When Should You Pay For A Ticket Or Redeem Miles?

TPG reader Todd tweeted me this week: “@thepointsguy Do you have a rule of thumb for when it’s economical to pay for a ticket with miles?” A lot of factors come into play here. The first is your budget. If you’re really cash-strapped but need to get somewhere and have a ton of miles, why…

How a Mechanical Flight Cancellation Almost Delayed My Vacation and 10 Re-Booking Tips

Flight delays and cancellations are a reality of air travel. Whether it is due to weather, air traffic control or a mechanical issue, they can royally mess up your travel plans and put a damper on any vacation. However, when airlines cancel due to mechanical reasons, they are much more likely to help you re-book…