Why Flying in Asia Puts US Domestic Service to Shame

Sometimes it seems like domestic airlines are racing to see which one can offer the worst service. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how vastly different things are across the Pacific. Living in Japan has some incredible perks. There are aspects of Japanese society that I dearly wish were incorporated into the American way of life. For instance,…

Use Your US Airways Companion Certificate Before It Expires

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can use the US Airways companion certificate to bring a friend along on your next trip at a steep discount. I’m sure many of you got in on the US Airways Premier World MasterCard (and the 50,000-mile sign-up bonus) before the card was…

18 Hours in Seoul: What To Do, See & Eat

During my whirlwind Asia trip, I was in Seoul for just one night to get Korean BBQ, which is my idea of a good excuse to fly Singapore Airlines First Class. Arriving at 8 p.m and leaving at noon the next day didn’t give me much time to explore the city, but I tried to pack in as much as…

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Malawi

First-time visitors to Africa tend to gravitate toward well-known destinations like South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, but in this new travel series, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen sheds light on five of southern Africa’s other great safari destinations. The first three posts covered Zambia, Rwanda and Namibia. Now we visit one of Africa’s aquatic wonderlands,…

Airline Seat Comparison: How Do Southwest’s New Seats Measure Up?

While many airlines seem bent on squishing more seats into the same amount of space, creating less legroom and a more uncomfortable economy flying experience overall, Southwest Airlines is bucking the trend. Between 2016 and 2017, the Dallas-based airline is proud to start equipping their new Boeing 737-800 and 737 Max jets with what they say are “the USA’s…

Enjoy 3 Free Rounds of Golf with Citi Prestige

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at one of the more uncommon benefits of the new and improved Citi Prestige to see how much value it offers cardholders. In its quest to gain a larger share of the market for travel rewards credit cards, Citi has seemingly exhausted all of the standard benefits that we’ve come to expect. The Citi Prestige…

Deal Alert: Flights from New York to Mexico City for $330

If you’re looking to head to Mexico City this year, you’re in luck! Now through December, there are some great deals from New York to Mexico City starting at $327 round-trip on major carriers like Delta, United and AeroMexico. The easiest way to search for these flights is to head over to Google Flights or Orbitz, where you can enter your desired…

8 Great Hotel Awards That Just Got Cheaper

Loyalty programs are constantly changing, usually for the worse. Sometimes, however, the changes work in our favor, as TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains. Around the end of each year, it’s common for the major hotel chains to announce category reassignments for various properties. This is typically a source of much consternation and anxiety among award travelers, as…

Save $350 on Expedia Hotels and Get +gold Status for 2015

In the grande finale of this year’s Daily Getaways, Expedia is offering +gold status and a $1,000 hotel coupon for $650. The offer is scheduled to go live tomorrow (Wednesday, April 22) at 1 pm ET. There are only 50 of these coupons available, so it won’t be easy to get your hands on, but I think there’s…

Did Southwest Rapid Rewards Shoot Itself in the Foot?

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the recent changes to Southwest Rapid Rewards to determine the overall effect on pricing and what it means for award travelers. It stinks when a company devalues its points or miles, but the smell is truly rotten when the extent of that devaluation is unspecified, and can’t be clearly spelled…