Airfare of the Day: Delta/Korean Air BUSINESS CLASS Tokyo (NRT/HND) to Honolulu (HNL) from $1,506/¥162,730

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and Korean Air and their basic season business class excursion round trip fares between Japan and Hawaii. Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: Korean Air (KE) RLE32BDD/Delta (DL) ZLE32BDD TYO to HNL. Booking class: […]

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Korean SKYPASS announces major changes to program, award rates increasing as much as 110%

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Early Friday morning — fittingly on a Friday the 13th — Korean Air’s SKYPASS announced major changes to its program. Thankfully, there aren’t any immediate changes, and we are getting plenty of notice before the first changes kick in starting November 2020. The changes fall into four major categories: Adding a “Cash and Miles” redemption …

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Korean Air SKYPASS Changes In 2021

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Korean Air Skypass Changes 2020 & 2021Korean Air is making changes to its SKYPASS frequent flier program starting from 2021 that will affect the number of miles earned, number of miles required for awards, and elite qualification. The number of miles earned for select economy class fare classes is reduced by 64%. Most awards will require more miles as well as […]

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Top 10 ways to fly an international airline without flying all the way to its country

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Have you ever landed in Amsterdam and wondered what the heck an EVA Air jet was doing there, since the carrier doesn’t fly nonstop from its hub in Taipei? Or been plane spotting in Sydney and trying to figure out why there were so many Emirates A380s on the ground at once? (Hint: they weren’t …

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Ultimate guide to searching award availability for the major airlines

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Becoming an advanced award traveler requires you to master two separate skills: earning points and miles and effectively redeeming them for the maximum possible value. While the first skill might seem confusing as you learn to navigate the world of travel rewards credit cards (possibly for the first time), the second skill is more challenging. …

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TPG readers’ best tips for booking international first and business class with points and miles

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

A while back, we asked our TPG Lounge readers to share their tips, tricks and favorite ways to book international first- and business-class seats using points and miles. Here’s a look at some of our favorite answers. (Some responses have been lightly edited for style and clarity). Transferring points to airline partners It seems our well-traveled TPG …

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Korean Air Jet Collides After Arrival With Air Namibia Plane At Frankfurt Airport, Aircraft Damaged & Delayed!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

A Korean Air jet arriving from Seoul-Incheon has collided with an Air Namibia aircraft at Frankfurt Airport resulting in the grounding of both jets and long delays for affected passengers. The Korean Air Boeing 777 crashed with it’s horizontal stabilizer into the wingtip of the Air Namibia Airbus A330. The busy traffic at Frankfurt Airport […]

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How to fly top international airlines from North America — without setting foot in their home countries

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Fifth-freedom routes are a unique quirk of aviation that give North American travelers a chance to experience superior planes and service, often at a fraction of the cost. Have you ever booked a trip from the U.S. to Europe, only to realize that your flight was operated by an Asian or Middle Eastern airline? If …

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Flight of flavor: A review of Korean Air’s business class on the 747-8 from Atlanta to Seoul

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

Last year, for the first-ever TPG Awards, I was assigned to fly Korean Air’s business class, as it was in contention for the award for best international business-class product. Korean didn’t end up winning, but it’s certainly a contender once again for this year’s awards. When I flew Korean last year, it was on the …

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K-Pop group stars in new Korean Air safety briefing

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

The next time you fly Korean Air, you may want to pay extra attention to the safety briefing — especially if you’re a K-Pop fan. Korean Air partnered with hit K-Pop group SuperM, in partnership with SM Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in Korea. An SM Entertainment songwriter created a song called “Let’s Go Everywhere,” …

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5 reasons Asia is the best continent for short-haul flying

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Picking up my life and moving to China barely a day after graduating college has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, as it’s provided countless opportunities for personal growth and to learn what makes the world’s most populous country tick. I’ve also spent much of that time analyzing the differences in commercial …

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TPG Reader Hall of Fame: Around the world in 100 days and business class

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Today’s story comes to you courtesy of Anne-Marie Sheldon, whose incredible trip around the world took her and her husband to a whopping 25 countries over the course of 103 days. All this was made possible by Korean’s SKYPASS Round-the-World ticket, a couple of travel rewards credit card welcome bonuses and the generous perks offered …

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Delta eyes mid-2020 move to Beijing’s new airport, expansion in Seoul

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Delta Air Lines is evaluating a move to the new Beijing Daxing airport, as the focus remains on growing to its partner hubs in Asia. The SkyTeam alliance carrier is working at getting “optimal slots” at the massive Daxing (PKX) airport in time for a mid-2020 launch, Delta senior vice-president of network planning Joe Esposito …

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Delta Adds New Partners to SkyBonus Program

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Delta recently announced they are adding two new partners to the SkyBonus program. Members will now be able to earn and redeem points with Virgin Atlantic, and Delta is also adding Korean Air to the program but currently only for redeeming points for travel. SkyBonus is Delta’s rewards program for small and mid-sized companies. The …

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Le Club AccorHotels Korean Air Triple SKYPASS Miles August 19 – October 31, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Le Club AccorHotels Korean Air Triple PointsLe Club AccorHotels has launched bonus miles opportunity for Korean Air SKYPASS member stays worldwide between August 19 – October 31, 2019. SKYPASS members can earn triple miles for up to 10 Accor stays if booked August 19 – October 19. You can access this offer on Accor’s website here. READ MORE: Le Club AccorHotels […]

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Should You Sign Up For Credit Cards From Airlines Outside The U.S.?

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Every once in a while, I’ll see a post about a credit card from an airline outside the United States. The card is from a bank in the U.S. and marketed to Americans but why should I be interested in a card that earns points in a program from a for…

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