Accessing Priority Pass Lounges at London Heathrow with Amex Platinum

Priority Pass membership is a perk of certain credit cards, and it allows members entry into multiple airport lounges around the world. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses her experience with Priority Pass lounges at London’s Heathrow airport. I recently picked up the Platinum Card from American Express, which comes with a ton of benefits, including…

Is Amex Platinum or Citi Prestige Better for Lounge Access?

TPG reader Matt emailed me to ask about airport lounge access: “What’s the difference between the Priority Pass benefit for Citi Prestige versus Amex Platinum?” There are plenty of credit cards that offer lounge access of some kind, but the number of lounges covered and the level of access granted vary widely between them. The Citi Prestige Card and the Platinum Card…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & 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:…

Amex is Adding Services to Centurion Lounges for the Holidays

Amex cardholders have another reason to visit Centurion Lounges this week. Starting today, American Express will be offering additional services in advance of the holiday season with special experiences and gifts in Centurion Lounges. Amex will kick off the week at the Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas — including a performance by actor Joel McHale. Other promo services/activities at Centurion Lounges include: Vosges…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…

Does My Airline Elite Status Come with Lounge Access?

TPG reader Lydia sent me a message on Facebook to ask about lounge access: “I will soon reach AAdvantage Platinum status and wanted to make sure I understand the benefits. Will I get access to the Admirals Club or other lounges?” I’m a big fan of the AAdvantage program and I’ve found plenty of reasons to love Executive Platinum status…

3x Miles, AA’s New Dining Room, Starwood Award Guide & 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:…

Last Chance for 75k AA Miles, United/ Marriott Bonus & More

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here.  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…

Priority Pass Introduces Digital Membership Cards

Priority Pass updated its program this month, with the introduction of new lounges and a new way to access them. Members will have access to more than 850 lounges worldwide, and notably, Priority Pass Cardholders can now use the brand’s app (available for iOS, Android and Blackberry) to access lounges. Before this update, the only way to…

JetBlue Just Opened a Vegetable Garden at JFK Airport

JetBlue is working to make the airport experience a bit more comfortable for passengers. Earlier this year, the airline opened the first post-security public outdoor space at JFK, complete with a dog-walking area, local food vendors and a grass lawn to relax on and enjoy some fresh air. Now JetBlue is taking that mission a bit further…