Booking American Airlines Awards with Partner Programs

Especially after American’s recent award chart devaluation, it could be worth looking to other frequent flyer programs when you want to book free flights on AA metal. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr evaluates all your options. You can book stopovers and an open jaw when flying American Airlines on an award…

Earn 5,000 Miles for Creating a Family Account with Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc might not be at the top of your list of carriers you’re looking to redeem miles with, but this current promotion should at least put the airline on your radar. Now through September 30, if you create a Safar Family account with the airline’s Safar frequent flyer program, you’ll earn 5,000 miles….

Review: Iberia A340-300 Business Class — London to Madrid

After flying transatlantic on the British Airways 747 upper deck, TPG Contributors JT Genter and Katie Genter continued from London (LHR) to Madrid (MAD) in Iberia’s A340-300 “Business Plus” cabin. Here’s their review of the experience. (All photos are by the author). Airport and Lounge We’d arrived in London from Dallas early that morning, but scheduled…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

Buy Iberia Avios for Just 1.05 Cents Each

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa Groupon.es is currently selling Iberia Avios at incredible rates. There are four different options available: 2,000 Avios for 19 euros (~$21; 1.05 cents apiece) 4,000 Avios for 49 euros (~$53, 1.35 cents apiece) 8,000 Avios for 99 euros (~$108,…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, American Introduces Premium Economy Cabin & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

The Incredible Etihad Residence, Exciting New Airline Routes & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

American Airlines Drops BA and Iberia Mileage Earning Rates

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard Effective for flights on or after February 1, flights sold by British Airways and Iberia will earn just a fraction of the American Airlines miles that they currently earn. TPG Contributor JT Genter explains the changes…

Get a 40% Discount on Select BA Avios Redemptions

British Airways redemptions are rarely a good deal on flights from the US to Europe, thanks to incredibly high fuel surcharges, taxes and fees, however you’ll get a bit more value for your Avios under the airline’s current promo. If you book award flights by September 27 for travel from October 1 through March 31,…

Amazing Deal Alert: LAX, SFO, NYC Business Class to Europe from $1,400

New York and Philadelphia have seen their fair share of business-class deals to Europe, but cheap flights from the West Coast are much more rare. Today, you can book nonstop flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco (in addition to New York) to London and beyond from just $1,400 round-trip. Even better, these fares are…