Exciting New Airline Routes for March 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…

Last Chance to Request a Status Match with United

It’s not uncommon for airlines to offer status matches or challenges in an attempt to lure high-value flyers from other airlines. However, United’s current program is ending soon. You’ll need to submit your request by March 31, 2016 to take advantage of the airline’s current status match + challenge. If you’re looking to switch loyalties — especially with the changes American Airlines is making…

Airlines Waive Fees in Wake of Brussels Attacks

Following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, the US Department of State has issued a Europe Travel Alert to all US travelers, outlining the risks associated with visiting the continent as well as ways to stay safe abroad. The somewhat broad warning for travelers expires on June 20 and advises that all travelers take precautions when traveling in Europe. You can…

9 Cards That Can Get You Enough Miles for a Free Flight

You don’t need to travel much or charge significant amounts to your credit cards to earn award flights; as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, there are several products that offer enough miles or points for a free flight just for meeting the sign-up bonus spending requirement. In this hobby, we constantly…

Deal Alert: Northeast to Puerto Rico from $220 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

The Best Premium Seats to Australia and New Zealand

Looking to book a trip on one of the many new transpacific flights between the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand? TPG Special Correspondent John Walton says kia ora and g’day to youse all with some tried-and-tested recommendations for the best seats in first and business class on Qantas, Virgin Australia, American, United, Delta, Air Canada…

United Begins Biofuel-Powered Flights from LAX

Despite falling oil prices, fuel remains quite expensive and a huge cost for airlines. As carriers continue making strides towards higher profits and more efficient aircraft, airlines are trying to find ways to improve the bottom line. As a result, it’s no shock that they’re exploring options to make their dollar go farther with fuel. United Airlines made news last year with the…

Earn 50,000 Miles with the Miles & More World Elite MasterCard

Update: The original version of this post listed Miles & More as a transfer partner of Membership Rewards. While Miles & More does partner with American Express, it’s not possible to transfer points between the programs. If you’re looking to book a domestic premium-class award on the cheap or want to score a coveted Lufthansa first-class…

US Senator Pushes for Airplane Seat Regulations

Seat size and pitch is always a hot topic, and now the federal government is considering getting involved. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt chats economy seating with Chuck Schumer, one of the US Senate’s most outspoken traveler advocates. Airplane seats in the economy cabin have always been tight, but at least they used to offer enough…