High-Flying Fine Dining: Airline Chef Partnerships

While it seems like most airline food is getting worse and worse these days — and to add insult to injury, you sometimes even have to pay for it! — some airlines are actually pulling out all the stops to keep their premium customers happy. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up a who’s who…

Amazing Business and First Class Fares from $50, UK to NYC!

Update: as of 10:30am EST – it appears that this deal is no longer available via United.com. It was a great run while it lasted! Per this Flyertalk thread, you can get INCREDIBLE business and first class fares leaving the UK. For example, I booked me and 4 friends in BusinessFirst London-Newark this May for 293…

Using US Airways Miles to Book South African Airways Awards

One piece of information that has been overlooked amid the US Airways/American Airlines merger is that US Airways has maintained its partnerships with several airlines outside of the Oneworld alliance, including South African Airways. While there’s no word yet on when these partnerships will end, or whether US Airways’ award chart will change further, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen…

Win Trips to South Africa, Peru, the Cote d’Azur & More

Here are a few of this week’s most fun online travel-related contests and sweepstakes: My Destination Story from Fairmont & GoPro: Create and submit a unique video of one of your favorite places, and you could be one of 42 winners of a trip for two to a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts property, plus a GoPro camera and a $500 Visa gift…

Update on Booking US Airways Star Alliance Awards Post Nov 1, 2013

With recent speculation that US Airways will be leaving Star Alliance to join oneworld as early as November 1, 2013, and confirmation late last week from US Airways President J. Scott Kirby that the transition will be completed by the beginning of 2014, a lot of travelers have been pondering how to put their US Airways…

#throwbackthursday: 8 Of My Most Memorable Flights/Trips

Throwback Thursday, also known as #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, is when people post old pictures of themselves from the past. Well, I thought I’d do a fun walk down memory lane including pictures from some of my memorable past flights/trips. For me, some of my best trips may not be the best in-flight products,…

Video Sunday Reader Question: Using Miles to Get to South Africa For a Honeymoon

TPG reader Jon has been reading about my adventures in South Africa and is thinking about going there for his honeymoon (congratulations, by the way!) later this year. Here’s what he wants to know about getting there: “Your recent trip to South Africa inspired me to reach out and see if you had any tips…

Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB

This is the second post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape of Good Hope; Cape Town Dining; Hotel…