10 Photos: Exploring Exotic Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a mythical destination that’s relatively undiscovered thanks to its only recently relaxed borders. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino recently returned from a trip to the bustling city of Mandalay and the ancient town of Bagan, where she explored temples, parks and monuments, and experienced the country’s local charm. (All photos are by author —…

Singapore Airlines Partners with Points for Peace, Matches Reader Donations Up to 250K Miles

Points for Peace is off to an amazing start. If you’re not familiar with Points for Peace, it’s an initiative that allows people to donate points, miles, cash or time to PeaceJam, an organization that encourages peace among youth around the world. Earlier this week, I was excited to announce two new donation opportunities that benefit Points for…

You Can Now Redeem KrisFlyer Miles for Singapore Premium Economy

Previously, Singapore Airlines customers couldn’t redeem their KrisFlyer miles for the airline’s new premium economy product. However, they could redeem those miles for Singapore Suites, first class, business class and economy awards. But that’s changing very soon — effective May 24, travelers will be able to redeem their KrisFlyer miles for the Singapore premium economy. In addition, customers will also be…

Airbus A350 Update: Which Airlines Are Flying Which Routes

Since Qatar Airways became the launch customer of Airbus’s next-generation A350 at the end of 2014, several other airlines have taken delivery of the jet. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen gives us a status update on orders and deliveries of the new aircraft — and how you can get aboard. Meant to compete with…

Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites — Singapore to Tokyo

Vietnam-based TPG Contributor Daan van Rossum recently flew Singapore Airlines’ Suites product from Singapore to Tokyo, which he booked using 51,000 Krisflyer Miles. Ever since I read TPG’s review of Singapore Airlines Suites I knew I had to try it myself someday. When two of my friends said they would be visiting Tokyo, it seemed like the perfect opportunity…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards For Domestic Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program has gained a lot of value in the past year or so thanks to the addition of 13 travel transfer partners and the revamping of specific credit cards like the Citi…

Exploring Southeast Asia in Business Class — 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…

Deal Alert: Fly Premium Economy on Singapore’s A380 from $999 Round-Trip

Update: Unfortunately a small number of flights will be operated by an A380 that does not offer Premium Economy. These dates will still be available to reserve, but you’ll be booked into the regular economy cabin (“Y” class) rather than Premium Economy (“P”). Be careful to note your cabin and booking class before ticketing. The…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

Top 8 Ways to Fly to Asia in Business Class with Miles

Winter is a great time to visit Asia thanks to milder temperatures, fewer crowds and great fares, not to mention decent award availability. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Asia in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up some of the best business-class cabins you…