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….

Deal Alert: Many US Cities to Europe from $414 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…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Flying

Planning to travel this summer? Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through some of the best credit card options to consider if your plans include hopping on a flight or two. With most schools on break and warm weather to enjoy at many destinations, summer is a great time to travel. It’s…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Because of great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month. However, as new offers come out, the list…

Can I Earn Miles When I Get Rebooked on Another Carrier?

TPG reader Allisa sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning miles: “My family booked a trip to Hawaii on United, but at check-in we were rebooked on Delta. That worked out fine since our original flight was delayed, but we didn’t earn any miles or elite credits for the Delta leg. Should I be able to get credit for that flight?” Delays, cancellations…

Which United Club Lounges Are Most Worth a Visit?

TPG reader Kai sent me a message on Facebook to ask about United Airlines lounges: “I have a United Club pass that expires at the end of the year. The ones I’ve been to at EWR and JFK were not particularly impressive. Which ones are your favorites? I’m not expecting Centurion Lounge features, but I’d like…

Is Elite Status Worth Being Loyal to a Single Airline?

TPG reader Josh sent me a message on Facebook to ask about being a frequent flyer: “I love to travel abroad and always try to fly United, but other airlines seem like better options for a few big trips I’m planning. I also haven’t been able to accrue as many United miles as I would like…