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…

Credit Card and Travel Resources for Small-Business Owners

Business credit cards can be a great way to earn travel rewards beyond what you already enjoy from your personal cards. Even better, you usually don’t even need to have a formal business in order to qualify for a business credit card. In addition to lucrative sign-up bonuses and bonus spending categories, many credit card issuers offer benefits specifically for…

Tripdelta Uses Creative Routings to Search for Cheap Airfare

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr tests out a new platform for booking airfare to see whether it can truly deliver the savings it claims to offer. It seems that with every changing season, a new website rises to promise yet another alternative to the standard online airfare search model. Enter Germany-based Tripdelta, which promises savings of up to 90%…

Maximizing Rewards on Airfare Purchases in 2015

it’s 2015, and a lot has changed in the world of travel rewards, airlines and online travel agencies, so i thought i’d offer a refresher on how to maximize your points and miles on airfare purchases this year. there are a number of different options for where to buy and how to pay; in this post i’ll…

Points Intervention: Maximizing Hotel Stays

I get a ton of e-mail from readers asking for advice on how to maximize their points earning, whether it’s for personal use, business or both. This week, we’re featuring a new Points Intervention series where I help individuals and small-business owners get their awards earning on track. Intervention: Carissa Reiniger Episode 5 This week I’m…

You Can Start Using United’s Flashy New Website Today

After years of development and delays, it looks like United is finally getting ready to roll out an updated website. Although the current website is still fully functional, anyone can access the new homepage now. TPG contributor Richie Cardinale takes an early look at United’s new site. Initial Thoughts Compared to the previous version of United’s website, the new beta…