US Further Relaxes Cuba Travel—Havana Here I Come?

This morning in Miami, I woke up to potentially exciting news from the White House about easing travel restrictions to Cuba—and started looking into American Airlines flights to Havana. Following last month’s announcement of a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama has now announced that starting this Friday, travel agents and airlines will be allowed to book tickets…

Top Business Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Offers

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Ink Plus Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can boost your loyalty accounts even more with business credit cards, and shares the top sign-up bonus offers on the market right now….

American Airlines and US Airways Up To 50% Buy Miles Bonus

As they get closer to merging by taking steps like letting customers link their frequent flyer accounts, American Airlines and US Airways have come out with a new promotion on purchased miles where buyers can get up to a 50% bonus now through January 30, 2015. Similar to their most recent joint buy miles bonus…

Top Airline Credit Cards that Waive Checked Bags Fees

One of the top money-saving perks offered by many airline co-branded credit cards is the ability to check a bag (or several) for free. This one benefit can end up saving hundreds of dollars per trip depending on the credit card and how many bags you can check. Though it seems like a fairly obvious benefit, many basic…

American’s Lucrative Premium Travel Mileage Bonuses Now Posting

As a reminder, American Airlines announced a 2015 mileage promotion that will offer bonus miles to AAdvantage and Dividend Miles members for eligible first and business class fares. This is huge for those who fly American and pay for premium fares and frankly I’m surprised that it isn’t targeted and lasts the entire year. In…

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card 50,000 Sign-Up Bonus Offer

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at a co-branded American Airlines business card with a solid sign-up bonus offer. In November, Citi announced a new offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard with a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles and 2 Admirals Club one-day passes. The same bonus is currently being offered for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select…

Should I Change My Loyalty from Delta to American?

TPG reader Kane emailed me to ask: “I’m considering a switch from Delta to American, and came across your blog post from two years ago about your dilemma making the change. I was wondering what your thoughts are now that US Airways is merging with American, and considering all the recent changes Delta has made….

Flight Review: American Airlines A321 First Class JFK-SFO

Back in January of 2014, American Airlines launched their new A321T plane on flights between LAX-JFK, and between SFO-JFK in March of 2014. By June 2014, all five daily flights between the JFK-SFO cities in either direction have taken place on the new aircraft. Flying in first class aboard this plane is great because the 10 seats are…

How to Avoid Checked Baggage Fees on Major Domestic Carriers

A key component of maximizing your travel is learning to avoid the extra “gotcha” fees, which can add up quickly. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers tips for one of the most ubiquitous hidden costs, checked bag fees. Happy New Year! If 2014 is any indication of what’s to come in 2015 with regard to airline…