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,…

Last-Minute Upgrade Strategies on US Airways

One of the perks of airline elite status is getting bumped up to a premium cabin, but the upgrade process is complicated and it’s sometimes hard to predict when you’ll be accommodated. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks behind the curtain of upgrade priority (for the next few days, at least!) on US Airways. It’s…

How to Book Cheap Cathay and Emirates Business Class Awards

I don’t often recommend buying airline miles because frequent flyer programs often charge around 3-3.5 cents per mile, a value that can be hard to recoup on most awards. However, Alaska Airlines is currently offering a promotion now through April 3 where you can get up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles that might…

Reminder: Last Day To Redeem US Airways Miles Before Programs Merge

As a reminder, today is the last day to redeem US Airways miles using the current award charts, before they will be converted over to American AAdvantage miles, which will start this Saturday. American Airlines confirmed that US Airways Dividend Miles and American Airlines AAdvantage accounts will be combined starting on Saturday, March 28, 2015. All Dividend Miles…