Top 8 Ways to Fly to Asia in Business Class with Miles

Winter is a great time to visit Asia thanks to milder temperatures, fewer crowds and great fares, not to mention decent award availability. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Asia in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up some of the best business-class cabins you…

11 Tips for Flight Sales, Mistake Fares and Maximizing Free Hotel Nights

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman offers 11 tips that allowed his family to work around 2015’s school-break times to put together mistake fares, deep discounts and credit card sign-ups into six international trips to eleven countries (and five more transcontinental trips). Visit Mitch and his son Kofi’s photo blog here. 2015 was a great travel year for my family and me,…

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…

Review: JAL 777-300ER Business Class – Tokyo to New York

At the end of last month’s 10-day trip to Asia, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew home in Japan Airlines’ new 777-300ER business-class Sky Suite, which he booked using 50,000 American AAdvantage miles. After a fantastic three-day stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, I was bummed to be leaving Japan, but perhaps just as excited to be flying…

10 Dreamliner Routes I Really Want to Fly

The Boeing Dreamliner first launched in 2011 when it began operating domestic flights for ANA. Since then, dozens of airlines have introduced 787s of their own, with interiors ranging from uber-posh on Qatar to shockingly dated on JAL (though a refreshed cabin is coming soon). Since no two Dreamliners are exactly alike, naturally I want to…

Flight Review: JAL 787 Business Class, Los Angeles-Osaka

Last month, new TPG Contributor Jason Kane flew a new nonstop route from Los Angeles to Osaka in business class aboard one of Japan Airlines’ 787 Dreamliners — and the following is his review of the experience. (All photos by the author, except where noted.) Until recently, the fact that I work for a small firm based out of Osaka,…

American and JAL Offering Double AAdvantage Miles on Nonstop Flights to Asia

In partnership with Japan Airlines, American will reward you for nonstop travel to Asia between September 9 and December 15, 2015 — to the tune of double AAdvantage miles. You’ll receive the bonus on both JAL and American flights, provided you’ve purchased a ticket in an eligible fare class. American and JAL offer flights from…

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…

Top 5 Ways To Fly To Asia in First Class

While many airlines, including some of the major ones in the US, are cutting back on their first-class cabins, other carriers around the world are doubling down with bigger, newer and better products to keep their premium flyers happy. Here, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up some of the best ways to fly first…

Deal Alert: Fantastic JAL First-Class Award Availability

With United’s MileagePlus devaluation pricing Star Alliance first-class awards to Asia out of reach of many frequent flyers, American’s AAdvantage program has been a saving grace. But premium-cabin award availability on Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines can be hit or miss, making it difficult to find seats for more than two people. Well, today, perhaps due to an error…