The Best Fifth-Freedom Routes from North America to Book with Points

Fifth-freedom routes often make great redemption options — since these flights are usually operated by premium aircraft and foreign carriers, they offer a chance to experience an airline you might not otherwise be able to. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a fifth-freedom route, note that it’s a flight operated by a foreign carrier between two foreign countries as…

Singapore Airlines Is Bailing on Its Original A380

Sad news for lovers of Singapore Airlines’ A380s: The original Singapore Airlines A380 is going to be retired in 13 months. Singapore Airlines has decided not to extend the lease on this aircraft, instead letting it expire in October 2017. The plane (registration 9V-SKA) was originally delivered on October 15, 2007. Just 10 days later, Singapore Airlines used it to fly the…

Booking United Awards Using Partner Programs

United Airlines has partner agreements with 39 separate airlines, not all of which are members of the Star Alliance. Most of these airlines have their own loyalty programs, and many allow you to redeem miles for flights on United airlines — sometimes at a lower cost than United’s award rates. Today, I’ll show you which partner carriers…

Deal Alert: Singapore Airlines Sale to Asia and Europe From $546 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency,…

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…

How to Use 100,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards Points

If you got in on the 50,000-point sign-up bonus offers for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card and the Citi Prestige Card — or if you simply have plenty of ThankYou points in your account, you may be wondering how to maximize your travel rewards. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you…

Deal Alert: Los Angeles to Tokyo from $442 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency,…

18 Ways Singapore Suites Will Blow Your Mind

One of my favorite ways to fly long-haul is in Singapore Suites, the carrier’s super-swanky first-class product, which I recently flew from LAX to Tokyo. With perks like a special service that lets you pre-order your celebrity-chef created entrée ahead of time and middle seats that turn into full-sized beds, what’s not to love? Of course, the fact…

Check Out the New TPGtv, Maximizing Starpoints, SAS’ Excellent New Biz Class 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:…

On the New TPGtv: How to Book Singapore Suites in 90 Seconds

It feels like only yesterday we were launching TPGtv, our video series spotlighting the world’s most spectacular destinations and highlighting how you can maximize points and miles to book your own amazing travel adventures. Well, it’s been nearly six months — our very first video went live in February — and we’ve come a long way…