Deal Alert: New York and Chicago to Budapest from $490 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Lufthansa Flyers Can Now Upgrade With Cash

Lufthansa’s making it much easier for travelers to upgrade to premium economy, business and first class in 2016 on the carrier’s long-haul international flights. Passengers can now pay cash to upgrade to the next class of service on select routes. The best part: Flyers in all classes, including economy, can pay a flat fee based on the route to upgrade…

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…

25-Day Honeymoon Around the World — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

Who REALLY Has the Best Airline Food?

Welcome to Fly&Dine on TPG, a monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Today, Jason looks at all the various rankings of airlines with best in-flight meals, and brings…

9 Awards to Book Before Aeroplan’s December Devaluation

With the Aeroplan/Air Canada devaluation coming up in a few weeks, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the awards you should book before the changes go into effect. In September, Aeroplan, the mileage program of Air Canada, announced yet another devaluation to its award chart that will go into effect December 15, 2015….

Google Flights Adds Train Times, In-Flight Amenities and Direct Lufthansa Bookings

Google Flights released a few new features recently to make booking travel plans just a little bit easier. Users now have the ability to book travel directly within Google Flights on Lufthansa, book train tickets (on select European rail services) and access additional information about flights, including food service, checked baggage, potential upgrades and more. The new features…

Lufthansa Strike Scheduled to Begin Today

Lufthansa cabin crew are scheduled begin a strike today that will ground Lufthansa planes for up to one week. TPG Contributor JT Genter reports on the details of the strike, how you might be affected and what you can do to minimize the damage to your travel plans. Update: According to Reuters, Lufthansa had already canceled…