Hotel Review: Vdara Las Vegas Studio Fountain View Suite (M Life)

On a recent trip to Sin City for Vegas Uncork’d, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig had an opportunity to stay at (and review) a Studio Fountain View Suite at Vdara, an MLife/Hyatt partner hotel. There’s no shortage of high-end hotels in Las Vegas, and with new partnerships making it easy to earn and redeem with Hyatt and Starwood — not…

Get 50% Off Uber Rides in New York City This Weekend

If you’re in New York City this weekend, you’ll now have one more reason to consider using Uber to get around. The ridesharing service’s latest promotion gives riders a 50% discount in New York City with the code MDWNYC50. To be eligible, your ride must originate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island or Queens. There are no indications that your end destination…

American’s Increasing Admirals Club Fees on July 25

As we learned in February, American Airlines is spending many millions of dollars to renovate its lounges around the world. Following United’s example, that would mean Admirals Club fees are about to climb — and they are. Interestingly, however, AA isn’t matching the United Club’s pricing, which is what we might have expected. Instead, annual membership…

How to Donate Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards to Points for Peace

I just returned from an amazing PeaceJam trip this weekend in Guatemala — the charity hosted a conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. And to say I had an unbelievable time is an understatement. Rigoberta is such an inspiration; I think all who attended were moved by her teachings. (Complete details coming soon.) Points for Peace is…

Comparing Premium Transcontinental Service Across Carriers

All the major US-based airlines offer premium-cabin products for flights across the country, but not all of them are created equal. To help you find the best seat on your next coast-to-coast itinerary, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele sizes up the various options. Did you know that the flight from Boston to…

10 Reasons You Can Be Denied for a Credit Card and What You Can Do About It

No one likes rejection — least of all when it keeps you from earning a valuable sign-up bonus from a travel rewards card. While there are several circumstances in which you may be denied for a credit card application, there are often ways to appeal that decision, as TPG Contributor Akash Gupta explains below. “After…

FlyHomes Will Give You Frequent Flyer Miles When You Buy a House

FlyHomes brings a fairly unique approach to real estate transactions — the company will give you frequent flyer miles when you purchase a home, at no extra cost. Recently launched in the greater Seattle area, FlyHomes provides home buyers with up to one frequent flyer mile for every dollar spent on the final purchase price of a…

Earn 50 AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar When You Buy Magazines!

If you’re looking for some magazine subscriptions (or even if you aren’t), this is a pretty fantastic deal. You can currently earn 50 AAdvantage miles for every dollar you spend on magazine purchases. To get started, visit this page, log in to your AA account and click the link to head over to Magazines.com. You’ll…

LaGuardia Airport Readies for a $4 Billion Makeover

Regularly cited as one of the world’s most hated airports, New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) — which Joe Biden once compared to something you’d find in a “third-world country” — has heard your many complaints. And the powers that be are finally ready to do something about it. After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced…