Free Delta Silver Status, New Disney Cruise and Southwest Routes

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Disney Cruises Announces New Sailings for 2016 Disney Cruises will sail to the Bahamas and Canada from New York starting in 2016. The cruise line will also offer new route options from Miami and Galveston, including Miami to the Eastern and Western…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card that can be used anywhere Southwest flies in celebration of the increased 50,000 sign-up bonus for these cards. You’ll earn 50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card. To enter this giveaway,…

Etihad 4x Miles, Hilton SE Asia Sale, Southwest New Routes

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Get Bonus AAdvantage Miles For Choice Hotels Stays You can earn up to 1,250 AAdvantage miles for qualifying stays at Cambria Hotels and Suites and 750 AAdvantage miles for qualifying stays at other participating Choice hotels through June 15,…

50,000-Point Sign-Up Bonuses on All Chase Southwest Cards

A couple weeks ago, Chase launched an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 points for the personal and business versions of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card after you spend $2,000 in the first three months, which is double the usual sign-up offer on these cards. As a reminder, here are the full details: Get…

Southwest Airlines 50,000 Points Sign-Up Bonus Returns

Chase is once again offering an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 points for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card after you spend $2,000 in the first three months. This standard offer for this card is 25,000 miles. so this larger bonus is much more lucrative. Here are the full details: Get 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in…

Layover Lowdown: Denver International Airport

Our “Layover Lowdown” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor Katie Hammel guides us through Denver…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? April Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers—both…

Airline Seat Comparison: How Do Southwest’s New Seats Measure Up?

While many airlines seem bent on squishing more seats into the same amount of space, creating less legroom and a more uncomfortable economy flying experience overall, Southwest Airlines is bucking the trend. Between 2016 and 2017, the Dallas-based airline is proud to start equipping their new Boeing 737-800 and 737 Max jets with what they say are “the USA’s…

Did Southwest Rapid Rewards Shoot Itself in the Foot?

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the recent changes to Southwest Rapid Rewards to determine the overall effect on pricing and what it means for award travelers. It stinks when a company devalues its points or miles, but the smell is truly rotten when the extent of that devaluation is unspecified, and can’t be clearly spelled…

Maximizing Online Purchases with Airline Shopping Portals

One of the keys to award travel is making sure you maximize points and miles on every dollar you spend. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains an easy way to boost your earnings. Many of my friends wonder how I rack up hundreds of thousands of points and miles each year. While some…