New Routes for November, Delta Bans Pro-Trump Flyer, Pay Your Taxes With the Amex Business Platinum and 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:…

Flight Review: United (747) Polaris First From Chicago to Tokyo

TO THE POINT: United’s really stepped up its game with Polaris, which will only improve with the airline’s seat retrofit and 777-300ER rollout. The pros: much improved bedding, higher-quality food and beverage, pajamas and other amenities. The cons: the first-class experience is almost identical to business, so you’re essentially paying more for a slightly bigger…

Review: United Polaris Lounge (Chicago O’Hare)

TO THE POINT: United’s new Polaris Lounge is easily the best US carrier-operated lounge in the world. The pros: open, yet private seating, luxury finishes, and everything’s included, from speciality cocktails to high-end food. The cons: access is limited, but that ultimately improves the experience for Polaris guests. By now you’re almost certainly familiar with United’s new…

Maximizing Holiday Purchases With Airline Shopping Portals

There are a variety of ways to boost your loyalty account balances with the major airlines and hotel chains. The most obvious is by actually traveling, but you can also earn large sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards. Additionally, there are a number of ways to earn points and miles through your everyday…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 15,000 United Miles

United’s in the middle of rolling out its much-anticipated Polaris business-class product, beginning with the opening of a brand-new Polaris lounge in Chicago this morning as well as the first flights to feature upgraded food options, designer bedding and enhanced service. This week we’re giving away 15,000 United miles in our Thursday Giveaway to help get you…

Menus for Several United Polaris Business-Class Flights

If you’re flying United’s new Polaris business class, you’re probably curious about what food you’ll find on board, given that United’s offering nearly 2,000 new menu items as part of today’s launch of the airline’s revamped business-class product. I had a chance to taste a handful of United’s new items in Chicago earlier this week, but the in-flight…

First Look at United’s Polaris Business-Class Lounge (Chicago O’Hare)

It’s no secret that United’s new Polaris business class launches tomorrow morning, with improved catering, new bedding and airport amenities, such as the airline’s new Polaris Lounges. The first such lounge opens at 7:15am at Chicago O’Hare, located next to gate C18 in Terminal 1. We were invited to take a sneak peek earlier today….