A New One-Stop Shop for Finding Cheap Flights

Update 11/13/16: Since posting our review a week ago, All The Flight Deals has worked to address the drawbacks mentioned below. The site now gives you the option to limit the search results to the “deal airlines” and is refreshing the flight search results more often as well. If you love the thrill of booking…

Using Google Flights’ Maps Feature to Find Last-Minute Deals for Labor Day

TPG Contributor JT Genter shows you how to use Google Flights to find affordable last-minute flights for the upcoming holiday weekend (or any other time). Are you planning to take to the skies over the Labor Day weekend? If you don’t have your tickets yet, there’s still time to book your flights. With an estimated 2.23 million passengers…

17 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Booking a Flight

If you don’t fly a lot, it’s easy to make costly mistakes when searching for and booking flights. And even if you’re a frequent flyer, there are pitfalls you should make sure to avoid. TPG Contributor JT Genter rounds up a list of common mistakes that you should be wary of any time you book…

Using Pointimize to Find Hotel and Flight Redemption Rates

There are plenty of tools available to help frequent flyers put their travel rewards to use, and we were eager to check out the latest version of one such site: Pointimize. Below, TPG Contributor JT Genter walks through the site’s helpful features, along with a few current limitations. Update: An activation code finally arrived 28 hours after making…

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Booking Bad Business-Class Seats

Not all business-class products were created equal. It’s disappointing to shell out business-class prices — or award rates — and end up with a sub-par premium experience. Here, TPG Contributor JT Genter offers some tips to help you avoid this particular predicament. Just recently, a former co-worker excitedly emailed me about a “great” fare he’d gotten — a business-class flight to Dublin,…

New Tool Helps You Book Flight Options Found on ITA Matrix

Google Flights is great for general airfare searches, but sometimes you need a more powerful flight search engine. Maybe you want to route through a particular city, fly on a particular aircraft or extend a layover to spend it in a particular lounge. In these cases, many of us turn to ITA Matrix to find…

6 Top Tools for Finding Cheap Flights

TPG Contributor JT Genter has recently been paying between 2.6-3.8 cents per mile for AA flights, which has made him quite the expert on finding flight deals. Here are his tips for how to find cheap flights on your own. This year, I’ll be re-earning American Airlines Platinum status — valued at $2,840 — while spending just $1,749…

Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Seats on American Airlines

New to flying with American Airlines? If so, you might not know about all the different seating options the airline has to offer — and how to snag the best one. TPG Contributor JT Genter shares what you need to know for your next AA flight. A few months ago, a co-worker came by my office and was thrilled that she’d…

5 Lesser-Known Things that Affect Your Credit Score

Earning points and miles through a variety of lucrative credit card bonuses can open up tons of amazing travel options. But to really work this hobby to your advantage, you need a solid credit score. Today, TPG Contributor Vikram Birring goes back to basics with a look at several things that you may not even…