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…

50k Chase Sapphire Preferred Bonus, AAdvantage Program Changes & 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:…

Exciting New Airline Routes for October 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…

Yesterday’s News: In-Flight Horror Stories, Extended BA/AARP Discount and More

Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more. Aer Lingus Passenger Bites Someone then Dies — What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Witnessed on a Plane? On a recent…

Aer Lingus Passenger Bites Someone then Dies – What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Witnessed on a Plane?

Update: As it turns out, the man died after drugs burst in his stomach. Strange things have been known to happen in the air. Most recently, on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin on Sunday, a man died and a woman was arrested after authorities confiscated four pounds of amphetamine in her luggage….

AA/US Airways Merge Reservations, Rocketmiles Bonus & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Reminder: American Airlines and US Airways are merging reservations this week Starting today (July 18, 2015), American Airlines and US Airways will begin merging their reservations systems. The airlines will slowly phase out the US Airways reservations system (called Shares) and…

Top 6 Ways to Fly to Europe in Business Class

While summer award availability to Europe tends to be tight, you can still find some great seats with a little flexibility and creativity. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers six great options for flying in business class across…

Which Airline Has the Friendliest Cabin Crew?

TPG reader Melanie messaged me this week with a fun question about airline crews: “What airline has the friendliest cabin crew in your opinion?” I am going to answer this question separately for domestic and international airlines. Domestically, Southwest takes the cake. The cabin crew is generally very outgoing, and even though I didn’t fly…