Up to 115,000 Bonus Miles When You Purchase American Airlines Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline. In the wake…

6 Top Tools for Finding Cheap Flights

TPG Contributor JT Genter has recently been paying between 2.6-3.8 cents per mile for AA flights, which has made him quite the expert on finding flight deals. Here are his tips for how to find cheap flights on your own. This year, I’ll be re-earning American Airlines Platinum status — valued at $2,840 — while spending just $1,749…

The Ins and Outs of American Airlines 500-Mile Upgrades

If you’re an American Airlines Gold or Platinum member, you can get a free upgrade to first class on domestic and select international flights by using “500-mile upgrades.” TPG Contributor JT Genter walks you through earning, purchasing and — most importantly — using these upgrades. Whether you realized it or not, one part of your AAdvantage…

Maximizing Stopovers and Open Jaws on Award Tickets

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers insights into two lucrative routing strategies that will help you get farther on your frequent flyer miles: the stopover, and the open jaw. Everyone loves a free flight (well, maybe not airlines). My guess is that if you’re reading this post, then like I do, you try to squeeze every bit…

Delta American Express Cards Waive Foreign Transaction Fees Starting Today – What Other Cards Don’t Charge Forex Fees?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi Prestige Back in February, American Express announced that the Delta co-branded cards, including the Delta Gold, Platinum and Reserve cards, would start waiving foreign transaction fees as of May 1, 2014, and that day has finally arrived. These…

Top Credit Cards With No First Year Annual Fee

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express Personal and Business Cards, Capital One Venture Card, Citi ThankYou Premier There are some great travel credit card offers out there at the moment, and to entice new customers, many issuers…

Benefits and Costs of Adding Additional Cardholders on Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Capital One Venture Card Readers often ask me about the perks and downsides of adding cardholders to existing credit card accounts, and I’ve explored the answers in posts like:  What Are the Effects…

Citi Prestige Cardholders – Redeem ThankYou Points For 1.6 Cents Each on American and US Airways Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Citi Prestige When Citi announced that the ThankYou points earned with the ThankYou Premier card would be devalued to be worth 1.25 cents each toward airfare instead of 1.33 cents apiece, a lot of readers had questions about upgrading to the Citi…

Maximizing Cash Back Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, SimplyCash Business Card from American Express, Blue Cash Preferred from American Express, Blue Cash Everyday from American Express While I tend to talk most about the best credit cards for earning points and miles…