Should I Use Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou For Travel?

Recently, TPG reader Jason tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy —”Which card would you recommend using for travel expenses: the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Citi Thank You Premier card?” The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been one of the top travel credit cards for a while now, as you can earn 2X points on…

Should I Redeem Amex Rewards or Barclaycard Arrival Miles For Flights?

TPG reader Eva tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Is it better to buy airline tickets with American Express Membership Rewards points or Barclaycard Arrival Plus points?” Not all miles and points are created equal, which is why I love to have a diverse collection of airline miles, hotel points and transferable credit card points. Lately…

What’s Your Opinion on Starwood’s Make A Green Choice Program?

This past week, TPG reader Clement tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “What are your thoughts on Starwood’s Make a Green Choice program, where you can earn $5 or 500 points every night you decline housekeeping? Do you do it?”  Starwood offers a program called Make a Green Choice where you can earn either vouchers or…

Can I Sell My Delta Upgrades In the Gate Area Before Flying?

TPG reader Keith recently tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy – “I’m a Delta Diamond and get upgraded frequently on domestic routes, and was wondering if I could try and sell my upgrades to coach passengers at the gate?” Keith, you could try this, but I see a lot of opportunity for disaster. The airline could easily find out that…

Is It Worth Paying $499 To Boost Up To AA Gold Elite Status?

TPG reader Kyle tweeted me with this question: @thepointsguy– “Is it worth paying $499 to boost up to American Airlines Gold Status? I just received a targeted offer but I’m not sure if I should use it.” Elite status is getting pretty watered down these days, especially at the lower tiers. Instead of giving lower-tier elite members free…

Which Rewards Cards Can Help Me Fly Singapore First Class?

TPG reader Joe tweeted me with this question about Singapore Airlines: @thepointsguy– “What would be the best card strategy to save up for Singapore first class?”  I recently flew Singapore Airlines First Class SFO-ICN, and it was an awesome experience even though it wasn’t on their A380 Suites Class, which is rumored to be even more…

Which Airline Has Your Favorite In-Flight Meal Service?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about in-flight dining: @thepointsguy– “You love to hate on American’s first class meals, so which airline has your favorite meals?” If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of the nasty food pictures I’ve uploaded during my travels. No meal in the sky can really be expected to equal…

Can I Get Amex Fine Hotels Benefits for Multiple Rooms?

TPG reader Ben tweeted me to ask about the Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts program: @thepointsguy– “If I book multiple rooms via Amex FHR, will each room get complimentary upgrades if they’re available, or only the cardholder’s room?” American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts is an amazing program if you know how to maximize it….

Is Sapphire Preferred and Amex Platinum the Best Card Combo?

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Delta Gold and Platinum cards are no longer available. View the current offers here: Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business, Platinum Delta SkyMiles. TPG reader Mark tweeted me to ask about his rewards card strategy: @thepointsguy– “I currently have an American Express Platinum card and a Delta Amex Gold, which…

What’s the Worst Flight You’ve Ever Been on?

TPG reader Kelly messaged me with this interesting question: “What’s the worst flight you’ve ever flown and why?” I’ll assume that by “worst”, Kelly means the most treacherous, and I’ll leave my experience with Ryanair out of it. I’ve flown a lot of miles in my lifetime, although I don’t actually know how many. Let’s just…