Germanwings Airbus A320 Crashes in the French Alps

While flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf earlier today, Germanwings Flight 4U9525 crashed in a remote, snowbound area of the southern French Alps, and all 150 people aboard are feared dead. This is the first recorded air disaster for the Cologne-based airline, a short-haul subsidiary of Lufthansa, and the 12th Airbus A320 to experience a fatal accident since…

Deal Alert: Frontier Airlines Flights from $29 for Spring Travel

Frontier Airlines is having another sale with flights starting at $29 from many of the cities they fly from including Austin, TX; Chicago-O-Hare; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; and Washington-Dulles for select dates from Apr. 14, 2015 through May 20, 2015.. If you are interested in scoring any of these fares for $29, be sure to book…

Confirmed: American/US Airways Merging Programs on March 28

American Airlines just confirmed that US Airways Dividend Miles and American Airlines AAdvantage accounts will be combined starting on Saturday, March 28, 2015. All Dividend Miles balances, Preferred-qualifying activity, and million mile balances will be merged into a new or existing AAdvantage account, depending whether you already have one. How The Process Will Work American Airlines…

Travel Rewards March Madness Elite Eight: Cast Your Votes

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen indulges our love for crowning a champion, as he continues with the second round of the TPG Travel Rewards 2015 Tournament. Last week, we announced the TPG Travel Rewards 2015 tournament, which pits some of the most popular redemptions and benefits in the travel industry against one another. Thousands…

5 Great Easter Destinations in the U.S.

Peter Cottontail will soon be hopping down his bunny trail, because Easter’s on its way. Whether you’re in the mood for historic parades or a good old-fashioned egg roll, TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel suggests a few cities in the United States with Easter festivities worthy of a trip. (Note that listed room prices/award amounts are for Easter weekend, April 3-5, 2015.)…

When Is The Last Day To Redeem US Airways Miles?

I think a lot of US Airways Dividend Miles members are wondering when their miles will be converted over to American AAdvantage miles. Currently US Airways is offering a Share Miles promotion which is going on now through March 25, 2015, which means its safe to assume you will be able to redeem your US…

Daily Getaways Deals — IHG, Carlson, Hilton, 50% off Alamo

This week marks the return of the Daily Getaways, an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs sponsored by the US Travel Association. Over the next month, the Daily Getaways will offer hotel packages, points/miles purchase promos, rental car discounts, and more. Last year’s Daily Getaways included some great deals, and there are some…

Is American Express Membership Rewards Travel Worth Using?

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at the Amex Travel booking engine to see what value it offers. There are many websites and travel services that guarantee* you the lowest price, greatest privileges, and best booking experience.  However, they don’t all walk the walk. In this post, I’ll look at the American Express Travel online booking engine (along with the…