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Is the Amex Centurion Card Worth The $2,500 Annual Fee?

May 22, 2014

With all the recent changes to the American Express Platinum Card, including the loss of American Admirals Club and US Airways Club access in March, and restrictions on Delta SkyClub access to the cardholder only (no guests) starting May 1, premium Amex cardholders might be looking for a new product. Some of you may even be considering Amex’s highly-touted […]

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Last Chance to Buy US Airways Dividend Miles with 100% Bonus

May 21, 2014

Just a reminder that this week is your last opportunity to buy US Airways miles with a 100% bonus, as the promotion ends on Sunday May 25, 2014. The bonus amounts are as follows: Purchase 10,000-19,000 miles, get a 50% bonus Purchase 20,000-29,000 miles, get a 75% bonus Purchase 30,000-50,000 miles, get a 100% bonus […]

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Increased Signup Bonuses for Dining Rewards Programs

May 20, 2014

Dining rewards programs are an easy way to double dip on earning miles and points. You can use a points or miles earning credit card to front the bill, and link that card to your airline or hotel dining program of choice in order to earn even more points per dollar for dining out. Delta was the […]

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US Airways MasterCard Benefits Changing In 2015

May 19, 2014

I recently wrote about the signup bonus of 40,000 Dividend Miles for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, encouraging readers to sign up before the card becomes obsolete after US Airways and American Airlines complete their merger.  Now there’s added incentive to do so, as TPG reader Oldmanbob and twitter follower Ahmad sent me tips that certain card […]

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Travel Giveaway: $440 Airline Gift Certificate

May 15, 2014

Yesterday I wrote about the newest product from Barclaycard called the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard which replaces the Arrival World MasterCard. The new card has the same features as its predecessor, plus a few added and extended benefits to make the new card even more attractive. The card features the EMV Chip + PIN technology that […]

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Update: US Airways Now Imposing Surcharges on British Airways Awards

May 13, 2014

As of the end of April, US Airways still was not imposing fuel surcharges on partner awards, including one of the new partners it got thanks to joining Oneworld back in March, British Airways. Why It Mattered? That was significant because among the airlines, British Airways is notorious for levying some of the highest carrier-imposed […]

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Up to 100,000 AAdvantage Miles or Avios With Premium Oneworld Transatlantic Flights This Summer

May 12, 2014

Premium transatlantic travelers are a hot commodity for airlines. Airfares are generally through the roof and the airlines have been doing their best to put their best lie-flat products on these routes (like Delta who is almost done retrofitting all aircraft to have lie-flat seats, like what I flew to Milan last summer and American […]

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Giving the Wedding Gift of Miles – Registries, Transfers, Upgrades, and More

May 12, 2014

Spring has sprung, and that means wedding season is here! If you have weddings to attend, points and miles make great gift options for those wanting to contribute to the honeymoon. We asked TPG reader Lori Zaino to show us how it’s done. Giving the gift of travel to newlyweds has become much more popular […]

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Is The US Airways 100% Buy Miles Bonus Offer Good for Economy Awards Too?

May 11, 2014

With the announcement of yet another US Airways 100% Buy Miles Bonus this week, TPG Reader Vincenzo tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy Is it ever a good idea to buy US Airways bonus offers in order to redeem them for economy seats? The difference between economy and business class is a lot – 30,000 miles +!” […]

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9 Ways to Boost Your US Airways Miles Balance

May 7, 2014

With the current 40,000-mile sign-up bonus offer on the US Airways Mastercard, now is a great time to think about maximizing your US Airways miles and racking up as many as possible to do so. Now that the American Airlines/US Airways merger is well under way and US Airways has officially become a member of […]

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Three US Airways Policies I Want American Airlines To Implement

May 6, 2014

Most American Airlines flyers that I talk to are nervous that the merger with US Airways will bring about almost all negative changes. I have to say that they aren’t off to a great start. With US Airways management now mostly at the helm, we’ve seen a string of negative changes, including the nixing of […]

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US Airways 100% Buy or Gift Miles Is Back Through May 25 2014

May 5, 2014

The famous US Airways 100% Buy Miles bonus has returned now through May 25, 2014.  This promotion essentially allows you to buy or gift miles for 1.88 cents but in order to get the full bonus of 100%, you’ll need to buy 30,000-50,000 miles. If you buy 10,000-19,000 miles, you just get a 50% bonus, and […]

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How to Earn and Use Points For Broadway Show Tickets

