Insider Series: What Flight Attendants Know About Passengers

Flight attendants have a few tools at their fingertips to give them as much information about their passengers as possible—from their actual elite status to whether or not they really ordered a special meal, and even what they do for a living. As part of our new Insider Series, TPG Contributor (and working flight attendant) Carrie A. Trey shares a behind-the-scenes peek at what your flight attendant…

Using Hotel Best Rate Guarantees from Online Travel Agencies

One of the easiest ways to maximize your travel is to get the best price for your flights, hotels, and other expenses. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains one strategy to avoid spending more than you have to on your next hotel stay. I love a clear, straightforward, and honest policy with a travel…

British Airways Awards To Book Before April 28

With the end of January came British Airways’ announcement that it would be changing its Avios frequent flyer program and devaluing many of its mileage redemption options. We asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to cover some of the awards you should book before the changes go into effect. April 28 marks the date that…

How to Handle Last-Minute Aircraft Equipment Swaps

Even the best laid travel plans can be undone by an aircraft equipment change. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how to avoid these unexpected swaps, and what to do when it happens to your flight. If you follow TPG on Instagram, you may recall the last-minute equipment swap he encountered flying…

Where Should You Credit Delta Air Lines Flights?

Now that Delta has switched to revenue-based earning, a lot of SkyMiles members are seeing fewer miles being credited to their accounts. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some options for getting the most out of your future flights with Delta. Last month, I looked at which frequent flyer programs offer good alternatives for crediting flights on…

AirAsia Asean Pass – Travel Southeast Asia at a Discount

Air Travel Passes can be a great way to maximize your travel to a specific region. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at a new product from AirAsia. Last week I wrote about Travel Rewards Credit Card Combinations to Explore East Asia, and one of my suggestions was to check out Air Asia’s new Asean Pass and redeem miles from…

United Upgrade Priority and How to Improve Your Chances

One of the perks of airline elite status is getting bumped up to a premium cabin, but the upgrade process is complicated and it’s sometimes hard to predict when you’ll be accommodated. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks behind the curtain of upgrade priority on United. Traveling in itself is a wonderful thing. Traveling in…

Discover it Miles Offers 3x Rewards for First Year

Discover isn’t highly regarded by points and miles enthusiasts, but there are good reasons to have one of these cards in your wallet. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele describes a new card from Discover with a bonus offer that deserves your consideration. Whenever I ask someone about why they use a Discover card, I get an…

Comparing Domestic Business and First Class: United Airlines

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr examines the value of United Airlines’ First and Business class products. When it comes to premium classes on domestic flights, not all products are created equal. This post kicks off a series that compares the premium offerings on major domestic airlines. I’ll present an overview of each carrier’s domestic First and Business class products, and analyze the…

How to (Almost) Never Lose Your Luggage Again

Lost luggage can put a damper on your trip, so today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers tips on how to make sure your bags stay with you. As long as airlines have carried bags, they have lost them. And while there’s little you can do once you’ve surrendered your luggage, there are actually many…