Your Layover Guide to Los Angeles (LAX)

Our “Your Layover Guide” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon guides…

How Do I Use US Airways Companion Tickets After the Merger?

TPG reader @PaulTurec tweeted me a question about the US Airways and American Airlines merger: @ThePointsGuy — “Will my US Airways companion certificate still be good for redemption on flights after the merger is completed?” Airline mergers don’t happen overnight; it’s already been more than two years since the merger between US Airways and American Airlines…

The Easiest Way to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring

There are few things worse than watching your frequent flyer miles vanish in an instant. Today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig outlines one great option for extending the life of your miles with only a minute or two of work. With only a few exceptions, including Delta and JetBlue, frequent flyer miles are set to expire…

Flight Review: US Airways A330 Business Class, Philly-Dublin

Last month, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne took her first trip to Ireland, and to get there and back, she opted for the comfort of US Airways’ (soon to be AA’s) international business class. Here’s her review of her flight experience.  I’m always up for an adventure, so when I was recently invited by a handsome Irish gentleman to visit…

Amazing Deal Alert: Philly to Las Vegas from $36 Each Way

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

The Easiest Way to Miss an Upgrade on American

This weekend, TPG intern Kevin Song flew more than 22,000 miles on American, including one segment in coach, despite having systemwide upgrades to burn. Learn how to avoid Kevin’s costly mistake when booking AA flights of your own. For many frequent flyers, much of the motivation behind attaining ever-higher elite status is the allure of…

Deal Alert: Flights to Cancun from $265

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

The Best and Worst of Admirals Club Food

TPG Intern Kevin Song spent last week on an Admirals Club tour, working from lounges across the eastern United States with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. Along the way, he visited Chicago-O’Hare, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington-Reagan. Last week, I spent five days working and eating in Admirals Clubs. It’s certainly no secret that domestic lounge food isn’t great,…

Getting Upgraded to First on US Airways Award Flights

It’s no secret that one of the best ways to use British Airways Avios is to book short-haul flights starting as low as 4,500 miles. Unfortunately, such a steal is only available in economy — British Airways charges quite a bit more to redeem US domestic flights in first class. Unfortunately for AAdvantage elite members, award…

What It’s Like to Spend a Week at the Admirals Club

TPG Intern Kevin Song spent this week on an Admirals Club tour, working from lounges across the eastern United States with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. Along the way, he visited Chicago-O’Hare, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington-Reagan. Over the past week, I visited 12 Admirals Clubs across five cities. These represent just a small fraction of the…