Review: Air New Zealand 787-9 Business Class — Shanghai to Auckland

With more and more airlines flying to China, and award tickets to New Zealand still hard to find, TPG Special Correspondent John Walton reveals one of his favorite uses of redeeming Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles: Flying Air New Zealand from Shanghai to Auckland. (All photos are by the author). It’s common knowledge among the…

Review: Delta 737-800 Economy — Las Vegas to New York (JFK)

TPG Contributor Matt Zuzolo recently flew from Las Vegas (LAS) to New York (JFK) in economy on Delta’s 737-800 aircraft. Here’s his review of the experience. (All photos are by the author). Las Vegas flights are among the most competitive routes in the skies, with every major carrier offering some degree of service to Sin City — in New York City, for instance, there…

Review: Hainan Airlines A330-300 Business Class — Changsha to Beijing

Following his flight on Hainan Airlines’ new route from Los Angeles to Changsha aboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen caught a connecting flight on Hainan’s A330-300 in business class on the short hop from Changsha to Beijing. Here’s his review of the experience. (All photos are by the author.) A $1,358…

Review: American Airlines 777-200 Economy — London to Miami

In late-January, TPG Contributor Katie Genter completed an Austin (AUS) — Johannesburg (JNB) — Houston (IAH) mileage run. For the final long-haul leg, she flew on an aging American Airlines 777-200 from London-Heathrow (LHR) to Miami (MIA). Here’s her review of the economy experience. (All photos are by the author). Booking This review is part…

Review: British Airways A380 World Traveller Economy — Johannesburg to London

In late-January, TPG Contributor Katie Genter completed an Austin (AUS) — Johannesburg (JNB) — Houston (IAH) mileage run in her quest to earn AA Executive Platinum status by June. For the third long-haul leg, she flew on a British Airways A380 from JNB to London-Heathrow (LHR). Here’s her review of British Airways’ World Traveller Economy product….

Review: American Airlines 787-8 Dreamliner Business Class — Los Angeles to Shanghai

TGP Contributor Kevin Song recently flew in business class on American Airlines’ 787-8 Dreamliner from LA to Shanghai. Read on for his impressions. (All photos are by the author.) I recently used some fantastic fares from the US to China as an excuse to do a mini mileage run to Asia so I could earn a bunch of…

Review: Finnair A350 in Economy Comfort — Helsinki to New York

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel recently flew Finnair’s A350 on the way home from Helsinki to New York (JFK). Here’s his review of the new aircraft. While skiing out west over MLK weekend in January seemed like a great idea, when American Airlines published a fare on its partner, Finnair, to Helsinki for $409, it gave me…

Review: Etihad A380 Business Class — Abu Dhabi to New York

Etihad made news back in 2014 with the debut of its three-room first-class “Residence” aboard the A380, and for rolling out an all-new business-class product. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had the chance to test it out last month. Here is his review of the new Etihad business-class experience. (All photos are by the author). I ended a recent…

Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites — Singapore to Tokyo

Vietnam-based TPG Contributor Daan van Rossum recently flew Singapore Airlines’ Suites product from Singapore to Tokyo, which he booked using 51,000 Krisflyer Miles. Ever since I read TPG’s review of Singapore Airlines Suites I knew I had to try it myself someday. When two of my friends said they would be visiting Tokyo, it seemed like the perfect opportunity…

Review: Turkish Airlines A330-300 in Business Class — Singapore to Istanbul and New York

TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont recently flew on Turkish Airlines’ A330-300 from Singapore to Istanbul, then on to New York. Read on for his impressions of the business-class experience. (All photos are by the author). My goal was to book a round-trip ticket from the US to Asia with a stopover in Europe — what better way to…