Check Out the Renovated Delta SkyClub at Raleigh-Durham

Delta unveiled a renovated SkyClub yesterday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), continuing the airline’s overhaul and expansion of many of its lounges across the country. The new space includes a large area for refreshments, more access to charging stations and nearly double the seating capacity. Located in Terminal 2 near Gate C3, the 5,600-square-foot lounge seats more…

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…

Delta to Charge More for SkyClub Membership in 2017

Delta has some of the best airport lounges in the US, especially for a domestic carrier. From the unique SkyDeck at JFK’s Terminal 4 to a brand new, expansive lounge in Seattle, Delta flyers have some pretty great options to get some work done, grab a bite or just relax before a flight. Starting next…

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…

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’s New Seattle Sky Club Raises the Bar for Airline Lounges

Delta’s latest addition to the Sky Club network opened for business today in Seattle. Skillfully designed and boasting an impressive list of amenities, this sprawling, airy space at the heart of Sea-Tac airport should help the airline continue to strengthen its presence in the Pacific Northwest. Yesterday, the lounge opened its doors for a ribbon-cutting celebration and a preview of what it has to offer….

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…

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…

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…

Building Credit from Scratch, Southwest’s International Destinations, Around-the-World Awards and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…