Etihad 4x Miles, Hilton SE Asia Sale, Southwest New Routes

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Get Bonus AAdvantage Miles For Choice Hotels Stays You can earn up to 1,250 AAdvantage miles for qualifying stays at Cambria Hotels and Suites and 750 AAdvantage miles for qualifying stays at other participating Choice hotels through June 15,…

Flight Review: Etihad Diamond First, Tokyo-Abu Dhabi

Well-traveled TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shares his experience of snagging a mistake fare and flying to/from Tokyo Narita and Abu Dhabi—with his baby in tow.  Etihad, one of the so-called “Big 3″ carriers in the Middle East, has been in the news quite a bit lately. Its innovative A380 has taken in-flight luxury to the next…

Etihad Will Only Serve Elite Customers with New Twitter Account

Looking to bolster its customer service on Twitter, Etihad just launched an invitation-only account for elite members. The @EtihadPremium handle will offer five-minute response times to customer queries, as well as help with retroactive mileage claims and access to exclusive deals. According to a thread on FlyerTalk, Etihad Guest Gold members can request access to…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards with Etihad Guest

Citi ThankYou Rewards has stepped up over the past year by introducing new benefits to the program’s credit cards and improving its array of airline transfer partners. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at award opportunities on one of those partners to see what kind of value it offers. Citi recently released some great new offers for cards in the…

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…

Citi ThankYou Rewards 25% Transfer Bonus To Etihad Guest Miles

Last July, Citi dramatically improved its ThankYou Rewards points program by adding a number of new airline transfer partners, including Etihad Guest Rewards. ThankYou points normally transfer at a 1:1 ratio in increments of 1,000, so 1,000 ThankYou points = 1,000 Etihad Guest miles. However, Etihad is currently offering a 25% bonus on miles when…

Best Business Class Amenity Kits in the Skies

After recently sharing some of the finest first class amenity kits out there, TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel now takes a look at business class amenity kits, where the best are often defined by their bags/cases and the skincare products they contain. These airlines have done a fine job of making their business class amenity kits worth writing home about—using the pen you’ll find in…

Etihad to Launch New York to Abu Dhabi Service on the A380

Last year, Etihad launched their new A380 service between Abu Dhabi and London, which featured a new ultra-luxury suite,  as well as apartment-style first-class suites and business-class studios. The first of its ten A380s started flying in December between London and Abu Dhabi (LHR-AUH), which is now being followed by four more planes this year, which will add routes to…

Bonus AA/US Miles & Marriott Points, Double Etihad Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles and 25% Off National Car Rentals You can save up to 25% and earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for renting any car for two days or more with National Car Rentals. Make sure to request Contract…