The Safest Airlines in the World for 2016

Every year, AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety- and product-rating website, announces its safest airlines and low-cost carriers from the 407 total airlines it monitors. For the past two years, Qantas came out on top for the site’s world’s safest airline award, and this year was no different. In today’s announcement, AirlineRatings.com awarded the Australian carrier as…

Flight Review: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Economy — Chicago to Hong Kong

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard TPG Contributors JT Genter and Katie Genter traveled to Hong Kong over Thanksgiving. A record snowstorm in Chicago wreaked havoc on their flights, canceling their scheduled Transpacific flight and leaving them rebooked on a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER from Chicago (ORD) to…

25-Day Honeymoon Around the World — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

Deal Alert: Cathay Pacific to Asia from $663 Round-Trip

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…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Sales for 2015

Well, you know there are plenty of Black Friday deals for hotels, but what about the flights you’ll need to get to your destination? If you’re headed to Asia, Europe or the South Pacific, you’re in luck! A handful of international airlines (plus Delta) are currently running very appealing sales, but you’ll need to firm up…

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: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Business Class — Hong Kong to Los Angeles

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently flew Cathay Pacific’s acclaimed business class from Hong Kong (HKG) to Los Angeles (LAX) aboard a Boeing 777-300ER — here’s his review of the experience. Cathay Pacific has one of the best reputations in the airline business, thanks to stellar service, a fairly young fleet and great premium cabins. It’s…

Cathay Pacific First Class to Hong Kong for $5,000 Round-Trip

If you’re familiar with Gilt City, you’re probably used to seeing discounted brunch vouchers, juice cleanses and yoga sessions — along with the occasional off-season escape to the Hamptons. Tomorrow, however, Gilt is stepping up its game significantly, with a fantastic deal from Cathay Pacific. For $5,000, you’ll be able to book a round-trip flight to Hong…

10 Practical Travel Tips for Visiting Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, the gorgeous Southeast Asian country of Myanmar was completely shut off from the outside world by its military government until just a few years ago. With a recent announcement that the emerging democracy’s historic election will take place on November 8, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino feels this is the perfect time to share accurate, up-to-date information for those who want to visit Myanmar…