7 Easy Ways to Stay Connected While Traveling Abroad

Everyone hates the idea of seeing roaming charges on your phone bill after a trip abroad. We’ve all been there, but the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way — TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino explains how you can stay connected on the cheap without much effort. While we sometimes travel with the…

Deal Alert: British Airways Vacation Packages to Europe from $799

British Airways is offering flyers the chance to book flights and vacation packages for travel to Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Nice, Paris and Rome between now and Spring 2017. The deals include the option of just air travel or vacation packages, which include a five-night hotel stay. In addition, you can choose to fly in either BA’s…

Aeroplan Now Lets You Redeem Miles to Cover Taxes and Surcharges

Even after (another) recent devaluation, Air Canada’s Aeroplan program remains one of the best options for booking award flights to Europe in Lufthansa’s fantastic first-class cabin — award flights will run you 70,000 miles (plus surcharges) each way, vs. 110,000 miles (without surcharges) when booking via United MileagePlus. You can transfer points instantly from Amex’s Membership Rewards…

Review: Hainan Airlines A330-300 Business Class — Changsha to Beijing

Following his flight on Hainan Airlines’ new route from Los Angeles to Changsha aboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen caught a connecting flight on Hainan’s A330-300 in business class on the short hop from Changsha to Beijing. Here’s his review of the experience. (All photos are by the author.) A $1,358…

Enter the Epic Race to Win One Million JetBlue TrueBlue Points with “Into the Blue: Marathon to a Million”

In celebration of reaching one million fans on Facebook, we’re excited to partner with JetBlue and Barclaycard on an epic journey. With our “Into The Blue: Marathon to a Million” photo contest, five semifinalists will be entered to win one million JetBlue TrueBlue points by participating in a scavenger hunt. Readers can enter for a chance…

Should You Get the British Airways Card Now or Wait?

Until recently, the British Airways Visa Signature Card offered a sign-up bonus that could earn you a total of 100,000 Avios. That offer recently ended though, and you may be wondering if it’s still worth signing up. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains the pros and cons of applying now. The British…

10 Hotel Lobbies To Work From in LA, San Francisco, NYC and Chicago

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is on the road about as often as she’s at home. Here are 10 of her favorite hotel lobbies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago to meet your deadlines — no guest room number or name required. Follow along with Amber’s travel adventures on Instagram. If you’re one of the other 53 million freelancers around…

Insider Series: How Air Traffic Controllers Handle Emergencies

TPG Contributor “Vic Vector” is an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In this installment of our “Insider Series,” he discusses emergency situations, how controllers handle them and how aviation safety is a group effort. I recently talked about the potential for computers to replace human air traffic controllers and why…

Buy Up to 160,000 Hilton HHonors Points for 0.5 Cents Each

Hilton is now offering the opportunity to purchase Hilton HHonors points for just 0.5 cents each with a 100% bonus through June 3. In the past, Hilton has offered similar promotions when you buy points, but the deal has never been as good as this. You can purchase Hilton HHonors points with this bonus here, and there is a…

5 Reasons I Decided to Get The Amex Centurion Card

Disclaimer: This is not a post explaining why you should get the Centurion Card (if offered). It’s simply the reasoning behind why I decided to take the plunge in my unique circumstances. If you saw last Friday’s video, you probably know by now that I accepted an invitation to get a Business Centurion “Black Card” from American…