Using Star Alliance Partner Miles On EVA Awards – Best Value From ANA, Aeroplan, Singapore or United?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card from American Express Now that EVA has joined Star Alliance officially, a lot of curious readers have written in asking about the relative values of using its Star Alliance…

Update on Booking US Airways Star Alliance Awards Post Nov 1, 2013

With recent speculation that US Airways will be leaving Star Alliance to join oneworld as early as November 1, 2013, and confirmation late last week from US Airways President J. Scott Kirby that the transition will be completed by the beginning of 2014, a lot of travelers have been pondering how to put their US Airways…

Can You Use United Miles to Upgrade a Ticket on Lufthansa?

TPG follower Jason has a flight booked on Lufthansa that he would like to upgrade using United miles: “‪@thepointsguy‬‬ can you use United miles to upgrade a ticket you already bought on Lufthansa?” Yes you can upgrade a Lufthansa ticket using your United miles, but be aware that you must be booked in the most expensive…

LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Unveils $1.7 Billion Makeover Including New Dining Deck

New TPG contributor and Los Angeles resident Debbie Emery takes a closer look at the $1.7-billion makeover of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal and all the exciting developments in store for travelers. As the major West Coast hub not only for several domestic airlines, but also as an entry point to the US for international…

Tickets Going On Sale for Star MegaDo 5 – Toronto, Tucson and San Francisco With Air Canada

Tickets go on sale today for the Star MegaDo 5 starting at 12:00 PM central time. MegaDo’s are events set up by frequent flyers and the airlines, where we charter a jet and fly around to different cities and the airlines/hotels set up really interesting events that provide access to places few people ever get…

Overview of ANA Award Taxes and Fees: Part 4 – Non Star Alliance Partners

This is Part 4 of my series calculating the cost of award tickets using ANA miles. In Part 1 I priced out itineraries on Air Canada, ANA, Lufthansa, Singapore, SWISS, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways. In Part 2, I looked at Adria, Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Austria, Avianca, Brussels…