Emirates to Launch World’s Longest Flight…Again

The battle for the world’s longest flight continues this week with the latest announcement from Emirates. Beginning March 1, 2016, the airline will begin nonstop service between Dubai (DXB) and Auckland (AKL) on Emirates’ 777-200LR. The flight’s eastbound service is expected to clock in at just under 16 hours, whereas flights headed from Auckland to Dubai…

Emirates Will Add 37 Planes to its Fleet, Including 21 A380s

Emirates is continuing its expansion to new destinations and is in the process of adding new aircraft. The carrier recently announced that it will replace its Boeing 777-300ER planes with its flagship A380 on the Dubai (DXB) to Washington, D.C. (IAD) route starting February 1. The airline also says it will be adding a second daily service from…

Iran Air Could be the Next Carrier to Operate A380s

The A380 is considered by many to be the pinnacle of luxury air travel, with perks ranging from Shower Spas on Emirates to the super-luxe Residence on Etihad Airways. It’s also one of the largest planes in the sky, with the capacity to fit more than 600 passengers on some of the world’s busiest routes. Now, following…

Exciting New Airline Routes for January 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…

Deal Alert: NYC to Milan on Emirates for $449 in Economy, $1,999 in Business

Heading to Europe in 2016? Flying Emirates to Milan might be your best bet. The airline recently began its popular book-for-two promotion for travel to Milan on its flagship A380, including deals in all three classes of service — round-trip economy seats start at $449 per person, with business class from $1,999 and first class from $3,640. Travel dates…

Emirates is Launching A380 Service to Washington, D.C.

Starting February 1, 2016, Emirates will replace the Boeing 777-300ER planes it currently uses on the Dubai (DXB) to Washington, D.C. (IAD) route with its flagship Airbus A380. The change comes on the heels of United Airlines’ decision to pull service on its D.C. to Dubai route as of January 25. Flight times on the Dubai (DXB) to Washington DC (IAD)…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? January Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

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…

Deal Alert: Emirates to Milan, Dubai and More from $549 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…