Can I Lock in an Award While I Wait for Points to Transfer?

TPG reader Ahmed sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I’ll be transferring Amex points to Etihad Guest to book an award on American Airlines. I confirmed the availability, but how can I make sure it will still be there once the transfer goes through? I don’t want my points to be stuck with…

Best Cards for Hotel Stays, TAP’s Great New Business Class, Sizing Up the Palladium Card 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:…

Review: American Express Centurion Lounge — Houston (IAH)

Following a preview event earlier this week, Amex opened the doors to its latest Centurion Lounge in Houston earlier today. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew down from NYC to take the new lounge for a (six-hour) spin. I’m spending the day at Houston’s Intercontinental Airport — entirely by choice. I flew here this morning and I’m…

11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

A Sneak Peek at the New Amex Centurion Lounge in Houston

Update: We just heard from Amex that the lounge will be opening TOMORROW, June 24, at 5:30am. If you’re passing through IAH, be sure to check it out! Last year, American Express announced that its seventh Centurion Lounge location would be at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). There wasn’t a specific date set for opening, but we now…

6 International Delta Routes You May Not Know About

If you recently signed up for a Delta Amex or simply have a lot of SkyMiles in your account, you may be wondering how to redeem them. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares some lesser-known international routes worth considering. Now through July 6, three Delta co-branded Amex cards are offering elevated sign-up…

JP Morgan Palladium Card: Is It Worth It?

I’m not your average credit card consumer — I currently have 26 credit cards and spend more than $6,000 in annual fees. But, I run a website that’s focused on evaluating credit cards, so it’s my job. The thing is that I’m here to test out these cards and relay that information to you, our readers, who can use…

Should You Get the Gold or Platinum Delta Amex Card?

With Delta currently offering increased sign-up bonuses, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen compares the elevated options with the goal of determining which make the most sense for you. Earlier this month, we wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from…

The Best Credit Cards for Hyatt Guests

If you’re hoping to earn free hotel nights and enjoy elite status perks during upcoming stays, travel rewards cards should definitely figure into your strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the top options for hotel stays within the Hyatt brand.  Hyatt is one of my favorite…