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: Vietnam Airlines A350 Business Class — Paris to Hanoi

I’m not afraid to admit I’m a bit of an aviation geek, and have been fascinated with the A350 ever since it was announced. Vietnam Airlines became the second operator of the A350 in 2015 after Qatar Airways, the original launch customer — as you may remember, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig had quite a memorable flight on board…

How to Search for SkyTeam Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on SkyTeam carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

10 Dreamliner Routes I Really Want to Fly

The Boeing Dreamliner first launched in 2011 when it began operating domestic flights for ANA. Since then, dozens of airlines have introduced 787s of their own, with interiors ranging from uber-posh on Qatar to shockingly dated on JAL (though a refreshed cabin is coming soon). Since no two Dreamliners are exactly alike, naturally I want to…

AA Award Increase, Hilton China Sale, 10k KrisFlyer Miles

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: American AAdvantage Increasing Award Costs for Peak Travel Dates American Airlines has decided to raise the number of miles needed for standard award tickets on four of the busiest days of the year. The exact dates haven’t been announced, but…

Watch Vietnam’s Dreamliner Perform Crazy Maneuvers Ahead of the Paris Air Show

Every other year, manufacturers, journalists and aviation industry enthusiasts meet at the Paris Air Show — this year’s event kicks off next week at Le Bourget Airport, and, thanks to some phenomenal business-class fares, we’ll be there to check out the exhibits and flying displays toward the end of the week. For many attendees, that latter…

Delta Increases Partner Award Bookings Through Site

Despite some huge changes to its mileage program including increasing award redemptions and switching both its Medallion elite program and mileage-earning to a revenue-based system, and overhauling its partner earning rates, Delta has made one major positive change: its online award search engine is much more versatile these days. Not only can you use advanced…

Most Exciting New Airline Routes To Fly In 2015

As 2015 is only a few days away, a new year means new airline routes to fly, so we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to take a look into upcoming airline schedules and round up a few of the most exciting. Airline routes and frequencies change all the time, and while that can be…

SkyTeam Launches Go Round Asia and South West Pacific Pass

Hot on the heels of Jason Steele’s recent post about air travel passes, SkyTeam has launched its new Go Round Asia and South West Pacific Pass. The latest in SkyTeam’s series of regional travel passes, the Go Round Asia and South West Pacific Pass provides what appears to be a modest cost savings on multi-stop flight itineraries aboard SkyTeam member airlines serving 26 participating countries…