How to use the American Express Clear Plus membership benefit

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Whether you’re at the airport, a sporting event or a concert, going through security can be a pain. And if you’ve ever stood in a barely-moving line and longed to be one of the people zipping along beside you in the […]

2 years in, JetBlue’s new Mint cabin shows some serious wear and tear

Just over two years ago, JetBlue began flying its much-anticipated new Mint business-class Studios and Suites. These direct-aisle-access pods brought big improvements relative to the legacy product, including additional privacy thanks to sliding doors, upgraded entertainment systems and enhanced connectivity options. The business-class-plus product, Mint Studio, offers even more space and storage. These new products […]

3 ways to support the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month

Editor’s note: This post is regularly updated with new information. It was originally published in June 2020. Pride month represents a bright spot of joy and celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community. For some people, this will be another chance to celebrate a tradition, as they’ve done for years. For others, it could be their first […]

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Credit Card review

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information and offers. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card overview The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card is Marriott’s most premium card offering. Standout benefits include automatic Platinum Elite status, an annual free night at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program that is worth up […]

Qantas embraces diversity and changes its gender-based uniform rules

Sign up for our daily newsletter Qantas, Australia’s flag airline, has relaxed its gender-based uniform rules, allowing employees of any gender to wear makeup, have long hair and opt for comfortable flat shoes. The new policy was introduced as the airline prepares for a change in leadership, with current chief executive Alan Joyce stepping down […]

The Insider’s Guide to the Best Thailand Souvenirs

Discover the best Thailand souvenirs, from vibrant Thai silk to exquisite wood carvings. Ah, the beautiful, bustling Kingdom of Thailand. A land of enchanting culture, delicious cuisine, and warm, inviting people. There’s no question about it – a trip to Thailand is an experience that can leave lasting impressions on any traveler’s mind. We fell […]

When and How to Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to World of Hyatt

Chase Ultimate Rewards points regularly appear near the top of TPG’s monthly valuations, and it’s for a good reason. The program offers some great transfer partners that can unlock terrific value when you want to redeem the points you’ve earned on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card. […]

Alaska, Delta each unveil 2 new — and unusual — routes to Hawaii

It seems like now is the time to start thinking about your winter beach vacation, as two U.S. airlines just announced some interesting new routes to Hawaii. Both Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced new Hawaii routes Friday, but these aren’t your typical flights to the Aloha State. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up […]

Quick Points: You can now redeem Virgin Atlantic Points on 22 different airlines

With 22 airline redemption partners, you might not realize how valuable Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points can be. TPG values Virgin points at 1.5 cents each, which is fairly average for the value of airline miles. (American AAdvantage miles are higher at 1.77 cents each, while Delta SkyMiles are lower at 1.41 cents each.) Today, […]

7 travel mistakes to avoid on your next trip

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Memorial Day kicked off 2023 summer travel, with the Transportation Security Administration screening nearly 9.8 million travelers nationally over the holiday weekend — up approximately 300,000 compared to the same period in 2019. On May 26, the TSA screened 2.74 million travelers, the […]