated with them. Bonuses rise and fall, benefits shift and mileage charts are revalued, all with little or no notice. Staying up to date on the credit card marketplace is imperative for a successful award-travel strategy. That can be a lot to keep track…

Deal Alert: American to Miami from $106

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…

The Easiest Way to Miss an Upgrade on American

This weekend, TPG intern Kevin Song flew more than 22,000 miles on American, including one segment in coach, despite having systemwide upgrades to burn. Learn how to avoid Kevin’s costly mistake when booking AA flights of your own. For many frequent flyers, much of the motivation behind attaining ever-higher elite status is the allure of…

Up to a 35% Discount with the Latest AAdvantage Buy Miles Promo

If you’re an AAdvantage Platinum member, by now you have surely received a lovely gift in your email inbox: a notification that you’ll save up to 35% when you buy American Airlines AAdvantage miles for yourself or gift miles to a friend or loved one. The offer is good through through September 3, 2015, and…

I Lived on Airplanes for 72 Hours This Weekend — And Survived

I love to fly, but I’m not sure I’d ever willingly take on this itinerary. Join TPG intern Kevin Song on his insane 72-hour mileage run marathon, including four Atlantic crossings, two transcons and a round-trip to Honolulu. “Sir, how long were you out of the country for?” It’s a question I got twice this…

Earning and Redeeming AAdvantage Miles on Non-Alliance Partners

I’m a huge fan of American Airlines and the AAdvantage program, and while I’ve written previously about using my miles for awards on oneworld partners like Japan Airlines, there are plenty of other options. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains which carriers you can lean on to earn miles and elite status outside…

What’s the Best Card for Earning AAdvantage Miles?

TPG reader Michel tweeted me to ask about the best credit for earning American Airlines miles: @thepointsguy — “Which card is better to earn AAdvantage miles: Barclaycard Aviator Silver or Starwood Amex? (I don’t fly enough to earn Elite status.)” As with many cards, it depends on how you spend your money. The Barclaycard Aviator Silver earns 3 AAdvantage miles…

Flight Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 Business Class, Singapore-Doha

During a recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had a chance to fly on Qatar Airways’ 787-8 in business class. Here’s how he used miles to book the ticket and his review of the experience. Earlier this spring, while I was planning a summer round-the-world trip, I was looking for ways to get from…

Deal Alert: NYC, Boston, DC, Philly to Hawaii on American from $591

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…