The best credit cards to get for an almost-free Caribbean vacation

Written by Andrea M. Rotondo @ The Points Guy

It’s the dead of winter and you need a beach vacation with lots of sun — as soon as possible. We get it. We also get that you might be trying to keep your budget in check, so you’re looking for a Caribbean vacation without a big credit card bill waiting at the end of …

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Book a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway from $69 round-trip

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, making it the perfect time for a romantic weekend getaway. Couples trips are a great way to unplug and spend time to together. And what better way to do that than by exploring a new destination? We’ve searched for flights under $140 all across the U.S. to …

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Losing elite status at the end of January? Here’s what to do now

Written by Summer Hull and Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

The start of a new year resets the clock on an array of perks and bonus opportunities in the world of points and miles. You have new Amex airline fee credits, a new chance to earn the Southwest Companion Pass for nearly two years and a fresh opportunity to earn free night certificates on cards …

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How to visit West Africa on points after ‘Year of Return’

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

If you were logged on social media in the past few weeks, you might’ve seen several Facebook friends, Instagram followers — even your own cousins — in Ghana over the holiday season. If you missed the memo and felt the familiar rush of FOMO, you aren’t the only one. But why the dash to West …

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SkyMiles deal alert: Flights to the Caribbean and Mexico from 10,500 SkyMiles R/T

Written by Liz Hund @ 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. Have the winter blues already set in? Lucky for you, Delta’s got you covered with some great SkyMiles deals to warmer and sandier places. From 10,500 SkyMiles …

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Act fast: You can earn Delta Silver Medallion status with just one trip

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that you can earn Silver status with the one trip. There’s an incredible opportunity to earn elite status with Delta Air Lines, and in business class no less. The flights are operated by Delta’s SkyTeam partner, China Eastern, and both originate at New York-JFK. …

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Delta accidentally gives some Diamond Medallion status and then takes it away

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

Talk about an emotional rollercoaster. There are multiple reports into The Points Guy from readers and from social media of members of Delta SkyMiles loyalty program being “accidentally” awarded Delta’s highest tier status Delta Diamond Medallion, and then having it taken away. Some folks, who didn’t earn any status at all appear to be walking …

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Delta CEO talks exoskeleltons, ‘binge buttons’ and more at CES 2020

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Systemwide inflight Wi-Fi. Artificial intelligence. “Binge buttons” for inflight programming. Even futuristic exoskeleton suits. Delta CEO Ed Bastian touched on a number of futuristic visions during his keynote speech at the CES 2020 trade show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The annual event is one of the top consumer electronics trade shows in the world, …

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Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

Introduction When you are earning points and miles and considering possible redemptions, it is critically important to have a general understanding of the value of those points and miles.  All points and miles are not created equal! Thus, back in September 2018…

The post Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles appeared first on Middle Age Miles.

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Yes, I have 19 credit cards; here’s why

Written by Scott Mayerowitz @ The Points Guy

I’ve been in the points and miles game for a long time. My United Airlines MileagePlus number dates back to 1987 when I signed up for an account with Eastern Airlines. Yes, the original Eastern. Back then, the loyalty program was called OnePass and included Continental Airlines, which eventually merged with United and that’s how …

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9 amazing places to use points for a trip to the Caribbean

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

If the winter blues already have you feeling down, now might be just the perfect moment to plan a getaway to a sunny Caribbean island. We’ve recently seen some incredible sales on both paid flights as well as on award tickets to the Caribbean from various U.S. cities on several airlines, but there are also …

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Best premium airline credit cards: Get lounge access, earn elite status faster and more

Written by Jason Stauffer @ The Points Guy

The three legacy U.S. airlines — American, Delta and United — don’t each just have a single cobranded airline credit card. Rather, they offer multiple cards, and in the case of American, even cards from different banks. But each of these airlines has one single top-of-the-line premium consumer card offering a wide range of top-tier …

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TPG readers reveal their best-value points and miles award redemptions

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

We recently asked our TPG Lounge readers to share their cheapest, best-value points and miles award redemptions. Here’s a look at some of our favorite answers. (Some responses have been lightly edited for style and clarity). For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. Readers’ best-value flight …

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Delta Medallions, don’t panic: The 2020 rollover is coming

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Delta’s SkyMiles program has one big benefit that its major U.S. competitors don’t offer: the ability to roll extra earned Medallion Qualification Miles over into the next qualifying year. Seemingly every year, Medallion members wake up on Jan. 1 and wonder where all their extra miles went, as evidenced by a reader question from two years …

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If you didn’t requalify for airline elite status, here’s what you should know

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Did a last-ditch mileage run not plan out? Were you short a few hundred dollars or miles of reaching status? If this sounds familiar, and you didn’t requalify for airline elite status, this post is for you. We’ve talked about specific last-minute elite-qualification strategies for Delta, United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Southwest, but today …

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Rock bottom Delta deals — Nonstop domestic awards from 2,500 miles one-way

Written by Jason Stauffer @ 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. Delta is back this week with another award sale featuring domestic routes starting at 10,000 miles round-trip in Main Cabin and as low as 5,000 miles round-trip …

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Delta flash sale: Domestic flights starting at 10k SkyMiles round-trip

Written by Katie Genter @ 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/ Delta’s back with more SkyMiles deals. This time, we’re seeing domestic routes for as low as 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip. Here are some of the routes bookable for 10,000 miles plus taxes and fees round-trip: There …

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