Where Should You Credit United Flights After March 1st?

Next month, a lot of United MileagePlus members will start feeling the pain of the new revenue-based system program. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some options for getting the most out of your future flights. Last year, Delta announced that it would stop crediting frequent flyer miles to travelers based on the distance flown,…

How to Maximize Miles with Alliances and Airline Partners

Freqeunt flyer miles would be a lot less interesting if you could only use them on one airline. Fortunately, that’s not the case, and today TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can use airline partners for award flights just about anywhere you want to go. Most frequent flyers have heard of the major airline alliances: SkyTeam, Oneworld,…

2015 Updated Mileage Bonuses for Fidelity Brokerage Accounts

When it comes to earning points and miles, lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses aren’t the only way to score big. Online brokerages frequently offer airline miles as incentive to earn your business. I’ve personally been able to take advantage of two 50,000 mile bonuses offered by Fidelity Investments for new brokerage accounts, boosting both my Delta SkyMiles and…

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses to Get Before They’re Gone

With some credit card sign-up bonuses exceeding previous offers, others appearing to be in peril due to tenuous brand relationships, and still others facing devaluations within their points programs, it’s a great time to take advantage of several credit card offers that are currently available, but might not be for long. Whether you’re looking to simply increase your…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending, and More

I’ve gotten a lot of great value out of hotel status (like Hyatt Diamond) over the years, but meeting the night and stay requirements can be a challenge. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen describes some alternative ways to earn those benefits. Hotel elite status can make or break a trip. Sometimes the on-property benefits…

Buy United Airlines MileagePlus Miles – Worth It?

United is offering a discount of up to 30% on purchased miles. As with past promotions, it’s a tiered discount that depends on how many miles you purchase. When you buy 10,000-19,000 miles, you get a 20% discount, and when you buy 20,000 miles or more, you get a 30% discount. Note that there are targeted…

How to File a DOT Complaint and Next Steps with United

Yesterday, United Airlines cancelled thousands of tickets just hours after customers purchased heavily discounted first class fares. Citing a third-party currency conversion error as the problem, United released the following statement: “United is voiding the bookings of several thousand individuals who were attempting to take advantage of an error a third-party software provider made when it…

Do Airlines Have to Honor Mistake Fares?

UPDATE: United has opted to cancel all tickets purchased as a result of this morning’s mistake fares, citing a “third part currency conversion error.”  There’s going to be some fallout from this one way or another, so stay tuned. Earlier today, United Airlines was offering amazing deals after an apparent computer error caused some first class fares…