7 Premium Travel Cards You Should Consider in 2016

You can find plenty of great travel-rewards cards with annual fees of $100 or less, but if you’re a frequent traveler, it might be worth looking at more premium cards. Though they come with fees of $395 and up, as TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen explains, they more than make up for those charges with airline…

The Safest Airlines in the World for 2016

Every year, AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety- and product-rating website, announces its safest airlines and low-cost carriers from the 407 total airlines it monitors. For the past two years, Qantas came out on top for the site’s world’s safest airline award, and this year was no different. In today’s announcement, AirlineRatings.com awarded the Australian carrier as…

Get Free AA Lounge Access with this Air Berlin Status Match

Oneworld status matches are available again for Star Alliance and Skyteam elites looking for some new travel perks in 2016. Air Berlin is the latest airline offering frequent flyers loyal to Skyteam, Star Alliance and other carriers the chance to match status with its own program, Topbonus. As part of the benefits, the status will also provide perks that extend…

When Does My Airline Elite Status Expire?

TPG reader Lisa sent me a message on Facebook to ask how long her elite benefits will last: “I earned United Premier Silver status this year, but I’m not clear on how long it’s valid. Will I lose my status in 2016?” As we kick off 2016, the cycle of elite status begins again for frequent flyers everywhere. Whether…

Up to a 50% Discount When You Purchase United Miles

Earlier this month, United offered its most generous buy-miles promo of the year, giving you up to a 100% bonus on larger mileage purchases. Now, the airline is offering a similar opportunity to purchase miles at a discount, this time offering a discount of up to 50% when you buy or gift miles. Here’s how this works: For…

TPGtv, Year-End Award Stats, a New Way to Redeem SkyMiles & 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: NYC to Costa Rica from $296 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…