Deal Alert: Dallas, Phoenix and SLC to Hawaii on United for $395

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Using Plastiq Online Bill Payment to Boost Rewards

Everyday purchases are a great way to earn travel rewards, but paying with a credit card isn’t always the best option. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr introduces the bill payment service Plastiq, and explains how you can take advantage of new promotional rates to boost your loyalty account balances. If you’re like me, the thought of making a…

Deal Alert: Philly/Newark to Costa Rica on United from $193

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Flight Review: Etihad 777 First Class (Jet Airways), Abu Dhabi-JFK

The “ME3″ Middle-Eastern airlines — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar — are known for their premium products, especially in first class. All three of these airlines even provide a decent economy experience, which has rankled US carriers so much they’ve launched a crybaby coalition to complain about “unfair” competition. Until last month, I had only had an opportunity…

The Airport Restaurant Pricing Scam

For this month’s installment of “Fly&Dine Tuesday,” a series that explores the intersection of food and travel, TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine explores the shadowy world of airport restaurant pricing.  We pay extra for just about everything when it comes to traveling. When we book our tickets, we’re paying more to buy…

Deal Alert: Business Class NYC to London/Paris from $1,250 on La Compagnie

La Compagnie is a French startup airline that flies all-business-class flights between Newark and Charles de Gaulle in Paris and Luton Airport in London. The airline launched last summer with 4-5 weekly flights with its first aircraft, and took delivery of a second bird back in December. The airline has run cheap deals before, and now they’re back….

U.S. News and World Report Releases Rewards Program Rankings

U.S. News and World Report just released its annual award program rankings. Today, TPG intern Kevin Song digs into the results. U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of travel rewards programs today. Each year, USNWR ranks both airline and hotel rewards programs — and while you might not want to give these ratings too…

Amazing Deal Alert: Delta to Belize from $196

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…