Exciting New Airline Routes For August 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin 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 AUGUST 2015 Dallas Love Field (DAL) to eight new cities on Southwest (starting August 9, 2015) Details — Southwest launched…

Deal Alert: Emirates to Milan for $499 When You Book for Two

This week Emirates is once again offering its companion flight deals — this time from New York to Milan for fall and winter travel. Note that these fares are only available when you book for two people. You’ll pay $998 for two passengers traveling in economy and $3,800 in business class with flat-bed seats on Emirates’ A380, so…

Emirates to Launch World’s Longest Flight

Move over Qantas, there’s a new ultra-long haul flight king in town: Emirates announced today that it would be adding a new route to Panama City, Panama (PTY)  from its hub in Dubai (DXB), slated to begin on February 1, 2016. The flight time for the DXB-PTY leg will be scheduled at 17 hours, 35 minutes, while the…

25,000 Bonus Asia Miles, Southwest Fare Sale and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Seven Hotels Drop from the Kimpton Group in San Francisco     San Francisco was home to nine Kimpton hotels, but after the recent IHG takeover, seven properties have dropped the brand: the Argonaut, The Palomar, Hotel Monaco (renamed The Marker…

Flight Review: Etihad 777 First Class (Jet Airways), Abu Dhabi-JFK

The “ME3″ Middle-Eastern airlines — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar — are known for their premium products, especially in first class. All three of these airlines even provide a decent economy experience, which has rankled US carriers so much they’ve launched a crybaby coalition to complain about “unfair” competition. Until last month, I had only had an opportunity…

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…