Review: American Airlines Business Class (Airbus A319) Inaugural Flight from Miami to Cienfuegos, Cuba

TO THE POINT: American Airlines launched service from Miami to Cienfuegos on September 7, making it one of the first flights to Cuba from the US in more than 50 years. The pros: a short and sweet ride aboard an Airbus A319 and all the excitement of being on an inaugural trip. The cons: no meal service…

75,000 Bonus Hyatt Points, Discounted SPG Awards, New Airline Routes 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:…

Review: Swiss (777-300ER) Business Class from Zurich to Montreal

TO THE POINT: Swiss offers a solid in-flight experience with its new flagship, the 777-300ER. The pros: new seats in all three cabins, good food and in-flight Wi-Fi. The cons: underwhelming service, some seats are (much) better than others. I had a very pleasant trip from Dubai to New York (via Zurich) on Swiss’ A330…

Review: Singapore Airlines (A380) Premium Economy from New York to Frankfurt

Update: This post has been changed to reflect the correct configuration of the cabin. TO THE POINT: Singapore Airlines’ premium economy product is a comfortable option for those seeking a step above regular economy on a long-haul flight. The pros: a spacious cabin, good food options with Book the Cook and tremendous service. The cons: the lack of…

Review: Royal Air Maroc (787) Business Class from New York to Casablanca

TO THE POINT: While it may seem like an obscure airline to most travelers, Royal Air Maroc is a great option for those looking to use Etihad Guest Rewards to make a partner booking. The pros: a terrific award redemption, comfy lie-flat seats and stellar meal service. The cons: poor food options in the Air France lounge at JFK and…

Review: Air Serbia (A330) Business Class, Round-Trip Between New York and Belgrade

TO THE POINT: Air Serbia recently launched nonstop service from New York to Belgrade with a retrofitted two-cabin aircraft. The pros: wonderful service, a luxurious lounge, and 18 cozy lie-flat seats. The cons: low-quality bedding and pillows, plus a quirky seat that only lets the tray table come up when it’s in the upright position. After…

Review: Finnair (A330-300) Economy Comfort from Helsinki to JFK

TO THE POINT: Finnair makes a great option for Oneworld elites traveling between the US and Europe. The pros: 3-5 more inches of leg room than regular economy, noise-canceling headphones, an amenity kit and a different headrest. The cons: limited complimentary in-flight snacks, lack of complimentary wine and beer throughout the flight and no Wi-Fi on the…

Review: Etihad (A380) The Apartment from New York to Abu Dhabi

TO THE POINT: Etihad’s Apartment is one of the most luxurious first-class experiences you’ll find in the sky. The pros: complimentary chauffeur service to and from the airport and incredibly attentive staff. The cons: faulty lights at my seat that wouldn’t dim and a shower suite that was out of order. After successfully bidding on an upgrade from…

The Ultimate Guide to Amex Centurion Lounges in the US

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel outlines everything you need to know about the seven Amex Centurion Lounges you’ll find in the US. Airport lounges have long been a staple of the flying experience for premium-class travelers. But, many airline lounges in the US are still behind their European and Asian counterparts in terms of food offerings, amenities and…

Review: Air France (A380) La Première from New York to Paris

TO THE POINT: La Première is one of the most exclusive first-class products out there because it’s nearly impossible to redeem points for an award flight. The experience is decent on the ground in NYC, but pales in comparison to other products in the air. The pros: friendly staff, a private room for La Première passengers…