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Saturday Recap: Gogo Raises Inflight WiFi Prices, Earn Double Points On Amtrak, Get Triple AAdvantage Miles For Stays At Choice Hotels And More

March 15, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Gogo Inflight WiFi To Raise Prices: Gogo’s traveler pass prices are going up by $10 a month after April 6, 2014. Single-airline passes currently go for $39.95 a month, and those prices will increase to $49.95 a month after April 6th. Buy […]

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Good Deal Alert: New York JFK – Milan MXP $438 Roundtrip on Emirates and Alitalia in March – April

March 10, 2014

Economy tickets from the US to Europe tend to hover around the $800-$1,100 mark, but right now, there’s a decent airfare deal to Europe this spring where you can score tickets on either Emirates or Alitalia on their competing New York JFK – Milan MXP route for as low as $438 per person including all […]

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Saturday Recap: Lufthansa Miles for Economist Subscription, United Miles For Mercedes Purchases, Bonus Points For Best Western Stays & More

March 1, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: United Miles For Purchasing/Leasing A Mercedes-Benz: United and Mercedes Benz are partnering again to offer MileagePlus elite members special incentives when purchasing/leasing a Mercedes Benz, including up to 25,000 bonus award miles. The bonus miles offer is valid for the purchase/lease of Mercedes […]

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Saturday Recap: Award Ticket Discounts On American Airlines, 35% Off Starwood Rates for SPG Members, 15% Off Gogo Inflight Wifi, Hilton HHonors Promotions, Bonus Miles On Emirate’s New Boston Route & More

February 15, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: American Airlines Offers 2,500 Mile Discounts On Award Tickets From Los Angeles and Las Vegas: American Airlines has an economy award discount of 2,500 miles for one-way awards or 5,000 miles roundtrip awards from/to Los Angeles and Las Vegas for flights within the […]

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Emirates Skywards Bonuses – New Boston-Dubai Route and Friend Referral

February 13, 2014

Emirates announced that it would begin new non-stop service between Boston and Dubai starting March 10, 2014, and in anticipation of next month’s launch, the airline is offering up to 36,000 bonus Skywards miles to members who book the flight. The earlier you book and the higher your fare class, the more miles you earn. […]

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Cheap Flights to Milan: $440 All in on Emirates JFK-Milan (Good Deal Alert)

February 6, 2014

TPG reader Julie passed on a promo she received from Emirates where two round-trip tickets from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) are going for just $880 including all taxes and fees – that’s just $440 per person roundtrip! You must book travel by February 8, 2014 with an outbound departure date up to and […]

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Flight Review: Emirates First Class A380 Dubai-New York JFK

January 9, 2014

Flying on the Emirates A380 in first class is somewhat of the holy grail of award ticket redemptions. Emirates is known for over-the-top amenities and service and for many years their awards were hard to get – only partnering up with a handful of airlines since they aren’t in a global alliance. Within the past […]

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How To Buy Alaska Airlines Miles For 2 Cents Each Every Day – Great Deal On Emirates Tickets

January 9, 2014

Alaska is not one of my main airline programs (yet!), but when planning my Maldives/India trip, I knew I wanted to fly back to the States in Emirates First Class. My plan was to use 90,000 Alaska miles and $57.47 in taxes to reserve a first class award from Mumbai connecting in Dubai to JFK […]

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In-flight Phone Calls/Texts Roundup: Which International Airlines Allow Talking and Texting on the Phone

December 23, 2013

I recently posted on whether or not cell phone use will be the downfall of aviation, and after the announcement that flyers would be able to keep their electronic devices on throughout flights, even during takeoff and landing, the FCC has also said it is considering a proposal that would allow passengers to use their cell […]

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Emirates Series: Unique Features

November 30, 2013

After this month’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, and as part of our Emirates Series, TPG contributor Jason Steele discusses how you can earn and redeem your Skywards miles with the airline’s partners. Other posts in the series include: The Basics of Earning and Redeeming, Using Miles To […]

