Which Cards Give You Virtual Priority Pass Lounge Access?

Many credit cards offer Priority Pass lounge access, and in late 2015, digital membership cards became available.  Thanks to this feature, if you have an eligible card you can download the app (available for both iOS and Android) to gain “virtual access” to lounges, meaning you don’t have to show your physical card. However, not all cards…

Everything You Need To Know About the Priority Pass Program

There are many credit cards that offer some form of access to the Priority Pass network of airport lounges, but it’s sometimes not clear what that means. Especially with the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, many award travelers may be wondering how this perk works. In today’s post, I want to take…

The Ultimate Guide to Amex Centurion Lounges in the US

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel outlines everything you need to know about the seven Amex Centurion Lounges you’ll find in the US. Airport lounges have long been a staple of the flying experience for premium-class travelers. But, many airline lounges in the US are still behind their European and Asian counterparts in terms of food offerings, amenities and…

Amex Offering Targeted Promotion for 250,000 Points with the Business Platinum Card

American Express is known to offer fantastic targeted sign-up promotions. Last month, Amex offered a 100,000-point sign-up bonus for the Platinum Card after spending $3,000 in the first three months. And since Amex usually only allows a person to get a credit card sign-up bonus once in a lifetime, it makes sense to wait until…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG Contributor Adam Erace highlights six destinations — besides the usual Fourth of July holiday hotspots like Boston, Philly and D.C. — where you can be sure to have a fantastic Independence Day. 1. New…

T-Mobile Customers to Get Free Wi-Fi and Texting on Every Gogo Flight

If you’re a T-Mobile customer who likes to stay connected while in the air, the carrier has some great news for you this week. Beginning June 13, you’ll get one free hour of in-flight Wi-Fi, unlimited texting through internet-based messaging services such as iMessage or WhatsApp, picture messaging and T-Mobile Visual Voicemail on any flight that’s equipped…

Review: JetSuiteX Embraer 135 Economy — Burbank to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently flew one-way on JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 during a Memorial Day Monday afternoon commute from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) — for $77. Read on for his impressions of the experience. While private jets are not uncommon between Southern California and Las Vegas, booking a seat for $77 on one of them is. Thanks to…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

10 Things to Do When You Get Amex Platinum

A couple of days ago, the internet — and, more specifically, points and miles hobbyists — were shocked to see an offer for the Amex Platinum of 100,000 points after $3,000 in spend in the first three months. The normal sign-up bonus for the card is 40,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first…

Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards Points with this Amex Platinum Offer

Update: We’ve been informed by Amex that this is a targeted offer. It may no longer be possible to sign up unless you’ve been selected to receive this particular offer. Via a Reddit thread, American Express is currently offering 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Amex Platinum card….