Exciting New Airline Routes for March 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying American Airlines

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier With so many great travel rewards credit cards available, it can be difficult to decide which is the best option for your airline spending. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares five solid picks for…

AA’s Devaluation, Costco Switching to Visa, Marriott’s Plans for SPG & 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:…

Airlines Waive Fees in Wake of Brussels Attacks

Following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, the US Department of State has issued a Europe Travel Alert to all US travelers, outlining the risks associated with visiting the continent as well as ways to stay safe abroad. The somewhat broad warning for travelers expires on June 20 and advises that all travelers take precautions when traveling in Europe. You can…

You Can Now Book American’s Los Angeles to Hong Kong Flight

Earlier this month, American Airlines announced it would be launching a new route with service to Hong Kong from Los Angeles. American then released details about the service, saying it was set to begin on September 7 and that it would be operated by its three-cabin 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in first class, 52 seats in…

9 Cards That Can Get You Enough Miles for a Free Flight

You don’t need to travel much or charge significant amounts to your credit cards to earn award flights; as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, there are several products that offer enough miles or points for a free flight just for meeting the sign-up bonus spending requirement. In this hobby, we constantly…

Deal Alert: Northeast to Puerto Rico from $220 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…

The Best Airlines for Customer Service on Twitter

Getting ahold of airline representatives when something goes wrong can be a daunting task. If you call a carrier’s standard phone line, you’re bound to sit on hold for extended periods, not to mention the ensuing transfers from representative to representative. But with Twitter as an option, the whole process becomes much more painless. According to…

The Best Premium Seats to Australia and New Zealand

Looking to book a trip on one of the many new transpacific flights between the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand? TPG Special Correspondent John Walton says kia ora and g’day to youse all with some tried-and-tested recommendations for the best seats in first and business class on Qantas, Virgin Australia, American, United, Delta, Air Canada…

6 Things to Know About Today’s AAdvantage Devaluation

With American’s latest AAdvantage program changes in effect as of today, you may be struggling to keep track of the various ways this impacts your award travel strategy. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through the various updates to the award charts — some good, some not so good. Today’s the day…