Deal Alert: New York to Johannesburg From $592 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…

Flight Review: South African Airways (A340-600) Business Class from New York to Cape Town (via Johannesburg)

TO THE POINT: South African Airlines’ business-class product on the A340-600 certainly isn’t the most luxurious, but it gets the job done — the convenience of flying nonstop from New York to South Africa is unparalleled, and you can’t beat the value when it comes to redeeming miles. The pros: very friendly and speedy service and…

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…

The Ultimate Guide to Booking Partner Awards with Etihad Guest

The Etihad Guest frequent flyer program offers some great redemption options, especially for some smaller and lesser-known partner carriers. However, booking these awards takes patience and skill — TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel walks you through the process, complete with examples, below. Update 8/6/16: Brussels Airlines is currently offering phenomenal award availability between JFK and Brussels, and…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York and Washington, DC to South Africa from $390 Round-Trip

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, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

TPGtv Episode 1: Flying Delta Business Class to Africa for 90k Miles and $5.60

As you may have heard, TPGtv launches today! So, what is TPGtv? For starters, it’s not like your average TV show — this is me taking the blog you’ve been reading on your computer screen and bringing it to life. Season 1 starts with this epic trip I took to Africa back in September where…

Deal Alert: US to South Africa from $739 Round-Trip

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 such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Amazing Deal Alert: Nonstop New York to South Africa from $594 Round-Trip

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, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

Exciting New Airline Routes For August 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2015 Dallas Love Field (DAL) to eight new cities on Southwest (starting August 9, 2015) Details — Southwest launched…

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…