AAdvantage Aviator Silver Card Is on Its Way

In October Barclaycard announced the release of the AAdvantage Aviator Silver card and AAdvantage Aviator Red card, which will soon replace the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, and are only being offered to existing cardholders. I accepted the invitation to upgrade my card, and I’m excited to now officially be one of the first Aviator Silver cardholders! The Aviator cards are a brilliant…

What’s the Most Lucrative Current Credit Card Sign-up Bonus?

TPG reader Chris emailed me to ask: “What is the most lucrative credit card sign-up bonus offer available right now?”  There are some incredibly valuable targeted offers out there right now, but to answer this question I’m going to focus only on bonuses available to everyone. I think that right now the most lucrative sign-up bonus is the US Airways…

What’s the Best Credit Card to Earn Free Domestic Flights?

TPG reader Stacey tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy—”What’s the best travel rewards credit card to earn free flights for domestic travel?” The answer to this question depends heavily on another: what airline(s) do you like to fly? I think the 50,000 point sign-up bonus offers on the Southwest credit cards are a great deal, and are worth over $700…

50,000 US Airways Dividend Miles & 10 Great Ways to Use Them

Learning how to earn points and miles is only one side of the award travel equation. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers ten ideas for putting US Airways miles to use. Airline miles are worthless…until you redeem them for something of value. So since Barclaycard is now offering 50,000 miles as a sign-up…

Amazing Transatlantic Business Class Award Availability on AA/US

Per View from the Wing, US Airways transitioned their fare classes over the weekend to align with American’s, but in doing so, there appeared to be some gaps that caused for a bunch of low-level Business Class award availability to be open. Currently the US Airways World Premier MasterCard is offering an increased 50,000 sign-up bonus, meaning signing…

Credit Card Customer Service: 6 Times it Can’t Hurt to Ask

The saying goes that good things come to those who wait, but in the points and miles game, sometimes good things come to those who just ask. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains: Credit cards are an incredibly profitable business for banks and other issuers, and even during the Great Recession (when banks…

US Airways Barclaycard 50,000 Bonus, Loses Foreign Transaction Fees, Adds Global Entry

The US Airways Premier World MasterCard has had a number of different sign-up bonuses within the last year—usually in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 miles—but is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 US Airways miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee.  However, once US Airways and American Airlines merge, Barclaycard won’t be able to accept new applications…

Top Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2015

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to reevaluate your credit card portfolio and strategize for the travel rewards you hope to earn in 2015. Credit cards are the single most lucrative way to rack up points and miles to travel the world. Personally, my own cards have allowed me to circle the globe in first class…

Top Credit Cards, Free Breakfast at Marriott, Hertz Bonus

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Reminder: Check out the Top Credit Card Offers for 2015 Here’s my list of the top credit card offers for the month of January, 2015. For more information and details on each card, visit this post. 1. Platinum Card from American Express …

American Airlines and US Airways Up To 50% Buy Miles Bonus

As they get closer to merging by taking steps like letting customers link their frequent flyer accounts, American Airlines and US Airways have come out with a new promotion on purchased miles where buyers can get up to a 50% bonus now through January 30, 2015. Similar to their most recent joint buy miles bonus…