Breaking: Customs Computer System Shutdown Causes Mass Delays at Airports Nationwide

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

According to reports on social media, the US Customs and Border Protection is experiencing a nationwide outage on Friday afternoon that is causing delays and lines at airports. The issue appears to be slowing international travelers from passing through CBP checkpoints, leaving passengers waiting in lines that social-media users say have grown into hours-long waits. …

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Video: TPG Reviews the Beachside Hilton Tel Aviv

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

At this hotel, you don’t have to go far from your room to get to the beach. In this week’s episode of “Being The Points Guy,” Brian reviews his stay in a Junior Suite at the Hilton Tel Aviv. It passed the shower test, the towel test, and had beachside-views that were as magnificent as …

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Get a Free Iced Starbucks Drink With Your Purchase Today

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Or at least, it is at Starbucks. What we mean is — Starbucks is having another happy hour promotion. This time it’s a buy-one-get-one-free deal on iced beverages. Today only (Thursday, Aug. 8), you can get an additional cold brew, Refreshers, iced coffee, iced macchiatos and more with your purchase. But …

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Video: Which First Class Is the Best on the A380?

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

They may call the Boeing 747 the “Queen of the Skies,” but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this week’s episode of “Being The Points Guy,” Brian talks about his all-time favorite aircraft — the famously massive, unfortunately discontinued, but undeniably unique Airbus A380. That, and a fun little game of compare-and-contrast …

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