Book Delta One Suites to India for 47,000 Points

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Delta announced its long awaited return to India last month, flying a Boeing 777-200LR from New York JFK to Mumbai (BOM) starting in December 2019. Delta will operate a 777 that’s been retrofitted with the fantastic new Delta One Suite. One Mile At A Time reports that when the flight was loaded into the schedule, …

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What to Do If You’ve Been Affected by the Alitalia Strike

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Italian flag carrier Alitalia has canceled more than 300 flights Tuesday due to employee strikes. The strikes have disrupted the travel plans of thousands of passengers and resulted in flight cancellations into Wednesday. Alitalia ground staff strikes have interfered with other carriers like British Airways and EasyJet, who have also scrapped a number of flights …

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Here’s Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Purposely Surging Prices at Washington’s Reagan Airport

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Uber and Lyft drivers at Washington, DC’s Reagan National Airport are tricking the apps into artificially inducing surge pricing, raising the fares for passengers and earnings for drivers, a report by WJLA unveils. Surge pricing is a fact of life when using a ride-hailing app like Uber or Lyft. Fares are raised when demand is …

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Lufthansa Group Says It’s Committed to Keeping First Class

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

TPG considers Lufthansa First Class one of the top products in the sky. Its large seat and stellar onboard service is matched by an amazing ground experience that includes top-shelf drinks and even being driven directly from the lounge to the aircraft in a Mercedes. While other airlines are slashing their first class cabins and …

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Qantas Trials First ‘Zero Waste’ Commercial Flight

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

It’s an inconvenient truth of the airline industry that it’s one of the worst polluters in terms of carbon emissions. Fortunately some airlines have realized their impact on the Earth and are starting to do something about it. Qantas, the Australian flag carrier, has trialed the first-ever flight that will allegedly produce no landfill waste. …

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Delta’s New Program Helps Elites Earn Back Status After a Major Life Event

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Earning airline elite status is a bit like an obsession. You do crazy things to maintain it, and when you lose it, you have serious withdrawals when you don’t get that first class upgrade or see a comparatively low number of miles in your account after a flight. There are times when a major life …

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Trying to Use Miles to Fly Business Class to Italy This Summer? American’s Got the Route for You

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Last August, American announced a slew of new and unique routes between its hubs in the US and Europe. Flights included Charlotte (CLT) to Munich (MUC) and …

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Delta Domestic Award Flights, Including Hawaii From 11,000 Miles Round-Trip

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Although Delta hasn’t had a published award chart for years, it does offer award flash sales fairly regularly. Destinations have included South America from 32,000 SkyMiles round-trip, domestic …

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Capital One Adds JetBlue as Transfer Partner, Launches With 50% Bonus

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Capital One made waves when it added airline transfer partners last year, resulting in a significant jump in TPG’s valuations of the issuer’s currency. Today, Capital One is announcing that it’s adding a 15th transfer partner: JetBlue. It’s the third addition on top of the original 12 after Singapore and Emirates were announced in December, …

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