Thursday Giveaway: $500 American Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, in celebration of merger of the US Airways and American Airlines frequent flier programs this weekend,we are giving away a $500 American Airlines Gift Card that can be used anywhere American flies. If addition, if  you’re looking for ways to increase your AAdvantage mileage balances, you can earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $3,000 in purchases within the…

Best Business Class Amenity Kits in the Skies

After recently sharing some of the finest first class amenity kits out there, TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel now takes a look at business class amenity kits, where the best are often defined by their bags/cases and the skincare products they contain. These airlines have done a fine job of making their business class amenity kits worth writing home about—using the pen you’ll find in…

Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Deliberately Caused Tragedy

In a horrible turn of already tragic events, it appears that Tuesday’s crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 over a remote, snow-bound stretch of the French Alps may have been intentionally caused by its 28-year-old co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. All 144 passengers and six crew aboard the Airbus A320 were killed. After recovering one of the black box voice recorders from…

Deal Alert: More $39 Fares from Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is having another sale with flights starting at $39 from several cities including Atlanta, GA; Cleveland, OH; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Detroit, MI; and Washington-Dulles for select dates from Apr. 14, 2015 through May 20, 2015. If you are interested in scoring any of these fares for $39, be sure to book sooner than later because during the past several sales that…

Aer Lingus Business Class Awards to Europe This Summer

With the summer travel season fast approaching, many folks are starting to think about their travel plans, especially to Europe. Unfortunately, many airlines black out awards to Europe during the summer months, especially July and August and especially premium cabins. Per One Mile at a Time, one airline appears to be bucking the trend for…

How To Save on Hotel Rooms Using Tingo and DreamCheaper

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at two new websites that can help you save on paid hotel stays. Technology has been a wonderful friend to the travel industry. Companies like Uber and Hotel Tonight enable travelers to connect with travel providers directly to utilize their services, a classic example of linking supply and demand….

Layover Lowdown: Berlin Tegel Airport

Our “Layover Lowdown” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor Katie Hammel guides us through Berlin Tegel Airport. Berlin’s main international hub,…