Zach Honig, The Points Guy

Zach Honig

The Points Guy

New York, NY, United States

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  • The Points Guy
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  • Engadget

Recent articles by Zach:

Get $10 off your DoorDash order and a free year of DashPass with select Chase cards

Sign up for our daily newsletter I would like to subscribe to The Points Guy newsletters and special email promotions. The Points Guy will not sell your email. See PRIVACY POLICY. Zach Honig is Editor-at-Large at TPG, with contributions ranging from articles digging deep on loyalty programs and credit cards to delivery flight coverage to drone photography and much more. → Read More

4 reasons to fly Saga Class on Icelandair's new Boeing 737 MAX over the larger 767

If you're flying business class across the Atlantic, you'll most likely be traveling in a lie-flat seat. Just about every airline flying between the U.S. and → Read More

Our favorite gear: TPG and CNET staffers share their must-haves for travel

Last year, TPG's parent company, Red Ventures, acquired CNET. → Read More

Checking out: Zach Honig's 7 favorite moments from 7 years at TPG

"How do I get your job?" It's one of the questions I get most often when I share a special flight or hotel experience. It's understandable — a job as a → Read More

See if you’re eligible for Apple’s new TSA-approved digital driver’s license

Big news for iPhone owners in a handful of U.S. states: This week, Apple began rolling out support for digital versions of driver's licenses and state IDs, → Read More

United gives customers more time to use travel vouchers and flight credits

United Airlines issues two types of travel credits, which customers can use to offset the cost of flights. I explain how each certificate works in this guide, → Read More

Newly minted: Reviewing JetBlue's brand new business class from London to New York

Back in April of 2019, JetBlue Airways shared plans to launch its very first intercontinental flights nonstop service to London from both Boston and New → Read More

United makes basic economy flexible through the end of 2021

Great news from United Airlines! This spring, the carrier ended its long-standing pandemic policy of allowing changes for basic economy tickets, which are → Read More

JetBlue crossing: What it was like onboard the inaugural A321LR flight to London

It's been a whopping 28 months since JetBlue first confirmed plans to launch service between the U.S. and London. Now, this week, the airline's first → Read More

What it's like to visit Italy on Day 1 of the vaccine pass mandate

Still waiting to get your COVID-19 vaccine? You might be able to travel to Italy, but life's going to be a big pain in the butt once you're there. → Read More

See if you're eligible for a status shortcut with United's latest elite promos

If you're a United MileagePlus member, there's a good chance the airline will be sending you a very exciting email within the next few hours — if you don't → Read More

Amtrak's new first-class menu includes something called 'lobster crab'

I know Amtrak's marketing department meant to write "lobster and crab cakes" when describing the new "chef-inspired" first-class menu, but we all got a → Read More

Lufthansa's beloved First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport will reopen soon

Of all the incredible travel experiences I've been fortunate enough to pull off thanks to the magic of points and miles, the First Class Terminal at Frankfurt → Read More

Long-haul from Maui: A 767 red-eye to Newark in United's best business-class seat

I'm certainly no stranger to red-eye flights. While overnight hops from the West Coast to New York are a bit too short for my liking, I managed to get some → Read More

Amtrak's best-ever credit card offer can get you $1,400 in train travel

Points can go a long way with Amtrak's Guest Rewards program. With many fares, the U.S. rail provider's points are worth 2.8 cents apiece, though redemptions → Read More

Delta’s now allowing non-elites to stand by for an earlier flight for free

What a lovely mid-week surprise! Effective immediately, Delta flyers can stand by for an earlier flight — completely free of charge. → Read More

Fresh fare, full beverage service: Alaska Airlines further expands food and drink offerings for passengers

Editor's note: This post has been updated with additional information. → Read More

United will begin offering free economy meals on select Hawaii flights

From gate to gate, United's longest domestic flights clock in at over 10-and-a-half hours. Factoring in time to board and deplane, flyers will spend some 11 → Read More

With Delta extending elite status, will American and United follow suit?

This week, Delta Air Lines made waves among frequent flyers with the promise that elite status would be extended for an entire extra year, matching the → Read More

All United passengers can now pre-order meals, snacks and drinks on select flights

In late-2019, United began testing a new meal request tool, letting select travelers make their pick of options up until a day before departure. Then the → Read More