Your end-of-year to-do list, why traveling to Hawaii is worth it and more
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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG this week. Here’s what you need to know:
As 2019 comes to an end, it’s important to utilize all of your credit card benefits that expire at the end of the year and plan for 2020. You’ll also want to avoid seven common end-of-year points and miles mistakes as well.
TPG’s Summer Hull explains why it’s worth the time, cost and hassle to travel to Hawaii instead of other beach destinations.
Alaska Airlines will end service on two California routes and downgrade another two to seasonal status next May, as it focuses on its core Pacific Northwest markets.
Royal Caribbean’s massive 5,484-passenger Allure of the Seas will undergo a $165 million overhaul before it begins sailing out of Galveston, Texas. If you’re looking to take a cruise, you may be interested in how to book a cruise using points and miles.
The airline fee credit that is provided as a benefit by multiple American Express cards is a valuable perk (enrollment required). Here’s how to make sure you’ve used your credit before the end of the year, as well as some ideas for using any remaining credit you may have.
Due to overcrowding, photo tours of Antelope Canyon are being canceled and tripods are being banned. But, you can still visit the popular tourist destination on a normal tour.
Here are some of the most annoying passenger behaviors on planes, according to TPG’s Benet Wilson.
Let us help you choose the right Hawaii island. Or, if you can’t choose, consider island hopping to visit multiple islands during your trip.
TPG’s JT Genter was recently offered a retention bonus on his The Platinum Card® from American Express. Here’s how and why he was offered the retention bonus even though he’s generally satisfied with the card and didn’t have any plans to close the card.
Although I swear by Google Fi for my international phone and data plan, TPG’s Alberto Riva defends his choice to use T-Mobile in this piece. Especially if you’re considering your options for international phone and data coverage, this piece is a must read.
Featured photo of the Grand Hyatt Kauai by Summer Hull/The Points Guy.
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