17 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Booking a Flight

If you don’t fly a lot, it’s easy to make costly mistakes when searching for and booking flights. And even if you’re a frequent flyer, there are pitfalls you should make sure to avoid. TPG Contributor JT Genter rounds up a list of common mistakes that you should be wary of any time you book…

Review: Royal Air Maroc (787) Business Class from New York to Casablanca

TO THE POINT: While it may seem like an obscure airline to most travelers, Royal Air Maroc is a great option for those looking to use Etihad Guest Rewards to make a partner booking. The pros: a terrific award redemption, comfy lie-flat seats and stellar meal service. The cons: poor food options in the Air France lounge at JFK and…

4 Referral Bonus Programs to Help Fund Your Next Getaway

While earning points and miles is one of the best ways to enjoy free travel, leveraging referral programs can help too. Below, TPG Contributor Ryan Martin walks you through four of the top options and shows you how they can get you closer to your next vacation. While most opportunities to earn points and miles involve…

Review: Air Serbia (A330) Business Class, Round-Trip Between New York and Belgrade

TO THE POINT: Air Serbia recently launched nonstop service from New York to Belgrade with a retrofitted two-cabin aircraft. The pros: wonderful service, a luxurious lounge, and 18 cozy lie-flat seats. The cons: low-quality bedding and pillows, plus a quirky seat that only lets the tray table come up when it’s in the upright position. After…

Insider Series: 5 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Air Traffic Controllers

TPG Contributor “Vic Vector” is an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In this installment of our “Insider Series,” he shares some behind-the-scenes facts about how being an ATC really works. If you’ve been following my ATC Insider Series for a while, hopefully by now you’re well versed in the world…

Delta’s Offering Massive Award Discounts on Flights to Mexico and the Caribbean

Delta has been in the news a lot lately, and not all of it was good publicity. Despite the carrier’s operational struggles last week, the airline is attempting to rebound quickly. Right now, Delta is running a flash sale offering award flights from the US to select destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico from just 11,000 SkyMiles each…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Philadelphia-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 Philadelphia….

Guide to Q4 Ritz Exclusive Events: New York and New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card offers several great benefits, including three Club level upgrades per year and an annual $300 travel credit. One lesser-known perk is access to the Ritz-Carlton Exclusive Events — below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr introduces the program and explores the options available through the end of 2016….

The Updated Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Review

Chase recently announced changes to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, including a larger sign-up bonus and a few new perks. Today, I’ll review the updated card, in addition to showing you how to maximize some of its top perks. The Updated Card The most noticeable upgrade to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card is the new sign-up bonus of three…

Is the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card the Best Option for Gas Purchases?

There are plenty of solid travel rewards card options when it comes to getting a solid return on your gas purchases. However, the recently introduced Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card might just shake up the competition. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr compares all the top options below. Update: As a TPG…