Comparing Premium Transcontinental Service Across Carriers

All the major US-based airlines offer premium-cabin products for flights across the country, but not all of them are created equal. To help you find the best seat on your next coast-to-coast itinerary, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele sizes up the various options. Did you know that the flight from Boston to…

4 Steps to Maximize Starwood Crossover Rewards with Delta

When it comes to award travel, there are plenty of brand partnerships to leverage. One of the most lucrative options is Starwood’s Crossover Rewards, which awards SPG elites perks when traveling on Delta and Delta elites benefits for staying at its properties. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shows you how to…

Can I Stack MQMs from Spending on Multiple Delta Amex Cards?

TPG reader Kevin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning Delta Medallion status: “I have a Platinum Delta SkyMiles card, and I’ve passed both thresholds to earn bonus Medallion miles. Can I get another Delta card to earn even more elite miles, and if so, is that a good strategy?” Several airlines offer paths to elite…

How to Get Airline Elite Status Quickly in 2016

As we start a new year, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen offers tips and advice on earning airline elite status quickly in 2016. When it comes to airline elite status, the landscape in 2016 is going to look a lot different than in previous years. Delta and United made enormous changes to their award-mileage and…

8 Credit Card Perks to Work Toward in 2016

Ready for a fresh start? Now that it’s 2016, it’s time to start working on your points and miles strategy. Of course, credit cards can play a huge role in helping you redeem some great travel awards. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen is here to help you see which cards can get…

Can I Earn Miles When I Fly with a Companion Certificate?

TPG reader Jerry sent me an email to ask about earning rewards on companion fares: “Can you earn Rapid Rewards points when using the Southwest Companion Pass? I understand the companion is ineligible, but what about the person who holds the pass?” Airline companion fares are a great way to score flight discounts, as you can cut your overall cost…

Last-Minute Elite Status Strategy in 2015: Delta Medallion

It’s that time of year again. As the clock winds down on 2015, many flyers’ attention turns to qualifying or requalifying for elite status. This week, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers the elite-status programs of the three major legacy carriers in the US, and shows you how to rack up those last-minute miles before…

7 Points and Miles Tasks to Complete Before the End of 2015

With 2016 only two months away, it’s a great time to take stock of your points and miles activity from the current year, and to meet any lingering spending requirements before it’s too late. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you through an essential checklist for getting your loyalty accounts in order….

Choosing the Best American Express Card for You

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Blue Cash Preferred from American Express, Blue Cash Everyday from American Express Taking advantage of top offers on travel rewards credit cards can be a great way to boost your account balances and unlock valuable redemptions. However, navigating the sea of available products…

The Inside Scoop on the Amex Centurion (Black) Card

Amex is notoriously tight-lipped about Centurion, its “secret” credit card for top spenders. I haven’t received an invitation to join, but if I did get an offer, I’d still opt for an Amex Platinum + Premier Rewards Gold combo instead, which provides far more bang for your buck. However, as TPG Points and Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains today, that $2,500…