American’s Lucrative Premium Travel Mileage Bonuses Now Posting

As a reminder, American Airlines announced a 2015 mileage promotion that will offer bonus miles to AAdvantage and Dividend Miles members for eligible first and business class fares. This is huge for those who fly American and pay for premium fares and frankly I’m surprised that it isn’t targeted and lasts the entire year. In…

What Credit Card Should I Get for Award Flights to England?

TPG reader Kerry emailed me to ask: “I’m off to England next summer and would love to know what credit card is best to cover the flights. Thanks!” This is a pretty broad question, and the answer depends on factors like where you live, and whether you want to fly Economy class or Business/First class. Without knowing…

Should I Change My Loyalty from Delta to American?

TPG reader Kane emailed me to ask: “I’m considering a switch from Delta to American, and came across your blog post from two years ago about your dilemma making the change. I was wondering what your thoughts are now that US Airways is merging with American, and considering all the recent changes Delta has made….

How Should I Fly from the US to Hong Kong Using Miles?

TPG reader William emailed me to ask: “I’m planning a trip to Hong Kong from the U.S. this summer; I’d like to fly from ATL, JFK or ORD, preferably in first class. I could fly to other cities in Asia if doing so would make things easier. What are the best options for this trip using miles?”…

How to Avoid Checked Baggage Fees on Major Domestic Carriers

A key component of maximizing your travel is learning to avoid the extra “gotcha” fees, which can add up quickly. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers tips for one of the most ubiquitous hidden costs, checked bag fees. Happy New Year! If 2014 is any indication of what’s to come in 2015 with regard to airline…

What Is US Airways Preferred Elite Status Worth?

As the year winds down and the scramble for elite status revs up, many frequent flyers are having to decide just how much they value elite benefits. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at US Airways Dividend Miles Preferred status, and sets out to quantify each benefit in order to make those decisions easier. Over the…

Why Does AA Charge More than US Airways for the Same Flight?

TPG reader Theresa tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Why does American Airlines charge more than US Airways for the exact same flight?” To the common eye, airline fares don’t make any sense. Why would three flights connecting be cheaper than one of those segments alone? Why do shorter flights cost more than longer flights? Airline…

Last-Minute Holiday Award Flights – Still Time To Book!

 Haven’t made any holiday plans yet? Even if you dream of flying somewhere far-flung, there is still time to book some last-minute awards this holiday season, so we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to do a quick search of the options. Here is what he found. The holidays are the busiest travel time of…