Earn Up to 10 Bonus United Miles Per Dollar with the MileagePlus X App

United’s MileagePlus X app is running a Back to School promotion and offering double miles on purchases at certain stores. The end date isn’t posted for this promotion, so it might not last for long. For now, the following merchants are participating in the double-miles promotion: AMC Theatres — 10 miles per dollar spent (normally 5x)…

Can Sharing Your Vacation Photos Online be a Bad Thing? Team TPG Weighs In

We’ve all done it — snapped an amazing photo from wherever we happen to be vacationing and shared it on social media so our friends and family back home could experience the moment along with us. But can this be a bad thing? A recent article in The New York Times got us talking. In…

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Booking Bad Business-Class Seats

Not all business-class products were created equal. It’s disappointing to shell out business-class prices — or award rates — and end up with a sub-par premium experience. Here, TPG Contributor JT Genter offers some tips to help you avoid this particular predicament. Just recently, a former co-worker excitedly emailed me about a “great” fare he’d gotten — a business-class flight to Dublin,…

Google Maps Enhanced With ‘Areas of Interest’ For Finding Activities On The Go

Google has updated its Maps app in such a way that allows users to use the service as a discovery tool in addition to relying on it for directions. Available now on desktop, as well as Android and iOS devices, the maps now show “Areas of Interest,” which aim to make it easier for people to find restaurants,…

10 Travel Apps for Your Next Trip to Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino helps you stay in the loop with a list of travel apps to download before your next trip to Europe. Travel apps can make the life of a frequent traveler much easier — let’s face it, where would we be without Google Maps, XE Currency Converter and TripIt? As the world of…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

Lyft Testing Ride Scheduling Up to 24 Hours in Advance

The ridesharing world is about to be disrupted. While part of the appeal of services like Uber and Lyft stems from their on-demand nature — you’re umbrella-less on a rainy day and, with a couple of clicks on your phone, can make a car come to you — Lyft may be soon be blurring the lines between…

Announcing the Latest Version of TPG To Go: TPG To Go 2.0

After much planning and testing, we released the first TPG app, TPG To Go, back in 2014. More than a year later and after receiving some great feedback from users, we’re thrilled to announce the follow-up version of the app, TPG To Go 2.0! Along with all the tools from the first version of the app, including favorites like…

Which Travel Apps Do You Recommend to Track Points & Miles?

TPG reader Teresa sent me a message on Facebook to ask about travel apps: “Can you recommend an app for tracking points, miles and promotions?” Keeping rewards and loyalty accounts organized is a good way to avoid making some costly award travel mistakes. Thankfully, there are a number of tools out there that can help you stay on top of…

The Amazing Etihad Residence, an Airport Customs Snafu & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…