Lufthansa Strike Scheduled to Begin Today

Lufthansa cabin crew are scheduled begin a strike today that will ground Lufthansa planes for up to one week. TPG Contributor JT Genter reports on the details of the strike, how you might be affected and what you can do to minimize the damage to your travel plans. Update: According to Reuters, Lufthansa had already canceled…

Exciting New Airline Routes for October 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…

Last Chance for 75k AA Miles, United/ Marriott Bonus & More

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here.  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…

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…

Aeroplan Devaluation Coming in December

After some program devaluations in 2014, Air Canada’s Aeroplan will soon institute a few more. The current program is one of the best ways to book premium tickets to Europe — especially for booking Star Alliance flights to Europe in premium cabins, such as Lufthansa first class to Frankfurt, which currently requires just 62,500 Aeroplan miles, plus roughly $450…

Pilot Strike Affects Lufthansa Flights Today and Tomorrow

Vereinigung Cockpit, the German pilots’ union, has announced a strike for the entirety of today, Tuesday, September 8. In addition, Lufthansa has announced that a Vereinigung Cockpit strike for the entirety of Wednesday, September 9 will affect short- and medium-haul flights to and from Germany. What does that mean for travelers? Let’s take a look. First of all,…

10 Photos: Casinos, Michelin-Star Cuisine and More in Monaco

Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. Nice, France-based TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us to her high-profile next-door neighbor, Monaco, for a look at the glamorous principality through text and photos. (All photos by author.) I’ve lived in Nice on the French Riviera for the past three years,…

The Easiest Way to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring

There are few things worse than watching your frequent flyer miles vanish in an instant. Today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig outlines one great option for extending the life of your miles with only a minute or two of work. With only a few exceptions, including Delta and JetBlue, frequent flyer miles are set to expire…

Flight Review: Lufthansa A380 Economy, Beijing to Frankfurt

Over the last decade, TPG Contributor JT Genter has flown economy on 20 different carriers. As part of a multi-leg, round-the-world itinerary, he recently checked out the upstairs economy cabin in the newly reconfigured Lufthansa A380 — here’s his take on the experience. Booking the Flight with Miles After booking my outbound itinerary to China — which included a…

Flight Review: Lufthansa A380 First Class, Frankfurt to Los Angeles

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently redeemed a combination of United miles and Ultimate Rewards points for one of the most exclusive experiences in the skies, Lufthansa first class. Here’s his review of the experience aboard the airline’s flagship A380. I spent the months of June and July traveling around the world, and my final…