One Last AA Mileage Run Before the Devaluation on August 1

TPG Contributor Eric Goldner just got back from an epic three-day adventure that earned him AA Platinum status. Here’s how he did it. A few weekends ago, I embarked on a mileage run that would take me from coast to coast, down to Miami and over to Panama for a grand total of $942.85. I was on a mission:…

Review: Etihad First and Business Class Lounge LAX

TO THE POINT: Etihad opened its brand new First and Business Class Lounge at LAX this week. The pros: excellent food, attentive staff and a very comprehensive cocktail menu. The cons: access is very limited. Etihad Airways has made a name for itself when it comes to top-of-the-line travel experiences. This is the airline that operates the…

Review: SAS (A330) New Lie-Flat Business Class from Newark to Oslo

TO THE POINT: Scandinavian’s new lie-flat A330 business class is absolutely fantastic. The pros: ultra-private seats, excellent flight attendants and top-notch food. The cons: award availability can be a bit hit or miss. This trip began with an insane Star Alliance business-class fare — that in and of itself was the score of the century….

Take a Look Inside Virgin Australia’s New 777 Business Class

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen swung by LAX yesterday for an exclusive tour of Virgin Australia’s new business-class cabin aboard the 777-300ER. There, Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti and Tangerine design-firm Chief Creative Officer Matt Round gave a group of media an inside look at the plane and its new classes of service. After…

Review: JAL (787-8) Economy from Tokyo to Dallas

TO THE POINT: Japan Airlines’ “New Spacious Economy” seat is an unbeatable option on flights to Tokyo. The pros: wide, comfortable seats and high-quality JAL service. The cons: every other long-haul economy seat out there isn’t like this one. TPG Contributor Katie Genter recently flew round-trip from Houston (IAH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Her return from…

Review: Swiss (777-300ER) First Class from Zurich to Los Angeles

Following a brief connecting flight from London City Airport (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH), TPG Contributor J.P. got a chance to test out Swiss’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER first-class product on a flight from Zurich to Los Angeles (LAX). Here’s his review. (All photos are by the author). After recently flying in first class from San Francisco to Zurich…

My Negative Experience at &Beyond’s Serengeti Under Canvas Safari in Tanzania

If you follow me on social media, especially on Snapchat and Twitter, you already know that I had the trip of a lifetime with my parents in Africa — stay tuned, as I’ll be writing a full report of our experience in Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania soon. Overall, we had an incredible trip, and I’m so…

Review: Southwest (Boeing 737) from Newark to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor Nick Ellis recently celebrated his birthday in Sin City, flying aboard Southwest Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 on a new route between Newark (EWR) and Las Vegas (LAS). Here’s his review. (All photos are by the author). Just after a trip to Las Vegas with some of my co-workers, I returned to Sin City to celebrate my birthday…

Review: Swiss (A340) First Class from San Francisco to Zurich

TPG Contributor J.P. recently flew first class from San Francisco to London via Zurich aboard Swiss’ Airbus A340. Here’s his review. (All photos are by the author). I’m a big fan of Swiss and a long-time Miles & More elite flyer since I fly between San Francisco and Europe about six times per year — it’s usually the best…

Review: Delta One (767-300) from New York to Accra, Ghana

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express Earlier this week, I wrote about my trip to Africa and what will truly be the trip of a…