5 Reasons to Fly Hawaiian Airlines to Hawaii

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

These days, most US airlines fly to Hawaii. It’s a massively popular leisure destination that has no problem attracting crowds. This means you have plenty of choice for getting between the mainland and paradise. But in a sea of choices, there’s still an obvious (and fun!) place to start — with the island’s namesake airline. …

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5 Great Ways to Use 150,000 Hilton Honors Points

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Traveling using hotel points instead of cash makes vacations that much more fun — and affordable. There are currently four increased welcome bonuses available on the Hilton Amex cards that go as high as 150,000 Hilton Honors bonus points from just one welcome bonus. Before we get to how to put those points to work, here’s how …

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Aloha to Free — Where the Marriott Platinum Breakfast Perk Is Done Right

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Some travelers couldn’t care less about hotel breakfast, preferring instead to head out and start their day with local coffee and a $2 pastry sold by a street vendor. That’s awesome and I love when that happens, but it also isn’t always practical — especially with little kids involved. So, these days, I find myself …

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This 70,000 Mile Offer Ends Today — 3 Reasons Your Family Should Apply Now

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Final day to apply for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard with a 70,000-mile sign-up bonus. Apply now. I interrupt the kick-off to your family’s summer fun, end-of-the-school-year madness or whatever else you have going on to say this is your last chance to pick up a huge sign-up bonus on one of my …

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How to Book Lie-Flat Seats on Hawaiian Airlines for 40,000 Miles

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

More than 9 million people visit Hawaii every year, and most of them need to catch a ride on a plane to get to paradise. From the fleet of Southwest 737s flying from the West Coast to Hawaiian Airlines A330s with lie-flat seats operating on the longest route in the United States from Boston to …

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Marriott Bonvoy Problems Linger and Could Have Ruined Our Vacation

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Nine months after Starwood Preferred Guest was integrated into Marriott’s loyalty program, there are still problems. Several of them. Some of these problems can easily be vacation ruiners. With well over 100 million members, Marriott might be the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, but I’ve found cases where it inexplicably changes rates on reservations, forces …

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New Sam’s Club Amex Offer — Save $25 On Gift Cards to Disney, Southwest Airlines and More

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

American Express is targeting some lucky cardholders with a way to save money on online Sam’s Club purchases with a new Amex Offer. For a limited time, targeted cardholders can get $25 back in the form of a statement credit on online Sam’s Club purchases of $200 or more. This is a really exciting offer …

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Guide to Attending the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Welcome to TPG‘s hub for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Bookmark this page as it will be updated with information related to Tokyo 2020 as the games approach. The Summer Olympic Games only come around once every four years, and that time is coming up soon — this time in Tokyo, Japan. On July …

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8 Cool Ways to Spend United Miles Now Without Leaving the Ground

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Often, maximizing your United miles means flying in a fancy seat or building in free stopovers, but sometimes you can get big value from your airline miles without leaving the ground. Via the United Exclusives program, you can redeem MileagePlus miles for experiences that range from cocktails o pieces of a plane to batting practice at …

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Booking.com Makes a Big Move Against Resort Fees

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Travelers have a range of tastes and opinions wider than the Grand Canyon, but there’s one topic where they agree almost universally: resort fees stink. In recent years, resort fees have only become worse. They have increased in amount, spread to properties that are decidedly not resorts, been renamed (“destination fees”), and are sometimes even …

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