Can I Sell My Delta Upgrades In the Gate Area Before Flying?

TPG reader Keith recently tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy – “I’m a Delta Diamond and get upgraded frequently on domestic routes, and was wondering if I could try and sell my upgrades to coach passengers at the gate?” Keith, you could try this, but I see a lot of opportunity for disaster. The airline could easily find out that…

Can I Get Amex Fine Hotels Benefits for Multiple Rooms?

TPG reader Ben tweeted me to ask about the Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts program: @thepointsguy– “If I book multiple rooms via Amex FHR, will each room get complimentary upgrades if they’re available, or only the cardholder’s room?” American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts is an amazing program if you know how to maximize it….

Alaska Upgrade Priority and How to Improve Your Chances

One of the perks of airline elite status is getting bumped up to a premium cabin, but the upgrade process is complicated, and it’s sometimes hard to predict when you’ll be accommodated. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks behind the curtain of upgrade priority on Alaska Airlines. Traveling in itself is a wonderful thing. Traveling in…

American Upgrade Priority and How to Improve Your Chances

One of the perks of airline elite status is getting bumped up to a premium cabin, but the upgrade process is complicated and it’s sometimes hard to predict when you’ll be accommodated. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks behind the curtain of upgrade priority on American Airlines. Traveling in itself is a wonderful thing. Traveling…

United Upgrade Priority and How to Improve Your Chances

One of the perks of airline elite status is getting bumped up to a premium cabin, but the upgrade process is complicated and it’s sometimes hard to predict when you’ll be accommodated. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks behind the curtain of upgrade priority on United. Traveling in itself is a wonderful thing. Traveling in…

Delta Upgrade Priority and How to Improve Your Chances

One of the perks of airline elite status is getting bumped up to a premium cabin, but the upgrade process is complicated and it’s sometimes hard to predict when you’ll be accommodated. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks behind the curtain of upgrade priority on Delta. Traveling in itself is a wonderful thing….

What’s the Best Strategy to Upgrade on US – UK Flights?

TPG reader Ryan tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy – “If you’re not the most frequent traveler, but travel between the US and UK occasionally, what’s the best strategy for upgrading from Economy to Business class?” It’s getting harder and harder to use miles to upgrade these days. More business travelers are back on the road on those…

Guide to Bidding on Flight Upgrades for Premium Seats

I’m 6’7″, so I have long been a fan of flying business and first class, especially on longer international flights. Even if you don’t have the cash or miles on hand to pay for premium classes outright, you do have other options to get a seat near the front of the boat. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains…

If I Upgrade With Miles, Do I Earn Miles as If I Flew Coach?

TPG reader James tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy—”If I book an economy ticket and then use miles to upgrade to Business/First, do I still earn miles as if I flew economy?”  Using miles to upgrade from economy to business (or even business to first, like I recently did on a British Airways flight) can be…

What’s Proper Etiquette if I’m Upgraded and My Client Isn’t?

TPG reader Christopher tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy–“What is proper etiquette when I get a first class upgrade because I’m Delta Diamond, and  my client is back in row 27?” Unfortunately, this question has no clear “right” answer. This used to happen to me all the time. I remember once back when I worked at Morgan Stanley,…