Dispiriting: Flying Spirit’s A321 in the Big Front Seat From Newark to Las Vegas

Written by Javi Rodriguez @ The Points Guy

As The Points Guy‘s first-ever reviews and travel intern, I knew that the pressure was on me to really expand the boundaries when it came to our flight reviews. The team as a whole is no stranger to caviar and Champagne in the Middle East’s most opulent cabins nor to jetting off on far-flung journeys …

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Better Than the Big Boys: JetBlue in Economy in an A321 From Fort Lauderdale to New York

Written by Javi Rodriguez @ The Points Guy

JetBlue is an airline that’s pretty hard to pin down. It’s branded as a low-cost carrier, but it’s also been known for its industry-leading legroom, solid entertainment options and award-winning premium Mint product. As the airline’s president and COO Joanna Geraghty discussed in a recent podcast with TPG, the carrier targets ripe markets where it …

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At Least There Was Free Rum Punch: A Review of Cayman Airways in Coach From New York to Grand Cayman

Written by Scott Mayerowitz @ The Points Guy

To celebrate our fifth anniversary, my wife and I decided on a long weekend away on the beaches of Grand Cayman. We’re both busy and didn’t want to leave our 4-year-old daughter alone with her grandparents too long. Flight schedules were our priority for this three-night getaway. So while I have tons of miles with …

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Absolutely No Frills: Flying Spirit’s A321 From Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale

Written by Javi Rodriguez @ The Points Guy

Love them or hate them, ultra low-cost carriers have revolutionized the airline industry by slashing fares and pioneering the build-your-own-experience approach when it comes to booking flights. They’ve made air travel an attainable reality for a much larger portion of the general public, and have even pressured legacy airline giants to introduce discounted basic economy …

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All Business: The American Airlines Shuttle in First Class From New York to Washington

Written by Javi Rodriguez @ The Points Guy

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since starting my dream internship at The Points Guy just a few weeks ago, it’s that things move fast. Like, really fast. I accepted my internship, and just moments later I was getting calls from TPG team members to collect my full name as it appears on my passport, passport …

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Flying Honu to Hawaii: A Review of ANA’s A380 Business Class

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Some three and a half years after first announcing plans to operate the Airbus A380 on flights between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu, Hawaii, All Nippon Airways, or ANA, has finally launched its first superjumbo service. TPG‘s Emily McNutt was on board the inaugural flight, where she experienced economy, and I joined in the second week …

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King in the North: A Review of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the 747 From Manchester to Atlanta

Written by Daniel Ross @ The Points Guy

Virgin Atlantic is the UK’s second-biggest long-haul carrier and is known for the fun and laid-back experience that it offers its customers. This trip was to be my first time flying with the airline, and I was very much looking forward to finding out what all the fuss was about — especially since I’d be …

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Transcon Treat: American Airlines’ A321T in Business From Boston to Los Angeles

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

If you follow TPG closely, you’ll remember that TPG Managing Editor Alberto Riva reviewed American’s A321T business-class product between San Francisco and New York for the 2018 TPG Awards. However, since American recently launched twice-daily service between Boston and Los Angeles, we decided it was time to review the product on this new route. Here’s …

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ABBA? When Air Belgium Meets British Airways: Flying an A340 in Club World From London to Newark

Written by Christian Kramer @ The Points Guy

British Airways, like many other airlines, has had to think creatively, given the ongoing engine issues with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has seen a number of 787 operators leasing aircraft from other companies in order to continue a normal schedule. British Airways wet leases an A340-300 from Air Belgium, meaning that Air Belgium crew …

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I Didn’t Want to Get Off the Plane: A Review of Qatar Airways Economy on the A380 From Doha to London

Written by Daniel Ross @ The Points Guy

For many travelers, flying to much of Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa includes at least one connection. The Middle East, thanks to its advantageous geographical location, is an ideal place for airlines to connect people flying from North America and Europe to the rest of the world. Three of the world’s most high-profile …

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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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Lounge Lovin’: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the Boeing 787-9 From London to New York

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

As the launch of TPG UK grew even closer, I had to take yet another trip across the Pond to TPG headquarters in New York. I found that this was the perfect opportunity to pitch Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class product on its newer 787-9 Dreamliners against the crustier — but four-engine — Airbus A340s. Going …

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Poor Woman’s Business Class to Paradise: Flying Delta’s 737 From Detroit to Cabo San Lucas

Written by Melanie Lieberman @ The Points Guy

Sometimes, you think you know how things are going to shake out. After all, the day had started at 3:30am with me groping around in the dark for my headphones (couldn’t find ’em). And I’ll be honest: Flight reviews give me a special kind of anxiety, and I was fresh off a week of getting …

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