Birthday Benefits from Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Today, TPG Contributor Mitch Berman delves into the variety of birthday benefits you can earn from airlines, hotels and more. My family goes to one of our favorite restaurants several times a year. If we let them know it’s one of our birthdays, we get a free dessert, but I cannot recall ever getting any kind of…

10 Photos: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our “In 10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, getting travel discounts and redemptions, and always, how to have a great time anywhere for less. Fresh off a 17-day trip to Rio de Janeiro, TPG Contributor Mitch Berman and his son, Kofi Lee-Berman, share their Brazilian adventures in both text and photos.  Sometimes, all the reason you need to…

Deal Alert: $99 One-Way Fares to Amsterdam and Paris on WOW Air

Flights to Europe just got cheaper for East Coast flyers. Budget airline WOW Air has deals from Baltimore (BWI) and Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam (AMS) and Paris (CDG) with one-way fares starting at $99. All of these flights funnel through WOW’s hub in Reykjavik — connection times start at 70 minutes and there’s no need to go through security. While flights…

It’s a Big Day for Flight Deals; Here’s What You Can Book Right Now

If you’ve been hit with a case of wanderlust, today’s your lucky day. Our friends over at The Flight Deal have unearthed five fare deals to far-flung destinations such as São Paulo and Cape town. New York – Miami for $110 round-trip on American Airlines (valid for travel through June 20; extremely limited availability) Orlando –…

Virgin America Offers 20% Discount for Last Minute Flights

If the start of the busy Spring Break season isn’t what comes to mind when thinking about cheap, last-minute flights, then think again. Virgin America is currently offering 20% off all flights from March 6 until April 29, 2015 — a great opportunity for a last minute deal! Act fast, because this offer is only valid through Sunday, March 1,…

Is Regal Card Worth It?

As 2015 kicks into gear along with the quest for elite qualification, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about membership-only cards that can help you gain fast-track elite status, airfare and hotel discounts, and other benefits. Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart looks at Regal Card to see how it stacks up. Last week, TPG Contributor (and COO) Leigh Rowan…

Is FoundersCard Worth It?

As 2015 kicks into gear along with the quest for elite qualification, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about membership-only cards that can help you gain fast-track elite status, airfare and hotel discounts, and other benefits. Today, TPG Contributor (and COO) Leigh Rowan reviews one of the more prominent of these cards, FoundersCard. TPG first reviewed FoundersCard in 2011 and then again…

Reasonable Flights Abound: JetBlue and Virgin America Flight Discounts and Overall Fare Observations

Outside of peak holiday travel dates, winter travel is generally a slower period for the airlines and they’re more motivated to discount fares to fill plane. This summer I thought fares were noticeably higher than past years and I was worried that they wouldn’t come back down- especially with so much industry consolidation within the…