Discounted Delta Awards Starting at 5,000 SkyMiles Each Way

Now through August 6, 2015, Delta is running a limited-time award travel sale, offering discounted SkyMiles redemptions starting at just 5,000 SkyMiles each way for select routes within the United States. This sale is valid for travel for select dates between August 6 and December 16, 2015. Here are some sample routes I was able to find for 5,000 miles each-way: Cincinnati to…

Free Ice Cream for Capital One Customers Today

Starting today Uber is offering perhaps its most delicious promotion yet: Uber will serve ice cream on-demand to its customers in more than 100 cities, and for all you Capital One cardholders good news — your ice cream is free.Details:  1. Open the Uber app between 11am and 5pm ET on Friday, July 24. 2. Select…

Why I Use Chase Sapphire Preferred for Most of My Purchases

I frequently get asked how I’m able to earn so many points and miles to open up valuable award redemptions like Singapore First Class, Korean First Class and JAL First Class, to name a few. One important part of the answer is my rewards credit card strategy, as I often take advantage of lucrative sign-up bonuses (like the current…

Hotel Review: AC Santo Mauro, Madrid

Gay Pride in Madrid is fabulous; the whole city parties, not just the LGBT community. I normally stay at the Westin Palace Madrid on the Plaza de las Cortes because it’s at the center of the action, right on the parade path. But that also means that staying there during Pride can be hectic, chaotic, messy, loud…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Hilton Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 Hilton Gift Card in celebration of the limited time offer for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card and its increased sign-up offer of 75,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first three months, with no annual fee. This card also provides complimentary Hilton Silver status for as long as you are a…

Deal Alert: More $39 Flights on Frontier Airlines

If you haven’t been able to catch one of Frontier’s special summer deals, now is your chance with one-way flights starting at $39. This deal includes flights from Atlanta (ATL); Chicago (ORD); Cleveland (CLE); Cincinnati (CVG); Denver (DEN); Miami (MIA); Las Vegas (LAS) and more for domestic, nonstop travel from August 6 to September 3, 2015.  However, it’s about to come to…

Insider Series: How Do Flight Attendants Get Their Routes?

Our TPG Insider Flight Attendant Carrie A. Trey delves back into life at 35,000 feet, this time explaining how exactly flight attendants’ hectic schedules work, and what goes into putting them together. “Is this your route?” If I had a nickel for every time I was asked that question, I would definitely be doing something…

Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines Partner Up

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of the best frequent flyer programs out there, thanks to great award routing rules that allow a stopover even on a one-way ticket, and generally favorable award charts. Most of all, while Alaska Airlines is not part of any alliance, it does have a few great partners that you can…

Deal Alert: $545 from New York/Philadelphia to Amsterdam on American

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, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

Why All Award Travelers Should Earn Transferable Points

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares the story of how a recent point transfer saved the day (and his travel budget), and explains why transferable points should be the focus of your award travel strategy. Flexibility can be your biggest ally in the points and miles game. You’ll often find award inventory by changing…