Saving $$$ with a Credit Card Extended Warranty — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

The Easiest Way to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring

There are few things worse than watching your frequent flyer miles vanish in an instant. Today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig outlines one great option for extending the life of your miles with only a minute or two of work. With only a few exceptions, including Delta and JetBlue, frequent flyer miles are set to expire…

easyJet Passenger Tasered on Plane Over Baggage Fee Incident

Well, here’s a situation we didn’t cover in our recent Survival Guide to Low-Cost Carriers: According to this BBC report, a man on an easyJet flight from London-Gatwick (LGW) to Belfast (BFS) yesterday was tasered after an argument over luggage. And to think, TPG thought Ryanair was the worst airline in the world! According to…

Thursday Giveaway: 30,000 United Miles

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we’re offering a chance to win 30,000 United miles in honor of the airline’s current purchased miles discount for select MileagePlus members. 30,000 miles is enough for a one-way economy flight to Europe. You can also boost your United balance through several credit card bonuses. You can earn 40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards…

Flight Review: Lufthansa A380 Economy, Beijing to Frankfurt

Over the last decade, TPG Contributor JT Genter has flown economy on 20 different carriers. As part of a multi-leg, round-the-world itinerary, he recently checked out the upstairs economy cabin in the newly reconfigured Lufthansa A380 — here’s his take on the experience. Booking the Flight with Miles After booking my outbound itinerary to China — which included a…

Why Mileage Multipliers Are a Raw Deal

At a time when airlines are pulling in record profits, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why buying miles to go with your next flight might boost your carrier’s bottom line, but it probably won’t help your own. When you purchase a flight on a major US carrier, you’re often given the option to…

Comprehensive Guide to Changing Award Tickets

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen runs through award ticket change policies for major airlines, and explains what you can do to minimize or avoid change fees altogether. Booking airline award tickets is more of an art than a science. You may often want to make an award reservation before you’re even sure that you’ll be…

United’s All Day Recess Promotion Offers New Bonus Retailers

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explores week three of a great promotion from the United Airlines shopping portal, which is offering elevated earning rates, spending bonuses and more. Last month, I wrote about the lucrative All Day Recess Sweepstakes and Promotion being offered through United MileagePlus Shopping. While the entire promotion runs until mid-August,…