Exciting New Routes for September 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share 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) may change…

Review: Finnair (A330-300) Economy Comfort from Helsinki to JFK

TO THE POINT: Finnair makes a great option for Oneworld elites traveling between the US and Europe. The pros: 3-5 more inches of leg room than regular economy, noise-canceling headphones, an amenity kit and a different headrest. The cons: limited complimentary in-flight snacks, lack of complimentary wine and beer throughout the flight and no Wi-Fi on the…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…

Airbus A350 Update: Which Airlines Are Flying Which Routes

Since Qatar Airways became the launch customer of Airbus’s next-generation A350 at the end of 2014, several other airlines have taken delivery of the jet. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen gives us a status update on orders and deliveries of the new aircraft — and how you can get aboard. Meant to compete with…

Review: Finnair A350 in Economy Comfort — Helsinki to New York

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel recently flew Finnair’s A350 on the way home from Helsinki to New York (JFK). Here’s his review of the new aircraft. While skiing out west over MLK weekend in January seemed like a great idea, when American Airlines published a fare on its partner, Finnair, to Helsinki for $409, it gave me…

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…

How To Search for Oneworld Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on Oneworld carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

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…

Oneworld Fare Sale Between Scandinavia and US from $400

Oneworld partners are offering competitive pricing on select routes to Scandinavia in an effort to hold their ground and increase pressure on Norwegian, which has been offering some very cheap transatlantic airfares. American Airlines and British Airways are currently offering great fares from Scandinavian cities to US locations starting from $400 round-trip. Fares are available as early as…

The World’s Safest Major and Low-Cost Airlines for 2015

As frequent travelers yourselves, I hope you’ll be relieved to know that aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the 10 safest major airlines in the world, and for the first time, have also determined the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world. For the second year in a row, Australian carrier Qantas has nabbed number one…