Alaska Transfers Begin, Kuwait Air’s 777s Take Off and More… A Look Ahead at Next Week

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Sapphire Reserve It’s the first full week where everyone is finally back at work from the holiday season, which means the world of travel is gearing up as well. After a couple of slower weeks, there’s a lot to jot in your…

Airlines Know You’re Stealing Their Salt and Pepper Shakers

There’s something about a change of scenery that seems to bring out the sticky fingers in a lot of travelers — the American Hotel & Lodging Association once estimated that theft costs hotels a mind-boggling $100 million per year. In a 2013 UK poll, 69 percent of respondents admitted to stealing items from a hotel while…

2017 Dream Destinations, TPG’s Travel Essentials, Get Paid to Visit the US Virgin Islands and 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:…

Cathay Cuts Back on Cleaning Planes But Denies It’s Cutting Costs

The next time you’re on a Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flight, you might want to bring along some wet naps. This week, the South China Morning Post reported the airlines have cut back on their cabin cleaning schedules, lengthening the interval between deep cleanings from 14 days to every three to four weeks. While the airlines confirmed that a reduced cleaning schedule…

Business Class for the Price of Coach, Alaska’s Big Week, Undervalued Loyalty Programs and 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:…

Getting Banned by Uber, Top Mid-Range Credit Cards, Tour United’s New 777-300ER and 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:…

Cathay Pacific First Class for Less Than $1,500 With This Alaska Mileage Sale

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one option for growing your account balance. While it’s increasingly harder to earn miles from flying, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying — whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining rewards programs. If these methods leave you…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday hotel deal roundup here. Just as we saw last year, this year’s frenzy of Black Friday deals extend far beyond clothing…

The Cheapest Award Flights for Intracontinental Travel

When headed on an international award trip, most of us book the over-water segments segments first. This often leaves booking intra-destination flights at the bottom of our to-do list, and can result in making poor choices in using miles for flights within a foreign continent. With the ongoing trend of airlines eliminating stopovers and open jaws from award tickets,…

Cathay Pacific to Launch Hong Kong to Tel Aviv Route With Its A350

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific announced today that it will begin nonstop service between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv on March 26, 2017. The carrier expects the route to be popular with both business and leisure travelers, and it’s decided to operate this flight with its new A350-900 aircraft. Here’s the schedule for the new…