Deal Alert: US to Puerto Rico from $81 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Southwest’s Newest Routes to Mexico Hit a Regulatory Snag

Over the last few years, Southwest has been steadily growing its international routes. For those with a Southwest Companion Pass, this means more options than ever for buy-one-get-one-free travel. But, if you booked flights on the airline’s newest international routes, you might want to check your flight status. This past Sunday (December 4), Southwest launched new…

Top Card Offers for December, Reviewing United Polaris, Trump Doesn’t Want Air Force One 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:…

Passengers Could Soon Be Allowed to Make Phone Calls on Flights

Historically, planes have been the one place where we can go to totally disconnect (from phone calls, at least). And that worked both in terms of avoiding calling people, but also having to listen to passengers around you chatter incessantly. That might be changing soon, however, as the US Transportation Department said yesterday that it’s considering allowing…

United Eliminates Complimentary Upgrades for More Hawaii Flights

United operates what you might refer to as a mini-hub at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), flying to a handful of South Pacific islands (via the “Island Hopper“), in addition to Tokyo (NRT), Guam (GUM) and the following mainland US destinations: Chicago O’Hare (ORD)* Denver (DEN)* Houston (IAH)** Newark (EWR)** Washington, D.C. (IAD)** Los Angeles (LAX)…

Watch Boeing Assemble an Air France 787 With This Gorgeous Timelapse Video

Air France recently took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, and to celebrate the milestone, the airline has released an incredible timelapse of the aircraft’s assembly. This crazy aviation video beautifully illustrates the complex process that’s required to bring the plane from thousands of parts in a warehouse to a flying machine that…

Three Indian Pilots Falsely Claimed They Were out of Fuel to Get Priority Landing

The pilots of three Indian flights have been suspended after having lied to air traffic controllers that their aircraft were short on fuel, forcing them to bypass the half-dozen aircraft that were in queue ahead of them. According to an investigation by the country’s aviation safety regulator, the IndiGo, Air India and SpiceJet aircraft faked…

Deal Alert: Philadelphia and Chicago to California From $119 Round-Trip

 Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

United Confirms First Routes for the 777-300ER, New Polaris Seat

United’s very first 777-300ER is almost here! This particular aircraft model isn’t terribly exciting on the surface — other airlines, including American, have been flying the -300ER (or “77W”) for years — but United’s latest plane is the first to offer the new Polaris business-class seat, which represents a huge step up from what you’ll currently have…

Amazing Deal Alert: US to London From $276 Round-Trip

 Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…