Cheap Europe Flights with Lufthansa’s New Surprise Option

We’re all familiar with the idea of staying in a hotel we didn’t choose thanks to Hotwire. But, what if your destination itself was unknown when you booked your flight? This week, Lufthansa is making that idea a reality by launching Lufthansa Surprise — a new program that lets you book a flight to a surprise destination. Don’t worry, you…

Should I Earn Miles with Two Airlines in the Same Alliance?

TPG reader Sujay sent me a message on Facebook to ask about airline partnerships: “I tend to use United for domestic flights and Lufthansa for long-haul travel to Europe/Asia. Does it make sense to earn miles with different airlines in the same alliance?” As much as I preach the importance of diversifying your travel rewards, it’s also important not to spread yourself…

Top 10 International Airport Lounges And How To Access Them

Being able to access an airport lounge while traveling means free snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi, but these over-the-top international lounges also offer guests amenities like spa treatments, wine tastings and more. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the best airport lounges around the world and how you can get…

Airlines Waive Fees in Wake of Brussels Attacks

Following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, the US Department of State has issued a Europe Travel Alert to all US travelers, outlining the risks associated with visiting the continent as well as ways to stay safe abroad. The somewhat broad warning for travelers expires on June 20 and advises that all travelers take precautions when traveling in Europe. You can…

Earn 50,000 Miles with the Miles & More World Elite MasterCard

Update: The original version of this post listed Miles & More as a transfer partner of Membership Rewards. While Miles & More does partner with American Express, it’s not possible to transfer points between the programs. If you’re looking to book a domestic premium-class award on the cheap or want to score a coveted Lufthansa first-class…

Review: Lufthansa First Class on the A330, A340, A380 and 747-8

As part of a recent United round-trip award, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig managed to book three separate Lufthansa first-class flights. Here’s his review of the (incredibly consistent) experience. If you fly any of the US-based airlines in a premium cabin, you may get to travel with a fantastic crew and an excellent seat, but you’re just as…

Team TPG’s Favorite Business- and First-Class Amenity Kits

Team TPG has gotten together to come up with our favorite amenity kits while in business and first class. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt breaks down what the team came up with as our favorite amenity kits and what makes each of them worthy of a spot on this list. One of the great perks about flying business or…