Dad Gives Passengers Candy So Daughter Can Trick or Treat on the Plane

Will someone please give this man a Father of the Year Award? This dedicated Dad (who wishes to remain anonymous) didn’t want his daughter to miss out on Halloween fun because of their October 31 Virgin America flight from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO), so he brought trick-or-treating to her at 30,000 feet. During the…

Using Points and Miles for a Family Award Trip to Maui

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Hawaii is not just a romantic destination for couples; it can actually be an outstanding place for award travelers to vacation as a family. Honolulu is the most popular destination in Hawaii, but its visitors tend to…

A Compelling New Rewards Card, Best Places for Americans to Relocate, a Very Special Singapore Flight 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 Best Domestic Airlines For Families

Traveling can be stressful, especially when you’ve got young children along for the ride — screaming babies and extra baggage fees can easily turn what might have been an enjoyable travel experience into a nightmare. Thankfully, airlines want to help and many tend to have family-specific policies where little things, like early boarding for families with young kids, can seriously reduce…

Check Out Virgin America’s New First Class Sneaker

Have you ever enjoyed a first-class experience so much that you wished it would never end? Well, sneakerheads and AvGeeks, rejoice! Virgin American has teamed up with SearchnDesign in Milan to create a sneaker that brings you the first-class experience on the ground. The catch, however, is that there’s only one pair in the world…

Airlines Now Stocking ‘Fire-Containment Bags’ for Electronics Like the Galaxy Note 7

After several reports of smartphones catching fire — including the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Southwest flight earlier this month — some carriers are now stocking “fire-containment bags” on their flights. Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have the bags on their entire fleet, and Delta recently announced it will start stocking the bags on its aircraft as well….

Earn an Easy and Free 500 Points From Virgin America

Virgin America has been in a giving mood recently. A couple of weeks ago, the airline offered 500 points for signing up for Virgin Hotel emails as well as a 500-point bonus for opting in to Virgin Sport emails. Now, the carrier is offering another 500 free points for signing up to receive the Virgin Produced Newsletter. It takes…

The Virgin America and Alaska Airlines Merger Could Close Soon

Update 9/26/16: Following a discussion with the Justice Department, Alaska has confirmed that it won’t merge with Virgin America prior to October 17, 2016. On the heels of the huge Marriott-Starwood news from earlier, it seems that the theme for today is mergers. In April, Alaska Airlines made news when it announced its deal to acquire Virgin…

500 Free Elevate Points for Opting-In to Virgin Sport Emails

Virgin America has gotten in the habit of giving away free points recently. In February, Virgin offered 500 bonus points for each friend you referred. A couple of weeks ago, the airline started offering 500 points for signing up for Virgin Hotel emails (still valid through September 30). Now, there’s a new 500-point bonus for opting-in for Virgin Sport…

Earn Virgin America Gold Status for Transferring 80k Amex Points

In what might be a new annual tradition, Virgin America is partnering with American Express to offer Virgin American Gold status for transferring Membership Reward points. Now through October 31, 2016, transfer 80,000 Membership Reward points to Virgin America’s Elevate program for Virgin America Gold status and 50,000 Elevate points. Status will be awarded within…