How to Earn Delta Medallion Elite Status Without Flying

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Earning elite status with airlines can pay off handsomely (especially at the higher tiers), but it usually requires a lot of revenue flying. Today, TPG Senior Points &…

Shortcuts to Earning Elite Status with Airline Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here –Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card As someone who flies American Airlines all the time, I really value my AAdvantage Executive Platinum status. Airline elite status can make your trip smoother, more comfortable and even less expensive, so there are plenty of reasons…

American Airlines Vs. Qantas: Which Airline to Fly to Australia?

Last week, American Airlines announced a transpacific partnership with Qantas that will include a new daily nonstop flight aboard AA’s flagship 777-300ER from Los Angeles LAX to Sydney starting in December 2015. TPG Special Contributor (and frequent Qantas passenger) Eric Rosen takes a look at both airlines and the factors that should help you decide…

How the HotelUpgrade App Can Earn You Bonus Points and Perks

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at a new app designed to boost your rewards and improve your experience during hotel stays. I’m a big fan of technology and the various apps that make my travels easier. It seems like new releases are always popping up, from hotel apps to airline…

Guide to Maximizing Bonus Categories — Gas Stations

Every purchase is an opportunity to earn travel rewards, and to boost your loyalty account balances, it’s important to maximize your return on each dollar. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can rack up points and miles at gas stations with credit card bonuses and more. While gas prices have gone down in the last year,…

6 Reasons to Love Seville

After his recent adventure to southern Spain, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart shares his list of reasons why a trip to Seville should be on your bucket list. My ideal vacation includes a lot of wandering on foot, a luxurious crash pad, some dashes of history and culture, a steady flow of amazing local cuisine…

Travel to Machu Picchu on Points and Miles

Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The centuries-old ruins of a lavish estate seem to float above the rest of the world, offering incredible views of jagged peaks jutting through the clouds and condors soaring over lush river valleys. It can be…

How ExpertFlyer Alerts Can Help You Find Award Availability

Points and miles can help you get where you want to go, but if you study the art of searching for award availability, they’ll get you there much faster and much cheaper. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how to use one of the most powerful tools in the frequent flyer arsenal. Booking award travel can…

When Does Using American Express Travel Make Sense?

One important consideration for points and miles enthusiasts is figuring out where to purchase travel in order to maximize rewards. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at Amex Travel to help you decide whether it’s a good option for booking your next trip. Amex has made some changes to its travel portal over the past year, as well as to related…

50,000-Point Sign-up Bonus for Citi Hilton Visa Signature

Travel rewards cards are always evolving, as both benefits and sign-up bonus offers come and go. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen examines a new offer for one of Citi’s co-branded Hilton HHonors cards. The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card tends to get a lot of hype. Apart from the card’s valuable free night…