Should I Get the Citi AA Executive Card with the 75,000-Mile Bonus?

TPG reader Mike messaged me to ask a credit card question: “Should I sign up for the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard with a 75,000-mile bonus?” Just this week, Citi announced a new sign-up bonus for the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, offering 75,000 miles after making $7,500 in purchases in the first three…

What’s the Best Card if I Travel a Lot and Only Fly AA?

TPG reader Robbie tweeted me to ask about the best card for a unique situation: @thepointsguy – “Should I get SPG Amex, ThankYou Premier or Sapphire Preferred? I travel a lot for work and fly AA exclusively, but don’t have a preferred hotel chain.” This is an interesting question, because these three cards have unique…

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have at Once?

TPG reader John messaged me to ask a credit card question: “How many credit cards is too many? Given what you’ve said about the relatively low impact on your credit score, it would seem that 5-10 would be okay. Do you agree? How many cards do you have open at once? What kind of strategy do you recommend?”…

What Are Your Favorite Noise-Canceling Headphones?

TPG reader Marcus tweeted me to ask about travel gear: @thepointsguy – “What are your favorite noise-canceling headphones for travel?” I think it’s important to have a great pair of headphones for air travel. It’s nice to be able to control your airplane environment, and even if you’re flying in first class, it can get loud. People…

Which Airlines Offer the Best Million Miler Status Benefits?

TPG reader Sasha tweeted me to ask about elite status: @thepointsguy – “What airlines offer the best million miler elite status benefits?” To reward long-term loyalty, some airlines offer special lifetime benefits for customers who reach a cumulative total of one million miles flown. My pick for the best million miler elite status would be United, and you…

Where Have All the Amex Transfer Bonuses Gone?

TPG reader Kathryn tweeted me to ask about Amex transfer bonuses: @thepointsguy – “Where have all the Amex Membership Rewards transfer bonuses gone?” There’s a famous song by the esteemed singer/songwriter Paula Cole called “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone,” and that’s the inspiration for your question today, Kathryn. It’s a great one! American Express…

Do I Earn Miles on Flights Booked with Citi ThankYou Points?

TPG reader Kevin tweeted me to ask a question about Citi ThankYou points: @thepointsguy – “If I’m redeeming Citi ThankYou points with the Citi Prestige card, does that count as a revenue ticket?” Fortunately, the answer is yes! Flights booked through the Citi ThankYou Travel Center using points from the Citi Prestige and Citi ThankYou…

What Are Your Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag?

TPG reader MacKenzie tweeted me to ask about how to deal with jet lag: @thepointsguy – “Do you have any suggestions for avoiding jet lag? I’ve been to Europe several times the past few months and it kills me every time.” In my experience you can’t completely avoid jet lag, but as I travel around the…

Should I Upgrade to Delta Comfort+ Between NYC & Chicago?

TPG reader Craig tweeted me to ask a question about Delta Comfort+: @thepointsguy – “Is it worth the $29 to upgrade from Economy to Delta Comfort+ from NYC to Chicago?” If you’re trying to save money, then no. It’s a short flight, so if you aren’t very tall, just bring your own entertainment and don’t bother with the…

Can I Use Points for Hotel Stays in The Hamptons?

TPG reader Carly messaged me about travel in the Hamptons: “I love all your Instagram pictures from the Hamptons, and want to head out there myself this summer. Do you have any recommendation on where to stay? It doesn’t look like there are any hotels where you can use points (or many hotels in general), so…