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…

How to Maximize a Flight Deal with a Mileage Run

With the end of the year creeping ever closer, many elite flyers may be concerned about not achieving their desired status for next year. Enter the mileage run, a trip planned primarily — or even solely — for the elite and/or redeemable mileage you’ll earn. TPG Contributor JT Genter shows how you can turn a…

Update Your Airline Profiles with Your Known Traveler Number

You’ve gone through all of the steps to become a Trusted Traveler — the application, the fees and the interview — so don’t get stuck in the slow lane just because you forgot the last step of the process! TPG Contributor JT Genter shows you how to add your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your traveler profile so…

Rookie Guide to Award Travel: Maximizing Your Hotel Points

For travelers looking to maximize their number of award nights at hotels, TPG Contributor Carly Blatt presents the fourth installment of her Rookie Guide to Award Travel with tips on how to stretch your hotel points.  Award travelers fall along a spectrum. At one end are those who prefer to redeem a large quantity of points for a…

Rookie Guide to Award Travel: How to Choose Loyalty Programs

When you get into the points and miles game, one of your first steps will be to choose which loyalty programs to focus on. Today, TPG Contributor Carly Blatt presents the third installment of her Rookie Guide to Award Travel with a breakdown of how to decide which rewards will work best for you. For new award travelers, the sheer number…

Rookie Guide to Award Travel: Coordinating Trips with a Companion

Double the points, double the benefits, double the fun! Today, TPG Contributor Carly Blatt presents the second installment of her Rookie Guide to Award Travel with a primer on how to develop a rewards strategy with your travel partner. If you’re new to award travel, one of your earliest (and most crucial) missions is to get your favorite travel partner(s) into the game as well. Whether you’re planning…