Exciting New Airline Routes for June 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Inside Singapore Airlines’ Pilot and Flight Attendant Training Center

Asia has no shortage of excellent airlines, especially when it comes to business and first class, but Singapore Airlines is consistently ranked one of the world’s best. Singapore’s A380 Suites class is a TPG favorite, and if you have transferrable credit card points, it’s an “aspirational” product that’s very much within reach. During my recent…

Singapore is Launching Nonstop Service Between SIN and SFO Later This Year

Presumably, Singapore Airlines had been feeling some pressure since United Airlines recently launched its nonstop route between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO), as the carrier didn’t yet have a nonstop flight to the US from its namesake country. Now, Singapore Airlines is officially announcing plans to launch nonstop service between SFO and SIN starting October 23, 2016. The new route will…

6 Years of TPG, Big AAdvantage Changes, an Epic 21-Hour Business Class Flight and 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:…

Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class — Singapore to New York via Frankfurt

At the end of a long-weekend trip to Singapore, a nearly 22,000-mile round-trip from his home in NYC, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig decided to try out Singapore Airlines’ one-stop service from Changi Airport (SIN) to New York (JFK). Here’s his review of business class on the 21+ hour flight. Last week, I had an opportunity to fly on…

Inside Cathay’s New A350, a 60K Citi AAdvantage Offer, Monthly Valuations, and 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:…

Use KrisFlyer Miles to Upgrade Your Seat to or from Premium Economy

Last month, Singapore Airlines announced that it would soon allow customers to book their flights with KrisFlyer miles in premium economy starting May 24. And starting June 1, the carrier would allow passengers to upgrade their paid ticket from premium economy to business class or from economy to premium economy — however, only one of the upgrades…

Maximizing Stopovers and Open Jaws on Award Tickets in 2016

When it comes to the points and miles hobby, “free” award flights are often the goal. However, knowing the ins and outs of each frequent flyer program’s rules can help you maximize your redemptions by adding in additional destinations via stopovers and/or open jaws. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains how below….

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…