Is My Companion Ticket Valid If I Cancel My Credit Card?

TPG reader Steven sent me a message on Facebook to ask about companion fares: “Will I lose my Travel Together Ticket from British Airways if I cancel my card, or does it stay with my Avios account?” There are a number of rewards credit cards that offer airline companion tickets either as a standard benefit or as a reward for spending. Some…

Top Card Offers, Virgin America Acquisition, Alaska Airlines Perks & 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:…

Review: British Airways 747-400 Economy — London to Johannesburg

In late January, TPG Contributor Katie Genter completed an Austin (AUS) — Johannesburg (JNB) — Houston (IAH) mileage run. For the second long-haul leg, she flew on a British Airways 747-400 from London Heathrow (LHR) to JNB. Here’s her experience in World Traveller Economy on this British Airways flight. (All photos are by the author.)…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for April 2016

It’s time for my monthly roundup of the best travel credit card offers currently available, and April is turning out to be an exciting month! American Express announced a limited-time historically high sign-up bonus on its Hilton Surpass card, while Barclaycard launched its new JetBlue cards and the Starwood-Marriott merger appears to back on again….

Review: British Airways 777-200 Club World Business Class — London to Austin

For the return flight home from their trip to Madrid, TPG Contributors JT and Katie Genter flew in British Airways’ 777-200 Club World business class from London Heathrow (LHR) to their hometown of Austin (AUS). (All photos by the author unless otherwise noted.) After a wonderful week and a half enjoying Christmas and New Year’s in Spain, it was…

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…

Review: British Airways 747-400 Club World Business Class — Dallas to London

TPG’s resident economy reviewer JT Genter recently took to the skies in long-haul business class for the first time. Here’s his review of the upstairs Club World business-class cabin on British Airways’ 747. (All photos by the author unless otherwise noted.) Although I’ve flown 19 long-haul flights on nine different airlines in economy over the past decade —…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for March 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Another month means it’s time to reevaluate the current credit-card offers and bonuses out there to help you stay on top of your points…

Top 10 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get In

Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little extra time for productivity) and a few moments away from the hectic main terminal. Unfortunately, most airport lounges in the US aren’t much more than dreary way stations little better…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…