11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

United’s Offering 25% Off Award Tickets to Europe

Great news if you’re planning a trip to Europe: From now through June 28, all round-trip award tickets on United from the US and Canada (excluding Hawaii) will be discounted by 25% to 45,000 United MileagePlus miles round-trip at the United Saver Award level. While this amount matches American Airlines’ off peak award rates (offered November 1 –…

The 5 Best Visa Cards for Costco Purchases, Bookable Flights to Cuba 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:…

Deal Alert: Many US Cities to Europe from $493 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

6 Years of TPG, Big AAdvantage Changes, an Epic 21-Hour Business Class Flight 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:…

United Is Finally Showing Movies and TV on All Flights

Like something out of Game of Thrones, the battle for in-flight entertainment supremacy rages on. Just days after Delta announced that it will be making its Delta Studio library of movies and TV shows free to all passengers beginning on July 1, United has responded by promising that all of its flights will be chock…

The Strange Way United’s Handling Upgrades on 3-Cabin Transcon Flights

Like American and Delta, United’s flying wide-body international aircraft on several domestic routes — with more planes on the way. American Airlines and United are operating three-cabin planes on some routes, with first, business and economy-class cabins, and both carriers are handling upgrades in their own peculiar way. United’s strategy is a bit more puzzling though, in…

Deal Alert: New York to Austin, Texas from $156 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Earning Elite and Award Miles with American, Delta and United

In light of news that American will change the way customers earn bonus miles and status in the AAdvantage program, TPG Contributor JT Genter takes a look at how the three major US carriers stack up. Last November, American Airlines revealed plans to change to a revenue-based mileage program. Earlier this week — almost 7 months after…

Self Bag Tagging Coming Soon to All Star Alliance Airlines

Airports around the country are dealing with massive security lines, causing people to wait for hours and even miss flights on multiple occasions. Airlines have invested millions of dollars in hopes of speeding up the process for passengers, and while that may take some time, other process improvements may help reduce waits at another part of the airport….