One Last AA Mileage Run Before the Devaluation on August 1

TPG Contributor Eric Goldner just got back from an epic three-day adventure that earned him AA Platinum status. Here’s how he did it. A few weekends ago, I embarked on a mileage run that would take me from coast to coast, down to Miami and over to Panama for a grand total of $942.85. I was on a mission:…

Deal Alert: US Cities to Los Angeles from $128 Round-Trip

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…

Watch the Olympics from Visa VIP Lounges with Your United Credit Card

As you’ve probably heard by now, the 2016 Olympic Games are set to kick off next month in Rio. And today, Visa announced that it’ll be offering cardholders of United co-branded Chase cards the chance to watch the Games from exclusive Visa VIP Lounges. The nicest part about the lounges is that even if you’re…

Review: Megabus — Las Vegas to Los Angeles

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently took a one-way Megabus ride during a Tuesday afternoon commute from Las Vegas to Los Angeles — for $27. Read on for his impressions of the Megabus experience. (All photos by the author.) Lots of people fly into Las Vegas with dreams of winning big, only to have to make their way home…

Uber’s Testing Out a “Loyalty Program” in Los Angeles

As points and miles enthusiasts, one of the most frustrating parts of taking an Uber is that there’s no loyalty program. Amex customers can earn 2x points with some cards, select other credit cards (like Citi ThankYou Premier and Chase Sapphire Preferred) offer bonus points on travel, and the company has a VIP Program in New York City, but…

Deal Alert: US Cities to Paris from $377 Round-Trip on Norwegian

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…

American Airlines to Fly a 787 Between Los Angeles and Chicago

The Dreamliner is one of the comfiest ways to get from A to B. It’s always a bonus when a carrier announces that it will begin flying a Dreamliner on a route that isn’t typically serviced by a 787 — especially when both the origin and destination are within the US. Well, Dreamliner lovers rejoice: American Airlines will…

10 Hotel Lobbies To Work From in LA, San Francisco, NYC and Chicago

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is on the road about as often as she’s at home. Here are 10 of her favorite hotel lobbies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago to meet your deadlines — no guest room number or name required. Follow along with Amber’s travel adventures on Instagram. If you’re one of the other 53 million freelancers around…

TBIT-T4 Connector at LAX Offers Better Access to Lounges

The process of transferring between the Tom Bradley International Terminal and an American Airlines domestic flight used to be quite a hassle at LAX. Today, TPG Contributor Kevin Song shows us how the airport’s new connector bridge makes the process so much easier. Last Thursday, February 25, Los Angeles World Airports opened up the connector bridge between Tom…

11 Tips for Flight Sales, Mistake Fares and Maximizing Free Hotel Nights

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman offers 11 tips that allowed his family to work around 2015’s school-break times to put together mistake fares, deep discounts and credit card sign-ups into six international trips to eleven countries (and five more transcontinental trips). Visit Mitch and his son Kofi’s photo blog here. 2015 was a great travel year for my family and me,…