How to Leverage Elite Status with Airline Alliances

From premier access and priority boarding to finger foods in luxe airport lounges, elite status can make a big difference in your airport experience. Today, TPG Contributor William Morse looks at the elite benefits offered by the three major airline alliances, along with how to earn status in each one. We’re all familiar with American, Delta and United…

Flight Review: British Airways A380 Club World — Washington, DC to London

During a recent transatlantic trip, new TPG Contributor Eduardo Garcia had a chance to upgrade to Club World on British Airways’ newest A380 by converting American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios. Here’s his review of the experience. I recently flew British Airways from Washington-Dulles (IAD) to London-Heathrow (LHR) in the airline’s Club World business-class cabin aboard the A380. While…

How I Earned 141,608 Miles From a Single Weekend of Flying

Join TPG Intern Kevin Song on his insane 72-hour mileage run marathon, including four Atlantic crossings, two transcons and a round-trip to Honolulu, all the while earning valuable American AAdvantage miles for his future travels.  I spent 72 hours sitting on planes and in airports a little while ago, for the sole purpose of earning miles….

Flight Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 Business Class, Singapore-Doha

During a recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had a chance to fly on Qatar Airways’ 787-8 in business class. Here’s how he used miles to book the ticket and his review of the experience. Earlier this spring, while I was planning a summer round-the-world trip, I was looking for ways to get from…

How to Use 82,500 AA Miles from the Citi Executive Card

I like to have a plan for my points and miles, so whenever I’m contemplating a big credit card sign-up bonus, I try to think about how I would use it. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explores some lucrative award travel options for anyone considering the current offer for Citi’s premium AAdvantage card. Last week, Citi announced…

Qantas Lowers Award Ticket Fuel Surcharges by up to 25%

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has a bit of good news for folks who want to use Qantas Frequent Flyer miles for award travel: lower fuel surcharges that can end up saving…

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe from $1,519

There have been some amazing deals on business-class flights to Europe from the West Coast and East Coast over the past few weeks, with travelers having the opportunity to book premium-cabin travel to a number of European cities for less than $1,600 round-trip. This week, you can still take advantage of great fares from Philadelphia to a bunch of…

American Airlines Vs. Qantas: Which Airline to Fly to Australia?

Last week, American Airlines announced a transpacific partnership with Qantas that will include a new daily nonstop flight aboard AA’s flagship 777-300ER from Los Angeles LAX to Sydney starting in December 2015. TPG Special Contributor (and frequent Qantas passenger) Eric Rosen takes a look at both airlines and the factors that should help you decide…

Points Intervention: Maximizing Your Miles

I get a ton of e-mail from readers asking for advice on how to maximize their points earning, whether it’s for personal use, business or both. This week, we’re featuring a new Points Intervention series where I help individuals and small-business owners get their awards earning on track. In this episode, you’ll see me doing something I…

Up to 115,000 Bonus American Miles for Flights to Europe This Summer

It looks like my wish came true! On the heels of British Airways’ announcement last week, American Airlines has launched a summer Europe mileage bonus promotion of its own, letting you earn up to 115,000 bonus miles on round-trip flights between Europe and the US, Canada or Mexico on American and US Airways, British Airways,…