Deal Alert: West Coast to Cancun for $262

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

How to Earn Delta Medallion Elite Status Without Flying

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Earning elite status with airlines can pay off handsomely (especially at the higher tiers), but it usually requires a lot of revenue flying. Today, TPG Senior Points &…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall,…

Should I Keep My Monthly Gogo Wi-Fi Plan or Pay Per Use?

TPG reader Robert tweeted me to ask about strategies for buying in-flight Wi-Fi: @thepointsguy– “I’m a Delta Platinum member and love in-flight Wi-Fi; however it seems like Gogo is constantly raising the price of its monthly plans, and now mine is $49 a month (only for Delta). Do you think it’s now better to pay per use…

Delta Unveils New Private Check-In Lounge at LAX

Yesterday at Los Angeles International Airport, Delta Air Lines unveiled its first private check-in lounge, Delta ONE at LAX — and TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne was there for the big reveal. (All photos by the author.) As part of a three-year, $229-million refurbishment of LAX’s Terminal 5 (known as the Delta Terminal), Delta Air Lines…

4 Sweet Spots in the Delta SkyMiles Upgrade Award Chart

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card While Delta tends to offer a quality product, its frequent flyer program has been much maligned recently. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains…

Deal Alert: Fly AA between LAX and Atlanta for $98 Each Way

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Deal Alert: Business Class to South America from $1,163

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Using 12,500 Delta SkyMiles to Upgrade a Transcontinental Flight

There are now plenty of options for crossing the country in a flat-bed seat, but limited opportunities to redeem a reasonable number of Delta miles to do so. TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan takes a different approach, booking a paid coach fare and upgrading his flight instead. There’s fierce competition among airlines shuttling passengers between New York…

Delta Air Lines Rule Change Restricts Mixed-Cabin Awards

Early in 2014 I decided I’d had enough of Delta. The multiple devaluations and the switch to a revenue-based frequent flyer program were bad news for award travelers, and while I’ve tried to give praise where it’s due — like for Delta’s discounted awards for 5,000 miles and increased partner award availability online — unfortunately, Delta seems content to allow the SkyMiles program to slide further…