May 5, 2014

Going to the theatre can cost an arm and a leg, but if you’re going to shell out you might as well maximize the miles and points that you earn. If you’re flexible, saving money by purchasing tickets on the day of the show via NYC’ TKTS booths (or by joining TDF, the parent company […]

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Saturday Recap: United MileagePlus Bonus Miles Through Rocketmiles, 3X Airline Miles For Hyatt Stays, 500 True Blue Points With Zipcar & More

May 3, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Rocketmiles Offers United MileagePlus Bonus Miles: Rocketmiles has a new United MileagePlus member offer for 3,000 OR 5,000 bonus miles for the first hotel booking made by May 31, 2014, and completed by December 31, 2014. One offer is for 3,000 bonus miles for a one/two […]

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SriLankan Airlines Officially Joins Oneworld – And 200,000 American Airlines / US Airways Bonus Miles Contest

May 1, 2014

There has been a lot of airline alliance-related news lately, including the departure of TAM and US Airways from Star Alliance to join Oneworld, Garuda Indonesia joining SkyTeam, and the announcement last month that SriLankan Airlines would be joining Oneworld May 1. Well, it’s May 1, and it’s official – SriLankan is part of the […]

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Thursday Giveaway: $400 American Airlines Gift Card

May 1, 2014

It’s been a very US Airways-centric week here at TPG, with the announcement on Tuesday that you are able to use US Airways miles on British Airways without incurring the huge fuel surcharges, and then yesterday I wrote about the current best sign-up bonus offer of 40,000 miles on the US Airways Premier World Mastercard. US […]

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40,000 Miles After First Purchase With US Airways MasterCard

April 30, 2014

The US Airways Mastercard has had a number of different sign-up bonuses within the last year- usually in the 30,000 to 40,000 range, but often the full  bonus required a balance transfer, which negated much of the value of the miles received since balance transfers come with a $10/3% transfer fee. There will likely come […]

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Using US Airways Miles to Avoid British Airways Fuel Surcharges

April 29, 2014

One of the bright spots in the American Airlines-US Airways merger and US Airways joining Oneworld is the fact that you can use British Airways Avios to fly US Airways, and you can use US Airways miles to fly British Airways. Although US and American airline reps have said that US Airways will charge the […]

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Can You Earn Qualifying Miles On An Airline Ticket When You Also Use A Companion Pass?

April 27, 2014

This week we wrote about 11 different airline and hotel co-branded credit card anniversary perks that far outweigh their annual fees. One of these perks is the Annual Companion Certificate that comes with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles American Express, whereby if you purchase one economy ticket (in L, U, T, X or V fare classes) for a roundtrip […]

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The Top Airline and Hotel Credit Cards With Anniversary Bonuses

April 24, 2014

One of the questions I’m asked the most is, how to decide when to cancel a credit card. This comes up a lot because many of the best points-earning travel credit cards carry annual fees ranging anywhere from $49-$495. That’s why, every year when it’s about to hit their statement, readers write in asking whether […]

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The Best Credit Cards For Earning Airline Elite Status Qualifying Miles

April 21, 2014

Readers often ask me which credit cards help you earn miles toward airline elite status, and after recently exploring  the best airline credit card offers and the top credit card spending bonuses for 2014, it seemed like a great time to specifically address this question. While most airline co-branded credit cards simply offer award/redeemable miles that have no […]

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Fare Sale: Airfares to the Caribbean for ~$300 on US Airways and American

April 17, 2014

Thanks to a post on The Flight Deal, we’ve found some good economy airfare deals on US Airways and American from a few US cities to several Caribbean destinations with prices hovering around the $300 mark – some of the lowest fares we’ve ever seen lately! Most itineraries include a stop each way, either at US Airways’ hub […]

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When Airline Social Media Account Goes Awfully Awry: US Airways Tweets Porn

April 14, 2014

Some airlines are better than others when it comes to social media, but American and Delta have really proven themselves to be leaders in helpfulness and customer response. Some airlines, however, are not so good. I recently needed help on a US Airways award to Australia, and when trying to get in contact with them, their phone lines were […]

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Is the Current US Airways Share Miles 100% Bonus Promotion Worth It?

April 13, 2014

This past week saw the sudden announcement of some big changes from American Airlines’ frequent flyer program and a few smaller ones from US Airways. With this news in mind,  TPG reader Paul tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy Given the recent unannounced changes from US Airways, would you still recommend taking advantage of its 100% bonus on shared miles?”  […]

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