Travel to London on Points and Miles

With the less-than-favorable exchange rate of pounds to dollars (£1 = $1.56 at this writing), new luxury hotels and celebrity chef-driven restaurants opening daily, London doesn’t seem to qualify as a value destination. But thanks to a continually increasing number of nonstop flights from the US — and a slew of points-redeeming hotel options — scoring a budget-savvy trip across the pond has never…

Do Delta Elites Get Perks on Virgin Atlantic Flights?

TPG reader Alex tweeted me to ask about Delta Medallions flying on Virgin Atlantic: @thepointsguy – “I have Delta Platinum Medallion status and have to fly Virgin Atlantic. Will any of my elite perks apply?” A couple years ago, Delta announced it was buying a minority stake in Virgin Atlantic, which was great news for anyone you has a lot…

Top 6 Ways to Fly to Europe in Business Class

While summer award availability to Europe tends to be tight, you can still find some great seats with a little flexibility and creativity. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers six great options for flying in business class across…

Which Citi ThankYou Rewards Transfer Partner Is Best?

TPG reader DJ tweeted me to ask a question about Citi Transfer partners: @thepointsguy– “I recently got the Citi ThankYou Premier card with the 50k bonus. What is the best Citi transfer partner in your opinion?” One of the hottest credit cards on the market right now is the Citi ThankYou Premier card. I recently…

Citi ThankYou Rewards 25% Transfer Bonus To Virgin Atlantic

Citi has really been upping its game lately when it comes to transfer bonuses. A few months ago, Citi offered a 25% Transfer Bonus To Etihad Guest Miles, and now it’s offering a 25% bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club through August 23, 2015. (Note: You must be logged into your Citi account for the bonus to appear.) ThankYou…

10 Ways to Use the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Sign-Up Bonus

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses can be for earning award travel, but it’s important to understand how to redeem those points once you get them. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some great uses for the sign-up bonus from one popular Amex Membership Rewards card. American Express made some big changes…

Top 10 Uses for Citi ThankYou Premier’s 50k Sign-Up Bonus

With all the improvements Citi has made to ThankYou Rewards in the last year, it’s no surprise that two of the program’s cards made my recent list of the 5 Hottest Credit Cards for Summer 2015. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at ten ways you can use these cards for great award redemptions. Citi recently stepped up…

New Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Opens at LAX

Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse airport lounges are routinely voted among the best in the world thanks to great amenities like Bumble & Bumble salons, spas with products like Truefitt & Hill and Dr. Hauschka, pool tables, shoe-shine stations and even a hot tub at the Heathrow hub. The airline currently fields Clubhouses at Heathrow and Gatwick…

How to Use Airline Miles for Award Travel to Istanbul

Istanbul has been topping jetsetters’ hot lists for a few years now. With historic palaces and mosques, a beautiful waterfront, trendy neighborhoods and an up-and-coming restaurant scene, Turkey’s biggest city is one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. So if you haven’t had a chance to visit Istanbul yet, now is the time…and it’s easier…