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Marriott Gift Card Giveaway To Gear Up For Cyber Monday Sale And The Winner of 25K Skywards Miles

November 27, 2013

Last week I received word from a contact at Marriott that there will be a great deal coming out on Cyber Monday that will include discounted rates at over 350 participating Marriott hotels. While I don’t have the full details just yet, check back on Friday to see exactly what this sale entails. Since most […]

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Emirates Series: Comparing Transfer Partners

November 21, 2013

After last week’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner and the current Amex 25% transfer bonus until November 21, as part of our Emirates Series, TPG contributor Jason Steele discusses Emirates Skywards’ transfer partners and compares the options. Other posts in the series include: The Basics of Earning and […]

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Top 13 Ways To Get To The Maldives Using Miles and Points

November 19, 2013

While it might not be the easiest thing to get to the Maldives on miles since there are no direct flights from the US, it is definitely possible to fly there on a variety of airlines via other hubs if you get creative with codeshares and your miles – like I recently did by using […]

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Emirates Skywards: Partner Earning and Redemption

November 14, 2013

After last week’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, and as part of our Emirates Series, TPG contributor Jason Steele discusses how you can earn and redeem your Skywards miles with the airline’s partners. Other posts in the series include: The Basics of Earning and Redeeming, Using Miles To […]

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Emirates Series: Elite Status

November 13, 2013

After last week’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, as well as a 25% transfer bonus through November 21, I asked TPG contributor Jason Steele to create a series on the airline’s Skywards program, and this is the latest one, on elite status. Other posts in the series include: […]

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American Express 25% Emirates Transfer Bonus Through November 21

November 7, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. To celebrate the addition of Emirates as the newest airline transfer partner of Membership Rewards, the points program […]

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Emirates Series: Award Chart Sweet Spots

November 5, 2013

After last week’s announcement of Emirates as the newest American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, and as part of our Emirates Series, TPG contributor Jason Steele finds some sweet spots in the Emirates award chart where a few more miles will get you a lot farther. Other posts in the series include: The Basics of […]

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Emirates Series: Using Miles to Upgrade

November 1, 2013

In light of Emirates becoming the newest airline transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, TPG Contributor Jason Steele will be writing an Emirates series to help readers maximize their points on the airline. Yesterday he took a look at the Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program’s earning and redeeming rules, and today he discusses how […]

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Good News: Membership Rewards Transfer Instantly to Emirates

October 31, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Yesterday, American Express Membership Rewards announced the addition of Emirates as a new transfer partner, which was exciting on a number of levels since the airline has become one of the world’s premier carriers and it opens […]

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Emirates Series: The Basics of Earning and Redeeming

October 30, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. With this morning’s news that Emirates has become the newest airline transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards – the points program of cards like the Premier Rewards Gold, Business Gold Rewards, Platinum and Business Platinum cards […]

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Emirates Added As The Newest American Express Membership Rewards Airline Transfer Partner

October 30, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. In the past couple of years, American Express Membership Rewards – the points program of cards like the Premier Rewards Gold, Business Gold Rewards, Platinum and Business Platinum cards – has gained (Virgin America and British Airways) […]

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Emirates And Virgin America Launch New Frequent Flyer Partnership

October 21, 2013

Emirate Airlines and Virgin America announced today, October 21, 2013, that they will be joining forces in a new partnership that will allow members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs to earn and redeem points or miles for travel across the networks. Virgin America is also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, which […]

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Top 10 Airline Products I Can’t Wait To Fly

October 8, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. With all the exciting new transcontinental developments and the launch of new products such as JetBlue’s Mint service, I thought it was the perfect time to look at some of the most comfortable and flashy flight options […]

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New York JFK – Milan MXP Route Competition: Low Fares On Emirates and Bonus Miles On Delta / Alitalia

October 5, 2013

Competition on the route from New York JFK to Milan MXP is heating up with Emirates launching new non-stop service on October 1 and Delta and Alitalia teaming up to offer two daily non-stop flights. Emirates’ move was a pretty aggressive push with economy roundtrip fares booked now through October 8 for travel between October […]

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