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How to Maximize the Chase Ink Card Lounge Program

July 24, 2013

One nice lesser-discussed perks for Chase Ink cardholders is complimentary Lounge Club membership as well as two free lounge passes per year. Lounge Club membership is sort of like Priority Pass membership where you pay to join (that is, if your credit card doesn’t give you free membership) and then each time you visit a […]

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Which Product Is Best For A Transatlantic Flight- American, British Airways or Delta?

July 21, 2013

This week TPG follower @TravelChaz tweeted: “Flying from US to London, which product is best – Delta, British Airways or American?” Without considering frequent flyer miles or anything of that nature, the best product for a transatlantic flight in my opinion is the new American Airlines First Class, which I recently flew from JFK to Sao […]

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Consolidated List of Airline Partners And Which Are Bookable Online

July 3, 2013

One of the most frustrating parts of searching for and booking award tickets is knowing where to look. Many airline websites are either woefully or willfully outdated when it comes to searching not only their own award availability, but also that of their partners. In light of recent exciting developments including EVA’s entrance into Star […]

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British Airways Fare Sale: Club World New York/Toronto to London for $1,655 and 20,000 Avios Roundtrip

June 27, 2013

British Airways flew its first 787 today from Seattle to London and to celebrate they just launched a fare sale to commemorate event and build buzz around the first two cities that get 787 service from North America: Toronto and Newark. Fares begin at $787 in World Traveller (economy), $1,209 in World Traveller Plus (premium […]

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Top 10: Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

June 18, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   Since Chase launched lucrative limited-time sign-up bonus offers on all four Chase Ink cards for this week only until June 22, I’ve had a lot of readers writing in […]

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Video SRQ: Is It Worth it to Pay a 7% Credit Card Fee to Earn Capital One Rewards Points?

June 9, 2013

TPG reader Katie is doing some home improvements and wants to use her Capital One Venture Rewards card to pay for them, but that might not be the best idea: “We have to have $2,900 worth of work done on the house. Our handyman accepts credit cards, but he’ll have to charge a 7% sales […]

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Update: Saving Money on Fees by Transferring British Airways Avios to Iberia Avios + Iberia Award Promo

June 5, 2013

One of the best ways to get more value out of your British Airways Avios is to transfer them to Iberia, which is also part of the Avios program, and book your trip on Iberia instead because booking flights from North America to Europe and within Europe on Iberia generally incurs much lower carrier-imposed fees […]

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Video Post: Is It Worth Transferring Amex To British Airways at a 35% Bonus?

June 5, 2013

As a reminder, the 35% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios ends this Friday, June 7, 2013, so if you were planning to make a transfer, but haven’t already taken advantage of it, you should do so soon. While not quite as generous as recent transfer bonuses of 40% and even 50%, it beats the most […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Double Points with Priority Club, 35% Transfer Bonus From Amex to British Airways, Bonus Points for American Airlines Business ExtrAA Members, 500 Free Lufthansa Miles & More Miles, Save 10% When Booking with Hotels.com

June 1, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 35% Transfer Bonus From Amex to British Airways Ends Friday: As a recap, American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 35% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios through Friday, June 7, 2013. While not quite as generous as recent transfer bonuses of 40% and even 50%, it […]

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Video SRQ: Using Amex Points to Cover a Trip to London and Paris

May 26, 2013

TPG reader Decker wants to take his wife on a trip to London and Paris next spring: “I have almost 500,000 points with American Express. My wife and I are planning a trip to London and Paris in March of 2014. Do you have any suggestions for how we can use these points in the […]

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My Experience Booking Aer Lingus Business Class With British Airways Avios

May 25, 2013

A group of friends and I are going to Dublin for a friend’s birthday this summer and we were trying to decide how to get there. We wanted to leave the return open-ended since we’ll be making a whole trip of it (potentially to Croatia) and aren’t sure yet where we’ll be returning from, but […]

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Saturday Recap: Join Hyatt in Supporting the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts, Delta’s Terminal 4 at JFK is Now Open, Bonus Starpoints and Elite Qualifying Nights on SPG Group Bookings, Triple Iberia Points with Marriott, Bonus on British Airways Purchased Avios

May 25, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Join Hyatt in Supporting the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts: Earlier this week, a massive tornado struck Oklahoma where thousands of lives and numerous communities have been devastated by this disaster. Hyatt is encouraging your support to help this cause by donating $50,000 […]

