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When Should I Transfer Points to Airline and Hotel Partners?

TPG reader Sai sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferable points programs: “What’s the advantage of transferring Ultimate Rewards points to partners rather than booking through Chase?” There are a lot of benefits to redeeming Ultimate Rewards points through the Chase travel portal. For starters, Chase tends to offer competitive prices and lets you use points to cover a…

Can I Earn a Sign-Up Bonus With One Program From Two Banks?

TPG reader Faraj sent me a message on Facebook to ask about co-branded credit cards: “Can I earn separate bonuses for opening credit cards with the same brand, but from different banks? For example, can I sign up for one Hilton HHonors card from Citi and another from Amex, and earn a bonus in each case?” Many airlines and hotels…

Insider Series: Carrie A. Trey Answers Your Questions About Her Job as a Flight Attendant

I love being a flight attendant, but I didn’t realize until I starting reading through some of these questions how much mystery there is surrounding our role on the plane and how we feel about our jobs. Below, I’ve done my best to shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes — or rather,…

These 10 Glamorous Hotels are Actually Owned by Celebrities

Like it or not, none of us will ever get the chance to know what it feels like to walk in Brad Pitt’s shoes for a day. But in the very near future, we’ll be able to experience what kind of thread count he likes in his sheets and what his stance on free Wi-Fi…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Travel Channel Host Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri knows hotels. The one-time night manager of New York’s Plaza Hotel runs his own hospitality consultant service, has four hotel projects in the pipeline and is in the midst of filming the eighth season of his Travel Channel show, Hotel Impossible. Two spin-offs are also in the works: Hotel Showdown, where four hotel managers or owners…

Get Free Admission to 1,200+ Museums Today Only

There are some programs that get you free museum admission year-round, such as corporate memberships and Chase Private Client, but only select program participants are able to take advantage. Today, however, free museum access is available to all, as part of Smithsonian Magazine‘s Museum Day Live. For one day only (Saturday, September 24, 2016), you can access…

10 Things No One Tells You About… Reykjavik

Whether you land in Keflavík International Airport (KEF) before sunrise, or find yourself left in the dark by the typical guidebook’s uninteresting regime, these 10 tips and tidbits, which you probably won’t find in a guidebook, will help you navigate your way to a locally-inspired and budget-friendly visit in Reykjavik. Save Big With Happy Hour Specials… Reykjavik is a notoriously expensive city,…

The 15 Million Mile Man, All About Chase Private Client, Habits of Travel Pros and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Watch This Landing and Takeoff In Honor of Cathay Pacific’s 747 Retirement

Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to retire its fleet of Boeing 747s. The Queen of the Skies will be flying its last flights for the Hong Kong-based carrier next week between HKG and Japan. On September 30, flight CX542 will fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tokyo (HND) and then the final flight, CX543,…

A Post-Merger Q&A with Marriott’s Thom Kozik and SPG’s David Flueck

While many SPG members were dreading a doomsday scenario once the Marriott-Starwood merger became finalized, that’s absolutely not the case. With today’s news that the two brand’s loyalty programs can now be linked for status-matching, points transfers and more, we finally have answers to many of the questions that have been on our minds —…