Save on Business and Economy Delta Awards to Europe

Yesterday, we alerted you to wide open business-class availability on award flights to Europe with Austrian. But if you’re looking to burn Delta miles, which can’t be used on Star Alliance, this economy and Delta One award sale to Europe gives you an opportunity to do just that. In order to take advantage of the sale, you…

Delta Launching Nonstop Service from Boston to San Francisco, Nashville & More

Boston-based Delta flyers will soon have access to additional nonstop routes, as the airline just announced plans to add flights between Logan Airport (BOS) and several new cities in the US and the Caribbean. By the end of 2017, the carrier will have added nonstop service to the following destinations: Nashville (BNA): One daily flight operated…

How Do I Choose the Best Routing to Maximize Elite Miles?

TPG reader Andrew emailed me to ask about routing: “I have the Gold Delta Amex Card, and I’ll be traveling from Los Angeles to London soon. It will likely be one of two big trips I take this year, and I want to maximize the trip in terms of MQMs/MQDs. Would you recommend flying through Detroit, Minneapolis or Atlanta?” With…

Get $80 Back on Your Next Travel Purchase with Amex Offers

Amex Offers offers fantastic limited-time deals for American Express cardholders, like 2x Membership Rewards points on Amazon Purchases (still available through July 31) or 10% off your cell phone bill. Now, there’s a new, valuable Amex Offer for you to take advantage of — the chance to get $80 back when you spend $500 or more with AmexTravel.com. Note…

You Can Now Use Delta Global Upgrades on Virgin Atlantic

As part of Delta’s Choice Benefits, the carrier gives Diamond Medallion members the choice of which kind of upgrades they want — four Global, eight Regional OR two Global and four Regional. While Delta’s Global Upgrades could previously only be used on Delta flights and select Air France and KLM trips, Delta recently expanded its list of eligible partners for the…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Seattle-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Seattle….

Is the Mileage Run Dead?

Mileage runs have long figured into frequent flyers’ strategies, allowing them to earn thousands of redeemable rewards with a single, cheap, long-haul fare. Now that American Airlines is set to become the last major US carrier to switch to a revenue-based earning system, mileage runs may no longer seem like a viable option. TPG Contributor…

Crediting Delta Flights to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the partnership between Delta and Air France/KLM Flying Blue, and why you might want to credit the mileage from your Delta flights to the airline’s major European SkyTeam partner. Given the massive changes to Delta’s SkyMiles program in recent years — including a changeover to…