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American Airlines cracks down on unruly behavior in latest policy update

Consider yourself warned. If you’re going to misbehave on an American Airlines flight, you’ll be in violation of the carrier’s conditions of carriage. On Friday, the Fort Worth-based airline updated its contract that governs all ticket sales to add more language around unruly behavior. In the section titled “passenger responsibilities,” American now...

The complete history of credit card transfer bonuses to airline programs

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Part of what makes transferable points programs like American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards so great is the ability to convert points into miles with dozens of airline partners. What makes them even more attractive is that some issuers offer occasional transfer...

10x bonus point categories and 100k welcome offer: The Platinum Card from American Express review

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. The Platinum Card® from American Express overview While it has a high annual fee, the Platinum Card® from American Express is the king of the premium travel rewards cards. As an Amex Platinum cardmember, you’ll earn valuable Membership Rewards points, receive more than...

Fast-track toward Delta Medallion status: Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card review

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card overview The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card is a good choice for Delta loyalists who need a little help reaching their elite status goals. This card offers valuable perks, including a domestic companion pass each year after renewing your card, the ability to purchase Sky Club access when...

A playful yet puzzling design: What it’s like staying at the super-affordable Moxy Lisbon City

As a 20-something-year-old, I’m a bit of an old soul. Instead of a wild night out, you often will see me having a quiet night in. And I splurge on candles more than any other item (besides airfare). So it would be a bit out of my element to stay at a Moxy, a younger-skewing, limited-service hotel chain within the Marriott portfolio. But I was excited...

5 inspiring stories from women who travel solo

I traveled solo internationally for the first time when I was 25 years old. Like most second-language learners, studying or traveling abroad was inevitable but something most students did when they were younger than I was at the time. As a graduate student studying Spanish, I was excited to travel alone to Costa Rica to teach English and have what...

Quick Points: Earn bonus Marriott points on your Uber rides and food delivery orders

Although we cover loyalty programs in-depth on TPG every day, sometimes you just want a snippet of useful information that you can put into action on the fly. That’s why we recently launched the series Quick Points. Every week, we’ll highlight a new or easily forgotten tip that can help you travel more for less. Often these are bits of information...

New way you might be able to fly to the Maldives in lie-flat business class for less

Would you believe us if we told you that an 11-hour, business class flight to the Maldives costs as little as just 66,000 points … for the entire round-trip? Well, it’s true, at least theoretically. The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands, Maldives (Photo by Chris Dong/The Points Guy) Today, Iberia announced that it would start two weekly flights between Malé...

Disney World to pause use of virtual queues on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

As Disney World continues to prep for its 50th-anniversary celebration starting Oct. 1, a change to the boarding process for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been announced. Starting Sept. 23, the ride will no longer use the virtual queue system for the popular ride at Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios. Want more Disney news and advice? Sign...

Alaska makes it easier to requalify for elite status, announces 100K status tier qualification

In an email to Alaska Airlines elite members today, Andrew Harrison — Chief Commercial Officer at Alaska Airlines — extended the airline’s popular Fast Track to Status promotion and announced plans to help Alaska elites requalify for status. The email also teased more details of the airline’s upcoming MVP Gold 100K status tier. Let’s take a closer...

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