274 Articles by Eric Rosen

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…

Top 10 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get In

Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little extra time for productivity) and a few moments away from the hectic main terminal. Unfortunately, most airport lounges in the US aren’t much more than dreary way stations little better…

Top 8 Ways to Fly to Asia in Business Class with Miles

Winter is a great time to visit Asia thanks to milder temperatures, fewer crowds and great fares, not to mention decent award availability. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Asia in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up some of the best business-class cabins you…

Review: Hainan Airlines 787 Business Class — Los Angeles to Changsha

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently flew Hainan Airlines’ new service from Los Angeles to Changsha. Here is his review of the experience. Back in December, Hainan Airlines announced that it would start service on a new route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Changsha (CSX) with one of its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners — the carrier also…

11 Best Business-Class Seats For Couples

Travel can be stressful — especially when you’re flying with a significant other, or even just a buddy. But some airline seats out there make flying the friendly skies even friendlier for folks traveling in pairs. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up the best business-class seats for couples. When it comes to business-class seats,…

6 Hotel Programs Where Credit Cards Get You Elite Status

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Just as with airlines, having elite status with a hotel chain can significantly enhance your travel experience. Today. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen fills us in on hotel elite status and which credit cards you…