Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2015

The travel credit card marketplace is fickle. Bonuses go up and down, benefits evolve and annual fees change. Airline and hotel programs change all the time too, as you might have noticed last month with the British Airways award chart devaluation and changes to Southwest Rapid Rewards. With all those factors in play, having a powerful, cohesive…

8 Reasons to Get the United MileagePlus Explorer Card

Some travel rewards credit cards have strong sign-up bonuses, while others have useful ongoing benefits. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how one co-branded United Airlines card fits into both categories. Last week, Chase and United Airlines announced a new offer for the United MileagePlus Explorer Card. For a limited time, you can earn 50,000…

Donate to Nepal, New Alaska Routes, 7k JetBlue Bonus Points

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Silvercar to Launch in Fort Lauderdale, FL Silvercar — the car rental company that exclusively offers premium Audi A4 rentals — is launching in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area starting on May 15, 2015. Users can now reserve their Fort Lauderdale Silvercars via the app…

United’s Lawsuit Against Skiplagged Dismissed…For Now

Back in December, United Airlines and Orbitz filed a lawsuit against a tech entrepreneur named Aktarer Zaman and his website, Skiplagged, that took advantage of airlines’ “hidden city ticketing” to help people save money on airfare. A hidden city ticket is one where you book an itinerary with a connection and you take the first…

United Teams Up With The Trotter Project For Tastier Meals

Kitchen-to-cabin is the new farm-to-table, as culinary greats from The Trotter Project team up with chefs from United Airlines to develop new menu items for passengers in all cabin classes. The Trotter Project is a nonprofit organization formed by family and friends of the late, great Charlie Trotter, the chef famous for revitalizing Chicago’s culinary…

How United’s Explorer Card Can Get You to Europe this Summer

Europe has long been a hot summer travel destination, and this year is no exception. For those of you interested in exploring the old country, today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at a great option for getting to Europe with travel rewards. As TPG wrote about yesterday, the United MileagePlus Explorer Card just announced a new offer. For…

Layover Lowdown: Denver International Airport

Our “Layover Lowdown” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor Katie Hammel guides us through Denver…

New United MileagePlus Explorer 50,000 Miles Sign-up Bonus

Chase has relaunched the United MileagePlus Explorer Card with a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles after you spend $3,000 in the first three months of account opening, with a waived annual fee the first year, plus two one-time passes for the United Club each year. United MileagePlus Explorer Card LIMITED TIME OFFER: Start with 50,000 bonus miles after you spend…

Giving Tuesday: How to Help Nepal

Nepal’s recent devastating earthquake has forever changed the lives of its residents. For our latest installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series where we share travel-themed charities, new TPG Contributor Carly Blatt explores a few key ways you can help make a difference. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal over the weekend left an estimated 4,000 people dead…

How to Book Award Travel to Buenos Aires

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has put together guides for using miles to get to Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul. This week, he shares insights on how to get to one of South America’s most popular destinations, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities in the world. It combines the Old World grandeur…