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…

How Can I Earn a Small Number of Points or Miles Quickly?

TPG reader Jeffrey sent me a message on Facebook to ask about easy ways to earn rewards: “Do you have any ideas for how I can earn 2,000 British Airways Avios quickly and easily?” Coming up just short of an award redemption can be frustrating (and costly if it means missing out on good flight or hotel availability). While…

Amazing Deal Alert: $1,430+ Business Class Flights to Israel

Earlier this month, we shared fantastic business-class fares from a handful of US cities to many destinations in Europe, starting at just $1,659 round-trip. Today, British Airways is offering an even more exciting sale — if you’re interested in flying to Israel this summer. To take full advantage of this sale, you’ll need to book…

Redeem Avios for 1.5 Cents Each on Paid British Airways Bookings

British Airways just announced a new promotion for using British Airways Avios to offset part of the cost of British Airways bookings. Rather than getting the standard 1 cent per Avios savings, now through May 17, you’ll save 1.5 cents per Avios. Even better, this promotion allows you to apply more Avios to your booking than normal. The…

Do Airline Credit Cards Pair Well with Transferable Points?

TPG reader Logan sent me a message on Facebook to ask about airline credit cards: “What are your views on using the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card in tandem with the British Airways Visa? Does it make sense to have both?” It’s important to have a credit card strategy that matches your award travel goals. I often…

How to Pick a Credit Card for Everyday Non-Bonus Purchases

With so many solid credit card options out there, it can often be difficult to decide which is the best choice for a given purchase. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explores the various factors to consider when deciding upon a card for non-bonus purchases. There are many ways to maximize your point…

Maximizing Distance-Based British Airways Awards in 2016

Devaluations over the years have made it a bit more challenging to maximize your British Airways Avios, but the Executive Club still offers some great redemption offers. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shows you some of the sweet spots in the carrier’s distance-based award chart. Here at TPG, we always stress…

Deal Alert: British Airways Vacation Packages to Europe from $799

British Airways is offering flyers the chance to book flights and vacation packages for travel to Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Nice, Paris and Rome between now and Spring 2017. The deals include the option of just air travel or vacation packages, which include a five-night hotel stay. In addition, you can choose to fly in either BA’s…

Should You Get the British Airways Card Now or Wait?

Until recently, the British Airways Visa Signature Card offered a sign-up bonus that could earn you a total of 100,000 Avios. That offer recently ended though, and you may be wondering if it’s still worth signing up. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains the pros and cons of applying now. The British…