Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Adds Two New Benefits

Citi has sent out flyers notifying cardholders that the  Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature has added some new benefits. Annual Loyalty Bonus You’ll now earn a bonus of 10,000 Hilton HHonors points when you spend $1,000 or more annually on stays within the Hilton Portfolio, and pay with your Citi Hilton Visa. In my latest monthly valuations I list HHonors…

How Much is Hyatt Gold Passport Elite Status Worth?

Whether you qualified for elite status in 2014 or fell short, the new year presents an opportunity to assess just how much that status means to you, and whether to pursue it again this year. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen evaluates each level of Hyatt Gold Passport elite status to help you decide. Hotel status can be quite valuable, but that value isn’t…

United Enhances Premium Cabin Dining Options

In the wake of switching their MileagePlus frequent flyer program to a revenue-based system, it looks like United is hoping that the way to its most loyal customers’ disillusioned hearts is through their stomachs. As of February 1, United will be rolling out enhancements to its premium-cabin dining policies on flights within the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and some markets in…

How to Get to Cuba (and Back): Flight and Award Options

My recent weekend in Cuba was absolutely amazing! If you haven’t done so already, check out my recent posts on Who Can Go to Cuba? and Tips For Traveling to Cuba, and know that I’ll soon be publishing more travel info about where to stay, what to do/see/eat once you’ve arrived, and hotel and lounge reviews—so please stay tuned for more posts. As incredible…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York- Los Angeles $32 One-Way

JetBlue is having some AMAZING fares right now from New York City to 32 of their destinations with flights for just $32. You can head from New York (JFK) to several destinations including Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Nassau, Bahamas; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos to name a…

How to Upgrade Flights on International Carriers: Part Two

There’s more than one way to maximize your award travel, and sometimes the less obvious ways are the most valuable. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen continues his explanation of how you can get yourself into premium cabins on international flights with a relatively small number of miles. Last week, I described how to upgrade flights on a variety of…

50,000 US Airways Dividend Miles & 10 Great Ways to Use Them

Learning how to earn points and miles is only one side of the award travel equation. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers ten ideas for putting US Airways miles to use. Airline miles are worthless…until you redeem them for something of value. So since Barclaycard is now offering 50,000 miles as a sign-up…

Travel Tips For Cuba: What You Need To Know

My recent weekend in Cuba was absolutely amazing, and for those who plan on seeing the country for themselves, the following are some useful travel tips—mostly things I wish I’d known before I even left the U.S. Be sure not to miss my post on Who Can Go to Cuba?, and know that I’ll soon be publishing more travel info—your options…

New Gotham Air Helicopter Service Plus Other Chopper Transfers

As anyone who’s flown into or out of an airport that’s way out of town, that limbo between deplaning and hotel check-in can be a travel buzz-crushing drag—especially after an already long flight. If you’ve got the cash (or in some cases, the points), you can have a helicopter whisk you directly to your destination, then back to…