How Credit Card Issuers Classify Travel and Dining Purchases

Lots of credit cards offer bonuses for spending in certain categories, but those categories aren’t always clear. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains which cards give you extra incentive to spend on travel and dining, and exactly which purchases qualify. When a credit card offers you a spending bonus for “travel” expenses, it might…

Deal Alert: San Francisco-Hong Kong from $550

For amazing deals like these, be sure to follow TPG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and follow our special TPG Alerts twitter feed. Per this Flyertalk thread, United Airlines is offering some cheap fares between San Francisco and Hong Kong starting at $550-$725 roundtrip for dates this Spring and Summer. Finding Airfares Using the ITA Matrix One of the most useful tools…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? February Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers—both…

Amex Premier Rewards Gold New Benefits and Increased Fee

Today, American Express announced upcoming changes to bonus categories and benefits on the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, including increased points earning at restaurants, a new $100 airline fee credit, and no foreign transaction fees, beginning June 1, 2015. The annual fee will also be increased from $175 to $195. While the value of the benefits outweighs the…

Deal Alert: Cheap Flights to Tokyo for $600 Roundtrip

For amazing deals like these, be sure to follow TPG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and follow our special TPG Alerts twitter feed. Per The Flight Deal, Delta is offering some amazing deals from several west coast cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda for this spring starting at just $600 round-trip. Finding Airfares Using the ITA Matrix One…

Deal Alert: Flights from Atlanta starting at $19 Each-Way

Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 (up to $49) from Atlanta, Georgia to several of their cities including Austin, TX; Chicago-O’Hare; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Indianapolis, IN, Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; New Orleans, LA; New York-La Guardia; Orlando, FL; and Washington-Dulles, DC for for…

Deal Alert: La Compagnie Business Class NYC – London for $1,009 is Back

La Compagnie is a French startup airline that flies all-business-class flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Newark. It launched last summer with 4-5 weekly flights with its first aircraft, and took delivery of a second back in December and now plan to launch service between Newark and London Luton Airport starting April 24, 2015….

How to Use Airline Miles for Award Travel to Tokyo

Tokyo is having a moment. It seems like every other day readers are asking how to use their miles to get there, whether it’s to experience cherry blossom season or check out new hotels like the Andaz, so I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a handy guide for using miles to get to the Japanese…