5 Easy Ways to Avoid Booking Bad Business-Class Seats

Not all business-class products were created equal. It’s disappointing to shell out business-class prices — or award rates — and end up with a sub-par premium experience. Here, TPG Contributor JT Genter offers some tips to help you avoid this particular predicament. Just recently, a former co-worker excitedly emailed me about a “great” fare he’d gotten — a business-class flight to Dublin,…

Airbus is Using Drones to Help Inspect its Aircraft

It’s usually cause for concern when drones fly too close to airplanes, but Airbus is embracing the technology in hopes that it’ll help expedite the process of inspecting aircraft before flights. The current process for aircraft inspections is time-consuming, tedious and even considered to be dangerous, as inspectors have to use cranes and lifts to get close…

Google Maps Enhanced With ‘Areas of Interest’ For Finding Activities On The Go

Google has updated its Maps app in such a way that allows users to use the service as a discovery tool in addition to relying on it for directions. Available now on desktop, as well as Android and iOS devices, the maps now show “Areas of Interest,” which aim to make it easier for people to find restaurants,…

T-Mobile Offers Free High-Speed Data During Rio Olympics

Great news for T-Mobile customers planning to attend the 2016 Rio Olympics: the company recently announced that it’ll be offering free unlimited data during the month of August to customers heading to Brazil, so you’ll be able to easily keep in touch and share your experiences with friends and family back home. The mobile provider already provides access to its speedy…

Is This Rideable Bag the Carry-On of the Future?

As frequent travelers, we know one of the things that can make or break a trip is your luggage. You want something that is functional yet stylish, something that isn’t going to fall apart after three trips but also won’t break the bank. But did you ever think you’d see a carry-on bag that you…

5 Rules for Playing Pokémon Go as You Travel

You don’t need to know your Pikachu from your Squirtle to realize that, wherever you travel, the world is currently in the midst of a Pokémon Go epidemic — stats say it’s even more popular than online porn at the moment. If your two biggest questions about the mind-numbingly popular video game are, “Wait, wasn’t Pokémon a…

The TSA Will Soon Bring Automated Screening Lines to Five More US Airports

In May, the world’s busiest airport, Georgia’s Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), made headlines when — in the midst of #IHateTheWait mania — it unveiled an automated TSA screening line intended to increase efficiency by up to 35% per lane. The joint collaboration between the TSA and Delta was deemed a success, with NPR reporting last month that…

New Tool Helps You Book Flight Options Found on ITA Matrix

Google Flights is great for general airfare searches, but sometimes you need a more powerful flight search engine. Maybe you want to route through a particular city, fly on a particular aircraft or extend a layover to spend it in a particular lounge. In these cases, many of us turn to ITA Matrix to find…

This Smart Suitcase is Designed to Climb Up and Down Stairs

When it comes to choosing the best piece of luggage for any type of trip, wheels are pretty much essential. While a rolling suitcase can do wonders in lessening the stress you put on your body when you’re forced to drag your luggage from Point A to Point B, there’s one place where all the…