Review: Comparing Preferred Economy Seats on AA’s 777-300ER — Dallas to Hong Kong

Earlier this year, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt found a great fare on a round-trip flight between Dallas and Hong Kong and took off on a mileage run to earn Platinum status with American Airlines. Read on for her comparison of two preferred seats in the economy cabin of the 777-300ER. A few months ago, I…

Talking Food and Travel with Wolfgang Puck at Vegas Uncork’d

Several TPG staffers recently took off for Vegas Uncork’d. With their Chase Sapphire Preferred cards, they were given special access to events, where they were able to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the culinary world. Read on for some food- and travel-centric conversation, as told by TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt….

4 Common Myths About Solo Travel — And Why You Should Do It Anyway

There’s a big world out there waiting to be explored, but lots of women think they can’t travel if they don’t have someone to go with them. TPG Contributor Rebecca Benson says that’s not true and shares some tips she’s learned from traveling solo in 18 countries. (All photos are by the author). In February, two female Argentine…

An Incredible Food-Fueled Vegas Trip with Chase Sapphire Preferred

This past weekend, several TPG staffers took off for the 10th anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d. And with their Chase Sapphire Preferred cards, they were granted access to some neat perks while at the event. Read on for their full experience, as told by TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of…

How To Claim Missing Bonus Points with Chase Sapphire Preferred

While cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer a bonus for travel purchases, some charges might not be eligible due how they’re “coded.” Below, TPG Contributor Vikram Birring shares his experience getting a missing bonus after contacting customer service.  After returning from a recent trip to Belize, I reviewed my Chase Sapphire Preferred charges and noticed…

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of London

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman has lost track of how many trips he’s made to London, but his son, Kofi Lee-Berman, has not (six and counting). Here, they share their recent experiences in the UK’s vibrant historical capital — with text by Mitch and most of the photos by Kofi. Visit Mitch and Kofi’s photo blog and Kofi’s travel blog for more….

Big Changes are Coming to Starbucks’ Rewards Program in April

Update: The new program launches on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Devaluations seem to be the norm these days, with changes to programs ranging from small tweaks to more sizable adjustments. This latest one is a bit different, however — the Starbucks Rewards program. Until now, you’d earn one star per transaction, with a requirement of 12 to…

Best Cards for Travel Purchases, New Flights to Cuba, In-Flight Phone Calls & 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:…

5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia

While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contributor Katherine Fan‘s five reasons why this destination deserves a spot on your itinerary….

Earn 5x Chase Points on Groceries and More Via Amazon

This quarter Chase Freedom is teaming up with Amazon and a few other online retailers to offer 5% cash back on purchases made through Amazon. If you have a card that earns Ultimate Rewards points, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus, you can easily convert that 5% cash back to 5 points per dollar spent. From there, you can transfer…