Amex EveryDay vs. Amex EveryDay Preferred: Which Should Be In Your Wallet?

When it comes to everyday spending, not all cards are created equal. While some earn you multiple points per dollar for purchases in specific categories, others — like the Amex EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred — get you bonuses for hitting a certain transaction number per month. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes…

Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to Ritz-Carlton

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points…

The 5 Best No-Fee Credit Cards for 2016

Not everyone is willing to pay an annual fee for a credit card, and the good news is that you don’t have to! As TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, there are plenty of no-fee options that still earn you valuable rewards and cash back. Annual credit card fees can quickly become an achilles heel for…

New SimplyCash Plus Amex Card Launching This Spring

It’s always nice when credit card issuers enhance their offerings, whether it’s adding new benefits (like we saw earlier this year with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express) or increasing the sign-up bonus (like with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card). Today, American Express has announced an entirely new product, so I’d like…

Darker Windows Coming Soon to the Dreamliner

If you’ve ever flown on the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner,” you probably noticed one common airline feature is missing: the window shade. Instead, the Dreamliner’s windows are designed to tint at the push of a button — either by the passenger sitting in the window seat or the flight attendant’s control panel. Also, you’ll notice that the…

Amex Platinum or Premier Rewards Gold: Which is Best for You?

American Express has some great premium credit card options, including Amex Platinum and Premier Rewards Gold. If you’re unsure which is worth a spot in your wallet, keep reading for TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen’s step-by-step breakdown of each card’s advantages. When it comes to credit cards, you have a wide variety…

How DOT Rules Have Made Delays Worse

Six years ago, the US Department of Transportation announced new rules to regulate flight delays. The rules stated that airlines couldn’t let aircraft remain on the tarmac at US airports for more than three hours — four hours for international flights — without deplaning passengers. Furthermore, the rules required airlines “to provide adequate food and potable drinking water for passengers…

How to Use Delta Upgrade Certificates

Among the various benefits of holding elite status with an airline is the ability to receive complimentary upgrades, both automatically and with certificates you can apply to upcoming trips. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr takes a look at the latter, showing you how to use Delta’s upgrades. Like many points and miles enthusiasts, I’ve been a…

10 Photos: Gaudí Architecture, Beaches and Sangria in Barcelona

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) With the need to earn a few more Elite Qualifying…