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…

Earn American Airlines Elite-Qualifying Dollars With Credit Card Spend

For many leisure travelers, the elite-qualifying dollar requirements Delta and United implemented in 2014 have made it much more challenging to earn elite status — even for flyers who still manage to fly many tens of thousands of miles a year. Fortunately for AA elites, American Airlines was a bit late to the party — its EQD requirement…

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…

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…

Can I Earn Lifetime Airline Status from Spending Bonuses?

TPG reader Jared sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning elite status: “Do credit card spending bonuses (like the MQM bonuses on some Delta Amex cards) count toward Million Miler status?” Even if you don’t fly often, airline credit cards can offer a lot of value. Sign-up bonuses will help you pad your frequent flyer account, and standard…

7 Points & Miles Tasks to Complete By The End of 2016

Before you get too busy with holiday commitments, family obligations and other end-of-year business, you should ensure you’ve crossed your proverbial “t”s and dotted your “i”s when it comes to your points and miles. Today, I’ll give a rundown of the top award travel tasks you need to complete by the end of 2016 to…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for October 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers available…

Delta Flash Sale: Save up to 25% on Award Flights to Hawaii

Been planning a trip to Hawaii but haven’t pulled the trigger on a flight just yet? Now could be a good time to do so with Delta’s latest flash sale. If you book your round-trip flight between now and 11:59pm ET (tonight!), you can get up to 25% off an award redemption. Fares during the sale start…

Excellent Delta Business-Class Award Availability From the US to Europe

Last month, Delta secretly increased business-class award rates to Europe. This came just months after the carrier rose its rates for partner flights departing after October 1, 2016 — again without any notice. Now, perhaps on the heels of Brexit and the resulting decline in business travel between the US and the UK, Delta is opening its…