Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to Korean Air

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points…

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…

How to Search for SkyTeam Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on SkyTeam carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and more….

Korean Air is Limiting Partner Access to Award Seats

There’s no question that Delta’s SkyMiles are the least valuable award currency of any of the major US airlines, but they do come in handy from time to time. One such saving grace is the ability to book business-class awards on Korean Air, for just 70,000 miles each way to North Asia or 80,000 miles each way to Southeast Asia,…

Round-the-World Awards That You Can Still Book

From maximizing stopovers and open jaws to making the most of a single credit card, there are many ways to extend your redemptions and enjoy some incredible travel experiences. One particularly lucrative method of doing this is by booking a “round-the-world” award and literally circumnavigating the globe, visiting numerous destinations along the way. TPG Senior Points & Miles…

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…

Delta Bug Fixed, Etihad’s Concierge Service, AA’s Flights to Cuba & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Delta Fixes Korean Air Award Booking Bug Delta’s done a bit of work on its website to fix a bug that previously blocked access to Korean Air awards when the airline had blackout dates in any region. Blackout dates…

SPG Adds Korean Air SkyPass as Transfer Partner

One of our favorite transferrable points currencies is getting just a bit stronger: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is partnering up with Korean Air SkyPass, adding another SkyTeam transfer partner to the mix. With this new inclusion, SPG now has a total of 34 transfer partners. Along with this new partnership, SPG and Korean Air are debuting…

Amazing Deal Alert: Fly to Hong Kong from $570

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…

3 Airline Programs That Let You Hold Award Reservations

Redeeming miles isn’t always easy, so anything that can facilitate the award-booking process is more than welcome. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains one strategy that can help you zero in on the itinerary you want even if your plans are still up in the air. In an ideal world, your travel plans, mileage account balances and…