Hotel Review: The St. Regis Beijing (Diplomat Deluxe Room)

On his most recent trip to Asia, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen stayed at The St. Regis Beijing for three nights. Here is his review of the experience. While my main destination on a recent trip to Asia was to be Sri Lanka, I had to find the right connections from my flight on Hainan…

Review: Etihad A380 Business Class — Abu Dhabi to New York

Etihad made news back in 2014 with the debut of its three-room first-class “Residence” aboard the A380, and for rolling out an all-new business-class product. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen had the chance to test it out last month. Here is his review of the new Etihad business-class experience. (All photos are by the author). I ended a recent…

Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites — Singapore to Tokyo

Vietnam-based TPG Contributor Daan van Rossum recently flew Singapore Airlines’ Suites product from Singapore to Tokyo, which he booked using 51,000 Krisflyer Miles. Ever since I read TPG’s review of Singapore Airlines Suites I knew I had to try it myself someday. When two of my friends said they would be visiting Tokyo, it seemed like the perfect opportunity…

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of Norway

A cruise is a wonderful way to take in the majestic Norwegian coast. Here are some unforgettable images of Nordic scenery from TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin’s recent wintertime trip to Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund, Honningsvåg and several other Norwegian port cities. Follow along with Kelsy’s travels on Instagram and Twitter. (All photos are by the author.) As someone who always runs warm,…

Review: Turkish Airlines A330-300 in Business Class — Singapore to Istanbul and New York

TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont recently flew on Turkish Airlines’ A330-300 from Singapore to Istanbul, then on to New York. Read on for his impressions of the business-class experience. (All photos are by the author). My goal was to book a round-trip ticket from the US to Asia with a stopover in Europe — what better way to…

French Air Traffic Controllers Striking Again Starting Tonight

Although there hasn’t been a strike of US Air Traffic Controllers since 1981 — when 11,345 controllers were fired for refusing to return to work — today will mark the 43rd strike day since 2009 for French Air Traffic Controllers. The strike is scheduled from 7pm Central Europe Time Wednesday until at least 6am CET Friday. There is very little published about which…

Up to 115,000 Bonus Miles When You Purchase American Airlines Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline. In the wake…

How To Claim Missing Bonus Points with Chase Sapphire Preferred

While cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer a bonus for travel purchases, some charges might not be eligible due how they’re “coded.” Below, TPG Contributor Vikram Birring shares his experience getting a missing bonus after contacting customer service.  After returning from a recent trip to Belize, I reviewed my Chase Sapphire Preferred charges and noticed…

The Best Places to Experience Costa Rica’s Most Popular Activities

With Southwest Airlines launching new routes to Costa Rica and frequent economy fare deals to airports in both San Jose and Liberia, the destination is more popular than ever. To help you make the most of your trip, TPG Contributor Betsy Mikel offers her best tips from a recent adventure. Costa Rica had long been on my list of…

10 Photos: A Government-Controlled Tour of North Korea

Spending just four days in North Korea left TPG contributor Daan van Rossum with enough memories to last a lifetime. These are some of the highlights of a government-controlled trip through one of the most hermetically sealed countries in the world. (All photos are by the author). After an eventful flight on Air Koryo from Beijing to…