A First Class Cabin to Myself: Qatar Airways A380, Paris-Doha

It’s been my goal for quite a while to fly the three Middle Eastern carriers — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar. I’ve already had the opportunity to fly Emirates’ first-class product a couple times, so it was time for me to finish the trio with Qatar and Etihad. As much as I love Emirates, I find that…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 American Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we have a $500 American Airlines gift card in celebration of the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard’s recently increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, as well as American Airline’s cheap fares earlier this week. Additionally, American Airlines recently announced a transpacific partnership with Qantas that will include a new daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles LAX to Sydney starting in…

Honeymoon in Southeast Asia — a TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points…

Review: Etihad A380 – The Apartment, Sydney-Abu Dhabi

Last week, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew The Apartment on Etihad’s A380 from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. Here’s what it’s like to travel in the world’s best first-class suite. I’ve never been so excited to fly. Etihad’s Airbus A380 is arguably the most extraordinary plane in the sky — its first-class Apartment makes Emirates first class…

How to Upgrade with Miles on AA, Delta, United and Alaska

Even if you don’t have enough miles to cover a premium award ticket outright, you may be able to access first and business class through other means. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at alternative options for using miles to sit up front on several domestic carriers. We all want to get more for less. That’s often my…

8 Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Big Spenders

From small businesses to big lifestyles, many award travelers need a card that offers extra benefits for extra spending. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at a variety of travel rewards cards to suit a big budget. The basis of a sound travel rewards strategy is making sure you earn points and miles for every dollar spent,…

Comprehensive Guide to Canceling Airline Award Tickets

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen runs through award ticket cancellation policies for major airlines, and explains what you can do to minimize or avoid change fees altogether. Booking airline award tickets is more of an art than a science. You may often want to make an award reservation before you’re even sure that you’ll…

What Strategy Should I Use to Earn Travel Rewards for Two?

TPG reader Marcus sent me a question on Facebook about traveling with a companion: “I noticed most of the rewards credit cards that you recommended work for a single person. What if I want to book a flight with someone else? How can I double my point and miles so I can book a flight for two?…

Why I Use Chase Sapphire Preferred for Most of My Purchases

I frequently get asked how I’m able to earn so many points and miles to open up valuable award redemptions like Singapore First Class, Korean First Class and JAL First Class, to name a few. One important part of the answer is my rewards credit card strategy, as I often take advantage of lucrative sign-up bonuses (like the current…