A $100 Singapore stopover and a second vacation — reader success story

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Anirudh, whose creativity saved him tens of thousands of miles while also setting up a second vacation: A few years ago, I was gearing up to make a KrisFlyer redemption on Singapore Airlines business class for a solo holiday to Germany at a round-trip cost of …

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Spend Thanksgiving in Europe with wide-open American Airlines upgrade space

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time …

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Book American Airlines Flagship First Class to Japan for just 55,000 miles

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time …

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Spend New Year’s Eve in Dubai with Emirates first and business class award availability for two

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time …

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Top 10 reasons why I loved Hawaii much more than I expected

Written by Buddy Smith @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing some travel guides because we should all use this …

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Take your family to Europe’s Christmas markets with wide-open, business-class award space

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time …

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How I booked an 18-day honeymoon of a lifetime on points

Written by Becca Denenberg Manheimer @ The Points Guy

My husband Jaime and I celebrated our six-month wedding anniversary on March 21 in quarantine, so with extra time on my hands, it’s finally time to write about how we planned the honeymoon of a lifetime — almost totally on points: Our points-moon. New to The Points Guy? Sign-up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s …

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Is it worth traveling in domestic first class?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on all forms of travel, airlines have been canceling flights, downgrading to smaller planes and making significant cuts to onboard service to help reduce in-flight interactions and keep everyone healthy. TPG reader Michael wants …

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Brazil’s Serra Verde Express: One of the world’s most beautiful train journeys in the world

Written by Daniel Ross @ The Points Guy

Here at TPG., our aim is to help readers maximize their air travel. But that’s not to say there aren’t other great modes of transport out there — including the train, of course. A big fan of the train over the plane is my dad. He’s long dreamed of taking the Rocky Mountaineer through the …

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These are the airlines with the best award availability for late 2020 and early 2021

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

The travel industry has been upended by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. From reduced capacity to travel waivers to cruise line changes, the impacts have been far-reaching — and the full extent of the damage won’t be known for weeks (if not months). Over the last few weeks, we’ve received a ton of questions here at …

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Maldives government repurposes abandoned resort as quarantine facility

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

The Maldives may be one of the smallest countries in Asia, but the government has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and treat locals and tourists who have contracted the novel coronavirus. Stay updated on how coronavirus is affecting travel by signing up for the TPG newsletter and bookmarking our …

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Everything you need to know about Qatar Airways’ baggage allowance

Written by Daniel Ross @ The Points Guy

Before taking a flight, there are many things worth double- and triple-checking before you head to the airport or pack your case. Baggage allowance varies significantly between airlines and then again depending on the cabin class in which you’re traveling. Qatar Airways is a popular option for flyers given the carrier’s extensive route network to …

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10 best ways to use 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information you need to make educated decisions about travel and your rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route network. But we are sharing this card launch because …

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Ritz-Carlton’s first cruise ship delayed by 10 more months

Written by Gene Sloan @ The Points Guy

It’ll be at least another year until the arrival of Ritz-Carlton‘s first cruise vessel. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the new cruising arm of the upscale hotel company, on Friday said it had pushed back the debut of its 298-passenger Evrima until April 2021. Evrima originally was scheduled to begin sailing in February of this year, …

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Here’s how Blade is making it easier for travelers overseas return home

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

The U.S. has implemented a number of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak and airlines have responded with major flight suspensions. American Airlines suspended all but three long-haul routes through at least May, Delta slashed its transatlantic network to just five routes and United cut systemwide capacity by half. Some major airports, such as Kuwait International Airport …

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TPG readers reveal their best Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan redemptions

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

On the heels of an increased offer for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card  — which comes with 40,000 bonus miles, a $100 statement credit and the airline’s famous Companion Fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22) after you spend at least $2,000 on purchases within the first 90 …

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Your ultimate guide to Hyatt hotel brands

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Hyatt has long been one of the most popular hotel chains among award travelers, but with one serious shortcoming: Especially compared to giants like Marriott and Hilton, Hyatt has a relatively small global footprint, though the company is actively working to address these concerns. Rather than focusing solely on opening new properties for its core …

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