Bid Starpoints for Two Business Seats on Emirates’ Inaugural A380 Flight from Orlando

At TPG, we’re big fans of SPG Moments, the Starwood membership feature that lets you buy or bid on unique experiences and events. Well, the SPG team’s come up with a doozy this time — and if you’ve been thinking about visiting UAE, this could be your chance to do it in style. Here’s the deal:…

Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2015 and Beyond

The TPG team shares news of exciting new airline routes each month, including ones that have just launched, will soon launch, or are slated to launch in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JULY 2015 New York (JFK) – Havana (HAV) on JetBlue (launched July 3,…

Deal Alert: US to Singapore on Emirates from $841

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary, Emirates is offering fantastic fares from 10 US gateways for travel through the end of the year. Officially, fares are priced $1,749 for two economy class tickets and $7,999 for two in business class (tickets must be purchased in pairs), but we found some cheaper options while searching. Travelers can also take advantage of…

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…

Deal Alert: Emirates to the Middle East for $799 When You Book for Two

Last week, Emirates emailed frequent flyers with some great deals on flights to Dubai in both coach and business class, but unfortunately some readers had difficulty booking using the discount code. Over the weekend, however, Emirates shared a deal that’s open to all customers, and while the fares aren’t quite as low, there are still some significant savings to…

Deal Alert: Emirates to Dubai for $648 When You Book for Two

Update: Though it’s not listed in the terms and conditions, we’re hearing the the code below is single-use. If you’re a Skywards member, however, you may have received a unique code via email, so check your inbox! Cheap flights on Emirates to Dubai can sometimes be difficult to come by, especially from the West Coast. With Emirates’…

Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class

While many airlines are reducing the number of first-class seats in their fleets or even doing away with them altogether, there are still several truly fabulous options to fly to Europe in first class. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen discusses the top five, and how you can book each with points or miles. TPG recently…

Round-Trip Flights to Dubai on Emirates $1,299 or $9,999 for Two

Emirates Skywards members should check their email inboxes today for a targeted promotion offering special companion fares from 10 of its gateway cities in the US to Dubai. For $1,299, two can fly economy, and for $9,999 two can fly business class from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington DC (IAD), Houston (IAH),…

Which Airline Has Your Favorite In-Flight Meal Service?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about in-flight dining: @thepointsguy– “You love to hate on American’s first class meals, so which airline has your favorite meals?” If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of the nasty food pictures I’ve uploaded during my travels. No meal in the sky can really be expected to equal…