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…

Maximizing Online Purchases with Airline Shopping Portals

One of the keys to award travel is making sure you maximize points and miles on every dollar you spend. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains an easy way to boost your earnings. Many of my friends wonder how I rack up hundreds of thousands of points and miles each year. While some…

Top 10 Travel Credit Card Offers for April 2015

In the constantly shifting landscape of loyalty programs, which credit cards you carry are key to the success of your award travel strategy. Not only do frequent flyer mileage and hotel points programs change at a moment’s notice, but so do the credit cards associated with them. Sign-up bonuses rise and fall, benefits are added…

How to Book Awards with United MileagePlus Miles

Earning points and miles is the surprisingly easy part of award travel; it’s learning how to maximize value when redeeming that takes practice. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how to use your United Airlines MileagePlus miles to book the flights you want. Do you ever have trouble using your miles to…