Qantas Reduces Points and Surcharges for Economy Awards

Qantas, the highest-ranked airline in the world in terms of safety, added another feather to its cap this week by announcing a reduction in the number of points required for economy-class award flights. Qantas also reduced the hefty carrier-imposed surcharges it places on award tickets booked through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. While the number of points was only…

Watch a Qantas 747 Fly with Five Engines

A five-engined Qantas Boeing 747-400? That’s what TPG Special Correspondent John Walton stumbled upon when on a tour of Perth Airport in Australia. He explains… “Aw, mate, the jumbo sure is a beautiful plane… hey wait, what’s that strapped under its wing?!” Entirely coincidentally, I was on a tour of Perth Airport when I overheard…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, American Introduces Premium Economy Cabin & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

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…

Earn up to 90,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Flights to Australia

As you may have heard, American Airlines is launching nonstop service from Los Angeles to Sydney on December 17. The airline will operate a 777-300ER on the route with daily service. Given the tremendous exchange rate, it couldn’t be a better time for AA to introduce its first Australia flight. Now, to get its new…

Last Chance for 75k AA Miles, United/ Marriott Bonus & More

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here.  Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG…

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….

Earn Double Qantas Points on Flights to Australia

Qantas and American Airlines have teamed up to offer more flights between the US/Canada and Australia, and to promote this partnership, Qantas is offering double points on eligible flights with a Qantas (QF) flight number between Australia and the USA or Canada. The window for this offer is tight; tickets have to be booked between…

Take Advantage of the Strong Dollar to Visit New Zealand

With the US dollar dominating overseas, you may be considering an international trip. US travelers seemed to flock to Europe this summer thanks to a historically good currency exchange rate against the euro, but that’s far from the only currency the US dollar is doing well against. So today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes…