How to Book Award Flights with Delta SkyMiles

Earning points and miles is the surprisingly easy part of award travel; it’s learning how to maximize value when redeeming that takes practice. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how to use your Delta SkyMiles to book the flights you want. Do you ever have trouble using your miles to book…

Should I Fly JetBlue or Delta out of Boston?

TPG reader Rahul tweeted me to ask about award flights from Boston: @thepointsguy– “Living in Boston, would you recommend flying Delta or JetBlue?” The origin is only half of the equation; you have to factor in your destination as well. I suggest considering your routes and then deciding. I greatly prefer flying non-stop, and since I fly out…

Are Alaska’s American and Delta Perks Too Good to Last?

Alaska isn’t one of the largest domestic carriers, but it does have one of the most rewarding loyalty programs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen examines how its relationships with American and Delta impact the value of all three airlines for award travelers. The travel industry has seen many strange bedfellows over the…

How to Book Award Travel to Buenos Aires

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has put together guides for using miles to get to Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul. This week, he shares insights on how to get to one of South America’s most popular destinations, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities in the world. It combines the Old World grandeur…

Maximizing Online Purchases with Airline Shopping Portals

One of the keys to award travel is making sure you maximize points and miles on every dollar you spend. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains an easy way to boost your earnings. Many of my friends wonder how I rack up hundreds of thousands of points and miles each year. While some…

As Profits Soar, Delta Plans International Flight Cuts

As the dollar continues to soar against foreign currencies and the price of oil continues to slump, Delta Air Lines has announced it is significantly scaling back its international network during the fourth quarter of 2015. Certain regions will be impacted more than others, with some areas being cut by as much as 20% and other…

Is Delta’s Miles + Cash Option a Deal or a Dud?

This year Delta unveiled Miles + Cash awards, which (unsurprisingly) allow you to redeem a mix of both SkyMiles and dollars to book tickets. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr examines whether this new redemption option is worth using. Delta SkyMiles had a busy 2014, and hasn’t slowed down much this year. The program announced multiple changes, sometimes…

Starwood Giveaway, Delta Australia Fare Sale, Bonus AA Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  SPG Launches “Hear The Music” Concerts & Contests Register for the “Hear The Music” promotion and you could win prizes like concert tickets, 50,000 Starpoints, or free trips. Earn one entry for every two nights booked through spg.com or the…

Delta Gold Medallion Status with a Round-trip in Delta One (Targeted)

I used to be a Delta Diamond Medallion, but have switched my loyalty over to American, where I am an American Executive Platinum member. However, Delta must have noticed that I’ve dropped my status, since I just got this targeted email from Delta offering me Gold Medallion status plus 15,000 bonus SkyMiles after one transoceanic round-trip in Delta…

Win a Scotland Adventure, Visit Hawaii & Curacao

Check out this week’s travel contests and sweepstakes to try your hand at winning a trip around Scotland, a gourmet getaway to Atlanta, an island escape to Curacao, airfare for two on Delta to your choice of destination, or a beach vacation to Hawaii. Win a Dream Vacation to Scotland From Walker’s You can win…