You Can Now Get American Express Membership Rewards Points Rather Than Cashback From Ebates

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

One of the fundamentals of the points and miles hobby is to always shop online through a shopping portal. Starting today, shopping through the Ebates portal just got a lot more lucrative. Instead of redeeming for cashback, members can now cash out Ebates earnings for American Express Membership Rewards points. Based on current TPG’s valuations, …

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Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to London From $315 Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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Deal Alert: East and West Coast to Hong Kong From $341 Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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American Airlines Doubles Down on Dallas, LA While Pulling Crews From Phoenix

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

More than five years after the official merger of American Airlines and US Airways, flight attendants from both airlines were finally combined into one scheduling system in October 2018. This opened the door for flight attendants to transfer between bases, whether for personal reasons or moving to a base where they might have higher seniority …

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Why Amazon Ditching NYC HQ2 May be Good for NY-Based Elite Flyers

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In November, Amazon announced the results of its years-long competition for a second headquarters. Rather than choosing one HQ2 location, the behemoth online retailer announced it would add three new locations: Long Island City in New York City, National Landing in Virginia and an Operations Center in Nashville. On Thursday, Amazon announced that it has decided not to move …

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Everything You Need to Know About Flying Cathay Pacific First Class as a Couple

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

What’s better than flying one of the best airline products in the world? Flying it with someone you love! My wife Katie and I recently had the good fortune to snag a couple of super-cheap Cathay Pacific first-class tickets from Da Nang, Vietnam to New York City and were more than excited to fly it together. …

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Deal Alert: Fly JetBlue Mint Across the Country, to the Caribbean From $301 Each Way

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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Waivers Expand to 87 Airports as Flight Cancellations Soar Past 2,900 for the Week

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

As dueling snowstorms wreck havoc on both US coasts, Monday ended up being one of the worst air travel dates of the winter season with 1,140 US flight cancellations. However, Tuesday has already topped this total. Through 8:45am ET, FlightAware’s flight cancellation tracker has counted 1,721 cancellations of US flights. And this number is only going …

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Marriott PointSavers Promo Discounts The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Le Méridien New Orleans and More

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

One of the ongoing Marriott Rewards — and hopefully to be continued under the name Bonvoy — promotions is called PointSavers. This discount program lets rewards members book certain selected hotel properties for less than the standard cost. Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: the discounts aren’t amazing. With the upcoming award chart change on …

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15 Items You Can Get for Free With the Amex Business Platinum’s Dell Statement Credit

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Card members of the Business Platinum® Card from American Express just got two valuable new perks: up to $200 in statement credits for Dell purchases each year and a complimentary year of global WeWork access. You can now sign up for the WeWork benefit, and the Dell statement credit went live right at midnight on Feb. 1. …

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American Airlines’ Secretive Top-Tier Elites Receiving Passes to Flagship First Dining

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines has made an impressive investment in its lounges in the past few years. And while refreshed Admirals Club are nice, the way AA has really impressed is with its new Flagship Lounges. The airline has opened four (New York JFK, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles) of these new premium lounges since May 2017, and …

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Deal Alert: Delta Flash Sale to Ski Destinations From 9,000 Miles Each Way

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Although Delta hasn’t had a published award chart for years, it does offer award flash sales fairly regularly. Destinations have included domestic flights for 10,000 …

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Flight Cancellations Spiking Due to Ice Storm, Airlines Waivers Now Cover 63 Airports

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Chicago airports are slowing to a crawl Tuesday afternoon as an ice storm begins to cripple the critical airline hub. But this is just the beginning of the aviation impacts from yet another winter storm. And airlines are preparing by issuing flight change fee waivers due to the storm. According to the Ice Storm Warning currently …

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We Tried Out Cathay Pacific’s New Yoga and Meditation ‘Sanctuary’

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

From ever-decreasing seat sizes in economy to ever-longer flights, air travel seems to be getting increasingly grueling on the body. And being sedentary for so long can have serious consequences. As airports and airlines battle to counter the threat, what started off as few one-off yoga spaces in airports seems to now have turned into a …

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What’s On American Airlines In-Flight Entertainment in February 2019

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

An entertained passenger is a happy(er) passenger, and it seems American Airlines gets that. While making the passenger-unfriendly decision to remove in-flight entertainment screens from its domestic aircraft during retrofits, AA is investing in IFE in other ways, from streaming IFE through Wi-Fi to live TV to IFE screens on most of its international aircraft. While the …

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