Zach Honig, The Points Guy

Zach Honig

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Zach:

Fresh fare, full beverage service: Alaska Airlines further expands food and drink offerings for passengers

Editor's note: This post has been updated with additional information. → Read More

United will begin offering free economy meals on select Hawaii flights

From gate to gate, United's longest domestic flights clock in at over 10-and-a-half hours. Factoring in time to board and deplane, flyers will spend some 11 → Read More

With Delta extending elite status, will American and United follow suit?

This week, Delta Air Lines made waves among frequent flyers with the promise that elite status would be extended for an entire extra year, matching the → Read More

All United passengers can now pre-order meals, snacks and drinks on select flights

In late-2019, United began testing a new meal request tool, letting select travelers make their pick of options up until a day before departure. Then the → Read More

Bonus switcheroo: United may have changed your Mile Play offer

Well, this certainly isn't ideal. Earlier this month, United Airlines rolled out a new Mile Play promotion, giving its MileagePlus members an opportunity to → Read More

United won't be flying to Cape Town as early as expected this year

Cape Town is one of my favorite destinations in the world. Many travelers remain hesitant to visit South Africa at the moment, however — while the delta → Read More

Jet fuel shortages could lead to long delays at western US airports

I had a phenomenal trip to Montana earlier this year, including two uneventful flights through Bozeman Airport, a regional hub seeing a flurry of additional → Read More

Amex eliminating email option for Platinum Card Concierge

Like many members of the TPG team, one of my favorite benefits of The Platinum Card® from American Express has long been the generally fantastic "concierge" → Read More

A last resort: Reviewing Maui's brand-new AC Hotel by Marriott Wailea

I love that new hotel smell. Factory-fresh furniture, flawless finishes, a mattress that only dozens of other people have slept on. There are certainly → Read More

It's shaping up to be a miserable summer for NYC's Newark Airport

Located roughly 10 miles southwest of New York City, over on the "Jersey side," Newark Liberty International Airport hasn't had the best reputation among → Read More

United's giving its biggest spenders another year of Global Services perks

The question I've gotten most often throughout the pandemic hasn't been "Are hotels still offering free breakfast?" or "Which credit card should I get?" It's → Read More

What it's like to use Ellume's $50 home test approved for travel to the United States

Back in May, the CDC determined that certain at-home instant COVID-19 tests were accurate and secure enough to be accepted for travel to the United States, → Read More

Paradise on points: An extraordinary award stay at Hyatt’s famed Hana-Maui Resort

I was a glutton for punishment over the Fourth of July. Despite reports of surging tourist numbers, catastrophic rental car shortages and extra hoops to avoid → Read More

Is Amex's $25 offer on a 'Macy's Wine Shop' purchase worth the effort?

Earlier this year, American Express added a seemingly generous promo to the Amex Offers platform, giving cardmembers an opportunity to get $30 off a $30 → Read More

Los Angeles will once again require everyone to wear masks indoors

As I experienced on my recent trip to California, the state's reopening has largely meant a return to business as usual — and, for the most part, pre-pandemic → Read More

Register to earn thousands of bonus miles with United's targeted Mile Play offer

Every few months, United MileagePlus members open up United's mobile app to find a new "Mile Play" offer available, giving frequent flyers an opportunity to → Read More

An easy way to meet minimum spending requirements using purchases you’ve already made

Like just about everyone I know, I recently applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, to take advantage of the card's best-ever 100,000-point bonus. → Read More

Where to sit when flying JetBlue’s A321LR to and from London

Come Aug. 11, 2021, travelers will have a posh new option for flights across the Atlantic. → Read More

A World of Hyatt steal: A stay at the top-tier Alila Napa Valley

It would have to be a very special occasion for me to consider forking over $1,000 for nightly accommodations for two people. Yet I've spent plenty of nights → Read More

My new 'trick' for avoiding pesky resort and destination fees on last-minute stays

Few things grind my gears as much as resort fees — and their relatively new in-town equivalent, the "destination fee." → Read More