271 Articles by Eric Rosen

Review: Hainan Airlines A330-300 Business Class — Changsha to Beijing

Following his flight on Hainan Airlines’ new route from Los Angeles to Changsha aboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen caught a connecting flight on Hainan’s A330-300 in business class on the short hop from Changsha to Beijing. Here’s his review of the experience. (All photos are by the author.) A $1,358…

Airbus A350 Update: Which Airlines Are Flying Which Routes

Since Qatar Airways became the launch customer of Airbus’s next-generation A350 at the end of 2014, several other airlines have taken delivery of the jet. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen gives us a status update on orders and deliveries of the new aircraft — and how you can get aboard. Meant to compete with…

140,000 IHG Points from Two Nights and One Credit Card Bonus

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently took advantage of IHG Rewards Club’s winter Accelerate promo to maximize a visit to New York City. Here’s how he raked in nearly 140,000 points with just two nights at hotels. To be honest, my two hotel chains of choice tend to be Hyatt and Starwood. I get a…

Top 10 International Airport Lounges And How To Access Them

Being able to access an airport lounge while traveling means free snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi, but these over-the-top international lounges also offer guests amenities like spa treatments, wine tastings and more. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the best airport lounges around the world and how you can get…

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Beijing (Diplomat Deluxe Room)

On his most recent trip to Asia, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen stayed at The St. Regis Beijing for three nights. Here is his review of the experience. While my main destination on a recent trip to Asia was to be Sri Lanka, I had to find the right connections from my flight on Hainan…

Review: Etihad A380 Business Class — Abu Dhabi to New York

Etihad made news back in 2014 with the debut of its three-room first-class “Residence” aboard the A380, and for rolling out an all-new business-class product. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had the chance to test it out last month. Here is his review of the new Etihad business-class experience. (All photos are by the author). I ended a recent…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards For Domestic Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program has gained a lot of value in the past year or so thanks to the addition of 13 travel transfer partners and the revamping of specific credit cards like the Citi…

Review: SriLankan Airlines A330-300 Business Class — Beijing to Colombo

Since it joined Oneworld back in 2014, SriLankan Airlines has rapidly been improving its fleet, expanding its route network and generally making a big impression on the Asian aviation scene. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently had an opportunity to fly the airline’s newest business-class product aboard an A330-300 from Beijing to Colombo. Here is his review of…

26 American Airlines Awards Going Down in Price March 22

American Airlines made a major announcement about changes to its AAdvantage mileage program in November, including a huge overhaul of its award chart. As it turns out, there may be a silver lining for some flyers. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the redemptions that will actually get better (and…

Upcoming American Airlines Award Chart Region Changes

American Airlines made a major announcement about changes to its AAdvantage mileage program in November, including a huge overhaul of its award chart. While most of the ensuing commentary has focused on how the airline raised the number of miles for many redemptions, it turns out there were other changes as well. TPG Special Contributor…