Amex Travel guide: Everything you need to know

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

The Amex Travel Portal allows you to redeem American Express Membership Rewards points directly for travel reservations and activities rather than transfer your rewards to airline or hotel partners like Delta Skymiles or Marriott Bonvoy. This year, Amex rolled out some new features on the portal, including the ability to book discounted premium tickets online, …

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Delta flash sale: Flights around the US have dropped to $97 round-trip

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ It’s been a great few days for Delta flash sales. Today, we’re seeing round-trip deals around the country starting at just $97 round-trip. Keep in mind that many of the tickets are in Delta’s basic …

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Deal alert: Flights to China have dropped to $305 round-trip

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ Earlier today, we published unreal deals to China and parts of Asia for less than $1,500 round-trip in business class. Now we’re also seeing cheap deals to China in economy starting at just $305 round-trip …

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Deal alert: US to Asia in biz starting at $1,487 round-trip

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ Last week, we wrote about a great deal on cheap business class seats to Asia. Now, we’re seeing even lower prices. We’ve spotted business class tickets from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) for …

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Airlines collected $2.8 billion in bag fees in the first half of 2019. Here’s how to avoid them

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

U.S. airlines reported a second-quarter 2019 after-tax net profit of $4.8 billion, and a pre-tax operating profit of $6.9 billion, according to a just-released report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Want to guess where a large chunk of that profit came from? You guessed it, baggage fees. Airlines collected $1.5 billion in baggage fees, …

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American Airlines launches new way to earn miles with Vivid Seats

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Are you a sports or music fan? If so, American Airlines has launched a new partnership that can score you miles for your next trip. American is partnering with Vivid Seats, a company that sells tickets across music, sports, and performing arts events. AAdvantage members will have the opportunity to earn at least 3x miles …

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Deal Alert: Flights to Spain, Italy and more from $196 round-trip

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ Here’s a nice start to the weekend: cheap flight deals! We’re seeing cheap flights from around the US to select cities in Europe like Madrid (MAD), Rome (FCO), Paris (CDG) and Copenhagen (CPH) from as …

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The government says a man scammed Delta out of 42 million SkyBonus points

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

A man in Georgia really loved Delta’s loyalty program for businesses — so much so, that he’s been accused of wire fraud related to it. Gennady Podolsky, a dual Ukrainian and American citizen, and managing partner of Vega International Travel Services, Inc., was arraigned this week for wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office …

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It happened again: Why the TSA still can’t deal with my natural hair

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ It happened again. I arrived for my flight early, as usual. I presented my boarding pass and Real ID-compliant driver’s license for inspection. I usually expect issues with my Washington, DC license — some officers …

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Deal Alert: Premium economy flights to Africa have dropped to $1,093 round-trip

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ Earlier this week, we published cheap economy fares to North Africa. Now we’re seeing similar deals in premium economy from around the US, including New York (JFK), Washington (IAD) and San Francisco (SFO) to North …

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Deal alert: JetBlue Mint fares to the Caribbean from $331 one-way

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ 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/ JetBlue is back with great sales in its phenomenal lie-flat business class product, Mint. We’re seeing one-way deals from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) to Bridgetown (BGI), Aruba (AUA) and Grenada (GND) starting at …

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Can you guess which U.S. airline mishandles the most bags?

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

One airline reportedly mishandled nearly half a million bags between January and June of this year. Can you guess which one? If you’re thinking Spirit, guess again. Maybe United? Close, but nope. If you guessed American, you’re right. American Airlines ranks near the bottom among major US airlines this year, according to a report by …

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Citi will donate up to $2 million to fight child hunger when you use your card for dining

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

The next time you dine out, consider using your Citi credit card. That’s because Citi is partnering with No Kid Hungry to donate healthy meals to children in need. Here’s what you need to know. First, you’ll want to enroll your eligible Citi card at dineout.citi.com. Then, when you spend $5 or more dining out …

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Deal alert: Flights to Europe have dropped to $220 round-trip

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Here at TPG, Europe is always a favorite destination. From historic cities, to great food, to awesome hotel award redemptions there’s something for everyone. We’re seeing cheap deals from major U.S. cities like Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS) and Miami (MIA) to several European cities starting at just $220 round-trip. Note that all fares are …

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Alaska Airlines is offering a flight voucher for first 40,000 fans at baseball game

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

If you’re going to the San Fransisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins game on September 14, you might want to get there early. That’s because Alaska Airlines is offering a 2-for-1 flight voucher for the first 40,000 fans attending the game. Here’s what you need to know. After buying one economy class ticket at the regular …

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