How to Use Domestic Upgrade Awards on AA, United & Delta

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can get good value (and great legroom) out of your miles by using them to upgrade your next domestic flight. We tend to focus on full award redemptions here at The Points Guy. However, if you’re a casual traveler without huge balances in…

Deal Alert: East Coast and More to Dubai Starting at $670

More flight deals to Dubai are available this week! East Coast travelers can find the best deals on Delta and United, with flights from from New York (JFK and LGA) and Boston (BOS) to Dubai (DXB) for $670, most of which include a short layover. There are also some discounted fares from Chicago (ORD) and Dallas (DFW) for around…

United Lowers Price for Award Travel Within Japan

United and its Star Alliance partners announced earlier this month that the price for award travel within Japan would be lowered. Travelers in Japan will now be able to snag one-way flights for 5,000 or 8,000 miles depending on the distance flown (flights of less than 800 miles will be available at the lower rate). That’s a…

Delta and Other Airlines Fill the United-Sized Hole at JFK

Last week, United Airlines announced plans to end service to New York (JFK) airport as of October 25, 2015, citing a lack of profitability due to limited connections. The airline’s remaining transcontinental flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) will now depart from United’s hub at Newark (EWR), taking the airline’s p.s. Premium Service with them. In the wake…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 United Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 United Airlines gift card that can be used anywhere United flies, in celebration of United’s recent announcement that it will be moving all its flights from New York (JFK) over to Newark. Starting in October, United will now operate 15 daily flights each way between Newark and Los Angeles and 17 flights between Newark…

Unlocking United Award Availability with MileagePlus Cards

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines an often overlooked feature of United’s co-branded credit cards, and explains how you can use it to maximize your next MileagePlus award redemption. When people share with me how many points or miles they’ve earned, I congratulate them — not because of how much…

Book Brussels Airlines Award Flights on United’s Website

Doing its part to keep the award travel game interesting (or incredibly frustrating, depending on your perspective), United has a tendency to add and remove partners from its website. Last year, the airline deliberately began blocking Singapore award space on United.com, forcing MileagePlus members to call in to book. In addition, LOT was unavailable (though it has…

United’s Moving All p.s. Transcon service to Newark from JFK

Beginning October 25, all of United’s transcontinental flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) will move from JFK airport to Newark (EWR). The airline’s p.s. Premium Service flights offer flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst, better food and beverage options, additional Economy Plus seats, in-flight Wi-Fi, power outlets and on-demand entertainment. As part of the…