Review: British Airways 747-400 Club World Business Class — Dallas to London

TPG’s resident economy reviewer JT Genter recently took to the skies in long-haul business class for the first time. Here’s his review of the upstairs Club World business-class cabin on British Airways’ 747. (All photos by the author unless otherwise noted.) Although I’ve flown 19 long-haul flights on nine different airlines in economy over the past decade —…

5 Things to Understand About Credit Before Applying for Cards

Credit cards are one of the easiest and quickest ways to earn points and miles — from sign-up bonuses to earning points on everyday spending and even getting some pretty neat perks on top of it all. It’s easy to get carried away with all of the options that are available, and it seems like issuers are…

Credit Card Application Restrictions for the Major Issuers

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen takes you through the main credit card issuers, highlighting the key application rules you need to keep in mind when you decide to apply for a new card. Credit cards can play a huge role in your overall points and miles strategy. Taking advantage of top card offers can…

Flight Review: Alaska 737 in First Class — Maui to San Jose

TPG Intern Mark Kellman recently visited the Hawaiian island of Maui on TPG’s summer intern trip, first flying Jet Blue’s Even More Space premium-economy product from New York-JFK to LAX, then continuing on to Maui (OGG) in Hawaiian Airlines’ economy. En route home from Maui, he flew to the San Francisco Bay Area to visit his family; this is his experience in Alaska’s…

How to Choose the Best Airline for Your Business Travel

When booking business travel, there’s more to consider than just the cost of flights. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through the top factors that should determine which airline you choose. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about business travel as I compare premium cabins on United, Delta and American for flights within the States. It helps to look…

Top 10 Credit Card Sign-Up Offers for Small Business Owners

Every month, I post a list of the top travel credit card offers. That list usually includes both personal cards and business credit cards, since they frequently offer lucrative sign-up bonuses of their own, as well as other perks like category spending bonuses, discounts at partner merchants, and an easy way to separate your personal and professional expenses. Staying on top of…

Amex Platinum 100K & Premier Rewards Gold 50K via Cardmatch

This week, quite a few TPG readers have let me know by email and over social media that they’re finding some amazing sign-up bonus offers through the CardMatch tool. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be targeted for one of these offers, but as there’s no cost beyond a few seconds of your time, there’s no harm in trying! Some TPG readers reported seeing yesterday, July…

Using Amex Business Cards to Maximize Your Return at Hotels

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele discusses how you can use benefits on a variety of Amex business cards to get the most out of your next hotel stay. After airfare, hotel charges represent the largest expense incurred by most business travelers. But thankfully, there are plenty of ways to use business credit…

6 Ways to Maximize Amex OPEN Savings Discounts and Rewards

Naturally, the focus at TPG is on earning points and miles, but the American Express OPEN Savings program allows you to choose between bonus rewards and cash savings. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr discusses how select Amex business cards can earn you unexpected discounts at a variety of retailers. There are plenty of high-value travel…

Not Spending Enough Could Cost You

Every travel site will tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly Mistake Monday series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes.  Collecting big sign-up bonuses on credit card offers is by far…