Which Airline Should I Fly to Hawaii?

TPG reader Sarah tweeted me about flying to Hawaii this fall: “@thepointsguy — I’m trying to find flights to Hawaii from Texas in October. Do you have airline recommendations?” Hi Sarah, and thanks for your question. Hawaii is one of the top travel destinations, and for good reason — it’s pretty much amazing all year…

Bonus AAdvantage & Alaska Miles, Delta Deals and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Air France Business Class Transit Passengers Can Stay Free Overnight in Paris If you’re flying business class on Air France and have a stopover in Paris, the airline is offering a complimentary hotel stay along with limousine service to and…

A Trip to Maui and the Big Island on Points and Miles

Hawaii is only a five-hour plane ride from the West Coast, and with so many flight and hotel options, the destination is an all-you-can-book buffet of points and miles. For those of you interested in planning your own trip to Hawaii, TPG Contributor William Morse shares how he booked a luxury trip to Maui and the Big Island almost…

Which International Airport Lounges Are Your Favorites?

TPG reader Daniel sent me a message to ask about international club lounges: “You recently mentioned how domestic airport club lounges are declining, so I’m wondering, what’s your take on international club lounges. Do you have any favorites?” Daniel is right: I’m not a huge fan of domestic lounges. Yes, they give you a little space to relax and plug…

1,000 New York City Airport Workers to Strike

This Wednesday, more than 1,000 New York City airport workers plan to go on strike, possibly affecting air travel at New York-JFK and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. Baggage handlers, security guards and wheelchair attendants contracted by Aviation Safeguards — which provides their services to Delta, British Airways and United at both JFK and LGA — have called this strike in order…

AA Avios Awards Are Now Bookable Again Using BA’s Website

After some time in the technology penalty box, American Airlines award tickets are back and bookable on British Airways’ website. To celebrate this, TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan shares two tales of great savings using BA Avios on last-minute weekend AA flights. For a brief period earlier this month, American Airlines awards were temporarily not bookable using…

Getting Upgraded to First on US Airways Award Flights

It’s no secret that one of the best ways to use British Airways Avios is to book short-haul flights starting as low as 4,500 miles. Unfortunately, such a steal is only available in economy — British Airways charges quite a bit more to redeem US domestic flights in first class. Unfortunately for AAdvantage elite members, award…

American Airlines Awards Not Bookable On British Airways Site

A popular use of British Airways Avios is booking flights on its Oneworld partners, including American Airlines and US Airways. However, recently readers have reported that British Airways’ site is not showing any award space on American Airlines — and hasn’t been for two weeks — meaning that you’ll currently have to call British Airways if you want to book awards on…

Baseball Binge — 30 Teams in 20 Days on Points and Miles

Love baseball as much as you love a good redemption award? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten does too. Here’s his way to see a whole lot of baseball for not that many points and miles. (As of this writing, all flights listed below have availability — and all stadium photos are used courtesy of the individual stadiums.) Even if you’ve only…