Inside Cathay Pacific’s Brand New Airbus A350

This week, Cathay Pacific took delivery of its very first A350. The airline is perhaps best known for its fantastic first-class product — which unfortunately isn’t available on this latest addition to the fleet. Still, Airbus’ answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner arguably offers one of the most comfortable rides in the sky — seat configurations are typically…

Review: Cathay Pacific A330-300 Economy — Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Prestige On their last outbound leg to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL), TPG Contributors JT and Katie Genter flew in economy on Cathay Pacific’s A330-300. Would the experience be as good as their first time on Cathay Pacific? (All photos are by…

8 Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Meal on the Plane

After logging nearly 200,000 flight miles last year, TPG Contributor Amber Gibson, who also writes about food for Saveur, Plate, Departures, Hemispheres and American Way, shares some of her tips for navigating the treacherous world of airline food. Follow her adventures on Instagram. (All photos by the author). 1. BYO Tea Bag If you are a tea drinker, always have a…

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…

AAdvantage Now Lets You Route to India and Maldives via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific

Update: American Airlines has now separated the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent regions on its award chart. Both awards are still pricing at the same levels — from the US, you’ll redeem 40,000 AAdvantage miles each way for economy, 70,000 for business class and 115,000 for first class when traveling to the following countries: Great news for…

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…

6 Alaska Awards That Still Make Sense to Book

Long some of the most appealing uses of Alaska miles, Emirates awards are now much more expensive. To help you prioritize Mileage Plan redemptions in light of this change, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert runs through other partner itineraries that continue to offer a great value. There’s no shortage of news on the…

Exciting New Airline Routes for March 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo 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) could…

You Can Now Book American’s Los Angeles to Hong Kong Flight

Earlier this month, American Airlines announced it would be launching a new route with service to Hong Kong from Los Angeles. American then released details about the service, saying it was set to begin on September 7 and that it would be operated by its three-cabin 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in first class, 52 seats in…

AA is Launching Nonstop Service from LAX to Hong Kong

Update: American has confirmed that the flight will launch on September 7, with bookings available beginning March 20. AA is finally joining Oneworld partner Cathay Pacific with a nonstop flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Hong Kong (HKG) — the flight on this route will be operated by AA’s three-cabin 777-300ER, with 8 seats in…