JetBlue Opens Post-Security Rooftop Space at JFK

JetBlue unveiled the new T5 Rooftop and the first post-security outdoor space available to all passengers at JFK Airport yesterday. The new family- and pet-friendly green space is located at Terminal 5, and features picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline and the Eero Saarinen TWA Terminal. The rooftop has free Wi-Fi, space for dog walking and even…

6 Premium Travel Cards that Are Worth the High Annual Fee

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the perks offered by a variety of premium travel credit cards, and explains why they’re worth the cost of admission. Premium credit cards may scare many people away with their $400-plus annual fees, but travel rewards enthusiasts know that despite the high price tag, these cards can…

Seattle Amex Centurion Studio Lounge Opens Today

The new Amex Centurion Studio Lounge is officially open for business at SeaTac International Airport as of this morning. This is the sixth US lounge in the Centurion network, joining others in Las Vegas (LAS), Dallas (DFW), New York (LGA), San Francisco (SFO) and Miami (MIA). It’ll be open for business every day from 5am to 10pm. Centurion Lounges…

Delta Unveils New Private Check-In Lounge at LAX

Yesterday at Los Angeles International Airport, Delta Air Lines unveiled its first private check-in lounge, Delta ONE at LAX — and TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne was there for the big reveal. (All photos by the author.) As part of a three-year, $229-million refurbishment of LAX’s Terminal 5 (known as the Delta Terminal), Delta Air Lines…

Which Citi Card Is Best for Admirals Club Lounge Access?

TPG reader Eric wrote in to ask about getting Admirals Club access with Citi cards: “What’s the difference between the Citi Executive AAdvantage Card vs. Citi Prestige when to comes to Admirals Club access?” This is an interesting question, but before I answer, I think it’s important to understand the benefits of both cards. The…

First Glance at the New Miami Airport Centurion Lounge

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of Miami International Airport (MIA)’s new American Express Centurion Lounge, which will open to the public on June 4, 2015. This former British Airways lounge space in the North Terminal has been vacant since 2007, but it’s now the fifth Centurion lounge in the United States. Centurions are my among…

Why Is the Service in Hotel Club Lounges Declining?

TPG reader Wes tweeted me with this question about hotel club lounges: @thepointsguy– “Have you noticed that many hotel club lounges in the US have been declining in their food and beverage offerings? What’s up with that?” To tell you the truth, Wes, I haven’t really noticed a decline in the US, maybe because I’ve…

Top April Credit Cards, SPG and Club Carlson Bonus Points

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Go Paperless and Get 1,000 Bonus Club Carlson Gold Points In celebration of Earth Day this week, Club Carlson has a targeted offer where some members can earn 1,000 points for changing their preference to paperless statements by April 28, 2015….

Best Credit Cards that Offer Airport Lounge Access

While airport lounges are hit or miss, the hits (and even the misses) can make your travel experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. In this post, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains which credit cards offer lounge access as a standard benefit or otherwise. If I had to guess about the most common online searches performed by travelers, I would say “airport lounge…

Should I Give My Loyalty to American Instead of Delta?

TPG reader Darcy asked me at a recent TPG reader meetup: “I’m based in the Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale area and I currently have over 100,000 Delta SkyMiles. Should I go ahead and use those miles since I’m now based in Miami, or should I hold on to them and continue to earn more with my Amex Delta…