JT Genter, The Points Guy

JT Genter

The Points Guy

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by JT:

What I learned from visiting a least-developed country

From an abandoned 5-star hotel to a unique way of selling gas, this experienced TPG traveler was fascinated by his first visit to a UN Least Developed Country. → Read More

Incredible, but with room to improve: Review of Emirates A380 first class, Dubai to LA

15 hours in one of the best seats in the sky are an incredible experience, but with some room to improve. → Read More

Passing grade: A review of Air Canada in economy on the 787-9 from Toronto to Dubai

Spending 13 hours in the Dreamliner's tight 17-inch wide seats and a 30-inch pitch is never going to be pleasant, but Air Canada pleasantly surprised me on this flight. → Read More

When and where Qatar Qsuite is flying to the U.S. in 2020

Qatar's award-winning Qsuite is operating on eight U.S. routes with two more coming soon. Here's where, when and how to find and book these awards. → Read More

My hotel had the phone number for America West; here’s what happened when I called

From Continental to Northwest, you can still find the phone numbers for extinct airlines in hotel information books. Here's what happened when I called these numbers. → Read More

AA will install 'enhanced' business-class seats on new Dreamliners

Although American has been quiet about its plans until now, the company says it will install "enhanced" business class seats on its new order of Dreamliners starting in 2020. → Read More

How to save up to $200 plus 10% off British Airways round-trip flights in 2020

Using a $16 per year membership, anyone can save up to $200 per person per round-trip ticket on British Airways. Plus, pay with a Visa to get another 10% off. → Read More

South African Airways A330-200, Washington DC and Accra

Just days before it entered bankruptcy protections, I flew South African Airways between Washington D.C. and Accra, Ghana. Here's what the experience was like. → Read More

American Airlines adds Iberia premium economy awards

You now have another way to use your AA miles to fly across the Atlantic, and this option lets you avoid the high BA surcharges and AA dynamically pricing awards. → Read More

BREAKING: Great news: American Airlines eliminates close-in booking fee for all AAdvantage members

Shortly after United did so, American Airlines has now eliminated its $75 award processing fee, and AA's changes don't seem to come with a catch. → Read More

Living in an all-inclusive resort for a month for just $940

By combining an incredible points rate with a cheap buy points offer, we booked a month at an all-inclusive resort for just $940. Here's what the experience was like. → Read More

CSR cardholders: How to activate your free year of Lyft Pink membership

Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders are now able to get a free year of Lyft Pink, which gets you 15% off Lyft rides along with many other benefits. Here's how to activate. → Read More

A beginner's guide to choosing seats on American Airlines

From Main Cabin Extra to Preferred and elite-only seats, here's your guide to the confusing world of AA economy seats. → Read More

JT Genter's 2019 travel stats by the numbers

Here's how many miles, airlines, flights, airports, routes, aircraft types, countries, hotel nights, Airbnbs and elite statuses I earned in 2019. → Read More

How Marriott Titanium and Ambassador Elites can claim United status in under five minutes

If you have Marriott Titanium Elite or Ambassador Elite status, you're eligible for United elite status. Here's how to claim your free status. → Read More

Exchange your unwanted gift cards for United miles

Good news if you received a gift card for the holidays that you don't want: You can turn it into miles! But, is it worth exchanging your gift cards? → Read More

My Amex Platinum retention bonus: 20,000 Membership Rewards points

When my Amex Platinum annual fee posted, a quick 10-minute call netted me a sweet 20,000-point bonus. → Read More

IHG finally letting members ditch the PIN, create a more-secure passwords

IHG Rewards is finally letting members change ditch their four-digit PIN for a secure password. Here are the simple steps to help secure your account. → Read More

American Airlines disables useful award tool, promises an updated version soon

For years, the best way to visualize where you could go with your AA miles was the airline's award mapping tool. Now, it's disabled. But, there's good news. → Read More

Deal alert: Fly to Hawaii in first class for just 28,000 miles each way — including lie-flat options

Act quickly! First class awards to Hawaii just dropped as low as 28,000 miles each way. Even better, you can fly in lie-flat seats on some options. → Read More