Why Crested Butte, Colorado, Is America’s Most Idyllic Family Ski Town

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Crested Butte is the quintessential North American mountain town, with hardly a chain store in sight, a ski mountain offering varied terrain for both beginners and experts and an excellent nursery and ski school just steps from the base village. And while Denver’s airport is a solid 4.5-hour drive away, consider using your American Airlines or …

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Why St. Augustine Is a Way Cooler Family Destination Than You Thought

Written by Dia Adams @ The Points Guy

St. Augustine, Florida, is known for its history. However, most kids equate “historical” with “boring.” I’m happy to report that the sites in St. Augustine are anything but boring. In fact, it’s a cooler family destination that most probably think. From stomping around a 300-year-old fort to taking in a Victorian-era scavenger hunt, America’s oldest …

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Delta’s $1.3 Billion Profit Sharing Payout Breaks Hearts at American and United

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta employees don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. Instead, they celebrate Profit Sharing Day. Thursday is a particularly impressive one, with a cool $1.3 billion being distributed across the company’s 86,000+ full-time employees. Said another way, it’s a whopping 14% bonus on an employee’s base pay. It’s the second largest profit sharing pool in the airline’s …

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You Only Get One First: How to Make Your Baby’s First Flight Special

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

You can only have your first flight once, so it’s worth doing everything you can to make it as memorable as possible. Of course, if it’s your newborn’s first flight that burden of responsibility shifts to the adult in charge. With more than 900 flights under my belt and a million (and counting) miles flown on …

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Hilton Expands Luxury Hotel Portfolio as It Nears 1 Million Rooms Worldwide

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

One million rooms. That’s what Hilton is marching toward, and per its Q4 2018 earnings report released on Wednesday, it’ll cross that milestone in short order. Last quarter, Hilton swung open the doors of 142 new hotels totaling 22,500 rooms. Looking at 2018 as a whole, it opened more than 450 new hotels totaling more …

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Aboard the Airbus A220 Inaugural Flight on Delta

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

There’s no two ways about it — the A220 is a big deal for aviation. Today, Delta became the first North American airline to begin passenger service with the newest, smallest member of the Airbus family, the A220-100, shuttling bleary-eyed customers from New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) and Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW). Not only …

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Canadian Friendliness at Its Best: A Review of WestJet’s 767 in Economy From London to Toronto

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

As director of content for the soon-to-launch TPG UK office, I’ve been making plenty of trips between my home in London and TPG HQ in New York City. Nonstop flights abound on what’s arguably the world’s most valuable route, but sometimes those nonstops can be prohibitively expensive, especially when you happen to be looking for last-minute, one-way flights. I …

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Elon Musk Just Test-Fired a Rocket Engine to Bring People to Mars

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Humankind might have just gotten one step closer to visiting Mars. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturer and space tourism venture, just test-fired the flight version of its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time. First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!! pic.twitter.com/S6aT7Jih4S — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, …

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Here’s How to Score Better Concert Seats While Exploring New Places

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Nabbing excellent seats at top-tier concerts can be borderline impossible in major cities without tapping into the secondhand market (and spending a small fortune). Even if you’re quick on the digital trigger and click through to buy tickets as soon as they go on sale, you’ll compete with untold others in markets like New York …

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