Deal Alert: Emirates to South Africa from $685 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…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, American Introduces Premium Economy Cabin & 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:…

Airlines Are Starting to Ban Hoverboards

Updated 12/17/2015: Since last week, more airlines have definitively outlawed hoverboards from traveling with passengers. The big three – United, Delta and American – have officially banned passengers from packing hoverboards in both checked and carry-on luggage. American’s opinion has changed since December 1 (see original post below): United, which didn’t have a clear answer of whether or…

The Incredible Etihad Residence, Exciting New Airline Routes & 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:…

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…

Emirates Squeezes 615 Seats onto a Single Plane

At this week’s Dubai Airshow, Emirates let attendees tour its two-class 615-seat Airbus A380, the new record holder for the most seats on any commercial aircraft. TPG Contributor JT Genter explores the new arrangement. Fans of Emirates’ first class – which we certainly are – are disappointed this week to see the new airline’s A380 plane (registration: A6-EOP) revealed with 615 seats in just two classes: business and economy….

Deal Alert: Emirates to Italy for $549 When You Book for Two

Emirates is back this week with cheap flights to Milan, in both economy and business class. While the economy fare is a hair higher than when Emirates last offered this deal in August, business class is priced the same, at $1,900 per person. The same rules apply here — you and one companion must travel together,…

How Do I Credit Miles to a Partner Airline Program?

TPG reader Mark emailed to ask about crediting miles to partner airlines: “I recently started traveling on Emirates for business, but I don’t have much use for their miles. I read your post about banking Emirates miles to Alaska Airlines, which would be more useful to me; how is this done?” Award travel would be a lot more difficult…