Deal Alert: Award Flights to Europe From 32,000 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. Delta’s periodic mileage sale for award flights to Europe is back! Flights to major European destinations such as Milan (MXP), Zurich (ZRH), London (LHR) and more …

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Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Paris From $276 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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Economy Food You Actually Want to Eat: A Taste Test of AA’s New Partnership With Zoe’s Kitchen

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On Dec. 1, American Airlines launched new Zoës Kitchen buy-on-board economy food on domestic flights longer than 1,100 miles. Breakfast options include a Breakfast Sandwich and a Continental Breakfast Box while lunch/dinner options include the Grüben, a Chicken Wrap and the Hummus Duo. And the photos of the new meals look great: But of course those photos …

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Classic Luxury: Cathay Pacific (777-300ER) in First Class From Hong Kong to Boston

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

For years, Cathay Pacific’s first-class product has stood as one of the best first-class products in the world. However, the airline is still flying essentially the same first-class product that it introduced in 2007. So, as part of the TPG Awards, we wanted to test it out to see how it compares to today’s first-class …

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Deal Alert: Fly JetBlue Mint on Caribbean or Transcon Routes From $300 One-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. 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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Deal Alert: Round-Trip Flights to Spain From 17,000 Avios

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. Iberia is running a mileage promotion for flights from Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) with awards costing just 8,500 Avios one-way …

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Amazing Deal Alert: Domestic and Caribbean Flights From 5k Miles, Europe From 9k Miles

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. At the end of October, American Airlines rolled out a new mileage discount program called Economy Web Specials which offered AAdvantage members a chance to …

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What Royal Air Maroc Joining Oneworld Means for American Airlines Flyers

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In case you missed it, Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc is joining Oneworld as a full member in mid-2020. This will be the first full-member airline added to Oneworld since 2012, and Oneworld’s first full-member African airline. And, for flyers looking to travel to or from Africa, this is a big deal. Easier Connections to Africa …

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A Little Less Lustrous but Still First Class: Etihad’s Apartment on the A380 From Abu Dhabi to New York

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Etihad’s Apartments were a game changer when they were first introduced in 2014, only bested by The Residence on board the same aircraft and few others. However, Etihad’s financial situation is a lot worse now than when it rolled out this incredible product. As Etihad cuts costs and closes lounges across the world, we wanted to see …

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US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for Spain, Warning of Terrorism Threats

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On Thursday, the US State Department issued a new travel advisory for Spain. In the advisory, the US warns travelers that “terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks” in the country and that: Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, …

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Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Europe From $240 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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Google Flights’ Newest Feature Now Able to Factor in Additional Hidden Baggage Costs

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Google Flights is one of our favorite tools for searching for flights. While you can no longer use the “old” interface that we all came to love, Google Flights keeps adding new tools for finding cheap getaways. Recently, Google Flights added features such as advising travelers when to book holiday travels, indicators for when you’re getting …

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1,200+ Flights Cancelled for Sunday as Powerful Winter Storm Sweeps Through Southeast

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

A powerful winter storm — dubbed “Diego” by The Weather Channel although the National Weather Service remains adamant that winter storms not be named — is sweeping across the Midwest and into the Southeast. Although travel impacts have been relatively light so far, the storm is expected to wreak havoc on Sunday as it moves into the Southeast …

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Airline Surprises Passengers With ‘ChristmasWings’ Tacky Christmas Sweater Flight

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

An unsuspecting group of passengers on Thursday’s Eurowings flight #9580 from Düsseldorf, Germany, to the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca boarded their flight to find they’d been chosen for this year’s “ChristmasWings” celebration. The airline stocked each seat with a “festive” Eurowings Christmas sweater. But the fun was just beginning. During the flight, passengers …

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AA CEO Loses Stock Price Bet, Finishing $10 Billion Shy of Goal

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In September 2017, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker took to the stage of the airline’s “Media and Investor Day” (the first in more than five years) to announce a bet he’d made with a UBS stock analyst back in October 2016: Before the analyst turned 60 years old in November 2018, American Airlines’ stock (ticker: …

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AA Adds Two More Partners for Online Booking, Doubling Number in Under 3 Months

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Back in August, American Airlines AAdvantage members noticed that five award partners were suddenly available for booking online (Cathay Pacific, Malaysian, SriLankan, Qatar and LATAM). When AA discovered this, the functionality was quickly removed and an AA spokesperson noted that the website “incorrectly displayed award bookings.” But that statement ended with a pledge: Making more …

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Buy Iberia Avios for $170 AA Flights, $1,135 Business Class to Spain

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Purchasing airline miles or hotel points generally isn’t a great value, but that all changes when a lucrative bonus is announced. Spanish airline Iberia just announced one such promotion; now through December 31, you can get up to 50% bonus points when purchasing Avios. And unlike many other similar promotions, there’s no need to buy …

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Qatar Just Added a New US Qsuite Route — and There’s Excellent Award Availability

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

If you’re hoping to try out Qatar Qsuite — the winner of the 2018 TPG Awards Best International Business Class of the Year — you’re in luck! Qatar just quietly added its fifth US destination with the award-winning product, and there’s currently excellent award availability. As a quick recap, there are four US routes currently served by Qsuite-installed …

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