Airfares Have Dropped 15% or More Since January 2015

Recent data from Hopper and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reflects news that’s surely music to travelers’ ears: The drop in oil prices has caused a sharp decrease in airfare. The airfare modeling and forecasting site Hopper recently reported that the average airfare for January 2016 was 2.53% lower than December, and a staggering…

Exciting New Airline Routes for January 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares 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) could…

Do Tighter Seats Slow Down Emergency Evacuations?

We all have our own reason for loathing airlines’ constant need to tighten seats in an effort to maximize space. From a business perspective, it’s smart — more people on board means more money. But from the customer’s perspective, more seats means less leg room and an overall uncomfortable flying experience. But, is there another level to the…

Deal Alert: $15 One-Way Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines’ $15 flights are back again, with a ton of different flight options across the country. The sale will run until the end of today (September 10) with travel dates available between October 1 and October 14. The absolute lowest prices available are $15, though a number of routes are available at slightly higher price points,…

Deal Alert: $15-20 Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is back at it, with another round of almost-too-low-to-be-true fares that start at just $15 each way, with no round-trip purchase required. To get in on these fares, use the promo code SAVEBIG and purchase your tickets by 11:59pm ET August 26, 2015. The sale is also limited to the first 100,000 users,…

The Easiest Way to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring

There are few things worse than watching your frequent flyer miles vanish in an instant. Today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig outlines one great option for extending the life of your miles with only a minute or two of work. With only a few exceptions, including Delta and JetBlue, frequent flyer miles are set to expire…

Your Survival Guide to 8 Low-Cost Carriers

Like many purchases, airfare is frequently a trade-off between cost and comfort. Today, TPG Contributor Mitch Berman offers some tips for those who prefer to save on flights and spend their travel dollars elsewhere. Meet Adam West. No, not the former Batman, but this guy too is a sort of legend, also has an alter-ego and could even be called a certain…

Comprehensive Guide to Changing Award Tickets

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen runs through award ticket change policies for major airlines, and explains what you can do to minimize or avoid change fees altogether. Booking airline award tickets is more of an art than a science. You may often want to make an award reservation before you’re even sure that you’ll be…

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…