Virgin Atlantic Offering 30% Off Economy Award Tickets to the UK

Virgin Atlantic has offered sales before that give travelers a discounted rate for award travel to the UK. It seems these sales come around with the carrier every once in a while — there was a 25% discount offer in May 2015 and Virgin also offered 50% off during a 2-for-1 sale. However, the question that always comes up with these deals…

Aeroplan Now Lets You Redeem Miles to Cover Taxes and Surcharges

Even after (another) recent devaluation, Air Canada’s Aeroplan program remains one of the best options for booking award flights to Europe in Lufthansa’s fantastic first-class cabin — award flights will run you 70,000 miles (plus surcharges) each way, vs. 110,000 miles (without surcharges) when booking via United MileagePlus. You can transfer points instantly from Amex’s Membership Rewards…

5 Reasons I Decided to Get The Amex Centurion Card

Disclaimer: This is not a post explaining why you should get the Centurion Card (if offered). It’s simply the reasoning behind why I decided to take the plunge in my unique circumstances. If you saw last Friday’s video, you probably know by now that I accepted an invitation to get a Business Centurion “Black Card” from American…

Transferring Amex Membership Rewards Points to Etihad Guest

As of today, the American Express Membership Rewards program has one additional transfer partner: Etihad Guest. The Middle Eastern carrier is the 17th airline partner available for MR transfers, and it represents a great opportunity to book award flights — particularly on American Airlines following the recent devaluation. Read on for the full details. First thing’s…

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of Norway

A cruise is a wonderful way to take in the majestic Norwegian coast. Here are some unforgettable images of Nordic scenery from TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin’s recent wintertime trip to Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund, Honningsvåg and several other Norwegian port cities. Follow along with Kelsy’s travels on Instagram and Twitter. (All photos are by the author.) As someone who always runs warm,…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Many rental car companies offer loyalty programs and the ability to earn points, but they’re often not as straightforward as hotel and airline programs. To help you get the most out of your spending, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here with a guide to Hertz’s Gold Plus Rewards program. The origin…

Top Morgan Stanley Clients Can Get a Free Amex Platinum Card

Morgan Stanley’s best customers will soon be eligible to get the Amex Platinum card‘s $450 annual fee waived. The bank is expected to unveil a digital cash-management offering for clients in July that will include perks like this one, among other financial services. The catch is that you must have more than $1 million invested with Morgan Stanley in order…

Earn 50,000 Miles with the Miles & More World Elite MasterCard

Update: The original version of this post listed Miles & More as a transfer partner of Membership Rewards. While Miles & More does partner with American Express, it’s not possible to transfer points between the programs. If you’re looking to book a domestic premium-class award on the cheap or want to score a coveted Lufthansa first-class…

Save On Hilton Stays With This Flash Sale

Great news if you’re planning to travel internationally this spring and summer: Hilton recently launched a flash sale for stays between March 11 and July 3. You’ll save up to 35% at Hilton brand hotels and resorts, including properties like Conrad or Waldorf Astoria. The final price varies depending on the destination and when you go. Among the lowest rates being advertised…

Top 10 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get In

Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little extra time for productivity) and a few moments away from the hectic main terminal. Unfortunately, most airport lounges in the US aren’t much more than dreary way stations little better…