The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Dallas-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Dallas….

American’s Elite Qualifying Dollar Rates for Partner Airlines

Starting in 2017, American Airlines will require potential elite members to meet spending thresholds before earning elite status. For example, in addition to flying 100,000 elite-qualifying miles, travelers will have to earn 12,000 elite-qualifying dollars to reach Executive Platinum status. For those new to airline spending thresholds, you might assume that everything that you pay American Airlines would count…

American Airlines Makes Drastic Change to Mileage Earning Rates on Partners

Back in June, American Airlines announced that it was switching to a revenue-based mileage program effective August 1. However, the carrier didn’t clarify whether or not this change to earning award miles on AA flights would mean changes to earning award miles on partner airlines as well. At the time, American Airlines’ announcement only mentioned that earning award miles on…

Check Out Boeing’s New 737 MAX, New American Airlines Credit Cards, Swiss’ 777 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:…

Deal Alert: West Coast Cities to Australia and New Zealand from $682 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…

American Airlines to Launch Domestic 787-9 Service This Fall

American Airlines will be adding a 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet later this year, making it the first of its aircraft to feature a dedicated premium economy cabin. While AA will initially only feature the new product on flights between its Dallas (DFW) hub and Madrid (MAD) and São Paulo (GRU) beginning November 4th, the carrier recently announced it’ll be debuting its 787-9 Dreamliner domestically first,…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Washington, D.C.-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Washington,…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Chicago-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Chicago….

Earning American Executive Platinum with a Status Challenge

Elite status challenges can be a great way to fast-track to a higher tier, and they can be an especially good option if you’re able to qualify on cheap fares. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains how he’s earning top-tier American status for just over $1,000 thanks to a targeted status…

The TSA Will Soon Bring Automated Screening Lines to Five More US Airports

In May, the world’s busiest airport, Georgia’s Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), made headlines when — in the midst of #IHateTheWait mania — it unveiled an automated TSA screening line intended to increase efficiency by up to 35% per lane. The joint collaboration between the TSA and Delta was deemed a success, with NPR reporting last month that…