192 Articles by Eric Rosen

High-Flying Fine Dining: Airline Chef Partnerships

While it seems like most airline food is getting worse and worse these days — and to add insult to injury, you sometimes even have to pay for it! — some airlines are actually pulling out all the stops to keep their premium customers happy. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up a who’s who…

Airbnb’s Fastest-Growing Market: Cuba

Since the US eased restrictions on travel to Cuba in December, the Caribbean nation has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in the hemisphere. Both commercial airlines and charters have been adding new services to Havana, including JetBlue, which announced it would be adding a weekly service from New York JFK-José Martí International Airport…

Will Cathay Pacific Restrict First-Class Awards Using Partner Miles?

According to an article in yesterday’s South China Morning Post, Cathay Pacific is considering an overhaul of its loyalty program, including the possible restriction of first class awards using partner miles. While this is probably not a huge blow to the vast majority of flyers, Cathay Pacific first class is one of the feathers in…

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Botswana

First-time visitors to Africa tend to gravitate toward well-known destinations such as South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, but in this new travel series, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen sheds light on five of southern Africa’s other great safari destinations. The first four posts covered Zambia, Rwanda, Namibia and Malawi. For the final installment of this…

New Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Opens at LAX

Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse airport lounges are routinely voted among the best in the world thanks to great amenities like Bumble & Bumble salons, spas with products like Truefitt & Hill and Dr. Hauschka, pool tables, shoe-shine stations and even a hot tub at the Heathrow hub. The airline currently fields Clubhouses at Heathrow and Gatwick…

How to Book Award Travel to Buenos Aires

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has put together guides for using miles to get to Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul. This week, he shares insights on how to get to one of South America’s most popular destinations, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities in the world. It combines the Old World grandeur…

How to Fly Singapore Airlines First Class for (Almost!) Free

As a follow-up to last week’s post on how to book Singapore Airlines first class awards, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at both award availability and mileage requirements for several specific routes, and the credit cards you can use to fly them for (almost) free. Singapore Airlines first class has been one of…

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Malawi

First-time visitors to Africa tend to gravitate toward well-known destinations like South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, but in this new travel series, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen sheds light on five of southern Africa’s other great safari destinations. The first three posts covered Zambia, Rwanda and Namibia. Now we visit one of Africa’s aquatic wonderlands,…