3 Ways to Book Emirates First Class Awards

Despite scrutiny from domestic carriers over unfair subsidies, Emirates (along with Etihad and Qatar) is succeeding at least partly due to the quality of its in-flight product. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at how you can book one of the most luxurious award tickets out there — Emirates First Class. One of the things I love most about award travel is being…

Spread the Word, TPG is Looking for Paid Summer Interns

As ThePointsGuy.com continues to grow I’ve learned that much of our success is due to having many hands on deck. Next week we are welcoming our first ever Editor in Chief, Zach Honig, and would also like to bring on a few summer interns to help with our day-to-day tasks. If you’re a college student (currently…

How to Book Award Travel to Buenos Aires

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has put together guides for using miles to get to Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul. This week, he shares insights on how to get to one of South America’s most popular destinations, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities in the world. It combines the Old World grandeur…

Using Points and Miles to Book Award Travel for Others

Some of my favorite awards have been the ones I booked for other people, like taking my mom to Easter Island a few years ago, or treating my dad to a VIP experience at a Knicks game with Starpoints last year. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares his own experiences of booking award travel for others, and…

Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points for Maximum Value

Citi ThankYou Rewards has improved greatly over the last year, and as a result, interest in the program has increased. I routinely get emails from readers who aren’t sure how to maximize their ThankYou points, so today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr offers examples of some of the best (and worst) redemption options. In TPG’s latest monthly valuations, Citi ThankYou points are…

How to Fly Singapore Airlines First Class for (Almost!) Free

As a follow-up to last week’s post on how to book Singapore Airlines first class awards, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at both award availability and mileage requirements for several specific routes, and the credit cards you can use to fly them for (almost) free. Singapore Airlines first class has been one of…

Redeeming One Year of Points from the Citi Hilton Reserve

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening too many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much even a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially…

Why Flying in Asia Puts US Domestic Service to Shame

Sometimes it seems like domestic airlines are racing to see which one can offer the worst service. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how vastly different things are across the Pacific. Living in Japan has some incredible perks. There are aspects of Japanese society that I dearly wish were incorporated into the American way of life. For instance,…

Use Your US Airways Companion Certificate Before It Expires

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can use the US Airways companion certificate to bring a friend along on your next trip at a steep discount. I’m sure many of you got in on the US Airways Premier World MasterCard (and the 50,000-mile sign-up bonus) before the card was…

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Malawi

First-time visitors to Africa tend to gravitate toward well-known destinations like South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, but in this new travel series, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen sheds light on five of southern Africa’s other great safari destinations. The first three posts covered Zambia, Rwanda and Namibia. Now we visit one of Africa’s aquatic wonderlands,…