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…

Top 10 International Airport Lounges And How To Access Them

Being able to access an airport lounge while traveling means free snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi, but these over-the-top international lounges also offer guests amenities like spa treatments, wine tastings and more. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the best airport lounges around the world and how you can get…

Review: Thai A380 First Class — Bangkok to Paris

Thai Airways operates a wide variety of aircraft, and while some of the airline’s first-class cabins aren’t up to date, the A380 offers comfortable seats and fantastic award availability. Today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig reviews first class on Thai’s A380 on a recent flight from Bangkok to Paris. While Thai Airways no longer operates flights from the US,…

Team TPG’s Favorite Business- and First-Class Amenity Kits

Team TPG has gotten together to come up with our favorite amenity kits while in business and first class. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt breaks down what the team came up with as our favorite amenity kits and what makes each of them worthy of a spot on this list. One of the great perks about flying business or…

11 Best Business-Class Seats For Couples

Travel can be stressful — especially when you’re flying with a significant other, or even just a buddy. But some airline seats out there make flying the friendly skies even friendlier for folks traveling in pairs. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up the best business-class seats for couples. When it comes to business-class seats,…

FAA Downgrades Safety Rating for Thailand

Thailand is a popular destination for both its big cities and small towns. However, flying to the Southeast Asian country on one of its airlines might become more difficult in the near future. The FAA announced this week that it lowered the country’s aviation safety rating to Category 2, meaning it lacks either laws or regulations necessary to…

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…

Review: Thai Airways Boeing 777-200ER Economy, Madrid-Bangkok

To kick off a two-month trip to Southeast Asia, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino booked economy on Thai Airways’ 12-hour, nonstop flight from her home airport in Madrid (MAD) to Bangkok (BKK). Having flown internationally in coach on 15 different carriers, Lori shares how this particular long-haul measures up. (All photos are by author, unless otherwise specified.) Booking With Cash vs. Points Given the long journey…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards with Thai Royal Orchid Plus

Citi ThankYou Rewards has stepped up over the past year by introducing new benefits to the program’s credit cards and improving its array of airline transfer partners. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at award opportunities on one of those partners to see what kind of value it offers. I’ve been completing a series of posts on the airline transfer…

Best Redemptions to Fly on the A380

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen looks at the largest jet in the skies and how you can use miles to fly it on one (or several) of 13 airlines. Earlier this month, Airbus CFO Harald Wilhelm told investors that the company was considering discontinuing production of its A380 aircraft by 2018, leading many to speculate about…