Qantas Now Offers Complimentary Wine-Tastings on Long-Haul Flights, Even in Economy

We’ve all experienced first-class envy, whether it’s because you’ve caught a whiff of chocolate chip cookies baking, heard the delicious sound of a fresh bottle of (free) champagne popping, or simply been annoyed that you can’t see what’s going on behind the curtain. But that doesn’t mean economy cabins are a completely lost cause. Case…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…

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…