Deal Alert: Flights to Cancun from $265

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…

The Best and Worst of Admirals Club Food

TPG Intern Kevin Song spent last week on an Admirals Club tour, working from lounges across the eastern United States with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. Along the way, he visited Chicago-O’Hare, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington-Reagan. Last week, I spent five days working and eating in Admirals Clubs. It’s certainly no secret that domestic lounge food isn’t great,…

Getting Upgraded to First on US Airways Award Flights

It’s no secret that one of the best ways to use British Airways Avios is to book short-haul flights starting as low as 4,500 miles. Unfortunately, such a steal is only available in economy — British Airways charges quite a bit more to redeem US domestic flights in first class. Unfortunately for AAdvantage elite members, award…

What It’s Like to Spend a Week at the Admirals Club

TPG Intern Kevin Song spent this week on an Admirals Club tour, working from lounges across the eastern United States with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. Along the way, he visited Chicago-O’Hare, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington-Reagan. Over the past week, I visited 12 Admirals Clubs across five cities. These represent just a small fraction of the…

A Week in the Admirals Club — Reagan Washington National Airport

It’s the final day of TPG Intern Kevin Song‘s week-long Admirals Club tour with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. He’s making a trip to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and capping off the week with an afternoon in New York LaGuardia’s Centurion Lounge for comparison.  You can find his other reports in this series from Chicago-O’Hare, New York-LaGuardia,…

American Airlines and US Airways Will Merge Reservations Soon

Beginning the week of July 18, American Airlines will begin the next step in its merger with US Airways: combining reservations systems. Did your blood just curdle a little bit? No one could blame you given what a mess past reservations mergers have been (I’m looking at you, United/Continental). At least American and US Airways can…

A Week in the Admirals Club — Boston Logan International Airport

It’s day four of TPG Intern Kevin Song‘s week-long Admirals Club tour, with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, and he’s visiting one of his favorite cities in the United States and where he went to high school, Boston.  Boston Logan International Airport is on the smaller side compared to other major international airports. Conveniently situated across…

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe from $1,519

There have been some amazing deals on business-class flights to Europe from the West Coast and East Coast over the past few weeks, with travelers having the opportunity to book premium-cabin travel to a number of European cities for less than $1,600 round-trip. This week, you can still take advantage of great fares from Philadelphia to a bunch of…

Deal Alert: West Coast to Cancun for $262

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…

Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to London from $690 this Summer

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. In this case, however, you’ll need to search through…