Just Premium Enough: American Airlines’ Premium Economy on the Boeing 777 From New York to London

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

American Airlines recently introduced a true premium-economy product. Previously, the airline had a Main Cabin Extra cabin, which essentially gave passengers in the first few rows of the economy cabin extra legroom. It was not a distinct product, though. Having recently flown British Airways World Traveller Plus, I was keen to also try out the …

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So Sweet: Lufthansa in Business Class on the 747-8 From New York to Frankfurt

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

I had heard tales of Lufthansa’s premium offerings being some of the best, from caviar and roses in first class to impeccable service in business class and even in economy. Add that you could be on a Boeing 747, and suddenly Lufthansa business class joins your bucket list. That’s how it worked for me. On …

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Surprise and (Mostly) Delight: Across the Atlantic in Business Class on Air Europa’s 787-8

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

TPG employees are no strangers to doing crazy travel-related stunts. Hawaii for 12 hours? Yep. Singapore for even less? Absolutely. However, I recently embarked on one of my crazier trips since I started working here just over three years ago. As the trip grew closer, my parents and friends would ask, “Where are you going …

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A Grande Dame Gets a Makeover: A Review of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

The Ritz-Carlton Central Park, New York is a beautiful property that blends classic New York glamour with 21st-century practicality. Pros: Convenient location, elegantly renovated guest rooms and amazing service. Cons: Average bathrooms, high food/drink prices and poor elite recognition for Platinum members.

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Times Square May Never Be Cool, But Its New Edition Hotel Is Hot

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

In the middle of Midtown Manhattan, a new hotel has just opened. For some, it’s the ultimate harbinger of cooler times in a decidedly uncool neighborhood: The Times Square Edition. Ian Schrager, nightlife-purveyor-turned-corporate-hotelier, isn’t bothered by skeptics who scoff at the idea that a Times Square hotel can be a place that attracts in-the-know New …

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Dated, But Did the Job: JetBlue Even More Space on the A320 From San Juan to New York

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

In late January, I was assigned the arduous task of spending a week in Puerto Rico, primarily to review two recently opened resorts: Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (stay tuned for full reviews of both — coming soon!).  Each resort is about a 40-minute drive from San Juan’s Luis …

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Restaurant in the Sky: Japan Airlines in Business Class on the 777-300ER From Tokyo to New York

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

Since starting at TPG almost three years ago, I’ve heard great things about Japan Airlines, specifically its business-class product. The airline flies to several cities in the US,  and I finally got the chance to fly it when we set out to determine the world’s best business-class product for the TPG Awards. The nominees included Korean Air …

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Seoul Connection: A Review of Korean Air’s 787-9 Dreamliner in Business Class

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

When we set out to determine which international business-class product would reign supreme for the inaugural TPG Awards, we ran into a huge problem: There are so many great business-class products flying around, how could we possibly settle on one? We narrowed the field considerably by specifying that the candidates must feature a suite product …

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