Friday, September 30, 2016

Travel + Leisure: How To Get Upgraded to Business Class

One of the questions I get all the time as a travel expert is: how do you get an upgrade? Indeed, it seems like all any traveler ever wants is the chance to sit up front. While it seems harder than ever to get up into the business or first-class cabin, there are actually more ways to go about doing so than ever.

For my latest in T+L, here's my list of tips for making sure you snag that last business-class seat every time.

How to Get Upgraded to Business Class

Friday, September 16, 2016

LA Times: Foreign Frequent Flier Programs

US airlines have made huge (and hugely negative) changes to their mileage programs in recent years. Those include changing the ways you earn miles, how many you need to redeem for award travel and more.

If your airline has left you in the lurch, it's time to start thinking out of the box...and out of the country. My latest for the LA Times is about why you need to consider foreign mileage programs, and which ones might be best for you.

Want Better Mileage From Your Airline? Look To Foreign Frequent-Flier Programs

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bloomberg: Best Credit Cards for Travelers

For my next Bloomberg article, I take a look at some of the top travel rewards credit cards currently available, including the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Citi Prestige and the Platinum Card from American Express.

The article compares their perks and benefits, the usefulness of their points and more. So if you're in the market for a new card, check it out.

Best Credit Cards For Travelers

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Points Guy: Lufthansa A380 First Class Review

Lufthansa first class is one of my favorite experiences in the skies. Lie-flat beds, caviar service, champagne, personalized service...what's not to love?

Read all about my latest flight in my newest review for The Points Guy.

Flight Review: Lufthansa A380 First Class Frankfurt-Los Angeles