What to do if You — or the Person Next to You — is a Passenger of Size on the Plane

Last week, I came across this provocative article on Quora (“What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane”) and asked our very own Flight Attendant Insider, Carrie A. Trey, to share her thoughts. Here, she explains how you can best deal with this potentially awkward situation, whether you’re the passenger of size…

Unbearable Traffic at LaGuardia, 10 Ways to Use 100k Ultimate Rewards Points, Free Uber for Students 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:…

10 Wineries You Can Visit During a Long Layover

The eternal question of what to do during a long layover — or when you’re suddenly faced with a cancellation or unanticipated free time before a scheduled return flight — may just have a refreshing solution: go and spend some time at a great winery near the airport. Below, you’ll find a list of 10 such wineries, all located within an…

Chase Sapphire Reserve, Best Hotel Credit Cards, Three Countries for the Price of One 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:…

One Flight Attendant Insider’s Best Tips for Dealing With Turbulence

Last Friday, 22 passengers and two flight attendants were injured when a JetBlue flight suddenly encountered a bad thunderstorm — and as a result, extreme turbulence — on its way from Boston to Sacramento. The plane was eventually diverted to Rapid City. “People were flying out of their seat belts and hitting their heads on the ceiling; it was…

Insider Series: 5 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Air Traffic Controllers

TPG Contributor “Vic Vector” is an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In this installment of our “Insider Series,” he shares some behind-the-scenes facts about how being an ATC really works. If you’ve been following my ATC Insider Series for a while, hopefully by now you’re well versed in the world…

Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation 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:…

Insider Series: Carrie A. Trey Spills Her Secrets About the Flight Attendant Lifestyle

TPG Insider Carrie A. Trey tackles commonly-asked questions about what it’s really like to be a flight attendant. Being part of the cabin crew is, in my opinion, one of the best jobs out there. I started flying straight out of college, intending to do it for a year, and over a decade later, I’m still…

Where to Find the Best Views in New York City

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman has lived all his adult life in Manhattan, and his son, TPG Teen Contributor Kofi Lee-Berman, was born there. Here, they share their love of heights and their vertical hometown, with text by Mitch and pictures by both of them. Visit Mitch and Kofi’s photo blog and Kofi’s travel blog for more. As a California kid from a suburb…

7 Wine Loyalty Programs that Go Beyond the Usual Discounts

TPG Contributor Roger Morris knows wine. Here, he outlines seven loyalty programs that are game-changers for wine enthusiasts everywhere. American wineries don’t want you to just buy a bottle of their wine — they want you buy cases of it. And not just when you first visit their tasting rooms. Enter the loyalty program. While most…