Deal Alert: Nonstop Business Class to Europe on 19+ Routes From 100,000 Miles Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ 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 Japan from 44,000 SkyMiles round-trip, South America …

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British Airways Is Testing Eliminating Infamous Surcharges, Charging More Miles

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

British Airways is infamous in the points and miles community for charging absurdly high surcharges. For years, these were so deceptively marketed that a class action lawsuit forced the airline to settle and award up to 2.2 billion Avios as compensation. BA hasn’t decreased the surcharges since then. Instead, it simply renamed them from “fuel …

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NTSB Launches Investigation After American Airlines’ Plane Wing Scrapes Ground on Takeoff

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On April 10, American Airlines flight 300 rolled sharply to the left side during takeoff from New York’s JFK airport, causing the wing to come in contact with a sign on the ground. The plane, bound for Los Angeles, climbed to 20,000 feet before pilots radioed air traffic control to request a return to JFK …

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American Airlines Is About to Finish Its Fleet-Wide Premium Economy Retrofit

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines was the first of the major US airlines to install a true premium economy seat, starting in October 2016. And now AA is about to be the first to complete its premium economy retrofits. On Tuesday evening, the final aircraft to get a premium economy retrofit, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with registration N816AA, …

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Deal Alert: Premium Economy Flights to Brazil From $600 Or 40,000 Points Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ 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. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such …

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Deal Alert: Alaska Award Sale With Flights From 5,000 Miles Each Way

Written by JT Genter @ 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. Alaska’s Mileage Plan just launched a three-day award sale offering award flights as cheap as 5,000 miles each way. At current TPG valuation of 1.8 cents per Alaska …

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Deal Alert: Business Class Flights to Europe During Summer From $1,299 Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ 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. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such …

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7 Airlines Allowing Free Flight Changes as Bomb Cyclone Blizzard Sweeps Across Midwest

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Blizzard warnings currently stretch across six Midwest and Upper Plains states as a powerful winter storm — dubbed “Wesley” by The Weather Channel — sweeps across the country. The storm has strengthened so quickly that it’s reached the point to be classified as a “bomb cyclone” — an exceptionally rare weather event. Here’s what a …

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Deal Alert: Premium Economy to Southeast Asia on the World’s Longest Flights From $890 Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ 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. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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Qatar QSuite US Route Changes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

As of March 31, Qatar now has its TPG Award-winning business class product on eight daily flights to seven US destinations: Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK (x2) and Washington Dulles. That leaves just three US routes ( Atlanta, Miami and Philadelphia) that aren’t being served with the Qsuite product — …

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Taking AAdvantage of American Airlines Off Peak Awards

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

While American Airlines isn’t known for having the most reliable award availability or the best rates, there’s a few different discount programs that travelers can use to reduce the price of their award flights. For domestic flights, certain cardholders can save 7,500 miles per round-trip through the Reduced Mileage Award program. A new Economy Web …

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The Southern Home of the Dreamliner Gets Its First-Ever Dreamliner Flight

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Since 2011, one of the two final assembly and delivery sites for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been Charleston, South Carolina, right next to the airport. But despite being one of the homes of the Dreamliner, Charleston International (CHS) hasn’t had a single scheduled passenger flight using a Boeing Dreamliner. In fact, it didn’t have …

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New Neo: A Review of American Airlines’ A321neo in Economy From Phoenix to Orlando

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On February 1, American Airlines took delivery of the first of 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft. After two months of extensive testing, certification and training, the plane entered service on April 2 with flights from Phoenix to Orlando and back. To check out every aspect of the new bird, I booked the flight both ways. I …

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