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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.