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…

Qantas Now Offering a “Parental Pause” for Frequent Flyers

As it turns out, having a baby while in the air is not all that uncommon. However, many airlines have policies in place that don’t allow pregnant women to fly after a certain date in their pregnancy, oftentimes limiting a parent’s opportunities to fly and maintain their frequent flyer status. Now Qantas has a solution for travelers…

Your Guide to Making the Most of That $225 New Zealand Fare

Kia ora tatou! With a fabulous $225 round trip fare from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Auckland all the buzz, TPG’s Special Correspondent (and almost honorary Kiwi) John Walton suggests a few choice spots to visit while you’re in New Zealand. (All photos are by the author). Whether it’s your first trip to New…

Amazing Deal: LA and SF to Auckland, NZ for $225 Round-Trip!

Update: It looks like Qantas pulled the fare around 8:00am ET. Congrats to anyone who managed to book!! It’s been an incredible week for deals to the South Pacific. Yesterday, we saw amazing fares to Australia on United, and now Qantas is offering an unbelievable deal on flights from the West Coast to New Zealand. You can…

Top 10 International Airport Lounges And How To Access Them

Being able to access an airport lounge while traveling means free snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi, but these over-the-top international lounges also offer guests amenities like spa treatments, wine tastings and more. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the best airport lounges around the world and how you can get…

6 Alaska Awards That Still Make Sense to Book

Long some of the most appealing uses of Alaska miles, Emirates awards are now much more expensive. To help you prioritize Mileage Plan redemptions in light of this change, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert runs through other partner itineraries that continue to offer a great value. There’s no shortage of news on the…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards For Domestic Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program has gained a lot of value in the past year or so thanks to the addition of 13 travel transfer partners and the revamping of specific credit cards like the Citi…

The Best Premium Seats to Australia and New Zealand

Looking to book a trip on one of the many new transpacific flights between the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand? TPG Special Correspondent John Walton says kia ora and g’day to youse all with some tried-and-tested recommendations for the best seats in first and business class on Qantas, Virgin Australia, American, United, Delta, Air Canada…

TBIT-T4 Connector at LAX Offers Better Access to Lounges

The process of transferring between the Tom Bradley International Terminal and an American Airlines domestic flight used to be quite a hassle at LAX. Today, TPG Contributor Kevin Song shows us how the airport’s new connector bridge makes the process so much easier. Last Thursday, February 25, Los Angeles World Airports opened up the connector bridge between Tom…