Boston and Dublin Were Just Moved Seven Miles Farther Apart

The distance between Boston (BOS) and Dublin (DUB) just grew by a few miles. No, there wasn’t a great earthquake that made the Atlantic wider. With a stroke of a pen, British Airways just stretched the distance between the airports by at least seven miles. While the Bureau of Transportation Statistics still lists the official distance between the…

What’s the Best Way to Earn British Airways Avios?

TPG reader Vincent sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards to redeem on Aer Lingus: “Now that the new AerClub has been folded into the Avios program, what’s the best way to collect Avios for use on Aer Lingus?” I never saw much value in the Aer Lingus Gold Circle program, but the…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like flight schedules and aircraft, among other things)…

British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus to Add Wi-Fi on Short-Haul Flights

Good news for passengers who want to stay connected while they’re flying: International Airlines Group — which includes Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia among other carriers — will introduce Wi-Fi on short-haul flights next summer. While more and more airlines are connecting passengers on long-haul flights (the Air France-KLM Group announced it will bring…

Exciting New Routes for September 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Cheap and Creative Around-the-World Award Itineraries

For some award travelers, an around-the-world booking holds a special place on their bucket list. You can book these awards through various frequent flyer programs, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains below, it’s often a better deal (and more fun) to piece together your own trip segment by segment. A…

Exciting New Airline Routes for May 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Marriott Adding SPG Perks, New Cards to Consider, Flying the A350 and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

The Safest Airlines in the World for 2016

Every year, AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety- and product-rating website, announces its safest airlines and low-cost carriers from the 407 total airlines it monitors. For the past two years, Qantas came out on top for the site’s world’s safest airline award, and this year was no different. In today’s announcement, AirlineRatings.com awarded the Australian carrier as…

Booking Aer Lingus with Points and Miles

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s largest airline, is one of the most popular ways to get to Dublin and beyond. Until the carrier joins with British Airways and Iberia in using Avios next year, it still requires a bit of savvy to book award flights. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to book award travel on Aer…