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
Japan Has Reopened for Tourism: What You Should Know and Do
If you plan to visit Japan, do your best to understand and immerse yourself in the country's unique culture.
The Guide to ANA Premium Economy
A wider seat, extra legroom and lounge access make ANA's premium economy fare a good value for long-haul flights.
The Guide to Star Alliance Silver
You're better off earning a more robust airline-specific status that also provides Star Alliance Silver.
Flight Delay Compensation: What You Should Get If You’re Stuck
At minimum, U.S. airlines will rebook a passenger on a later flight at no additional cost. From there, it varies.
Which Airline Is the Most Reliable in 2023?
Hawaiian beats out Delta and Alaska by a significant margin, ranking at the top in every metric we tracked.
The Best RV Rental Options and How to Choose
You can find good RV deals with traditional companies like Cruise America or peer-to-peer services like Outdoorsy.
Delta Raises Partner Award Rates … Again
After this latest devaluation, overseas partner award flights and flights on non-Delta routes offer the best deals.
American Airlines Loyalty Point Rewards: The Basics
Loyalty Point Rewards give AAdvantage members a way to customize their rewards to suit their needs.
The Guide to AmEx Trip Delay Insurance
Certain AmEx cards now offer coverage for delays due to weather, equipment failure or lost/stolen documents.
The Guide to American Airlines Main Cabin
Flexibility, seat selection and not boarding last are worth paying a little more than you would for basic economy.
The Guide to American Airlines’ Main Cabin Extra
This fare now offers a free boozy drink and reserved overhead bin space alongside more legroom and early boarding.
How the AmEx Gold Travel Insurance Works
This AmEx card gets you baggage, car rental and trip delay insurance alongside AmEx Global Assist services.
The Best Time to Status Match Each Airline
Every airline loyalty program has different status match policies; even so, for many, the optimal application window is after July 1.
Are In-Flight Credit Card Offers Ever a Good Deal?
Airlines know they have a captive audience when pitching cards in-flight. You're better off waiting to decide.