Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses to Get Before They’re Gone

With some credit card sign-up bonuses exceeding previous offers, others appearing to be in peril due to tenuous brand relationships, and still others facing devaluations within their points programs, it’s a great time to take advantage of several credit card offers that are currently available, but might not be for long. Whether you’re looking to simply increase your…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending, and More

I’ve gotten a lot of great value out of hotel status (like Hyatt Diamond) over the years, but meeting the night and stay requirements can be a challenge. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen describes some alternative ways to earn those benefits. Hotel elite status can make or break a trip. Sometimes the on-property benefits…

Buy United Airlines MileagePlus Miles – Worth It?

United is offering a discount of up to 30% on purchased miles. As with past promotions, it’s a tiered discount that depends on how many miles you purchase. When you buy 10,000-19,000 miles, you get a 20% discount, and when you buy 20,000 miles or more, you get a 30% discount. Note that there are targeted…

How to File a DOT Complaint and Next Steps with United

Yesterday, United Airlines cancelled thousands of tickets just hours after customers purchased heavily discounted first class fares. Citing a third-party currency conversion error as the problem, United released the following statement: “United is voiding the bookings of several thousand individuals who were attempting to take advantage of an error a third-party software provider made when it…

Do Airlines Have to Honor Mistake Fares?

UPDATE: United has opted to cancel all tickets purchased as a result of this morning’s mistake fares, citing a “third part currency conversion error.”  There’s going to be some fallout from this one way or another, so stay tuned. Earlier today, United Airlines was offering amazing deals after an apparent computer error caused some first class fares…

Amazing Business and First Class Fares from $50, UK to NYC!

Update: as of 10:30am EST – it appears that this deal is no longer available via United.com. It was a great run while it lasted! Per this Flyertalk thread, you can get INCREDIBLE business and first class fares leaving the UK. For example, I booked me and 4 friends in BusinessFirst London-Newark this May for 293…

Best First Class Amenity Kits in the Skies

Your reasons for choosing a first class ticket may come down to legroom, luggage allowances, or simply more personal space. But since airlines all over the world are handing out increasingly swanky amenity kits to their first class passengers, it’s a good thing that new TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel has taken a peek at many of…

50,000 Miles with United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card

Chase has relaunched the United MileagePlus Explorer Business card, (by following this link) with a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the first three months of account opening. Normally the bonus on this card is only 30,000 miles, but this new offer now puts it in line with other co-branded airline business cards such as the CitiBusiness…