What is the Best Way To Fly To Asia In Business Class Using US Airways Miles?

TPG reader David emailed me this week with a question about using US Airways miles to get to Asia: “I’m looking to do a 10-day trip from Miami to Hong Kong and Phuket next year using US Airways miles. I currently have 127,000 miles my wife has 81,000. We are looking to go at least…

Is Lufthansa First Class That Much Better Than Business Class?

TPG reader Samir is trying to book one of the most coveted award seats there is, Lufthansa first class, but is having a hard time finding availability. Here’s his situation: “I am trying to book a first class award on Lufthansa for a flight on March 13 – March 24th from Boston to Madrid and…

US Airways Might Leave Star Alliance March 1 – What You Should Do With Your Miles

With the US Airways – American Airlines merger back on, Frequent Business Traveler reports from sources at US Airways that the airline might exit Star Alliance March 1, 2014, as it starts aligning more closely with American and possibly joins Oneworld as soon as April. No one has officially confirmed those dates, but previously, US…

Using Star Alliance Partner Miles On EVA Awards – Best Value From ANA, Aeroplan, Singapore or United?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card from American Express Now that EVA has joined Star Alliance officially, a lot of curious readers have written in asking about the relative values of using its Star Alliance…

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…

Can You Use United Miles to Upgrade a Ticket on Lufthansa?

TPG follower Jason has a flight booked on Lufthansa that he would like to upgrade using United miles: “‪@thepointsguy‬‬ can you use United miles to upgrade a ticket you already bought on Lufthansa?” Yes you can upgrade a Lufthansa ticket using your United miles, but be aware that you must be booked in the most expensive…

LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Unveils $1.7 Billion Makeover Including New Dining Deck

New TPG contributor and Los Angeles resident Debbie Emery takes a closer look at the $1.7-billion makeover of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal and all the exciting developments in store for travelers. As the major West Coast hub not only for several domestic airlines, but also as an entry point to the US for international…