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 […]

Canadian wildfire smoke continues to cause flight delays on East Coast

Flights across the Northeast and beyond were delayed for a second day Thursday as smoke from wildfires in Canada choked much of the eastern U.S. in a thick, unhealthy haze. The Federal Aviation Administration warned early Thursday morning that it was expecting to restrict the flow of aircraft into and out of busy East Coast […]

British Airways launches new option for purchasing Avios: Balance Boost

British Airways has introduced a new way to purchase Avios at a rate significantly below TPG’s valuation, which it is calling Balance Boost. Specifically, Executive Club members can boost the Avios they’ve earned within the last 30 days by one, two or three times. News about British Airways Balance Boost was first reported by Loyalty […]

Southwest schedule extended: Snag cheap flights

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest information. If you have yet to book flights for the upcoming months, now is an excellent time to snag Southwest flights. Although some carriers allow you to book flights about 11 months in advance, Southwest extends its booking window in batches of only […]

Reader success story: How this couple used transferrable credit card rewards

Editor’s note: This story includes references to some credit card offers that are no longer available. You can view our current offers here. Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Matthew Orchant, who used seven credit card bonuses and hotel free night certificates to book an epic honeymoon trip to Japan. The […]