How to Book Emirates Awards with Credit Card Points

Between its A380 and 777-300ER, Emirates offers some of the most coveted premium-cabin seats in the sky. And thankfully, there are plenty of ways to book them for “free” using points earned through your transferable point program of choice. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through the details. When it comes to…

Korean Air to Add Award Ticket Change and Refund Fees

There’s a negative change to yet another airline mileage program: Korean Air has announced that it’s adding new fees to its SKYPASS mileage program. But, as you can see, these are some rather minimal changes: Current Effective August 1, 2017 Award change fee — 30,000 KRW (~US$27) Award refund fee (<1 year from issue) — 500 miles (domestic) 3,000 miles…

Using Airline Geography to Find Award Chart Sweet Spots

When it comes to airline award charts, not all regions are defined the same. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, airlines have different ways of categorizing a variety of destinations, and knowing the sweet spots can help you score some particularly good redemption values. Is Israel part of Europe, Asia, Africa…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

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…

Team TPG’s Favorite Business- and First-Class Amenity Kits

Team TPG has gotten together to come up with our favorite amenity kits while in business and first class. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt breaks down what the team came up with as our favorite amenity kits and what makes each of them worthy of a spot on this list. One of the great perks about flying business or…

Can I Hold Flight Awards While Miles Transfer to My Account?

TPG reader Darcy sent me a message on Facebook to ask about putting airline awards on hold: “I often run into a problem when transferring points to book travel overseas. It seems like airlines (other than American) won’t hold my reservation, so I run the risk of losing the seat by the time the transfer goes through. How…

10 Photos: Bali’s Best Beaches

Thanks to two lengthy visits to Indonesia, TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn has explored many of Bali’s beautiful beaches, from the white sands of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula to the intense aqua waters of neighboring Lombok. (All photos by the author.)  From the moment I set foot in Bali, I was hooked — the first time, when I flew to Ngurah Rai International…

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…