Sean Cudahy, The Points Guy

Sean Cudahy

The Points Guy

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Sean:

Following curfew: Here's how night flying restrictions work

Night flying restrictions are in place at some airports, especially in Europe. Here's how flight curfews work. → Read More

Using holiday shopping to earn American Airlines elite status

Holiday spending can help you earn elite status with airline loyalty programs. Using credit card spending combined with your air travel can be key in reaching the next status tier. → Read More

Airplane seat reclining etiquette: Is it OK to lean your seat back on a flight?

Travelers and experts weigh in on this controversial topic. → Read More

Practical Pointers: How to get a new or replacement Global Entry card

While you may not need a physical card most of the time, you still may want to have one in your wallet. Here's how you can get a replacement Global Entry card. → Read More

Will the next big trend be skiing indoors?

Indoor skiing has been around in other parts of the world for quite a while. Now, it seems that the trend is coming to the U.S. There will be a lot more indoor skiing places to visit in the coming years. → Read More

Winter Mexico deals: Flights to Los Cabos for as low as $224 round-trip

Right now there are good deals on flights to Mexico. You can fly to Los Cabos from Texas or the West Coast for under $300 between now and March. → Read More

Amex's newest Centurion Studio lounge opens in Columbus, Ohio

A new Escape Lounges location opened at Columbus John Glenn International Airport. The Ohio lounge is the latest expansion of American Express' Centurion Studio network. → Read More

Doha's Hamad Airport unveils massive indoor garden as part of expansion

Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar unveiled a massive expansion project. At the center of it is a huge, indoor garden called The Orchard. → Read More

Ski resorts open early thanks to November snowfall

November snowfall has allowed ski resorts to open early. In Colorado, Utah, Montana and elsewhere like Lake Tahoe, you can get in some early-season skiing. → Read More

Make your turkey count: Tips to maximize rewards on your Thanksgiving dinner expenses

Here are tips on earning the most points and miles from your expenses. → Read More

Practical Pointers: Avoid this mileage mishap when flying with partner airlines

Here's how to make sure you earn points in the loyalty program of your choice. → Read More

Premium economy to Europe starting at just over $700 round-trip

Right now there are good premium economy flight deals to Europe. Round-trip tickets are available for around $1,000 or less. → Read More

Clear's JFK Terminal 7 lanes shuttered just weeks after opening

Clear has temporarily closed its lanes at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 7. You can still access Clear lanes in JFK Terminals 2 and 4. → Read More

3 things to consider for your holiday shopping credit card strategy

It's a good idea to start planning now what credit card to use for holiday shopping. This can help you earn the most points and miles from your spending, as well as elite status. → Read More

Practical Pointers: How to skip the line for airport food or coffee

Airports can have long lines for concessions, whether it's breakfast, lunch or a cup of coffee. Here's how mobile ordering can help you skip the line. → Read More

Key West flights with low fares and AAdvantage award availability this winter

There are flights directly to Key West this fall and winter for under $200 round-trip. If you have American Airlines AAdvantage miles saved up, there are also good deals available. → Read More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remains open amid warnings Mauna Loa could erupt

Mauna Loa in Hawaii is experiencing earthquakes, leading geologists to suspect an eruption could be coming. Here's what you need to know about visiting Volcanoes National Park during an eruption. → Read More

A home rental with the Emirates bar: Big plans for this A380 relic

You may some day be able to stay at an Airbnb or other short term rental with the Emirates A380 business class bar. A TPG reader won the bar at an Airbus auction. → Read More

Travel to see the northern lights: Norway flights for under $400

There are cheap flights to Norway for winter 2022-2023 right now. If you want to see the northern lights this winter, this could be a deal to consider. → Read More

No, United is not going back on its promise of no change fees in economy

Despite some reports United is going back to change fees for economy tickets, the airline tells TPG it's not. United is offering modifications of its normal ticket options on flights to and from Japan, though. → Read More