Virgin Atlantic Offering 30% Off Economy Award Tickets to the UK

Virgin Atlantic has offered sales before that give travelers a discounted rate for award travel to the UK. It seems these sales come around with the carrier every once in a while — there was a 25% discount offer in May 2015 and Virgin also offered 50% off during a 2-for-1 sale. However, the question that always comes up with these deals…

Top 10 International Airport Lounges And How To Access Them

Being able to access an airport lounge while traveling means free snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi, but these over-the-top international lounges also offer guests amenities like spa treatments, wine tastings and more. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the best airport lounges around the world and how you can get…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards For Domestic Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program has gained a lot of value in the past year or so thanks to the addition of 13 travel transfer partners and the revamping of specific credit cards like the Citi…

The Best Airlines for Customer Service on Twitter

Getting ahold of airline representatives when something goes wrong can be a daunting task. If you call a carrier’s standard phone line, you’re bound to sit on hold for extended periods, not to mention the ensuing transfers from representative to representative. But with Twitter as an option, the whole process becomes much more painless. According to…

Transfer ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic With a 25% Bonus

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier In the past, we’ve seen opportunities to transfer points with a 25% bonus to Virgin Atlantic with Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points, and one such bonus has now returned. ThankYou points have been becoming increasingly valuable…

Can I Transfer Points Both Ways Between Loyalty Programs?

TPG reader Claire sent me an email to ask about transferring points: “I know I can transfer 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic for 10,000 miles, and I can transfer those miles to Hilton for 15,000 HHonors points. Can I also go the other way and turn 15,000 HHonors points into 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points?” One great…

Top 10 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get In

Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little extra time for productivity) and a few moments away from the hectic main terminal. Unfortunately, most airport lounges in the US aren’t much more than dreary way stations little better…

Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to Virgin Atlantic

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points…

Review: Virgin Atlantic A340 Upper Class — JFK to London

Recently, TPGtv took off for Vietnam — look out for full episodes for all of our journeys starting February 1! I was going to use my British Airways Travel Together Ticket for my producer and me to fly out of Newark. However, I was filming a segment for Nightline at JFK and we ran over on time, so I wouldn’t have…