Here’s Delta’s new (unofficial) award chart for partner redemptions – and you’re not going to like it

Written by Andrew Kunesh Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Although Delta doesn’t publish an award chart, and the amount of SkyMiles you need to book a Delta flight can fluctuate wildly, partner redemptions have relatively fixed prices. That being said, without award charts, Delta can choose to raise these rates at any time. And unfortunately, that’s exactly what it just did. Delta has quietly …

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Airbus delivers its first U.S.-assembled A220 from Mobile, Alabama

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

The first of Airbus’ A220 aircraft assembled in the United States has just been delivered to Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest A220 customer. This marks a significant milestone for Airbus, which purchased majority ownership of the A220 program, formerly known as CSeries, from the Canada-based Bombardier in 2018. For more TPG news delivered each morning …

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Aeroplan is going offline ahead of its new program launch – here’s everything you need to know

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Exciting changes are coming to the Air Canada Aeroplan loyalty program next month. Many awards will be cheaper than before. Families will be able to pool their points; you’ll be able to earn elite status without flying and more. Many existing program features and services will be briefly unavailable in preparation of the overhaul while the airline updates …

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Biden versus Trump: How this election will change the travel industry

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. presidential election is less than three weeks away, and travel is a very real campaign issue. Let’s take a closer look at the travel policies of both presidential candidates. Many of President Donald Trump’s views on travel and borders are likely familiar to you. They’ve become part of …

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Experiencing the next-best thing to space travel with Zero-G and Blade

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: TPG attended this special flight as a guest of Blade. While TPG tries to pay full price for all staff travel, we sometimes make exceptions for select events to provide our readers with exclusive access. It might still be a while until space tourism becomes a reality, but you don’t need to wait to …

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Flash sweeps: Win $5,000 toward your dream escape with Hilton Honors

Written by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

Travel is picking up again and we want to help make your ultimate post-quarantine vacation a reality. We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Hilton Honors to launch an exclusive sweepstakes for TPG readers, giving away $5,000 toward your dream vacation. You can use that toward a stay at any Hilton property in the …

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How to pick the perfect hotel loyalty program for your style of road trip

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

In a world where air travel is at a standstill, more travelers are starting to road trip during the coronavirus pandemic. Your car — whether a rental or a personal vehicle — is a safe haven from the outside world. That said, you’re not in your car 100% of the time. Unless you’re renting an …

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Act fast: Book last-minute Southwest award tickets with a 20% discount

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

This morning, Southwest launched an award sale that’s offering a 20% discount on all award bookings made through Sept. 17. This sale is valid on all Southwest flights that are set to depart on or before Oct. 31. This makes it an excellent deal for those booking a last-minute fall trip that’s set to depart …

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Deal alert: Transcontinental flights from 15k miles in business, 33k miles in first class

Written by Benji Stawski @ 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. Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before …

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Cayman Islands reopening borders — here’s what you need to know

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. The Caribbean is on a reopening roll. After a …

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Global Entry proposes raising fees, making kids free

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

It may take years for global air travel to recover to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels. However, that isn’t stopping the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from at least considering raising membership fees for its trusted traveler programs Global Entry, SENTRI and Nexus. The CBP filed a new regulation for comment that proposes harmonizing the cost …

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