Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Zurich

At the end of a trip to Europe during the festive Christmas market season, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen enjoyed a stay at the posh Park Hyatt Zurich. Read on for his impressions. After a terrific week at an Airbnb in Colmar, France (just steps from the town’s fantastic Christmas markets), my…

Using Miles to Help a Friend —TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? February Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

What is American Airlines Elite Status Worth in 2016?

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific frequent flyer status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen kicks off a series on elite statuses by examining how much value you can get with…

Virgin America Announces Daily Flight from LAX to Hawaii

Last year, there was some speculation that Virgin America was considering flying to Hawaii — just a few months later it was formally announced and the carrier launched nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL). In December, Virgin America also launched a route from San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG), and kicked off the service by offering discounted fares on flights…

Deal Alert: $28 One-Way JetBlue Flights on February 29

JetBlue’s latest deal is tough to beat if you’re planning to travel in late February. The airline is running a sale today for $28 one-way flights for travel on February 29. The deal includes a ton of great options, including flights from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), as well as flights to warmer-weather vacation destinations like…

Work Toward the Southwest Companion Pass by Transferring Hotel Points

Now that we’re well into 2016, it’s time to really start planning out your earning and redemption strategy for the year. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses one strategy for earning the most valuable benefit from Southwest: the Companion Pass. For many points and miles enthusiasts, the Southwest Companion Pass is the most…

Earn Bonus Points on Office Supplies with These 5 Credit Cards

Applying for the right credit cards is just one part of the points and miles equation; you have to know which ones to use when, too. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the cards that give you the best returns on office supply purchases. A new year means…