The Cheapest Award Flights for Intracontinental Travel

When headed on an international award trip, most of us book the over-water segments segments first. This often leaves booking intra-destination flights at the bottom of our to-do list, and can result in making poor choices in using miles for flights within a foreign continent. With the ongoing trend of airlines eliminating stopovers and open jaws from award tickets,…

Air France-KLM Plans to Launch a Budget Carrier to Serve Asia Routes

The Air France-KLM group announced plans to take some of its operations away from its namesake brand and introduce a new airline within the group — and at lower fares. The carrier announced that it’s planning to launch a medium- and long-haul budget airline that could serve Asia routes and potentially even the US. The motivation…

Save 25% Off Flying Blue Award Flights to Europe This Winter

Flying Blue — the frequent flyer program of KLM and Air France — runs monthly specials discounting certain routes or destinations up to 50%. Most months, the offers aren’t too noteworthy for US-based travelers, but this month’s Promo Awards list includes discounts from seven US cities to Europe. For flights booked from November 1 to 30,…

Delta Suddenly Increases Cost of Awards to India

Delta’s at it again — with no notice at all, the airline has increased the cost of one-way awards in business class between the US and India. Previously, you could book a business-class award for 70,000 SkyMiles one-way on Delta partners such as Korean Air and Air France. After the change, however, these flights will…

Air France-KLM Adding Wi-Fi to 100+ Long-Haul Jets

The Air France-KLM Group is finally bringing wireless internet to more of its long-haul flights, signing an agreement with Gogo to bring Wi-Fi to part of the fleet by the end of 2017. The is a huge step forward for a company that’s stated that passengers “just weren’t interested” in having Wi-Fi on board, preferring instead to remain…

Save 25% on Award Tickets to Europe From Select US Cities

Every month, Air France and KLM’s Flying Blue program offers a promotion for up to 50% off select award tickets — though a 25% discount is a bit more common. Typically, available routings aren’t the most exciting, but with Flying Blue’s latest promotion, there are some great opportunities to book award travel from several US cities to Europe in business class…

Pieces of the Concorde Jet Will Soon Be Up for Auction

If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it was like to fly on the Concorde Jet, you can come close to reliving the experience when pieces of the plane go up for auction this November. You’ll be able to bid on items like toilet seats, oxygen masks, headphones and fine china at the Marc Labarbe auction house…

The Best Fifth-Freedom Routes from North America to Book with Points

Fifth-freedom routes often make great redemption options — since these flights are usually operated by premium aircraft and foreign carriers, they offer a chance to experience an airline you might not otherwise be able to. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a fifth-freedom route, note that it’s a flight operated by a foreign carrier between two foreign countries as…

Award Travel Options to Israel Across All 3 Major Airline Alliances

Israel, home to three major world religions, is a destination on many travelers’ bucket lists — and for good reason. The country has lots to offer, from miles of sandy beaches and a nightlife scene in Tel Aviv that rivals New York City’s to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the best hummus…

75,000 Bonus Hyatt Points, Discounted SPG Awards, New Airline Routes 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:…