Why 2015 Is the Year to Plan a Europe Trip

To help you prepare for the upcoming summer travel season, I’ve assembled links to some previous posts that highlight tips for saving money and maximizing rewards for your vacation plans this summer. Airfare Iceland for $99 each-way, London for $205 each-way La Compagnie Business Class NYC – London $1,007 Roundtrip Norwegian Air to Start Offering Low Fares to US Overall,…

My Thoughts on the Pending Amex/ JetBlue Breakup

This past weekend credible sources started to report that American Express is about to lose one of its long term co-branded partners: JetBlue. This came on the heels of American Express announcing that it will part ways with Costco, which has been a huge retail partner for years. While the loss of JetBlue won’t be as impactful from…

Bonus AAdvantage Miles, IHG Winter Sale, Amex Gogo Passes

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Bonus Miles for Joining AAdvantage Dining Program You can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles for dining out with the AAdvantage Dining Program. To get your bonus miles, complete the following steps: Join the AAdvantage Dining program and create…

Discounted Hyatt Gift Cards for Amex Platinum Cardholders

Through March 31, 2015, Amex is offering American Express Platinum cardholders a 25% Membership Rewards discount on Hyatt gift cards. With this offer, a $100 gift card will cost 9,000 Membership Rewards points instead of the usual 12,000. You can redeem for hotel stays, dining, spa visits, and more; however, note that these gift cards are only good for use…

Gogo WiFi Passes for Amex Business Platinum Cardholders

Back in December of 2014 I wrote about an announcement from American Express that Amex Business Platinum cardholders would receive 10 complimentary Gogo Inflight WiFi passes annually starting in 2015. These passes, which are now available, can be used to access internet on any Gogo-equipped flight segment, regardless of the flight length and whether it’s domestic or international. This is in addition to the…

Amex Centurion Lounges: Locations, Access, and Amenities

Not all airport lounges live up to the hype, but the Amex Centurion Lounges continue to impress me. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explores these lounges both domestically and abroad to help you get a better sense of the value they offer. Airport lounge access can be incredibly valuable. However, you don’t need to pay for…

Top Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

It’s easy to focus on the big ticket aspects of award travel, like a first-class redemption or a suite upgrade. However, it’s often the little things that dictate just how far your points, miles, and dollars will take you. Today, new Tokyo-based TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at how to avoid one common (and nefarious) charge when you travel internationally….

Amex PointsMatch Promotion: Redeem on AA, United (Targeted)

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN Select American Express business cardholders have been targeted for a sweet pilot deal called PointsMatch, which allows you to essentially redeem Membership Rewards points for awards on American Airlines and United. If you have…

Which Business Credit Card Should I Get?

TPG reader Berel sent me a message on facebook to ask: “I have the Chase Ink Plus and spend about $25,000-30,000 on it each month. Is there another business credit card you recommend so I can accumulate points other than Chase Ultimate Rewards?” The Chase Ink Plus is among the business cards that I use regularly, and I think it’s one of the…