Maximizing the Platinum Delta Amex Companion Certificate

To help you decide whether it’s worth taking advantage of the Platinum Delta Amex card’s currently elevated sign-up bonus, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes an in-depth look at the value you can get from its companion certificate benefit. Earlier this month, we wrote about increased sign-up bonuses through July 6 on…

Be Careful When Searching ANA Award Availability

Transferring points to an airline from a program like American Express Membership Rewards is irreversible, so you’ll want to make sure you can actually book your desired award before initiating the transaction. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains why you’ll want to be extra careful when searching for awards on Japanese carrier…

Strategies for Meeting Your Elite Status Goals in 2016

With the halfway point of 2016 fast approaching, it’s crucial to have your elite status qualification strategy nailed down. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares some of the top tips for meeting revenue, segment and elite-qualifying mile requirements. We are coming up on the midpoint of 2016, so with almost half of…

Where to Go in Brazil Now That There’s a Temporary Visa Waiver

TPG Contributor Brian Biros outlines some of the other amazing cities, beaches and locales you should visit the next time you’re in Brazil. Because there’s so much more to this fabulous country than Rio.  To encourage attendance at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has temporarily lifted its visa requirements for citizens of…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for an Atlanta-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Atlanta….

The Best 5 Credit Cards for a New York-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of New…

7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Rio de Janeiro

17-year-old TPG Teen Contributor Kofi Lee-Berman has been to Rio de Janeiro twice in the past year — once for two weeks and another time for a few days — and fell in love with it after just a few hours. Here, Kofi shares his favorite teen-friendly activities in one of his favorite cites. Visit Kofi’s travel blog and photo…

Review: JAL Sky Suite 787 Business Class — Tokyo to New York

On his way back from a three-month study abroad adventure in China, TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel tested out JAL’s new Sky Suite 787 onboard the Dreamliner, which he booked with 60,000 American AAdvantage miles. Read on for his impressions. (All photos are by the author). Nonstop routes between Asia and New York have some of the most coveted seats in premium…