The Incredible Etihad Residence, Exciting New Airline Routes & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2015 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…

Who REALLY Has the Best Airline Food?

Welcome to Fly&Dine on TPG, a monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Today, Jason looks at all the various rankings of airlines with best in-flight meals, and brings…

Deal Alert: 50% Off First-Class Thanksgiving Flights on Virgin America

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We usually 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. However, for this deal, you must book directly through Virgin America using promo…

Basketball Bonanza — 30 Teams in 3 Weeks on Miles and Points

Love the NBA as much as you love a good award redemption? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten understands. Following his Football Frenzy and Baseball Binge earlier this year, here’s his way to see a whole lot of basketball for not that many points and miles. (All arena photos are courtesy of each venue.)  If you’ve ever wanted an itinerary that would let you…

Earn Virgin America Points with Airbnb Stays

While partnerships and cross-promotions between airlines and hotels is a staple of the points and miles game, offers for earning points through Airbnb stays have been thin on the ground. But that’s about to change with Virgin America’s new promotion, which is custom-made for fans of Airbnb. A unique aspect of this partnership is that…

How to Get a Free Beverage On Your Next Flight

Beverage service is one of the few in-flight amenities that domestic carriers have maintained throughout their on-going barrage of cost-cutting measures (such as baggage fees and reduced legroom). While these free beverages are usually limited to non-alcoholic drinks, there are still ways to get some comped booze on your flight, even if you’re flying coach. For example, earlier this month, United joined American in offering complimentary…

Get Free Spotify Streaming on Select Virgin America Flights

Virgin America just made the skies a bit more entertaining with the introduction of in-flight access to Spotify and curated content from the New York Times. Virgin passengers will have access to Spotify’s complete library during the flight via the airline’s ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi system. Additionally, there will also be access to a variety of curated content from…

Deal Alert: Virgin America One-Day Sale from $37 Each Way

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…