Where to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Economy

With Singapore Airlines launching nonstop service from San Francisco tomorrow, we’ve spent the last few days exploring the carrier’s brilliant new Airbus A350-900 — which I had the great privilege of experiencing on a nearly empty delivery flight from Toulouse, France to Changi Airport last week. Given that there were only a couple dozen people on the plane (including the crew!), I…

Where to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Premium Economy

This Sunday, Singapore Airlines will begin operating its first nonstop flight to the US since 2013, when the airline discontinued its Newark and Los Angeles nonstops to Changi Airport. Those flights are scheduled to resume as well two years from now, once Singapore takes delivery of its A350-900ULR, but the San Francisco nonstop is a…

Where to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Business Class

In just a few days, Singapore Airlines will launch its first nonstop flight to the US since discontinuing its Newark and Los Angeles nonstops in late 2013, nearly three years ago. The carrier plans to re-introduce nonstop flights to New York and Los Angeles in 2018, with an extended-range version of Airbus’ latest plane, the A350-900ULR,…

Earn Bonus Starpoints at Marriott, Bonus Marriott Points at Starwood with Co-Branded Cards

Update 11/15/16: Marriott has confirmed that this new benefit is now also available to cardmembers in Canada, the UK, the United Arab Emirates and Japan. At least so far, the Marriott-Starwood merger has been quite customer-friendly; members of the respective hotel loyalty programs can link their accounts and transfer points between them, and if you have…

The Top Cards for Instant SPG and Marriott Elite Status

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood has now closed, and while many award travelers feared this would negatively impact both loyalty programs, that doesn’t appear to be the case — at least in…

7 Cards You’ll Want to Have as a Starwood/Marriott Guest

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Now that Marriott’s officially acquired Starwood, many of our questions about the future of both programs — at least in the short term — have been answered. Last week, TPG sat…

When Can I Earn a Second Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus?

TPG reader Cindy sent me a message on Facebook to ask about credit card bonuses: “I earned a sign-up bonus from the Marriott Visa in September of 2014. Chase says I need to wait 24 months before I can earn another one. Do I need to wait that long before I open a new card, or just make sure 24…

Does the Marriott Rewards Experiences Marketplace Offer Good Value?

Award nights are the most popular (and typically most valuable) way to redeem your hotel points, but many loyalty programs offer a variety of other ways to put your rewards to use, such as exclusive VIP experiences at sports events, restaurants and more. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look…

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses That Get You at Least $500 in Value

If you’ve spent any time on this site or are at all interested in the points and miles hobby, you know that credit card sign-up bonuses are a great way to quickly earn points or miles that can be used toward flight, hotel and other travel redemptions. However, not all rewards currencies are created equal…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, United MileagePlus Explorer, Citi Prestige Card Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Because of great benefits and…