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…

Deal Alert: New York to Paris from $557

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…

10 Photos: Casinos, Michelin-Star Cuisine and More in Monaco

Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. Nice, France-based TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us to her high-profile next-door neighbor, Monaco, for a look at the glamorous principality through text and photos. (All photos by author.) I’ve lived in Nice on the French Riviera for the past three years,…

Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe on Delta from $2,267

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…