Flying First Class with Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at ways to fly first class by taking advantage of flexible points and airline transfer opportunities. One of the thrills of award travel is being able to book flights in first class, a luxury that’s often unaffordable when paying with cash. To book a first-class…

Which Rewards Cards Can Help Me Fly Singapore First Class?

TPG reader Joe tweeted me with this question about Singapore Airlines: @thepointsguy– “What would be the best card strategy to save up for Singapore first class?”  I recently flew Singapore Airlines First Class SFO-ICN, and it was an awesome experience even though it wasn’t on their A380 Suites Class, which is rumored to be even more…

Which Chase Ink Card Is Right for You?

Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at two popular Ultimate Rewards business cards to see which one offers a better return. Chase’s line of Ink Business Cards has been very popular over the years. The Ink Plus Business Card routinely makes TPG’s monthly list of top travel rewards cards thanks to its usually…

Fantastic First-Class Availability to Asia with Ultimate Rewards and Korean Air

The final leg of my whirlwind trip to Brazil, South Korea and China was flying Korean Air first class from Hong Kong to New York via Seoul. To get the 80,000 miles I needed for this redemption, I transferred some of my Chase Ultimate Rewards points into my Korean Air SkyPass account, then booked my award by…

A Year of Earning and Burning with Chase Ink Plus

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening too many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how even a single card can give you access to free flights, hotel nights and more….

Flight Review: Korean Air A330 and A380 First Class HKG-ICN-JFK

I spent my final legs of my whirlwind trip to Brazil, South Korea and China in Korean Air first class, thanks to my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which are a 1:1 transfer partner. “It never ceases to amaze me that I can cross the Pacific Ocean in a gigantic first class seat for less than $100 cash outlay.”—I…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2015

The travel credit card marketplace is fickle. Bonuses go up and down, benefits evolve and annual fees change. Airline and hotel programs change all the time too, as you might have noticed last month with the British Airways award chart devaluation and changes to Southwest Rapid Rewards. With all those factors in play, having a powerful, cohesive…

8 Reasons to Get the United MileagePlus Explorer Card

Some travel rewards credit cards have strong sign-up bonuses, while others have useful ongoing benefits. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how one co-branded United Airlines card fits into both categories. Last week, Chase and United Airlines announced a new offer for the United MileagePlus Explorer Card. For a limited time, you can earn 50,000…

60,000 Bonus Points for Chase Ink Plus, $300 for Ink Cash

Chase has just launched a limited-time sign-up offer on the Ink Plus Business Card for 60,000 points when you spend $5,000 in 3 months. That’s 20% higher than the normal sign-up bonus of 50,000 points, so if you’ve been holding off on getting this card, now is a good time to do it. Chase is also offering a limited-time offer…

Is Sapphire Preferred and Amex Platinum the Best Card Combo?

TPG reader Mark tweeted me to ask about his rewards card strategy: @thepointsguy– “I currently have an American Express Platinum card and a Delta Amex Gold, which are the only cards I carry. Should I swap out the Delta Gold card for a Chase Sapphire Preferred, since I’m not flying Delta as much?” Mark, what you’re…