Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for January 2016

2015 was a big year in the world of points and miles. We saw the final steps in the merger between American Airlines and US Airways including a total overhaul of the AAdvantage mileage program, devaluations from Aeroplan and British Airways, and a proposed takeover of Starwood by Marriott. In terms of credit cards, we…

When Does My Airline Elite Status Expire?

TPG reader Lisa sent me a message on Facebook to ask how long her elite benefits will last: “I earned United Premier Silver status this year, but I’m not clear on how long it’s valid. Will I lose my status in 2016?” As we kick off 2016, the cycle of elite status begins again for frequent flyers everywhere. Whether…

My 2015 Travel Year, Exciting New Airline Routes & 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:…

A Complete Tour of American’s A321T — First, Business and Economy

American is in fierce competition with Delta, JetBlue and United to become the reigning lie-flat champion between New York and San Francisco/Los Angeles — so we asked TPG Contributor Kevin Song, an AAdvantage Executive Platinum elite, to take a closer look at the carrier’s Airbus A321T, the only aircraft to offer a three-class configuration on these domestic transcon routes. …

TPGtv, Year-End Award Stats, a New Way to Redeem SkyMiles & 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:…

Make Sure You Have the Right Visa Before Beginning a Mileage Run

TPG reader VegasRugbyPhil commented on my flight review of the American Airlines 787: I was suppose to do the PVG run with a 2.5hr layover and return (mileage run) in early December but upon checking in, AA advised they had a new policy effective Nov 16 that prohibited exactly what/why I was doing the run. However, I advised…

Flight Review: American Airlines 787-8 Dreamliner in Main Cabin Extra – Shanghai to Dallas

TPG Contributors JT Genter and Katie Genter traveled to Hong Kong over Thanksgiving. While the weather in Chicago wrecked havoc on both their outbound and return flights, they were still able to fly in Main Cabin Extra on American Airlines’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner from Shanghai (PVG) to Dallas (DFW). Here’s their take on the new aircraft. Booking We’d been seeking out a…

How to Travel to Cuba on a Charter Flight

Since travel restrictions to Cuba were eased last year, airlines and charter services have connected Havana and the rest of Cuba to cities around the US for the first time in decades. Over the past year, US-based airlines have slowly been rolling out service in the form of charter flights, but this week the US Department of State announced that…

Thursday Giveaway: 67,500 American AAdvantage Miles

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is a chance to win 67,500 American Airlines miles. Last Thursday, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig was invited to fly on the inaugural A350 flight from the US, which was operated by Qatar Airways from New York to Doha, Qatar (you might’ve even seen the aborted takeoff). As per TPG policy, we do not accept free flights, but to…