Amazing Deal Alert: US to Amsterdam, Budapest and More from $399 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency,…

Crediting Delta Flights to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the partnership between Delta and Air France/KLM Flying Blue, and why you might want to credit the mileage from your Delta flights to the airline’s major European SkyTeam partner. Given the massive changes to Delta’s SkyMiles program in recent years — including a changeover to…

Maximizing Delta’s Award Routing Rules

Back in January, Delta quietly raised award redemption rates for partner flights starting October 1. On the positive side, the airline introduced discounted awards of just 5,000 miles each way on certain routes last year, and axed its phone booking fees. With those changes and more to contend with, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes…

Delta Expands Global Upgrade Eligibility on KLM Flights

Delta’s Choice Benefits are among the most lucrative frequent flyer perks out there for those with Delta Diamond Medallion status, with Global Upgrade certificates being one of the best options — this Choice Benefit offers an upgrade on select tickets that supersedes other Medallion members with complimentary upgrade requests. Typically, people will use them on flights operated by…

Get Free Lounge Access and Other Perks with an Alitalia Status Match

Great news for non-SkyTeam flyers: Another foreign carrier has a status match opportunity for you this month. Earlier this year, Oneworld partner AirBerlin offered a status match to SkyTeam, Star Alliance and other elites, including perks like lounge access and priority lines on American Airlines flights. Alitalia is the the latest airline to get in on the status…

How to Search for SkyTeam Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on SkyTeam carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

How to Leverage Elite Status with Airline Alliances

From premier access and priority boarding to finger foods in luxe airport lounges, elite status can make a big difference in your airport experience. Today, TPG Contributor William Morse looks at the elite benefits offered by the three major airline alliances, along with how to earn status in each one. We’re all familiar with American, Delta and United…

Deal Alert: Business Class To Europe This Summer For Under $2,000

Summer tends to be a slow time for international business class travel to Europe, and we’ve already seen some pretty great deals from the US, including airfares that you could get down to around $1,200 per person from New York-Paris on Oneworld. Now Delta seems to be offering some low fares out of various US…

Delta Adds Blackout Dates To Partner Award Redemptions

Booking awards using frequent-flyer miles is tricky under the best of circumstances. You have to look at availability over a range of dates, familiarize yourself with the routes of an airline and its partners, and generally employ a fair amount of strategy in order to hone in on the award you want. While award availability…

How to Book Award Flights with Delta SkyMiles

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. Earning points and miles is the surprisingly easy part of award travel; it’s learning how to maximize value when redeeming that takes practice. In this post,…