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Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does It Matter If I Don’t Pay My Balance In Full?

It’s no surprise that travel rewards credit cards are a common topic of conversation here at TPG. Taking advantage of top sign-up bonuses and utilizing bonus categories and other maximization strategies, you can unlock fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit…

Amazing Deal Alert: Hyatt Regency Paris for 3,000 Points + $20 Per Night

Update 2: This deal is no longer available. Update: Note that this property is currently undergoing a complete renovation. Here’s a statement from the hotel’s website: The hotel has begun a complete renovation and redesign that will be completed by December 2017. All the facilities remain fully operational throughout this period. The construction work will…

Should I Keep Sapphire Preferred If I Get Sapphire Reserve?

TPG reader Ben sent me a message on Facebook for help deciding between rewards credit cards: “I just recently got the Sapphire Preferred card, but now I’m interested in applying for the new Sapphire Reserve card. If I’m approved, does it make sense to keep both?” Since it was formally announced just a few weeks…

Can I Use the Southwest Companion Pass on Existing Reservations?

TPG reader Andrew sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking companion fares: “I’m close to earning the Southwest Companion Pass. Once I do, will I be able to add a companion to flights I’ve already booked?” The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most popular travel rewards available, partly because of how easy it is to…

Which Airlines Allow Transfers from More Than One Program?

TPG reader Hal sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I’m trying to book a business class flight to Sydney using Chase Ultimate Rewards and Amex Membership Rewards points. Which airlines will let me transfer from both programs?” I tend to focus on earning transferable points because they give you access to multiple loyalty programs at…

What to do if You — or the Person Next to You — is a Passenger of Size on the Plane

Last week, I came across this provocative article on Quora (“What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane”) and asked our very own Flight Attendant Insider, Carrie A. Trey, to share her thoughts. Here, she explains how you can best deal with this potentially awkward situation, whether you’re the passenger of size…

Comedian T.J. Miller on Lost Baggage, Airport Hell and Checking His Shoes

T.J. Miller, better known as Erlich Bachman on the HBO hit series “Silicon Valley,” travels more than most actors; it’s woven into the stand-up comic life. Here, the quirky, cerebral humorist, who will star in Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming film “Ready Player One” (now filming), offers advice about toiletries, carry-ons and his need to always pack…

Where to Find the Best Views in Havana, Cuba

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the best spots in Cuba’s capital city where you can enjoy views of Havana from above. (All photos are by Darrel Hunter unless otherwise specified). 1. Bar Piscina Mirador at Hotel Saratoga This spot is ideal if you want to take in some amazing Havana views while soaking up some serious…

Deal Alert: New York to Singapore from $588 Round-Trip

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 an online travel agency,…

10 Things No One Tells You About… Edinburgh

From wheels down to sun up, TPG Contributor Amanda Wowk wants you to experience Edinburgh like the locals.  The beautiful city of Edinburgh is best known for its stunning castle, (surprisingly) tasty haggis and world-renowned festivals. While all of these attractions are worth checking out, the Scottish capital’s lesser known gems have plenty to offer as…