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#throwbackthursday: 8 Of My Most Memorable Flights/Trips

May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday, also known as #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, is when people post old pictures of themselves from the past. Well, I thought I’d do a fun walk down memory lane including pictures from some of my memorable past flights/trips. For me, some of my best trips may not be the best in-flight products, […]

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Bonus on British Airways Avios Purchases Now Through June 13

May 20, 2013

British Airways has announced that Executive Club members who purchase Avios now through June 13, 2013, will receive a bonus of up to 7,000 Avios. The amount of bonus Avios you receive will be based on the amount you purchase. Purchase 2,000 – 6,000 Avios and receive 100 bonus Avios Purchase 7,000 – 12,000 Avios […]

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Video SRQ: Avoiding High British Airways Surcharges and Finding Award Availability

May 19, 2013

TPG Reader Eric is having trouble using Avios for a flight from New York to London: “How is it possible that buying an award ticket from NY to London this summer using Avios in coach costs more than purchasing the ticket outirght in cash? Those surcharges are ridiculous. Also, is there any Anytime option for […]

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Discount Business Class Fares to Europe From $2,400 Roundtrip

May 13, 2013

British Airways is offering a summer sale through tomorrow for roundtrip business class flights from New York to the UK and Europe starting at $2,699 for travel between June 28-September 5, 2013, and other airlines have started matching. The BA discount fares are available from New York (JFK as well as Newark) to London, Paris, […]

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Video SRQ: Transferring Membership Rewards Points To Maximize A Bonus Without a Redemption in Mind

May 12, 2013

TPG reader Joe is intrigued by the current Amex 35% transfer bonus to British Airways which expires June 7: “Would it be smart to transfer points to British Airways Avios from American Express Membership Rewards with the current bonus if you don’t have a redemption in mind? I was going to transfer some anyway to […]

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Video SRQ: Should I Cancel The British Airways Visa Before the Annual Fee is Due or Keep It?

May 12, 2013

TPG follower Jake tweeted me this week worried that he may lose his Avios after canceling a card: “‪@thepointsguy‬ time to keep or cancel my British Airways Visa. I still have 91K Avios sitting around. Chase said I would forfeit if I cancel…is that true?” First off don’t worry –  you are not going to […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Foreign Frequent Flyer Programs

May 7, 2013

With the launch of a 50,000-mile sign-up bonus offer on Barclaycard’s Lufthansa Miles & More Premier World Mastercard over the weekend, I wanted to take a look at the top 10 foreign frequent flyer programs you should consider, even if you’re based in the US, and some great redemptions on each. 1. British Airways: British […]

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Maximize Monday: Avoiding Airline Fees

May 6, 2013

As airline fees continue to rise on everything from ticket changes/cancellations to carry-on bags, to lounge memberships to on-board snacks, now is the time to pay more attention than ever to how much you’ll be paying to fly and how you can get out of some of these fees so you can maximize your travel […]

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British Airways Instant Avios Facebook Contest – Up To 60,000 Bonus Avios

April 29, 2013

BA just launched a Facebook promotion called Instant Avios where from now through May 13, 2013, you can play a game to win bonus Avios. The set up looks like a Vegas slot machine and when you “pull” the lever, you can win prizes of up to 60,000 Avios. To be eligible, you must follow […]

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Maximize Monday: Airline Frequent Flyer Programs for Businesses

April 29, 2013

Normally when we talk about frequent flyer  accounts, we’re discussing those held by individuals or even households, but what you might not realize is that many airline frequent flyer programs  actually offer business accounts that allow businesses to earn points on the itineraries their employees travel while the individual employees still earn the miles and […]

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Saturday Recap: 35% Transfer Bonus From Amex to British Airways, 300 Free Priority Club Points, Best Western’s $50 Gift Card Promotion, Double AAdvantage Miles Between New York And Houston, Alitalia Cash and Miles Awards

April 27, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 35% Transfer Bonus From Amex to British Airways Avios: As a recap from earlier this week, American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 35% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios through June 7, 2013. While not quite as generous as recent transfer bonuses of 40% and […]

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Transferring Amex Membership Rewards To British Airways Avios Versus Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

April 25, 2013

In light of the current 35% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways through June 7, 2013, I thought it might be useful to do a comparison of mileage redemption sweet spots between British Airways and Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program, another transfer partner of American Express that doesn’t tend to garner […]

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