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…

Exciting New Airline Routes for December 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…

Get a 25% Bonus When You Transfer Amex Points to Hawaiian

American Express is currently offering a new transfer bonus for Membership Rewards. Now through December 21, if you have a card like the Amex Premier Rewards Gold or Amex Platinum that earns Membership Rewards, you’ll be able to transfer points to Hawaiian Airlines with a 25% bonus. Throughout the year, Amex has offered some other perks…

Credit Cards That Get You Free Checked Baggage

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard Checking a bag doesn’t have to cost you. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, there are plenty of credit card options (for a variety of airlines) that entitle you — and even…

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…

Should I Pay to Reclaim Expired Frequent Flyer Miles?

TPG reader Ginger sent a message on Facebook to ask about reclaiming expired miles: “I accidentally let about 24,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles expire. Customer service said I would need to purchase those miles back at a rate of $75 per 2,000 miles, but they then reduced it to $30 per 1,000 miles since I’m a long-time customer. I don’t…

3x Miles, AA’s New Dining Room, Starwood Award Guide & 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:…

Hawaiian Airlines is Installing Lie-Flat Seats on its Airbus A330s

Back in 2014, TPG traveled from Sydney to Honolulu in Hawaiian Airlines business class, and he was less than impressed. The flight was on an Airbus A330-200 with 18 business-class recliner seats in a 2-2-2 configuration — hardly an ideal setup for a 10-hour trip! But according to an announcement from yesterday’s Hawaiian Airlines media day,…

Flight Review: United 767-400ER First Class — Honolulu to Newark

TPG Assistant Editor Matthew Zuzolo recently visited Hawaii as part of TPG’s summer intern trip to Maui. On his outbound flight, he flew United’s Economy Plus product from New York-JFK to Los Angeles (LAX) followed by a connection to Maui (OGG) on the carrier’s 737-800 in economy. For his return, he moved toward the nose of United’s 767-400 to fly in the carrier’s…

Flight Review: Hawaiian A330-200 in Economy — LAX to Maui

En route to the Hawaiian island of Maui (OGG), TPG Intern Mark Kellman flew JetBlue’s Even More Space (premium economy) from JFK-LAX, but because JetBlue doesn’t fly to Hawaii, he flew from LAX-OGG on JetBlue code-share partner Hawaiian Airlines. Here’s his review of the transpacific standard-economy experience aboard Hawaiian’s A330-200, the largest aircraft flown by any carrier on this route. Booking the Flight I…