Flight Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 Business Class, Singapore-Doha

During a recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had a chance to fly on Qatar Airways’ 787-8 in business class. Here’s how he used miles to book the ticket and his review of the experience. Earlier this spring, while I was planning a summer round-the-world trip, I was looking for ways to get from…

Flight Review: Etihad 777 First Class (Jet Airways), Abu Dhabi-JFK

The “ME3” Middle-Eastern airlines — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar — are known for their premium products, especially in first class. All three of these airlines even provide a decent economy experience, which has rankled US carriers so much they’ve launched a crybaby coalition to complain about “unfair” competition. Until last month, I had only had an opportunity…

A First Class Cabin to Myself: Qatar Airways A380, Paris-Doha

It’s been my goal for quite a while to fly the three Middle Eastern carriers — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar. I’ve already had the opportunity to fly Emirates’ first-class product a couple times, so it was time for me to finish the trio with Qatar and Etihad. As much as I love Emirates, I find that…

Which International Airport Lounges Are Your Favorites?

TPG reader Daniel sent me a message to ask about international club lounges: “You recently mentioned how domestic airport club lounges are declining, so I’m wondering, what’s your take on international club lounges. Do you have any favorites?” Daniel is right: I’m not a huge fan of domestic lounges. Yes, they give you a little space to relax and plug…

Round-the-World Wedding — a 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 made possible by points…

A Look at Business and Coach in Qatar’s Gorgeous Airbus A350

This week, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig is reporting live from the Paris Air Show. First up is a tour of Qatar’s brand-new Airbus A350, which recently began flying from Doha to Frankfurt and Singapore. From Etihad’s incredible Airbus A380 to Qatar’s nearly flawless A350, competition is heating up in the Middle East. And while both aircraft types are…

Philadelphia Will Be the First US City to Get the Airbus A350

Philadelphia will become the first US city to land passenger flights on the new A350 when Qatar swaps in Airbus’ latest aircraft on its flights between Doha (DOH) and Philadelphia (PHL) on January 1, 2016. According to Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker, Philadelphia was selected because it’s the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the US, home to seven…

High-Flying Fine Dining: Airline Chef Partnerships

While it seems like most airline food is getting worse and worse these days — and to add insult to injury, you sometimes even have to pay for it! — some airlines are actually pulling out all the stops to keep their premium customers happy. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up a who’s who…