6 Premium Travel Cards that Are Worth the High Annual Fee

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the perks offered by a variety of premium travel credit cards, and explains why they’re worth the cost of admission. Premium credit cards may scare many people away with their $400-plus annual fees, but travel rewards enthusiasts know that despite the high price tag, these cards can…

Seattle Amex Centurion Studio Lounge Opens Today

The new Amex Centurion Studio Lounge is officially open for business at SeaTac International Airport as of this morning. This is the sixth US lounge in the Centurion network, joining others in Las Vegas (LAS), Dallas (DFW), New York (LGA), San Francisco (SFO) and Miami (MIA). It’ll be open for business every day from 5am to 10pm. Centurion Lounges…

Top 6 Ways to Fly to Europe in Business Class

While summer award availability to Europe tends to be tight, you can still find some great seats with a little flexibility and creativity. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers six great options for flying in business class across…

Maximizing Rewards on Airfare Purchases in 2015

It’s 2015, and a lot has changed in the world of travel rewards, airlines and online travel agencies, so I thought I’d offer a refresher on how to maximize your points and miles on airfare purchases this year. There are a number of different options for where to buy and how to pay; in this post I’ll…

When Does Using American Express Travel Make Sense?

One important consideration for points and miles enthusiasts is figuring out where to purchase travel in order to maximize rewards. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at Amex Travel to help you decide whether it’s a good option for booking your next trip. Amex has made some changes to its travel portal over the past year, as well as to related…

Deal Alert: JetBlue Fares from $44 One-Way This Summer

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. For this particular deal, we recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then head over to JetBlue’s site to book. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so consider booking immediately and requesting a refund within 24 hours of booking if you’re unable to travel. JetBlue is currently…

Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class

While many airlines are reducing the number of first-class seats in their fleets or even doing away with them altogether, there are still several truly fabulous options to fly to Europe in first class. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen discusses the top five, and how you can book each with points or miles. TPG recently…

Using the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Airline Fee Credit for Gift Cards

One of the more popular travel rewards cards is the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. Earlier this month Amex made some changes to the card, improving its benefits and making it more attractive to consumers. Among these changes is the implementation of a $100 yearly airline fee credit, which will likely be similar to that offered…

When Should I Get the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card?

TPG reader Mark messaged me to ask a question about getting the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card: “With the new perks recently announced for the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card, is now a good time to get it? I currently have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.” It’s always refreshing when credit cards add benefits…

How to Save $10,000 on a Destination Wedding

Picture this: You just got engaged and have your heart set on an exotic location for your big day, far away from home — but is the price to pull off your dream wedding unrealistic? The average wedding costs about $25,000, and that price can go up even further depending on location, venue, guest list and all the…