Review: Finnair (A330-300) Economy Comfort from Helsinki to JFK

TO THE POINT: Finnair makes a great option for Oneworld elites traveling between the US and Europe. The pros: 3-5 more inches of leg room than regular economy, noise-canceling headphones, an amenity kit and a different headrest. The cons: limited complimentary in-flight snacks, lack of complimentary wine and beer throughout the flight and no Wi-Fi on the…

Review: Malaysia Airlines A380-800 Economy — London to Kuala Lumpur

TPG Contributor Katie Genter recently flew an open-jaw itinerary from Austin (AUS) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), with a return trip from Jakarta (CGK). After a flight cancellation and rebooking, she found herself taking the long way to KUL on a Malaysia Airlines A380-800 from London Heathrow (LHR) to KUL. Here’s her experience in economy class on…

Review: JAL 777-300ER Economy — Tokyo to Chicago

TPG Contributor Katie Genter recently flew an open-jaw itinerary from Austin (AUS) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) with a return trip from Jakarta (CGK). Her return from Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) was on a Japan Airlines 777-300ER. Read on for her impressions of JAL’s economy-class experience. (All photos are by the author.) Although JAL didn’t make…

Review: British Airways 747-400 Club World Business Class — Dallas to London

TPG’s resident economy reviewer JT Genter recently took to the skies in long-haul business class for the first time. Here’s his review of the upstairs Club World business-class cabin on British Airways’ 747. (All photos by the author unless otherwise noted.) Although I’ve flown 19 long-haul flights on nine different airlines in economy over the past decade —…

5 Things to Understand About Credit Before Applying for Cards

Credit cards are one of the easiest and quickest ways to earn points and miles — from sign-up bonuses to earning points on everyday spending and even getting some pretty neat perks on top of it all. It’s easy to get carried away with all of the options that are available, and it seems like issuers are…

Credit Card Application Restrictions for the Major Issuers

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen takes you through the main credit card issuers, highlighting the key application rules you need to keep in mind when you decide to apply for a new card. Credit cards can play a huge role in your overall points and miles strategy. Taking advantage of top card offers can…

Flight Review: Alaska 737 in First Class — Maui to San Jose

TPG Intern Mark Kellman recently visited the Hawaiian island of Maui on TPG’s summer intern trip, first flying Jet Blue’s Even More Space premium-economy product from New York-JFK to LAX, then continuing on to Maui (OGG) in Hawaiian Airlines’ economy. En route home from Maui, he flew to the San Francisco Bay Area to visit his family; this is his experience in Alaska’s…

How to Choose the Best Airline for Your Business Travel

When booking business travel, there’s more to consider than just the cost of flights. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through the top factors that should determine which airline you choose. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about business travel as I compare premium cabins on United, Delta and American for flights within the States. It helps to look…

Top 10 Credit Card Sign-Up Offers for Small Business Owners

Every month, I post a list of the top travel credit card offers. That list usually includes both personal cards and business credit cards, since they frequently offer lucrative sign-up bonuses of their own, as well as other perks like category spending bonuses, discounts at partner merchants, and an easy way to separate your personal and professional expenses. Staying on top of…

Amex Platinum 100K & Premier Rewards Gold 50K via Cardmatch

This week, quite a few TPG readers have let me know by email and over social media that they’re finding some amazing sign-up bonus offers through the CardMatch tool. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be targeted for one of these offers, but as there’s no cost beyond a few seconds of your time, there’s no harm in trying! Some TPG readers reported seeing yesterday, July…