How to Upgrade Flights on International Carriers: Part One

There’s more than one way to maximize your award travel, and sometimes the less obvious ways are the most valuable. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can get yourself into premium cabins on international flights even with a relatively small number of miles. Part of what first drew me to The Points Guy and award travel in general…

Credit Card Combinations for a Costa Rica Vacation

When talking about award travel, it’s easy to focus on earning points and miles, and lose sight of the actual traveling. Today, however, TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers a detailed analysis of how you can use your travel rewards to get to Costa Rica. Over the past month, I’ve explored how award travelers could construct specific…

9 Great Ways to Maximize 50,000 British Airways Avios

Credit card sign-up bonuses are among the best ways to boost your loyalty account balances, but knowing how to use the points and miles you earn will stretch your travel even farther. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some lucrative options for redeeming the 50,000 point sign-up bonus from the Chase…

Top Credit Cards, Free Breakfast at Marriott, Hertz Bonus

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Reminder: Check out the Top Credit Card Offers for 2015 Here’s my list of the top credit card offers for the month of January, 2015. For more information and details on each card, visit this post. 1. Platinum Card from American Express …

Top Airline Credit Cards that Waive Checked Bags Fees

One of the top money-saving perks offered by many airline co-branded credit cards is the ability to check a bag (or several) for free. This one benefit can end up saving hundreds of dollars per trip depending on the credit card and how many bags you can check. Though it seems like a fairly obvious benefit, many basic…

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card 50,000 Sign-Up Bonus Offer

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at a co-branded American Airlines business card with a solid sign-up bonus offer. In November, Citi announced a new offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard with a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles and 2 Admirals Club one-day passes. The same bonus is currently being offered for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select…

Top 10 Travel Credit Card Offers for January 2015

Happy new year! 2015 brings new opportunities to maximize your travel rewards, both in terms of earning and redeeming the points and miles that will get you where you want to go. One of the most important aspects of your award travel strategy is deciding which rewards credit cards to apply for and carry, since the sign-up bonuses and…

British Airways 50,000 Sign Up Bonus with No Annual Fee

For the past several months, the British Airways Visa card from Chase has been at or near the top of my list of the best travel credit card offers. While this card is generally solid, it got a boost recently because Chase was waiving the $95 annual fee for the first year. That added incentive…

Five Travel Credit Card New Year’s Resolutions

A new year means new opportunities to maximize your credit card spending and the points and miles it offers. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares his list of the New Year’s resolutions you should make to maximize your travel rewards credit cards in 2015. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, most people vow to eat healthier, get more sleep,…

Reminder: Use Amex Platinum Airline Statement Credits Today!

It’s the last day of 2014, which means it’s also your last opportunity to make use of credit card benefits that recycle at the start of the new calendar year. There are several cards that offer statement credits for airline incidentals, but whatever credit you haven’t used will disappear once 2015 arrives. The annual $200 airline fee credit…