Buy a Pass to a Swiss Business-Class Lounge for Just $39

It’s not news to anyone that it can be rough to fly long-haul in economy. In addition to dealing with increasingly cramped seats and lackluster onboard service, you’re stuck waiting between flights in the terminal with thousands of others in your same situation. You can usually escape the crowds by utilizing a lounge membership program like Priority Pass. In…

9 Terrifying Airplane Landings That Won’t Help Your Fear of Flying

During a trip to Thailand back in 2009, I flew from Koh Samui Airport (USM) in the Gulf of Thailand to Krabi Airport (KBV) on the Andaman Coast. It was a quick, smooth 45-minute ride across the country’s flamingo-like neck, but I’ll never forget that landing. Our Bangkok Airways plane caught some wind on the descent and hit the runway at…

Swiss Introduces Premium a la Carte Economy Meals on Long-Haul Flights

If you’re not into economy airplane food, good news: Swiss recently launched a la carte dining on long-haul economy flights. Passengers can order ahead of time and enjoy these meals instead of the regular service. There are six premium meals and two premium wines available, and you can order them for all long-hauls except flights to…

A Compelling New Rewards Card, Best Places for Americans to Relocate, a Very Special Singapore Flight 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:…

The Best Credit Cards From Foreign Carriers

The United States is home to four of the world’s five largest airlines, and most domestic carriers offer credit cards. So why would you want to consider a card from a foreign airline? In today’s post, I’ll explain the advantages of using a credit card to earn frequent flyer miles with a foreign carrier, and show…

10 of the Best Business-Class Options Within Europe

If you’ve ever flown business class within Europe, you surely know about the disappointing seating options available on most flights. Most European business-class products consist of economy-class seats with a blocked middle seat. Usually, you’ll get the same amount of legroom as you would in coach. This aircraft arrangement allows the airlines great flexibility in selling tickets….

Excellent Swiss First Class Fares From London to North America

Swiss’ first-class product is one of the more exclusive in the world, as not everyone can purchase an award ticket to sit in the esteemed cabin — you have to be a Miles & More Senator in order to be eligible. In addition, revenue tickets also tend to be very pricey, but now there’s some pretty…

75,000 Bonus Hyatt Points, Discounted SPG Awards, New Airline Routes 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:…

Review: Swiss (777-300ER) Business Class from Zurich to Montreal

TO THE POINT: Swiss offers a solid in-flight experience with its new flagship, the 777-300ER. The pros: new seats in all three cabins, good food and in-flight Wi-Fi. The cons: underwhelming service, some seats are (much) better than others. I had a very pleasant trip from Dubai to New York (via Zurich) on Swiss’ A330…

A Complete Tour of Swiss’ 777-300ER: First, Business and Economy

Swiss recently began operating a fantastic new plane on flights from Zurich to Los Angeles, Montreal, Bangkok and Hong Kong, with flights to Miami, San Francisco and Singapore coming soon. The airline’s 777-300ER offers a refreshed (and much improved) first-class cabin, an updated business-class cabin and a fresh, but fairly claustrophobic economy cabin, with seats arranged…