TSA PreCheck Just Added 7 New Airline Partners!

TSA PreCheck Just Added 7 New Airline Partners!

Using TSA PreCheck is one of the best tricks I recommend to anyone who wants a more enjoyable travel experience. It's easy to sign up for, and it currently saves me hours every year that would otherwise be spent waiting in line. If you need even more incentive to sign up, TSA announced today that they're adding seven new airlines to their list of participating partners.

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Use These Credit Cards to Get Elite Status, Freebies and Upgrades

Use These Credit Cards to Get Elite Status, Freebies and Upgrades

Everyone loves flying first class and staying in lavish hotel suites, but unless you have endless cash on hand, these things can be hard for the average person to swing. Luckily, there are ways to hack your way to a luxurious getaway without having to pay a cent out of pocket. Gain elite status by signing up for the right credit cards, and you'll increase your chance for upgrades and freebies by a mile.

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How to Use the Hilton Honors Program to Score Free Nights, Flights and Cash Back

How to Use the Hilton Honors Program to Score Free Nights, Flights and Cash Back

Hilton has a large global footprint, which makes the Hilton Honors program one of the most popular hotel loyalty programs out there. With brands that fit every budget, you'll likely come across Hilton in your travels. Here's how to maximize the Hilton Honors program.

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Make Your British Airways Avios go Further: Here's How

Make Your British Airways Avios go Further: Here's How

Whether or not you've ever flown British Airways, it pays to understand how to earn British Airways Avios. These valuable points are some of the most lucrative milage currencies on the planet, and there are many ways you can earn them without ever stepping foot on a British Airways plane.

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How I Turned My Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus into a Trip Around the World

How I Turned My Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus into a Trip Around the World

When the Chase Sapphire Reserve card premiered in August 2016, it made quite a splash. It's not everyday we see cards offering bonuses of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points just for meeting the minimum spend requirements, so of course I signed up right away. When those 100,000 points hit my account, I was eager to use them. How? I took my fiancée on a nine-day, around-the-world adventure to the Maldives for her birthday. It was a whirlwind trip, but one of the best we've ever taken.

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5 Clever Packing Hacks for Budget Air Travelers

5 Clever Packing Hacks for Budget Air Travelers

With airlines making increasingly bewildering customer service decisions and adding extraneous fees for basic amenities like checked and (heaven forbid) carry-on bags, air travel can be taxing for even the most seasoned flyer. I should know: my face gets numb when I discover hidden baggage fees, and my right eye twitches at the mere mention of fuel surcharges.

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Best Credit Cards for Travel Purchases in 2017

Best Credit Cards for Travel Purchases in 2017

When traveling, you want to put the bulk of your expenses on a credit card can will give you the best return for your spending. While there are dozens of cards currently on the market, a few of them can help frequent travelers save on their travel purchases in a big way. Here are our favorites.

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Best Credit Cards for International Travel in 2017

Best Credit Cards for International Travel in 2017

As a full-time travel writer here at Brad's Deals, I'm constantly hopping beyond America's borders. Whether it's to fly in a new airline, stay at a new hotel, or experience a new culture, I need a credit card that can handle my international lifestyle without skipping a beat.

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Got a 100k Avios Bonus With Your British Airways Card? Here's How to Spend It

Got a 100k Avios Bonus With Your British Airways Card? Here's How to Spend It

The Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card is currently offering up to 100,000 Avios for new cardholders. Here are the best ways for you to use those Avios around the world.

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What to do if Your Flight is Overbooked

What to do if Your Flight is Overbooked

Many airlines purposely overbook their flights, which means they sell tickets for more seats than they actually have on the plane, knowing some people probably won't show up for their flights. Maybe it’s to ensure optimum revenue on every trip, or maybe it’s because airlines rarely face repercussions for treating customers poorly. Whatever the case, overbooking is something most air travelers will have to deal with at one point or another. 

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