Best credit cards for economy-class flyers: Maximize your miles, minimize your fees

Written by Jason Stauffer @ The Points Guy

First-class and business-class seats and top-tier elite status can be worth thousands of dollars if you travel all the time. But what about the masses who aren’t traveling on their employer’s dime or don’t have a flexible schedule? Don’t worry, there are plenty of affordable travel credit cards that come with perks that can save …

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Business class deal alert: West Coast to Europe starting at $1,890 R/T

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

If you’re thinking about traveling to Europe this spring, I have some great deals for you. We’re seeing business class flights from the West Coast, including Los Angeles (LAX), Portland (PDX) and Seattle (SEA) to several cities in Europe starting at just $1,890 round-trip. All tickets include one stop both ways on airlines like Swiss, …

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The ultimate Outlander trip with points and miles

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Outlander. Anyone? I’m guessing the hand of every woman in America went up, because this wildly popular book series and TV show features one of the most compelling and enduring love stories around. Of course, there’s more to the series than that, including incredible history, phenomenal scenery and …

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Sonoma comes back to life after the Kincaid Fire, offering visitors a wine country welcome

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

It’s my first time back in the Sonoma wine country town of Healdsburg, and I’m nervous. I have a lot of history here: My father and stepmother once lived just a block from where I’m standing on the town’s central plaza, and I’m afraid to find it damaged as a result of the Kincade Fire, …

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How do I earn elite status with an airline alliance?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. With the end of 2019 approaching, many travelers are working on plans to cement their airline elite status for 2020 and beyond. However, if you frequently find yourself traveling internationally, you might be more concerned with earning elite status …

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Delta adds Caribbean codeshare destinations with Silver Airways

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Delta Air Lines is expanding its Caribbean network with a new codeshare partnership with Silver Airways. The SkyTeam Alliance carrier is partnering with Silver on roughly 150 weekly flights between San Juan and Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Tortola, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. Maarten, the regional carrier said Wednesday. Delta frequent fliers …

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Amex Up To Its Old Tricks Again, Some Nice Disney Discounts, Should American Airlines Be Concerned?, & More!

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. November 12th has come and gone. Know what that…

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Delta One North America – Europe Flash Sale Starting At 98,000 SkyMiles Return (Book By November 14, 2019)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Delta has launched their November 2019 SkyMiles Flash Sale to select European destinations in Delta One through early 2020. Business round-trip starts at just 98,000 miles (before taxes and fees). You must make the booking(s) by November 14, 2019. You can access this offer on Delta’s website here. Note that only sample destinations are below. There […]

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Comparing basic economy fares across U.S. airlines

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

And then there was one. With JetBlue’s recent announcement of “Blue Basic” fares, Southwest Airlines now stands alone as the the only major U.S. air carrier without a basic economy fare option or an a-la-carte fee structure. Basic economy fares found their way into the Big Three U.S. mainline carriers a few years ago. In …

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Europe via Boston? Logan set to pass Miami and D.C. for transatlantic traffic

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Boston Logan International Airport is at the center of a transatlantic growth frenzy with new flights planned by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and others poised to make it one of the largest European gateways on the East Coast. Data compiled by OAG shows Boston (BOS) overtaking Miami (MIA) and Washington Dulles (IAD) to become …

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11 airline credit cards that offer the best non-airfare category bonuses

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Not so long ago, most airline credit cards only offered multiple miles per dollar on one single category: airfare. And not just any airfare — only airfare on the partner airline itself. Lately, though, airlines have faced increasing competition from premium cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, not to …

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Delta flash sale: Flights to Tokyo have dropped to 30k SkyMiles R/T

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Delta is back with another great flash sale! While there are several domestic and international options on the page, we’ve spotted some great deals to Tokyo. We’re seeing flights from around the country to Tokyo (NRT and HND) starting at just 30,000 SkyMiles plus taxes and fees in Main Cabin. Comfort+ tickets are starting at …

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How to get to New York City on points and miles

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

The most populous city in the U.S. by a factor of two, New York City has a little bit of everything. Whether you’re visiting for business or for leisure, to see friends and family, or simply to explore, New York continues to rank near the top of many travelers’ lists. Today we’re going to take …

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Airfare of the Day: Delta / Air France / KLM BUSINESS CLASS Chicago (ORD), United States to Venice (VCE), Italy from $1,888 Round Trip

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes Delta Air Lines and their shoulder season midweek business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Chicago and Venice. This fare allows routing on Air France/KLM codeshare flights via CDG or AMS. Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare […]

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Airline business credit cards that offer the best non-airfare category bonuses

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

In the past, airline credit cards typically only offered multiple miles per dollar on one single category of purchases, airfare. Specifically, airfare on the associated carrier. That meant airline credit cards were best for frequent travelers purchasing a lot of tickets. They were also decent options for regular consumers hoping to rack up enough miles …

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Deal alert: West Coast to London from $324 round-trip

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head to London, now’s your chance. We’re seeing deals on multiple airlines for cheap round-trip tickets between the West Coast and London. Most of these flights are basic economy, so bags and seats will be extra. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more travel …

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