Lufthansa Pilots Striking Yet Again This Week

Last week was a mess for Lufthansa, and it doesn’t look like this week is going to be any better. The Lufthansa pilot union initially called for a strike for flights on Wednesday, November 23. However, as the airline’s management didn’t satisfy the pilot union’s demands, the strike was extended day by day through Saturday. While…

Lufthansa Pilots to Strike Tomorrow, Grounding Flights Departing From Germany

Update 11/25/16: The strike is still officially on through tomorrow, November 26, but now Lufthansa is allowing passengers to make changes to all booked flights through November 30. Update 11/24/16: More bad news for Lufthansa passengers. The strike will now affect all intercontinental routes on November 26 as well. Be sure to check your flight status before…

Deal Alert: Seattle to Finland and Sweden From $446 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

9 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Rewards

Finding new ways to earn points and miles is an important part of being an award travel enthusiast, but there’s more to it than that. How strategically you spend your travel rewards is at least as important as how well you earn them. In today’s post, I want to discuss nine creative ways to stretch…

Redeem Your Miles & More Miles for a Surf Air Membership

With a new partnership between Lufthansa and Surf Air, you can now redeem your Miles & More miles for either a round-trip flight or an all-you-can-fly Surf Air membership. With the new partnership, Miles & More members will receive an invitation to redeem their miles for one of the two options with Surf Air. By…

9 Terrifying Airplane Landings That Won’t Help Your Fear of Flying

During a trip to Thailand back in 2009, I flew from Koh Samui Airport (USM) in the Gulf of Thailand to Krabi Airport (KBV) on the Andaman Coast. It was a quick, smooth 45-minute ride across the country’s flamingo-like neck, but I’ll never forget that landing. Our Bangkok Airways plane caught some wind on the descent and hit the runway at…

Swap Your Expiring Elite Perks, Reviewing Business Class on Singapore’s New A350, Ultimate Rewards to the Rescue and 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:…

How Ultimate Rewards Points Saved the Day to Get Me Home in Style

A couple weeks ago, I was in Toulouse with TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig for a tour of the Airbus facilities and to see (and fly on) the delivery of the 10,000th Airbus aircraft — an A350 to Singapore Airlines. I’d been on the road for a couple weeks straight and was really straining my body…

The Best Credit Cards From Foreign Carriers

The United States is home to four of the world’s five largest airlines, and most domestic carriers offer credit cards. So why would you want to consider a card from a foreign airline? In today’s post, I’ll explain the advantages of using a credit card to earn frequent flyer miles with a foreign carrier, and show…

Brussels Airlines Will Soon Have a New Owner

In an announcement today, Lufthansa Group reported that it’s going to acquire the remaining 55% of shares of Brussels Airlines, a deal that’s expected to close in early 2017. Previously, Lufthansa owned 45% of Brussels Airlines, so this deal will bring the remaining 55% under the reigns of the massive airline group. However, with the…