Make Sure You Have the Right Visa Before Beginning a Mileage Run

TPG reader VegasRugbyPhil commented on my flight review of the American Airlines 787: I was suppose to do the PVG run with a 2.5hr layover and return (mileage run) in early December but upon checking in, AA advised they had a new policy effective Nov 16 that prohibited exactly what/why I was doing the run. However, I advised…

Rumored Changes Coming to American’s AAdvantage Program in 2016

Since last night, the airline forums have been abuzz about rumored changes to the 2016 American Airlines AAdvantage program. TPG Contributor JT Genter dives into the rumors to analyze and summarize what we know so far. At 6:22pm last night, TravelingBetter user — and reliable American Airlines source — JonNYC first posted “AAgents getting training on new AAdv changes.”…

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…

Deal Alert: Low Fares To Europe on Delta and United – Houston IAH – Athens ATH As Low As $682 Roundtrip

Fare Deal Alert just reported on some decently low fares on a combination of Delta, Air France and/or KLM, and on United/Aegean from Houston IAH to Athens ATH roundtrip via a variety of airports including Athens, Paris and Amsterdam, with some airfares coming in as low as $682 roundtrip. It looks like these fares are…

Amazing Deal Alert: Roundtrip Flights from US-Europe $345 on United

Update: The Flight Deal is reporting that these fares are dead, but I am still finding them loading on Wideroe all the way through the checkout page, though I have not purchased any, so they may be gone, but if you’re flying this spring, it could still be worth investigating in case any of these…

Deal Alert: New York to Istanbul from $522 Round-trip

Per this Flyertalk thread, there are currently some cheap fares if you’re planning to head to Istanbul early next year. I was able to find fares on Air Canada from New York JFK to Istanbul via Toronto Pearson starting as low as $522 for dates beginning in January 2014 through March 2014, and even further…

JFK to Los Angeles and Vice Versa on United for $228 Total Roundtrip This Fall

Update: It looks like fares have risen to around $298 on this route now on USAirways.com and the OTA’s – still better than average but not the best deal. I fly between the coasts often and I’ve seen airfare shoot up into the $300+ range and often skyrocketing to well over $500 for last minute…