American’s Increasing Admirals Club Fees on July 25

As we learned in February, American Airlines is spending many millions of dollars to renovate its lounges around the world. Following United’s example, that would mean Admirals Club fees are about to climb — and they are. Interestingly, however, AA isn’t matching the United Club’s pricing, which is what we might have expected. Instead, annual membership…

10 Ways to Get Through Airport Security Faster

Getting through airport security can be one of the most frustrating aspects of traveling — especially with the TSA having the number of issues that we’ve been seeing in the news lately. Passengers have reported outlandish security checkpoint wait times, airlines (specifically American and United) have had to call in millions of dollars’ worth of reinforcements to help…

Is Lounge Access Worth the Price of a Day Pass?

TPG reader Patrick sent me a message on Facebook to ask about lounges: “I have a seven-hour layover in Philadelphia before an international flight. Is a day pass to the Admirals Club worth the extra $50?” Airport lounges are a mixed bag, especially for domestic travelers. The best US lounges offer a taste of jet-setting luxury, featuring amenities like…

Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Travel to Europe

Last week, American Airlines announced it was celebrating the 35th anniversary of its AAdvantage program by giving away 350,000 miles to 35 people. Not only that, but everyone could get up to 700 miles just for signing up. Now, with the carrier’s latest promotion, frequent flyers can earn up to 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for travel to Europe. You can…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. However, the list does change, and rankings shift as…

How to Earn and Maximize 100,000 American Miles

Even after the recent devaluation, American’s AAdvantage program offers plenty of value, and several awards are actually more affordable than previously. Below, TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to easily earn 100,000 AAdvantage miles and then put them to use with some great redemptions. You don’t need a huge account balance…

Top Card Offers, Virgin America Acquisition, Alaska Airlines Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for April-July 2016

American Airlines and Citi currently offer reduced mileage awards — the latest iteration of which allow you to book discounted travel now through July 2016. Note that the airports for April-May previously covered aren’t necessarily still available. Discounted award flights to/from the airports on this list had to be booked by March 31; the list changed on April 1. And yes, the discount applies to flights both to and…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for April 2016

It’s time for my monthly roundup of the best travel credit card offers currently available, and April is turning out to be an exciting month! American Express announced a limited-time historically high sign-up bonus on its Hilton Surpass card, while Barclaycard launched its new JetBlue cards and the Starwood-Marriott merger appears to back on again….

American Updates Reduced Mileage Awards for Flights 500 Miles or Less

As part of its massive March 22 devaluation, American Airlines introduced a new permanent redemption level for flights 500 miles or less, letting AAdvantage members redeem 7,500 miles (rather than the usual 12,500) each way for short-haul options. The problem there is that AA offers monthly Reduced Mileage Awards (RMAs), in which co-branded credit cardholders…