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…

Earn up to 5% Cash Back with the BBVA Compass NBA Credit Card

Every now and then, a bank comes up with a clever marketing scheme to attract a given fan base to a product. Last year, BBVA Compass did this with the BBVA Compass NBA Credit Card from American Express, offering 5x points on all spending during the February NBA All Star Weekend and the NBA Finals in…

Avis Car Rental Screw-Up Results in a $2,300 Foreign Transaction Fee

TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon usually shares tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling — today’s story is a little different. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) When my friend Pinar Istek used her credit…