Zach Honig, The Points Guy

Zach Honig

The Points Guy

New York, NY, United States

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  • The Points Guy
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  • Engadget

Recent articles by Zach:

How to use a smartphone to photograph the Northern Lights

If you're going to spend the money to travel for the Aurora, it makes sense to invest in the latest smartphone, too. → Read More

United unlikely to offer elite upgrade extensions this year

Global Premier Upgrades — soon to be PlusPoints — issued in 2018 will expire on January 31, 2020. → Read More

United is changing elite qualification, incremental upgrade earning

The airline expects this new qualification structure to result in even more elite members than there are today. → Read More

Miles Away: Cape Town, French Polynesia and other Season 1 highlights

Don’t forget to subscribe to Miles Away — we'll be back with a big splash in 2020! → Read More

United bringing 'high-J' business cabin to more ORD flights

The refreshed plane also adds a 22-seat Premium Plus (premium economy) cabin. → Read More

United now selling Premium Plus on select domestic flights

On board, Premium Plus customers will find a seat that's similar to what you'll get in domestic first class. → Read More

Samsung simplifies subway fare payments with Tap&Pay

The service is compatible with cards issued by 2,000+ banks and credit unions, so you can still earn bonus points for travel purchases. → Read More

Amex adding trip delay and cancellation coverage, changing purchase benefits

There are a number of changes and cards involved, but overall, cardmembers may actually be better off. → Read More

United changes upgrades for the better with PlusPoints

It'll soon be easier to confirm an upgrade to United first class, Polaris business and Premium Plus. → Read More

Marriott now enforcing limit on Points Advance reservations

Ultimately, Points Advance isn't nearly as valuable as it once was, though the feature can still come in handy for some. → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy Fold phone-tablet hybrid finally ships this week

Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold will be available this Friday, September 27. → Read More

Apple's camera killer: A review of the iPhone 11 Pro Max

As useful as that 2x camera can be, for most smartphone upgraders, the base iPhone 11 is going to be the way to go. → Read More

Why the iPhone 11 just made your 'real camera' obsolete

Apple's Night Mode is so powerful that — especially when paired with the iPhone 11 Pro's other photography chops — it can render your "real camera" obsolete. → Read More

How Amex FHR can land you elite-like benefits at top hotels

Some incredible benefits from the Amex Platinum Card make it far easier to justify splurging for a high-end hotel. → Read More

Apple Card now offering more categories with 3% cash back

Apple Card users now have additional opportunities to earn boosted rewards. → Read More

Maximizing points, miles and coverage with Apple's iPhone 11

All three models are worth a look — especially the base iPhone 11, which is now priced starting at a relatively reasonable $699. → Read More

How a Twitter DM saved a very tight United connection in Zurich

Being polite, prompt and kind will really go a long way to helping you pull something like this off. → Read More

7 travel must-haves with Apple's new iPhone 11s, Series 5 Watch

Apple's latest round of mobile devices check the same key boxes as Samsung's newest Note — with some sweet Watch additions, to boot. → Read More

Battle of the Airlines: Why I think United Airlines is the best

TPG's resident traveler Zach Honig explains why United Airlines is such a good fit for him. → Read More

AA, Delta, United and Southwest: TPG Frequent Flyers Duke It out Over Who's Best

Join the TPG team for a very special edition of the Miles Away podcast. → Read More