JetBlue Plans South America Expansion with Daily Flight to Ecuador

Beginning next year, you’ll have another option for flying between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Quito, Ecuador (UIO) – with better connections, of course. JetBlue expects to launch daily service in the first quarter of 2016 with its 150-seat Airbus A320. The airline already offers service to several destinations in South America, including Bogotá, Cartagena and Medellín in Colombia and Lima…

Where Points and Miles Go After You Die

Sometimes you can leave your accrued miles or points to the people you love after you die, and sometimes you can’t. Today, we explore policies from some of the major US airlines. If your airline does permit a loved one to take over your frequent flyer assets after death, it’s important to plan ahead; if you’re unable to get them…

Which Airline Has Your Favorite In-Flight Meal Service?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about in-flight dining: @thepointsguy– “You love to hate on American’s first class meals, so which airline has your favorite meals?” If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of the nasty food pictures I’ve uploaded during my travels. No meal in the sky can really be expected to equal…

JetBlue Adds Weekly Flights From New York to Havana

JetBlue has announced that it will add weekly service to New York JFK to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV), making it the first major carrier to feature direct flights to Cuba since travel restrictions were eased to the island country earlier this year. JetBlue will begin direct flights from JFK to HAV every Friday starting July 3, 2015, and passengers will…

Thousands of Amazon Movies and TV Shows Coming to JetBlue

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll be able to stream thousands of movies and TV episodes for free on JetBlue flights later this year. Though a new partnership, Prime members will have access to Amazon’s comprehensive library through JetBlue’s speedy Fly-Fi internet, which will be available on all of the airline’s Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft by the end of…

Should I Fly JetBlue or Delta out of Boston?

TPG reader Rahul tweeted me to ask about award flights from Boston: @thepointsguy– “Living in Boston, would you recommend flying Delta or JetBlue?” The origin is only half of the equation; you have to factor in your destination as well. I suggest considering your routes and then deciding. I greatly prefer flying non-stop, and since I fly out…

Donate to Nepal, New Alaska Routes, 7k JetBlue Bonus Points

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Silvercar to Launch in Fort Lauderdale, FL Silvercar — the car rental company that exclusively offers premium Audi A4 rentals — is launching in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area starting on May 15, 2015. Users can now reserve their Fort Lauderdale Silvercars via the app…

Fly&Dine Tuesday: Beware the In-Flight Tuna Tasters

Welcome to Fly&Dine Tuesday, a new monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of new TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Hey! You in 34B! Drop the tuna and put your hands where I can see…

FoundersCard offers $400 off Membership + No Initiation Fee

I’ve written about the various benefits of FoundersCard before, but now there’s an exclusive offer for TPG readers that beats anything you’ll find publicly available elsewhere. TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan has the full details. I’ve been a long-time FoundersCard member (in fact, I turned TPG onto the card in 2011), and I’ve found my membership to be pretty valuable. Highlights include…