Exciting New Airline Routes for December 2015 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo 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) could…

Which Airline Should I Fly in Business Class to Europe?

TPG reader Kabir sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Transatlantic business-class products: “On my next trip from JFK to CDG, I can fly business class in either Air France’s A380 angle-flat seat or the Delta One A330 flat-bed seat. The schedules and other factors are about equal; which one would you recommend?” Transatlantic flights…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, American Introduces Premium Economy Cabin & 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:…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…

Review: Air France 777-300ER Business Class — Paris to New York

After years of flying with only angle-flat seats in business, Air France’s 777-300ERs now have new lie-flat seating in business class, as TPG Contributor Adam Kotkin recently discovered on a flight from Paris (CDG) to New York-JFK — here’s his review of the experience. Last year amidst planning a trip to Europe, my partner and I transferred American Express Membership…

Who REALLY Has the Best Airline Food?

Welcome to Fly&Dine on TPG, a monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Today, Jason looks at all the various rankings of airlines with best in-flight meals, and brings…

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….

Google Flights Adds Train Times, In-Flight Amenities and Direct Lufthansa Bookings

Google Flights released a few new features recently to make booking travel plans just a little bit easier. Users now have the ability to book travel directly within Google Flights on Lufthansa, book train tickets (on select European rail services) and access additional information about flights, including food service, checked baggage, potential upgrades and more. The new features…

Deal Alert: New York and D.C. to Nairobi, Kenya from $634 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Air France to Cut Jobs; Disagreement Turns Fierce

Labor union talks between Air France-KLM and striking staff resulted not only in layoffs for the first time since the 1990s, but in executives fleeing the scene in abject fear. How was your Monday? The core of the disagreement is between the company and its pilots. Air France wants them to fly 100 more hours…