New Tool Helps You Book Flight Options Found on ITA Matrix

Google Flights is great for general airfare searches, but sometimes you need a more powerful flight search engine. Maybe you want to route through a particular city, fly on a particular aircraft or extend a layover to spend it in a particular lounge. In these cases, many of us turn to ITA Matrix to find…

Should I Redeem Citi ThankYou Points for Hotels on Expedia?

TPG reader Chad emailed me to ask about a new Citi ThankYou Rewards partnership: “Is there a way to maximize the value of ThankYou points by booking hotels with Expedia, or are there better options?” Citi’s partnership with Expedia extends back nearly a decade. For most of that time, the partnership has been defined by various co-branded credit cards, but it expanded…

How to Engage With Airlines on Social Media

Social media is an effective (and speedy) way to engage with airlines, and many carriers see Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as vital parts of their customer engagement and support strategies. Here, TPG Contributor Sid Lipsey shares some of his best tips for engaging with airlines on social media. Great news for flyers with something to say…

Expedia CEO Predicts that Facebook Will Enter Travel Booking

Ask anyone to name their favorite travel booking site and you’ll likely hear Booking.com, Kayak, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Priceline. But if Expedia, Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is right, Facebook may soon be joining that list. Yes, the same site that reconnected you with your best friend from kindergarten might very well become your first stop…

Daily Getaways Week 2 — Wyndham, Omni, Caesars, $350 Off Expedia Hotels

Last week marked the return of the Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs sponsored by the US Travel Association. Some deals sold out in seconds — like the Choice hotel points packages — while other deals were much less popular. Each Monday, we’re diving into the details of the week’s…

Find Your Ideal Flight With ITA Matrix Advanced Routing Codes

Google Flights is great for its ease and speed, but when you have specific flight preferences, you can use ITA Matrix’s advanced routing codes to find just a few flight options that meet your criteria — today, TPG Contributor JT Genter shows you how. The bulk of American travelers fly only once per year, making it easy for them to conduct a…

Read TPG in Travel + Leisure Starting This Week!

So many readers have had success traveling and exploring the world with the tips and tricks we post here every day on The Points Guy. Today, I’m proud and very excited to announce that beginning this week I’ll begin contributing to Travel + Leisure, bringing the world of points and miles to a whole new audience. I’ve…

What’s the Easiest Way to Search for Flights?

TPG reader Carolyn sent me a message on Facebook to ask about searching for airline routes: “I’ll be traveling from Birmingham (Alabama) to Jakarta, and I’m trying to figure out the fastest way to get there. What’s an easy way to search for flights so I can find the best route?” International itineraries can be complex, especially when you’re flying to or…

10 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve Escapes With Cheap Flights

Though it seems like Fall has only just arrived, it’s already time to start planning your travel for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Airfare is often inflated during peak holiday times, so to help you save your hard-earned cash, Kayak.com has published a list of 10 Holiday Escapes that have cheaper airfare than they did last year at this time. To help you make…

Thursday Giveaway: $400 Hotelied Credit

This week’s Thursday Giveaway offers the chance to win a $400 credit for hotel-booking website Hotelied. This service lets travelers take advantage of their social media influence, profession, and airline or hotel elite status to unlock discounted rates at a selection of curated properties both in the US and around the world. The available hotels change, but choices include…