Why airline mileage runs are a bad idea

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Check out all of TPG’s mileage run series: TPG challenged 3 people to fly as far as they could for $725 — here’s what happened How and why to book a mileage run What to pack on a mileage run Years ago, I was a top-tier United 1K elite traveler. That essentially meant I didn’t …

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21 airline stroller policies around the world

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

A few years ago, a mom of young twins had her stroller taken from her on an American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Dallas. This set off a chain reaction that resulted in a yelling flight attendant, a mom in tears, a viral video and lots of news stories. Some might say the mom …

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Your guide to packing for toddlers

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Many travelers consider packing for a trip to be the most stressful part of the adventure, especially when little kids are involved and you have to decide what is truly essential and what isn’t. There’s no exact science to knowing what and how much to bring, especially if you’re going on a longer trip. Weather …

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The New W Aspen: Mountain views, $1,000 rooms … and bunk beds

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

The new W Aspen is a super-cool hangout for those looking for a trendy high-end vacation with a side of skiing. Pros: Good food at reasonable prices (for Aspen), funky new rooms with bunk beds and a great pool/hot dub deck. Cons: Steep resort fee with minimal tangible perks, some puzzling design choices and really high cash prices, especially during the ski season.

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Today only: JetBlue Halloween flash sale with $31 fares

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here: https://thepointsguy.com/mailing-list/ This flash sale from JetBlue is scary good. The today-only Get Ghoul-ing sale is offering a host of flights at $31 or 1,300 JetBlue points one-way — and all available routes are priced at the …

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The unwritten rules of flying in the middle seat

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

The dreaded middle seat, much like raisins in a trail mix, is often the last seating type available on a flight. You usually land in the middle seat if you are squashed between other friends or family members, you booked too late, received a seat assignment at the last minute, changed to the flight on …

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