6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Dad Who Likes to Travel

I’ve looked up to my dad my entire life — well, until I was about 15 years old I surpassed him height-wise anyway. Even though I’m four inches taller than him now, I still look up to him in so many ways. My dad and I have a lot in common. Both of our names are Brian Kelly and…

Review: Turkish Airlines A330-300 in Business Class — Singapore to Istanbul and New York

TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont recently flew on Turkish Airlines’ A330-300 from Singapore to Istanbul, then on to New York. Read on for his impressions of the business-class experience. (All photos are by the author). My goal was to book a round-trip ticket from the US to Asia with a stopover in Europe — what better way to…

Citi Clarifies the Guest Policy for Admirals Club Access with Prestige

Citi Prestige is a premium travel rewards card that offers cardholders a ton of lucrative benefits and is consistently ranked on the list of TPG’s top credit card offers. Because of its many benefits, there are countless ways to maximize the card’s value, from a $250 annual air travel credit to complimentary access to Admirals Clubs and Priority…

Accessing Priority Pass Lounges at London Heathrow with Amex Platinum

Priority Pass membership is a perk of certain credit cards, and it allows members entry into multiple airport lounges around the world. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses her experience with Priority Pass lounges at London’s Heathrow airport. I recently picked up the Platinum Card from American Express, which comes with a ton of benefits, including…

United Launches Meet and Greet Concierge Service

United Airlines is continuing its attempt at healing its harsh customer service reputation. In 2015, the carrier announced it would allow airport agents to distribute electronic goodwill certificates of up to $125 and it would equip 23,000 flight attendants and more than 6,000 US hub-based customer service reps with the iPhone 6 Plus. The airline also announced…

Citi Executive Card Authorized Users Can Now Access the Admirals Club

Determining if you’re eligible to enter a lounge can seem like an arcane task, especially with all of the stresses and distractions of air travel. Sometimes your elite status will get you in, while other times it’ll be your credit card — and often only the primary cardholder on the account has access. However, there are a few…

Should You Be Expected to Tip in a Hotel Club Lounge?

Hotel club lounges often have tip jars for guests to thank lounge employees for their service, but TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett recently discovered a more overt request for tips in the Club Lounge at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. As a long-time Starwood Platinum, I’ve stayed in a lot of SPG hotels. Recently, I had an…

United Introduces Illy Coffee to Flights and Lounges

Following former CEO Jeff Smisek’s unexpected retirement, United’s been making a huge push to improve the travel experience — rather than simply launching another massive #flyerfriendly campaign, the airline is actually making a genuine attempt to satisfy customers. Over the past few months, United’s launched a dedicated feedback website, and introduced a program to allow airport agents to issue instant compensation to disgruntled…

Review: Airspace Lounge in New York-JFK’s Terminal 5

While passing through New York-JFK recently, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had a three-hour layover and nowhere to spend it. So he used the time to check out the Airspace Lounge at JetBlue’s Terminal 5 — and here’s his review. I recently flew from Santiago (SCL) to New York-JFK via Rio de Janeiro (GIG) in…

Priority Pass Introduces Digital Membership Cards

Priority Pass updated its program this month, with the introduction of new lounges and a new way to access them. Members will have access to more than 850 lounges worldwide, and notably, Priority Pass Cardholders can now use the brand’s app (available for iOS, Android and Blackberry) to access lounges. Before this update, the only way to…