11 Tips for Flight Sales, Mistake Fares and Maximizing Free Hotel Nights

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman offers 11 tips that allowed his family to work around 2015’s school-break times to put together mistake fares, deep discounts and credit card sign-ups into six international trips to eleven countries (and five more transcontinental trips). Visit Mitch and his son Kofi’s photo blog here. 2015 was a great travel year for my family and me,…

UberX Now Available At LAX

As of this morning, UberX is finally available at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Before this latest addition to the company’s reach in Southern California, riders would have to travel with Uber’s luxury service, UberBLACK, or with its less-popular competitor, Lyft, to get from the airport to their final destination. If you haven’t signed up for Uber, you can join here and get your first…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Los Angeles

In the latest installment of our Points and Miles Destination Guide series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles is one of the most iconic American destinations; a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds that all combine into something uniquely Californian. Having spent my own college…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2015 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…

Deal Alert: 50% Off First-Class Thanksgiving Flights on Virgin America

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We usually 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. However, for this deal, you must book directly through Virgin America using promo…

Exciting New Airline Routes for October 2015 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…

Flight Review: JetBlue A321 in Even More Space — JFK-LAX

As part of TPG’s summer intern trip to Maui, each of our interns flew an initial leg from New York-JFK to LAX on a different domestic carrier (American, Delta, United and JetBlue) in order to compare the economy or premium (extra legroom) economy products on this major transcontinental route. TPG Editorial Intern Mark Kellman flew JetBlue’s version…

Flight Review: United 757-200 in Economy Plus — JFK-LAX

As part of TPG’s summer intern trip to Maui, each of our interns flew an initial leg from New York-JFK to LAX on a different domestic carrier (American, Delta, United and JetBlue) in order to compare the economy or premium (extra legroom) economy products on this major transcontinental route. Newly promoted TPG Assistant Editor Matthew Zuzolo flew Economy Plus on United’s…

Exciting New Airline Routes for September 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER 2015 Orlando (MCO) — Dubai (DXB) on Emirates (launched September 1, 2015) Details: Emirates launched a new…

Inside the Air Force One Plane from Last Night’s Presidential Debate

If you watched last night’s Republican presidential debate, you probably noticed the unusual backdrop: President Reagan’s former Air Force One plane. That aircraft, based on Boeing’s 707, was officially retired in 2001, and has been the main attraction at the Simi Valley, CA presidential library ever since. The narrow-body 707 had a range of more…