5 Easy Ways to Avoid Booking Bad Business-Class Seats

Not all business-class products were created equal. It’s disappointing to shell out business-class prices — or award rates — and end up with a sub-par premium experience. Here, TPG Contributor JT Genter offers some tips to help you avoid this particular predicament. Just recently, a former co-worker excitedly emailed me about a “great” fare he’d gotten — a business-class flight to Dublin,…

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…

6 Top Tools for Finding Cheap Flights

TPG Contributor JT Genter has recently been paying between 2.6-3.8 cents per mile for AA flights, which has made him quite the expert on finding flight deals. Here are his tips for how to find cheap flights on your own. This year, I’ll be re-earning American Airlines Platinum status — valued at $2,840 — while spending just $1,749…

Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Seats on American Airlines

New to flying with American Airlines? If so, you might not know about all the different seating options the airline has to offer — and how to snag the best one. TPG Contributor JT Genter shares what you need to know for your next AA flight. A few months ago, a co-worker came by my office and was thrilled that she’d…

TPG’s Guide to Austin During SXSW 2016

Depending on which component you’re attending — Interactive from March 11-15 for tech-related news and events; Music from March 11-19; and Film from March 15-20 — you may find yourself frequenting different parts of downtown Austin. Long-time Austin resident and TPG contributor Katherine Fan shares insights gleaned from many years of personal experience attending the city’s annual South by Southwest…

Find Your Ideal Flight With ITA Matrix Advanced Routing Codes

Google Flights is great for its ease and speed, but when you have specific flight preferences, you can use ITA Matrix’s advanced routing codes to find just a few flight options that meet your criteria — today, TPG Contributor JT Genter shows you how. The bulk of American travelers fly only once per year, making it easy for them to conduct a…

Tips to Save on Holiday Travel in 2015

As 2016 approaches, there are a lot of reasons to travel. Many flyers are working to earn those last few points and miles to secure elite status for the new year, while others are simply traveling to visit family, friends or vacation destinations. Last week, I appeared on ABC News’ Nightline (watch the clip above), where…

Tips for Planning a Vacation at the Last Minute

Planning a perfect trip requires putting in some time to research your best options, from flights to hotels and local activities. While planning ahead is always preferable, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr is here to show you that cobbling together a great itinerary at the last minute is still possible.  Finding out at the last minute that you…

Tips for Planning a Vacation 1-6 Months Out

Planning a perfect trip requires putting in some time to research your best options, from flights to hotels and local activities. As TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, the earlier you start the more flexibility you have and the more opportunities to earn the points and miles you’ll need. Keep reading for his tips on making the…

Tips For Planning a Vacation Many Months in Advance

Planning a perfect trip requires putting in some time to research your best options, from flights to hotels and local activities. As TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, getting started as early as six months out affords you plenty of flexibility, and many opportunities to earn the points and miles you’ll need. Read on for his…