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Amtrak quietly extends change-fee waiver for reservations through 2023

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. Though Amtrak initially only waived its change fees for reservations made through last fall and then this month, Amtrak quietly extended the deadline through the end of the year, an Amtrak spokesperson confirmed to TPG. This means that all Amtrak reservations made by Dec. 31 can be changed without an extra...

Capital One Refer a Friend: What you need to know about this generous program

The shortest path to earning tons of points, miles and cash back each year is credit card sign-up bonuses. These can be incredibly lucrative, and using the best credit card for each purchase (based on the spending category) can add thousands of extra points to your balance each year. Another great strategy for earning points and miles with minimal...

Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam on March 2 — here’s what this could mean for existing elites

It’s official — Virgin Atlantic will join SkyTeam in less than a month. Virgin Atlantic’s CEO Shai Weiss officially told TPG that the London-based airline will join the 18-member alliance March 2. Since Virgin Atlantic formed a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, Air France and KLM in 2019, there has been speculation that Virgin Atlantic would join...

Wells Fargo Reflect card review: Refinance debt and even get cell phone protection

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information.  Wells Fargo Reflect® Card overview The Wells Fargo Reflect® Card (rates & fees) is perfect for those looking to refinance their debt with a solid introductory balance transfer opportunity. While light on overall benefits, the card brings you back to the basics...

Returning guests: These Hilton hotels are the most popular for repeat stays

Do you know those people who, whenever they travel, always stay at the same hotel time and time again? I know I sure do. But even though there are often lots of different hotels to choose from in a city, it makes sense to rebook for the next trip if a hotel gets it all right, from a comfortable bed in a dreamy location to excellent service that makes...

Alaska deal: Book one-way flights for as low as $59

If you’ve been looking to book a spring trip, look no further: Alaska Airlines is offering one-way flights for as low as $59. As a part of its spring sale, Alaska has cheap one-way flights for various routes across its U.S. network. You can fly to cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle at a discount. If you’re on the West Coast, you can...

1st look: United’s Premium Plus, economy cabins on the retrofitted Boeing 767-400

United is breathing new life into one of its oldest fleet types with the rollout of some major cabin upgrades. The carrier’s 16 Boeing 767-400s, which are between 21 and 23 years old, are finally undergoing a nose-to-tail cabin reconfiguration, which includes the installation of Polaris lie-flat business-class pods, Premium Plus recliners and refreshed...

Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business card review: A worthy business card contender

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information.  Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card Overview The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card is a worthy card contender for frequent flyers of Delta. While its bonus categories of three miles per dollar are valid only for hotels and...

Cruise bookings are soaring — and that means higher prices are on the way

Remember those $26-a-day cruise deals we saw a few months ago? They might not be coming back anytime soon. Cruise line executives say bookings have been soaring since the start of “wave season” — the period beginning in January when large numbers of cruisers book trips for the year — and that means cruise brands will likely be able to raise prices...

Biden targets ‘junk fees’ tacked on to hotel stays, airfare and credit cards

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. President Joe Biden continued his push targeting fees on travel and credit cards Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, delving into legislation to ban so-called junk fees tacked on to hotel stays, airfare and credit cards after the fact. Between resort fees, destination fees and amenity fees,...

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