Review: Cathay Pacific A330-300 Economy — Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur

On their last outbound leg to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL), TPG Contributors JT and Katie Genter flew in economy on Cathay Pacific’s A330-300. Would the experience be as good as their first time on Cathay Pacific? (All photos are by the author.) For the second year in a row, we booked a trip to flee the country…

TPGtv Episode 14: Heading to Vietnam for the First Time on Vietnam Airlines’ A350

For a while, Vietnam was in the number one spot on my travel bucket list — I’d always seen photos of the country’s amazing landscapes and heard about its friendly people and delicious food. I’m also a huge AvGeek and wanted to make sure I got there in the coolest way possible. My options were to fly…

Review: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen and his family recently spent three nights at the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort in Mexico’s gorgeous Riviera Maya. Read on for his impressions. (All photos are by the author.) Earlier this year, I realized I still had some vacation days left over and a JetBlue flight credit that…

Review: SriLankan A330-200 Economy — Colombo to Malé

SriLankan Airlines is a popular choice for travelers to the Maldives given the fact that it operates several flights a day on the 90-minute route from Colombo to Malé. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently tested out the carrier’s economy product. Here’s his review of the experience. (All photos are by the author). After a…

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…