What Counts For Citi ThankYou Premier Bonus Categories

The Citi ThankYou Premier card, which currently has a sign-up bonus of 50,000 points after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months, offers 3 points per dollar spent on “travel,” but what exactly does Citi consider to be travel? TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele digs deep into Citi’s earnings structure to explain which transactions will earn you bonus points….

Mattress Running with Club Carlson: Worth It?

Occasionally hotel programs will offer exceptional incentives to book, with the value of award points sometimes exceeding the cost of a stay. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares his experience participating in one such opportunity with Club Carlson. For a while, it seemed like Club Carlson wanted to play with the “big…

Your Layover Guide to Miami (MIA)

The “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor (and Miami native) Lane Nieset guides us through Miami International…

High-Flying Fine Dining: Airline Chef Partnerships

While it seems like most airline food is getting worse and worse these days — and to add insult to injury, you sometimes even have to pay for it! — some airlines are actually pulling out all the stops to keep their premium customers happy. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up a who’s who…

Delta Continues Quest for World (Seattle) Domination

The battle for Seattle continues: This week Delta announced that it will offer daily, year-round service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA-TAC) to four new cities — Boston (BOS), Orlando (MCO), Pasco, Washington (PSC), and (subject to government approval) Victoria, British Columbia (YYJ). The new routes will launch on a rolling schedule, with the first (Pasco) starting in…

Points Intervention: Saving on Foreign Transaction Fees

In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. This month I’m working with small-business owners — just in time for them to take advantage of the Chase Ink Plus Business card’s current offer of 50,000 bonus points after a spend of $5,000 within the first three months. Intervention: Christophe Carón Episode 1…

A 40-Megapixel View from the Top of the World Trade Center

One World Trade Center’s Observatory is one of the hottest new attractions of 2015. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig got to ride the express elevator up to the 102nd floor ahead of the official opening on May 29. Following years of anticipation and pushed back deadlines, the World Trade Center’s public observatory is finally set to open…

Flight Review: ANA 777-300ER First Class Tokyo-New York

Last year, United offered $1,700 first-class tickets between Boston and Seoul. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig took advantage of the deal, booking a 10-day trip to Asia. And as luck would have it, when his United flight from Tokyo to Boston was canceled due to snow, the airline booked him in ANA’s new 777-300ER first-class cabin for…