Airlines Collected Over $3.8 Billion in Baggage Fees in 2015

After topping $1 billion for the first quarter ever in Q3 2015, US-based airline baggage fees dropped to “just” $958 million in the 4th quarter of 2015. However, for the full year of 2015, airlines reported over $3.8 billion in revenue from baggage fees — the most reported in any year. Here’s the list of the airlines that collected the…

How to Pick a Credit Card for Everyday Non-Bonus Purchases

With so many solid credit card options out there, it can often be difficult to decide which is the best choice for a given purchase. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explores the various factors to consider when deciding upon a card for non-bonus purchases. There are many ways to maximize your point…

Top 10 Perks of United Global Services

United’s Global Services is one of the more mysterious status levels in the world of loyalty programs; it’s dedicated to high spenders, and unless you’re a member you can’t view the full list of benefits. However, thanks to some sources lucky enough to hold this status, TPG Contributor Vikram Birring is here with a rundown…

7 Reasons to Apply for the JetBlue Plus Card Now

The recently introduced JetBlue Plus Card marks the airline’s move to a new issuer (Barclaycard), and there are plenty of positive changes in store. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks through the various benefits that led him to sign up for this product. There are many factors to consider when applying…

United’s Celebrating 90 Years By Giving Away 90,000 Miles to 90 People

Update: Good news! United has confirmed that this giveaway is authentic and not a phishing attempt. Hooray! United Airlines is turning 90 this month, and it’s celebrating in a big way. The airline is giving away 90,000 miles to 90 people through the United Airlines at 90 Sweepstakes. To enter the contest, you’ll need to provide your name,…

Earn 500 Bonus United Miles on Your First MileagePlus X App Purchase

United is running a new promotion to drive more travelers to try its MileagePlus X app: 500 bonus United miles on your first purchase through the app. The promotion is limited to the primary cardholders of the United MileagePlus Explorer Card, and your first purchase must be made before July 31, 2016. If you don’t have the MileagePlus Explorer Card…

What To Do If You’re Declined for a Credit Card

No one likes getting denied for a credit card application, but as TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains, not all hope is lost if you find yourself in this situation. Read on for a variety of tips for appealing the decision and improving your likelihood of getting approved. Even with the most detailed…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 United Gift Card

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is the chance to win a $500 United Airlines gift card to use for your next flight. The carrier recently announced that it would begin flying its flagship Dreamliner aircraft — usually reserved for long-haul international service — on domestic transcons between Newark (EWR) and Los Angeles (LAX). If you’re looking for…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying United

When there are plenty of solid travel rewards cards out there, it can be hard to find the best ones for you. If you’re a United flyer looking for options that earn you points and elite-like perks, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele has some top suggestions. Among the three remaining legacy carriers, United…

Do Credit Card Points Stack with Loyalty Program Rewards?

TPG reader Scott sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning Marriott Rewards: “I recently got the Marriott Premier credit card. I realize I earn 5 points per dollar spent at Marriott locations, but do I also still earn 10 points per dollar through Marriott Rewards? Essentially, can I earn 15 points per dollar when I use the card to…