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…

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…

Take Advantage of the Strong Dollar to Visit New Zealand

With the US dollar dominating overseas, you may be considering an international trip. US travelers seemed to flock to Europe this summer thanks to a historically good currency exchange rate against the euro, but that’s far from the only currency the US dollar is doing well against. So today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes…

Take Advantage of the Strong Dollar to Travel to Australia

The US dollar continues to do well on the international currency market, and while that seems to have sent American travelers to Europe in droves this summer, the Old World isn’t the only place where you can make out better than a currency trader with an inside source at the IMF. TPG Special Contributor Eric…

Deal Alert: East Coast and more to Hawaii from $488

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…

American Further Devalues AAdvantage Awards Routed via Hawaii

Although American’s award redemption amounts are quite reasonable compared with Delta and United’s, the airline isn’t known for its generous routing rules. Earlier this year, American announced that it would no longer offer award tickets between the US mainland and Hawaii on Hawaiian airlines, but in its latest changes to multi-region award travel, flyers will now…

How Can I Redeem Miles for a Honeymoon Flight to Bora Bora?

TPG reader DJFlem tweeted me to ask about using points toward travel on his honeymoon: @ThePointsGuy — “What’s the easiest way to get to Bora Bora for cheap/free for my honeymoon using points?” Bora Bora is an exotic island paradise very popular for honeymoons. When I think of it, images of blue crystal waters, white sands and…

Your Layover Guide to Los Angeles (LAX)

Our “Your Layover Guide” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon guides…