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…

Free Marriott Points, United Club Access Changes & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Buy Your Way into Air France’s La Première Lounge Air France is opening up its First Class Lounge privileges in Paris (CDG) for passengers on long-haul flights with an Air France business class ticket. Here’s what you’ll have to…

Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2015 and Beyond

The TPG team shares news of exciting new airline routes each month, including ones that have just launched, will soon launch, or are slated to launch in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JULY 2015 New York (JFK) – Havana (HAV) on JetBlue (launched July 3,…

How Do I Survive a Ryanair Flight?

TPG reader Clayton tweeted me to ask about flying on Ryanair: @thepointsguy – “I’m thinking of flying Ryanair within Europe this summer and was wondering if it’s worth it despite all the bad things I’ve read?” 2015 is poised to be the summer of Europe. With the euro trading relatively close to the dollar and new…

Bonus Club Carlson Points, BA Adds SFO A380 Service, & More

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Club Carlson Bonus Points For Bookings Via App: You can earn 3,000 bonus Gold Points for each stay booked through the Club Carlson mobile app. You must book AND stay via the app by November 14, 2014. The app…

Last Minute Travel: Finding Award Availability & More

Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele offers insights into booking last minute flights, including tips for finding late award availability and minimizing costs when cash tickets are your only option. Travelers who book their flights far in advance generally enjoy the least expensive airline tickets and the most award availability. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why people…

Ryanair Launches Free Electronic Boarding Pass App

I’ve made no secret of my feelings about Irish budget airline Ryanair, from my own horrible experience flying Ryanair last year to TPG Contributor Lori Zaino‘s tongue-firmly-in-cheek post on 10 Ways to Survive a Ryanair Flight. However, if I’m going to criticize, then in fairness I have to praise when the low-cost carrier does something right. Rather than being charged for the privilege of printing out a…