Flight Review: United (747) Polaris First From Chicago to Tokyo

TO THE POINT: United’s really stepped up its game with Polaris, which will only improve with the airline’s seat retrofit and 777-300ER rollout. The pros: much improved bedding, higher-quality food and beverage, pajamas and other amenities. The cons: the first-class experience is almost identical to business, so you’re essentially paying more for a slightly bigger…

Review: Scott’s Cheap Flights — Flight Deal Subscription Service

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. Do you know how something can become such a part of your everyday life that you forget that not everyone knows about it? Well,…

A Tour of American Airlines’ Retrofit 767-300

As your may have seen, Katie and I recently got to fly in a brand new retrofit aircraft on our way to Europe, and it turns out we also got an AA retrofit aircraft on the way back. The Boeing 767-300s — yes, the same aircraft that recently had an uncontained engine failure in Chicago…

Flight Review: American Airlines (A321T) Business Class from Boston to New York

It’s usually pretty tough for college students like me to travel, mostly because of financial and time constraints. However, after experiencing American Airlines’ A321T business-class product earlier this summer, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fly in that same lie-flat seat again — and this time for just under $39. Booking Several airlines routinely fly internationally configured…

A Tour of American Airlines’ New 777-200 Retrofit

On the morning of our flight, when my wife and fellow TPG contributor, Katie, logged into her American Airlines app to check the seat map for our transatlantic flight, she was puzzled to find that the cabin arrangement had completely changed. Rather than the 2-5-2 arrangement with no Main Cabin Extra we had seen the…

Flight Review: South African Airways (A340-600) Business Class from New York to Cape Town (via Johannesburg)

TO THE POINT: South African Airlines’ business-class product on the A340-600 certainly isn’t the most luxurious, but it gets the job done — the convenience of flying nonstop from New York to South Africa is unparalleled, and you can’t beat the value when it comes to redeeming miles. The pros: very friendly and speedy service and…

Flight Review: Asiana Airlines (A380) First Class from Seoul to New York

TO THE POINT: Asiana’s A380 first class is a phenomenal award option to Asia. The pros: award availability for 4+ passengers, a fantastic crew, incredible food and drinks, a 32-inch monitor and sliding doors for ultimate privacy. The cons: a limited in-flight entertainment selection, only one first-class lavatory and no Wi-Fi. On my way home…

Flight Review: Korean Air (777-300ER) First Class from Singapore to Seoul

TO THE POINT: For 45,000 Chase points each way, Korean Air’s first class offers a pretty good value from Singapore to Seoul. The pros: exceptional award availability, fantastic flight attendants, a comfortable lie-flat bed, amenity kits and pajamas. The cons: lackluster catering, limited in-flight entertainment content and a Changi Airport experience that isn’t quite “first class.”…

Review: Air India (787-8) Business Class From New Delhi to Hong Kong

TO THE POINT: Air India’s business-class product is a solid option for traveling between New Delhi and Hong Kong. The pros: a personal on-the-ground helper at check-in and lie-flat seats that allow for a good night’s sleep. The cons: terrible pajamas and outdated seats that had seen better days. On a recent trip to India, I had to find a…

Flight Review: American Airlines (787-9) Business Class From Los Angeles to Dallas

TO THE POINT: American Airlines’ 787-9 business class establishes itself as a finalist for the best in the fleet. The pros: a lie-flat seat, top-notch Dreamliner windows and an excellent entertainment system. The cons: lack of foot room for taller passengers in lie-flat mode, and no dividers between the middle seats. On October 6, American Airlines launched its brand new…