DOJ Approves Alaska Airlines’ Acquisition of Virgin America

Some great news if you’ve been rooting for Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America. The two carriers have just received final approval from the US Department of Justice, though Alaska did need to make some concessions. Namely, Alaska will need to discontinue some codeshare flights with American Airlines, though the majority will remain. There will be…

Flash Sale: Holiday Travel From $99 Each Way on Virgin America

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

Save Big on AA Flights with Amex, TPG Gift Guides, Turn Lost Luggage into a Shopping Spree and 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:…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday hotel deal roundup here. Just as we saw last year, this year’s frenzy of Black Friday deals extend far beyond clothing…

Use Points to Book a Stay on Richard Branson’s Private Caribbean Island

From staying in an overwater villa in the Maldives to traveling on a $32,000 one-way flight in Etihad’s incredible Residence, there’s no shortage of exclusive travel experiences available these days. However, there’s one that arguably takes the cake, and it’s close to home. Enter Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, a private, 74-acre oasis just north of Virgin Gorda…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between New York and LAX

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question, with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, TPG posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. However, the value you’re going to get out of your award miles/points will vary…

Save Big on Holiday Travel, Earn AA Elite-Qualifying Dollars Without Flying, Easy Bonus Amex Points and 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:…

The Cheapest Award Flights for Intracontinental Travel

When headed on an international award trip, most of us book the over-water segments segments first. This often leaves booking intra-destination flights at the bottom of our to-do list, and can result in making poor choices in using miles for flights within a foreign continent. With the ongoing trend of airlines eliminating stopovers and open jaws from award tickets,…

Flash Sale: 50% off Select Thanksgiving Flights on Virgin America

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…