258 Articles by Eric Rosen

Review: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Business Class — Hong Kong to Los Angeles

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently flew Cathay Pacific’s acclaimed business class from Hong Kong (HKG) to Los Angeles (LAX) aboard a Boeing 777-300ER — here’s his review of the experience. Cathay Pacific has one of the best reputations in the airline business, thanks to stellar service, a fairly young fleet and great premium cabins. It’s…

9 Awards to Book Before Aeroplan’s December Devaluation

With the Aeroplan/Air Canada devaluation coming up in a few weeks, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the awards you should book before the changes go into effect. In September, Aeroplan, the mileage program of Air Canada, announced yet another devaluation to its award chart that will go into effect December 15, 2015….

Crediting American Airlines Flights to Alaska in 2016

In light of American Airline’s recent announcements regarding changes to its frequent-flyer program, many AAdvantage members may be considering their mileage and elite-status strategy for 2016. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen explores another option for crediting American flights. Among the legacy carriers in the US, Alaska Airlines will be the only one left with…

About Face! Airlines Flying Rear-Facing Seats

To help you make good travel choices both coming and going, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the carriers fielding rear-facing seats and what you can expect from them. As many airlines cut back on first class and aim to cram more seats into their business-class cabins, one trend you might have…

How to Search for SkyTeam Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on SkyTeam carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

Review: Singapore Airlines 777-300ER in Premium Economy

Last week, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen got to try out Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy on a flight from Singapore to Hong Kong — here’s his review of the experience. Earlier this spring, Singapore Airlines made news when it announced it would finally be adding a premium economy class to its long-haul fleet. Though Singapore…

Delta Economy Comfort+ Changes: Booking, Upgrades, Awards and More

Back in December 2014, Delta announced some cabin overhauls, including the rebranding of BusinessElite to Delta One, a revamp of its domestic first-class product, and the rebranding of Economy Comfort to a new premium-economy product it would be calling Comfort+. While this change mostly amounted to new seat covers, there are still some practical effects…

How to Search for Star Alliance Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on Star Alliance carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and…

Last-Minute Elite Status Strategy in 2015: United MileagePlus Premier

It’s that time of year again. As the clock winds down on 2015, many flyers’ attention turns to qualifying or requalifying for elite status. This week, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers the elite-status programs of the three major legacy carriers in the US and shows you how to rack up those last-minute miles before…

Last-Minute Elite Status Strategy in 2015: Delta Medallion

It’s that time of year again. As the clock winds down on 2015, many flyers’ attention turns to qualifying or requalifying for elite status. This week, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers the elite-status programs of the three major legacy carriers in the US, and shows you how to rack up those last-minute miles before…