Yesterday’s News: In-Flight Horror Stories, Extended BA/AARP Discount and More

Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more. Aer Lingus Passenger Bites Someone then Dies — What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Witnessed on a Plane? On a recent…

How To Search for Oneworld Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on Oneworld carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

Use Avios to Save $773 on BA Bookings Through the End of Today

Last week, British Airways offered a phenomenal business-class fare sale to many destinations in Europe, made even better by a $400 discount from AARP, an additional 10% discount with the British Airways Visa Signature Card and a limited-time promotion letting you take hundreds more dollars off the cost of the ticket by redeeming up to 30,000 Avios….

Business Class to Europe from Just 30,000 Avios + $446 Round-Trip!

Update: Some destinations are even less expensive. Here’s round-trip business from Philly to Madrid for $362! This morning, we shared a fantastic British Airways fare sale from several cities around the US to many destinations in Europe. Fares are priced at $1,440 round-trip in business class all the way through August 2016, though you can…

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe from $1,440 Round-Trip

Update: Delta is matching the post-AARP-discount fares on select routes and dates, including partner Virgin Atlantic: British Airways just launched a phenomenal business-class sale, with fights from many US cities to London priced at just $2,015 round-trip for travel through August 2016. Discounted flights are also available to other destinations in Europe, including Berlin, Madrid,…

Cheap Business-Class Fares to Europe are Still Available from $1,696 Round-Trip!

As they have in recent years, several airlines are offering deep-discounted business-class fares from the US to Europe during off-peak travel periods, such as the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December. Discounted fares are available on all of the major carriers, but you’ll get the best deal on Oneworld airlines, thanks to…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for October 2015

The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased from 40,000 to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well. Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so…

How to Maximize a Flight Deal with a Mileage Run

With the end of the year creeping ever closer, many elite flyers may be concerned about not achieving their desired status for next year. Enter the mileage run, a trip planned primarily — or even solely — for the elite and/or redeemable mileage you’ll earn. TPG Contributor JT Genter shows how you can turn a…

How Can I Earn More Miles to Fly to Hawaii?

TPG Reader Karla sent me a message on Facebook to ask about how to get award flights to Hawaii: “I’m trying to find the best way to get my family to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines. We have one flight covered with miles, and we plan to purchase another at full price and use a companion fare, but we still need two more tickets. We…