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Three Credit Cards for International Premium Class Travelers

November 19, 2014

One of my foremost pieces of advice to award travelers is to make sure you earn points and miles on every dollar you spend, and the best way to do that is by using the right rewards credit card, or in many cases, cards. Today TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at credit card combinations tailored […]

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Top 10 Airport Lounges in the U.S. & How to Gain Access

November 12, 2014

Airline travel isn’t exactly the most glamorous way to get from Point A to Point B, but there are aspects of it that can help you feel like a true high roller. One of my personal favorites is lounge access. Having an oasis from the chaos of the terminal or the infestation of gate lice can […]

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Citi Prestige: 30,000 ThankYou Points, $250 Credit, & More

November 10, 2014

A few weeks ago Citi updated the benefits on its premium card in the ThankYou Rewards program, the Citi Prestige. While the card lost some valuable benefits like a worldwide coach companion ticket and 15% discount on airfare, it gained others that are equally lucrative, like an annual $250 air travel credit and a 4th hotel night […]

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Amex Platinum vs. Visa Black Card vs. Citi Prestige: Who Wins?

August 26, 2014

Rewards credit cards come in a wide variety of flavors. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at the bonuses, benefits, and other aspects of three premium cards to see how they stack up against one another. With the economy slowly recovering, travel providers and financial institutions have stepped up their games to try to woo high spenders. We’ve seen this […]

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Is the Amex Centurion Card Worth The $2,500 Annual Fee?

May 22, 2014

With all the recent changes to the American Express Platinum Card, including the loss of American Admirals Club and US Airways Club access in March, and restrictions on Delta SkyClub access to the cardholder only (no guests) starting May 1, premium Amex cardholders might be looking for a new product. Some of you may even be considering Amex’s highly-touted […]

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Understanding Amex Platinum Lounge & Priority Pass Select Benefits

August 28, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: Beginning March 22, 2014, American Express Card Members will no longer have access to American Airlines Admiral Club […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus Avios, Free Skype, New Priority Pass Lounges and Negative LAN Changes

October 27, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Up to 3,000 Avios for Hilton Stays: Members of British Airways’ Executive Club who are also members of Hilton HHonors and who stay once before the end of 2013 will earn between 1,000-3,000 Hilton HHonors points. The number of bonus Avios you […]

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Saturday Recap: 50,000 Marriott Points Reminder, Up To 48,000 Wyndham Rewards, 1,000 Free Avios, Flying Blue Promo Cities Announced

August 18, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Reminder: My 50,000 Marriott Points Giveaway Ends Tomorrow! This is just a quick reminder that I’m giving away 50,000 Marriott Rewards points, but in order to get in on the contest, you have to play Marriott’s “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook […]

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Maximizing Reduced Level Hotel Awards

January 26, 2012

Like airlines and their off peak awards, many hotel points programs offer reduced level awards, even at some of their higher-end properties. Priority Club just released their latest list of hotels where PointsBreaks are available for bookings now through March 31, 2012. PointsBreaks free nights for just 5,000 Priority Club points, but this promotion isn’t […]

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Air Europa Business Class Review JFK-MAD: My Very Low Expectations Were…Met

July 5, 2011

For my summer Delta Skymiles award to Spain and Mauritius, I decided to start the trip off with a brand new carrier: Air Europa. If you’ve never heard of them, well, that’s pretty normal. They are a Madrid-based Skyteam carrier that has limited transatlantic service from Madrid to New York JFK and Miami. My Reasoning […]

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Amex Platinum Priority Pass Select Arrived in the Mail

April 12, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: Beginning March 22, 2014, American Express Card Members will no longer have access to American Airlines Admiral Club and US Airways Club airport lounges through Airport Club Access / Airport Lounge Program. This means that Card Members will […]

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American Express Platinum Priority Pass Benefit Update

April 7, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Amex Platinum Card has expired. View the current offer here. Two quick things to add to my recent post on Priority Pass Select as an additional benefit for American Express Platinum cardholders: 1) Additional Platinum cardholders are indeed eligible for Priority Pass Select, but you can’t do it online […]

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Priority Pass Select Now an American Express Platinum Card Benefit

April 1, 2011

As I wrote about a couple weeks ago, American Express has added Priority Pass Select as a Platinum cardholder benefit (Registration link – enrollment required). So what does this mean? Cardholders can access Priority Pass select lounges for free and pay $27 per guest. This benefit also applies to additional cardholders, which is an amazing value […]

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