Now You Can Check Your FICO Score for Free with Discover

One of the quickest ways to get your feet wet in the points-and-miles hobby is by taking advantage of credit card sign-up bonuses. However, before you can even start thinking about signing up for credit cards, there are some vital pieces of information you need to know and understand about your credit. Identifying your credit score can sometimes…

Deal Alert: Star Alliance to Hong Kong from $516 Round-Trip

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 and take advantage…

Deal Alert: NYC to Milan from $497 Round-Trip on Emirates

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 and take advantage…

Earn Up to a 100% Bonus When You Buy United Miles

United is once again offering a bonus when you purchase MileagePlus miles — this current promo’s only available today through 11:59pm CDT on Friday, May 27. If you do purchase miles during this timeframe, though, you can earn up to a 100% bonus. This appears to be a tiered offer, with bonuses ranging from 25% to 100%…

TSA’s Head of Airport Security Removed from Office

If you’ve traveled through US airports any time in the past couple of weeks, you’ve heard about (or experienced) the long wait times at TSA security checkpoints across the country. You’ve been told to get TSA PreCheck to get expedited security, and you’ve probably been advised to get to the airport significantly earlier than you normally would….

Airline Elite Status Match and Challenge Options for 2016

If you’re looking to leverage an airline elite status match or challenge, it can be hard to keep track of all the options out there. To help simplify things, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you through the major carriers’ current offerings below. It seems hard to believe, but we’re almost through…

Air Travel to Hit Record Highs This Summer

If it seems as if your social media feeds are full of headlines about excruciating airport security lines, opinion pieces on how to fix the TSA’s problems, and #IHateTheWait-branded photos, you’re not imagining it. And we’ve got some bad news: It’s probably going to get worse — and quickly. Airlines for America (A4A), the trade organization…

Uber Could Impose Surge Pricing When Your Phone Is Dying

Over the past few years, Uber has been on a seemingly unstoppable march to change the way millions of people move about their cities. The platform has been praised for its simplicity and convenience, but has also found itself wrapped up in high-profile legal challenges, from being forced to shut down in Austin to setting off a debate over…