How to Engage With Airlines on Social Media

Social media is an effective (and speedy) way to engage with airlines, and many carriers see Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as vital parts of their customer engagement and support strategies. Here, TPG Contributor Sid Lipsey shares some of his best tips for engaging with airlines on social media. Great news for flyers with something to say…

Watch NASA’s Supersonic Flight Test on Facebook Live Today

Aviation enthusiasts are intrigued by the constant and ever-developing world of flight. Whether that be commercial airlines flying reduced emissions aircraft, the A380 transporting more than 500 people from one location to another or hugely impactful NASA research. Through the years, NASA has brought to light numerous developments in the way of supersonic flight, but its latest includes a…

Inside Southwest’s Social Media “Listening Center”

Social media is an increasingly important aspect of each major airline’s customer service strategy. There are those that perform well and respond quickly on social media, and there are others that travelers know to avoid. But consumers are largely unaware of how airlines handle things behind the scenes — we’re used to opening our Twitter app, typing a…

Expedia CEO Predicts that Facebook Will Enter Travel Booking

Ask anyone to name their favorite travel booking site and you’ll likely hear Booking.com, Kayak, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Priceline. But if Expedia, Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is right, Facebook may soon be joining that list. Yes, the same site that reconnected you with your best friend from kindergarten might very well become your first stop…

Dating While Traveling: How to Have Fun and Stay Safe

Are you a single traveler? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten is, too. From the newest dating apps to old-fashioned fix-ups, here are his best tips for having fun — and staying safe — while traveling. If it weren’t for dating on vacation, my parents never would have met. I’ve continued the family tradition of…

Take Advantage of These Super Bowl Credit Card Perks

For football fans — especially those of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers this time around — the Super Bowl is one of the highlights of the year. If you’re planning on going to the Big Game this weekend, you probably know who you’re rooting for. What you may not know is that before the game…

Saving Money with Discount Offers from American Express

You can earn plenty of valuable points and miles simply by using a solid travel rewards credit card for everyday expenses, but some cards offer opportunities to save money as. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how American Express cardholders can access a variety of discounts online. If you’re reading this, I’m…

Stay with Hilton, Pay with Amex, Earn a $75 Statement Credit

Your summer vacation may have just gotten cheaper! Right now you can earn a one-time $75 statement credit by using your enrolled American Express card when you spend $350 or more at Hilton Hotels & Resorts between July 9, 2015 and September 8, 2015. The TPG team has found the offer available on personal Amex cards like the Premier Rewards…

Earn Statement Credits With New Amex Offers

Several new Amex offers are available that allow you to earn one-time statement credits when using your registered Amex card for purchases from specific merchants, such as Kate Spade and Best Western. There are currently two different types of Amex offers: those you can access via social media, and those that can be accessed via your online American Express account….

Welcome to the TPG Travel Rewards Community — and Thank You!

The results are in on my recent survey about travel rewards, and while it’s clear that not everyone with travel rewards credit cards is using them to their full potential, I offer you my congratulations: as a regular reader of The Points Guy, you’re already learning how to maximize your points and miles to travel the world at a discount (or even…