As a digital nomad for nearly five years, JT proves through experience that credit card rewards can drastically reduce the cost of travel. After working as a tax accountant for a decade, JT turned his analytical skills to points, miles and credit cards. He published over 2,000 articles on The Points Guy before becoming a freelance writer.
The latest from JT
ANA First Class Lounge at Tokyo-Haneda: Nice, But Not Its Own Destination
Despite a limited alcohol menu and lack of waited tables, this All Nippon Airways lounge is a solid spot to relax at Tokyo-Haneda.
How to Contact American Airlines Customer Service
Call or reach out via social media regarding upcoming travel. Use American's website to file claims and complaints.
How American Airlines’ New Instant Status Pass Works
This unique status challenge gives AAdvantage members the chance to earn status and reap the benefits quicker.
How to Search and Book Amazing Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Awards
Putting in the effort required to find Miles&Smiles sweet spots can get you some seriously valuable redemptions.
5 Things to Know About United 1K
United 1K is the best of the best when it comes to airline elite status. The perks simply can't be matched.
The Guide to American Airlines Executive Platinum
You can get the perks that come with this status tier through credit card spending alone, no flights necessary.
Should I Book Skiplagged Flights?
Skiplagged took the hidden-city ticket mainstream, but be careful — airlines have taken notice.
American Airlines ‘Dreamy’ New Lounge is Opening This Fall
The first of the redesigned lounges to open will be at Washington-National airport.
Are Luxury Marriott Hotels Worth the Cost Anymore?
Your points won't go as far, but if you're saving up for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, go for it.
How the Chase Sapphire Preferred Rental Car Insurance Works
With a few exceptions, the card's auto collision damage waiver perk will provide coverage for all damage or theft.
Should I Upgrade to a Chase Sapphire Reserve?
If you're about to do a lot more traveling, an upgrade might make sense, but consider the higher annual fee.
The Guide to American Airlines Status Match
Turn to partner airlines or Hyatt for status match opportunities. Or simply just wait for an offer.
What to Know About Fly Now Pay Later
In general, it's better to plan travel that you can pay for upfront — interest on travel loans can be quite high.
The Guide to American Airlines Flight Cancellations
You might get automatically rebooked on another flight, but it might not be the best option. Check the app instead.