Check Out Boeing’s New 737 MAX, New American Airlines Credit Cards, Swiss’ 777 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:…

Explore Qatar Airways’ Incredible Gulfstream G650 Private Jet

Qatar Airways is already known for providing an ultra-luxurious product, from an excellent first class on the A380 to business class on the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. But for some passengers (those accustomed to flying around like this), a commercial flight just won’t cut it. It’s for these customers that the airline operates its Qatar Executive…

Check Out Qatar’s All-Business-Class Airbus A319 Jet

Most intercontinental airliners offer at least two classes of service — business and economy, at a minimum — with the world’s largest airlines operating three classes or more. There are a handful of planes with only a business-class cabin floating around, however, though they’re few and far between. Until recently, SAS offered such a product, and Singapore discontinued…

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…

Qatar and Delta Clash (Again) After A380 Can’t Find a Big Enough Gate in Atlanta

Yesterday Qatar Airways flew its inaugural flight to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) on the airline’s A380 without incident — until it couldn’t find a gate big enough to accommodate it. Out of the more than 200 gates at ATL — the world’s busiest airport and Delta’s busiest hub — only one can handle the…

American Airlines Increases Mileage Earnings for Qatar Flights

Just a couple of weeks after making a small — but very nice — change to its award routing rules, American Airlines has made another positive change to its AAdvantage mileage program: For travel on or after May 1, certain flights on Qatar Airways will earn more AA miles. The affected Qatar fare classes are: R (business) H (full-fare economy) L, V, Q…

Qatar’s Operating the A380 on Its Inaugural Doha-Atlanta Flight

Last year, Qatar Airways announced a handful of new routes between its hub in Doha and Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles. The latter two of those flights have already launched, operating on 777 and A350 aircraft, while service to and from Atlanta will start in a little over a month. Like DOH-LAX, this route will be…

Deal Alert: New York to Dubai from $577 Round-Trip, and a Great Deal to South Africa

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Airbus A350 Update: Which Airlines Are Flying Which Routes

Since Qatar Airways became the launch customer of Airbus’s next-generation A350 at the end of 2014, several other airlines have taken delivery of the jet. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen gives us a status update on orders and deliveries of the new aircraft — and how you can get aboard. Meant to compete with…