Comparing Basic Economy Fares Across Airlines

Say what you will about Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, but these ultra-low-cost carriers are earning serious profits and growing quickly. The three major US legacy airlines have noticed their success, and are now scrambling to offer their super-low fares while imposing more fees. Delta, and, most recently, United have done so by introducing Basic Economy fare classes, and…

Excellent Business Class Availability Between NYC and London on Delta and Virgin Atlantic

Delta’s site is currently showing a ton of business class award availability between New York (JFK) and London (LHR) through the end of the schedule for both Delta and Virgin Atlantic-operated flights. You can book one-way flights from 70,000 SkyMiles, and there seem to be seats on just about every day for the next several…

You Can Now Earn Delta SkyMiles on Airbnb Stays

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express Following the lead of Virgin America and Qantas, Delta has forged a partnership with homeshare giant Airbnb. All you have to do is…

Using Points and Miles for a Family Award Trip to Maui

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Hawaii is not just a romantic destination for couples; it can actually be an outstanding place for award travelers to vacation as a family. Honolulu is the most popular destination in Hawaii, but its visitors tend to be business, military or international…

Delta Suddenly Increases Cost of Awards to India

Delta’s at it again — with no notice at all, the airline has increased the cost of one-way awards in business class between the US and India. Previously, you could book a business-class award for 70,000 SkyMiles one-way on Delta partners such as Korean Air and Air France. After the change, however, these flights will…

ExpertFlyer Now Includes 100% SkyTeam Award Coverage

If you’re unfamiliar with ExpertFlyer, you might want to get acquainted — especially if you’re loyal to SkyTeam. ExpertFlyer is a online service that — in addition to a long list of other features — can help you find award availability and/or notify you when award availability opens up. Historically, there have been some limitations to the site, but it…

Amex Cardholders Can Earn 2x Rewards at Small Businesses Through the End of the Year

American Express is known for its post-Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday event. In past years the issuer’s offered customers statement credits for eligible purchases, although last year it dialed things back and instead focused on providing support to business owners rather than rewarding cardholders with money back. This year, however, Amex is adding some extra incentive…

Airlines Collected More Than $1 Billion in Baggage Fees in Q2

We love to help our readers avoid as many fees as possible. Using credit card benefits, checked baggage fees are some of the easiest charges to avoid. However, that hasn’t stopped airlines from hitting another new baggage fee record. From April to June 2016, US-based airlines collected over $1 billion — $1,072,856,000 to be exact — in…

The Top Rewards Credit Cards With No Fee in the First Year

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard With the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, we’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about this premium travel rewards card and how it stacks up to the competition. There’s…

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. Among the many mediocre and decent offers, there are some compelling travel deals that we don’t want you to miss. In this new series, I’ll be rounding up the best travel-related Amex Offers each month. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers,…