5 of the Most LGBT-Friendly Hotels in America

Welcome to the new era of equality! With the June 2015 US Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, our country now seems a little more free. New TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes advantage of this historical moment by sharing five hotels that have supported LGBT rights all along, encouraging you to check in AND enjoy the benefits of their…

Flight Review: Air Canada 787 Economy — Zurich to Toronto

In the third and final long-haul segment in his recent round-the-world itinerary, TPG Contributor JT Genter flew the Air Canada 787 Dreamliner from Zurich (ZRH) to Toronto (YYZ). Here’s his take on the experience. Booking the Flight with Miles As discussed in my Lufthansa A380 flight review, I booked my return flights from Beijing (PEK) to Austin (AUS) the “long…

Comparing Domestic Business and First Class: Delta Air Lines

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr continues his look at domestic premium cabins by examining the value of Delta’s first- and business-class products. I’ll be the first to admit my expectations for premium flights on regional routes are high. For the last 2.5 years, regional flights out of my current home in Tokyo usually consist of wide-body jets with…

Top 5 Ways To Fly To Asia in First Class

While many airlines, including some of the major ones in the US, are cutting back on their first-class cabins, other carriers around the world are doubling down with bigger, newer and better products to keep their premium flyers happy. Here, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen rounds up some of the best ways to fly first…

Birthday Benefits from Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Today, TPG Contributor Mitch Berman delves into the variety of birthday benefits you can earn from airlines, hotels and more. My family goes to one of our favorite restaurants several times a year. If we let them know it’s one of our birthdays, we get a free dessert, but I cannot recall ever getting any kind of…

Why Business Class in Europe Is Not What You’d Expect

I’ve had some memorable experiences flying in premium cabins, but not all first or business-class seats are created equal. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why flying up front within Europe might not be worth the extra cost. One of the best aspects of award travel is that you can travel not…

Last Chance for 80,000 Bonus Points with the Marriott Rewards Visa

Last month we wrote about an increased sign-up bonus on the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card from Chase, which is currently offering 80,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 within the first three months. The normal bonus is just 50,000 points, and while there are frequently offers for 70,000 points, we rarely see a bonus this…

Insider Series: Are Air Traffic Controllers Asleep on the Job?

TPG Contributor “Vic Vector” is an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In this installment of our Insider Series, he explains how controllers’ schedules work — and why you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the media. Recently cited in an Associated Press article, a 2011 study commissioned by the FAA found that 1…

Flight Review: British Airways A380 Club World — Washington, DC to London

During a recent transatlantic trip, new TPG Contributor Eduardo Garcia had a chance to upgrade to Club World on British Airways’ newest A380 by converting American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios. Here’s his review of the experience. I recently flew British Airways from Washington-Dulles (IAD) to London-Heathrow (LHR) in the airline’s Club World business-class cabin aboard the A380. While…

Comparing Starwood’s Swan and Dolphin Disney World Resorts

The Swan and Dolphin resorts are great options for Walt Disney World visitors, as they’re both SPG properties located inside the park. However, the two hotels offer guests very different experiences. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses the benefits of each and the differences between them. While there are hundreds of hotel options in Orlando, Walt Disney World…