Emirates Made a Life-Size A380 Covered in Flowers

The Emirates A380 is one of the most luxurious products in the sky, with a much sought-after first-class suite, a shower spa and an iconic bar. Now, the airline is doing something completely different with its flagship aircraft: transforming it into a giant flower pot. In partnership with the Dubai Miracle Garden, Emirates is presenting the…

Save Big on AA Flights with Amex, TPG Gift Guides, Turn Lost Luggage into a Shopping Spree and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Deal Alert: New York to Milan From $395 Per Person Round-Trip for Two Passengers

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…

Emirates Launches Codeshare Bus Service Between Seattle and Vancouver

Emirates launched a new codeshare, but this one never leaves the ground: a bus service between Seattle and Vancouver. The buses, operated by Quick Shuttle, are Emirates‘ first shuttle service in North America. The schedule lines up to the airline’s two daily nonstop flights to Seattle (which arrive at 6:35am and 12:05pm). Here’s the schedule:…

Best and Worst Airports, An Incredible First Class You Can Book With Miles, November Valuations and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Emirates Launching World’s Shortest A380 Flight

Just because your flight is a quick hop doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style — at least in the case of this new option from Emirates. Starting December 1, 2016, the carrier will operate the world’s shortest A380 flight, from Dubai (DXB) to Doha (DOH). Prior to this announcement, the airline already flew the shortest A380…

9 Terrifying Airplane Landings That Won’t Help Your Fear of Flying

During a trip to Thailand back in 2009, I flew from Koh Samui Airport (USM) in the Gulf of Thailand to Krabi Airport (KBV) on the Andaman Coast. It was a quick, smooth 45-minute ride across the country’s flamingo-like neck, but I’ll never forget that landing. Our Bangkok Airways plane caught some wind on the descent and hit the runway at…

Exciting New Airline Routes for October 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share 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 (like flight schedules and aircraft, among other things)…

Use Visa Checkout to Save up to $1,000 on Emirates Flights

Planning on booking an Emirates flight soon? Good news: The airline and Visa are partnering up again to offer between $50 (economy) and $1,000 (first class) off your next Emirates booking when you use Visa Checkout. Here’s how it works: Now through November 24, use Emirates’ Visa Checkout promotion page to book flights between October 24 and July 24, 2017. If…

You Can Now Use Emirates Miles to Buy Merchandise at Dubai Airports

Dubai is known as a shopper’s paradise, and its airports are no exception. Now, Emirates and Dubai Duty Free have teamed up to allow passengers to redeem Emirates Skywards miles for products sold at the stores, including electronics, clothing and cosmetics. When you’re ready to check out, you simply present your Skywards membership card (or…