Watch TPG’s Interview with British Airways CEO Alex Cruz

Yesterday, British Airways’ new CEO Alex Cruz took an hour our of his busy schedule to sit down with TPG in our NYC office. Much of the discussion focused on the future of British Airways — including whether British Airways will switch to a revenue-based Avios program, 10-across economy seating, BA’s need to develop a competitive business-class hard product, the…

New Transfer Bonus From Amex Membership Rewards to Iberia

Good news for those of you looking to boost your British Airways Executive Club account or to book short-haul flights on American Airlines. Now through December 15, you’ll get 300 Iberia Avios for every 250 Membership Rewards points transferred. The offer terms and conditions note that “Transfers should be complete in 4 to 7 days.” But,…

British Airways Considering Revenue-Based Loyalty Program

This afternoon, TPG sat down with new British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. Based on reader feedback, one of the most pressing questions was about fuel surcharges: Why does British Airways continue to charge excessively high fuel surcharges on award tickets when fuel costs are so low? While he didn’t directly answer this question, he used…

Tune Into Our Facebook Live Session Today With the CEO of British Airways

It’s not very often you have the chance to ask questions directly to the CEO of a major airline. But, today you do. Join TPG on Facebook Live today at 3:30pm ET as he sits down with the CEO of British Airways, Alex Cruz. There’s tons of news right now in the airline industry —…

Avios Rates for AA Domestic First Class Just Dropped 50%

Over the weekend, American Airlines made an adjustment to how it classifies its domestic first class. Starting January 11, the front seats on flights within the US are still going to be called “first class,” but AA will now classify them using business-class fare codes (J, D, I and R) instead of first-class fare codes…

British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus to Add Wi-Fi on Short-Haul Flights

Good news for passengers who want to stay connected while they’re flying: International Airlines Group — which includes Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia among other carriers — will introduce Wi-Fi on short-haul flights next summer. While more and more airlines are connecting passengers on long-haul flights (the Air France-KLM Group announced it will bring…

British Airways Going 10 Across in Coach on Select 777s

After announcing it will charge for food and drinks on short-haul economy flights next year, British Airways is back with some more unpleasant news: It will be adding more seats in the main cabin, going 10 across on some of its 777 aircraft. While it has become more common to go 10 across on the 777 (EVA…

British Airways Surprises Passengers With Ballet at 41,000 Feet

Talk about in-flight entertainment: Passengers on board a British Airways flight to Moscow got a show when they were surprised by the Bolshoi Ballet and singer Katherine Jenkins. As Jenkins belted out “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” two dancers made their way down the aisle of what looks to be the Club World cabin for a performance…

9 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Rewards

Finding new ways to earn points and miles is an important part of being an award travel enthusiast, but there’s more to it than that. How strategically you spend your travel rewards is at least as important as how well you earn them. In today’s post, I want to discuss nine creative ways to stretch…

Deal Alert: New York to Paris Nonstop From $467 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…