Alberto Riva, The Points Guy

Alberto Riva

The Points Guy

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Alberto:

Sunset for the Triple Seven: Inside the last flight of Delta's 777

The former Delta Air Lines flagship, beloved by passengers, retired on Saturday. We were on board for its last service. → Read More

Flight review: American Airlines Boeing 777-200 business class on the day flight from New York to London

The American day flight from JFK to Heathrow is a good way to fight jet lag, since it avoids overnighting in the air — and it offers a good business product. → Read More

Boeing is ending production of the 747

It's a sad day for aviation: the last one of the iconic Jumbo Jets will roll off the assembly line in two years. → Read More

Qatar Airways will retire the 777, in favor of the 777X

Exciting news for award travelers: first class is coming to the Triple Seven in the Qatari fleet. → Read More

Emirates will resume flying the Airbus A380 on July 15

The biggest passenger plane in the world is back, but don't expect showers on board. → Read More

A beginner’s guide to visiting Zion National Park: Everything you need to see and do

Everything you need to know to plan a trip to Zion National Park. → Read More

What it takes to get planes back from storage

Kick the tires, fill 'er up, and start flying again? Well, there's a bit more to bringing a jet back after it's been parked for months, like all the planes idled by the pandemic. → Read More

25 years of the Boeing 777: My story with the Triple Seven in pictures

Like many TPG staffers, I have decades of history with the world's best-selling wide-body jetliner, from first class to the back of coach — and here's what it looks like. → Read More

The Boeing 777 turns 25. Here's why it has become so popular

If you are an even moderately frequent flyer, chances are you've found yourself on a Boeing Triple Seven. And you might be flying on one well into the 2050s. → Read More

Emirates president Tim Clark says the airline will keep flying all its A380s

Sir Tim Clark sounds an optimistic note on the return of air travel to pre-crisis levels. It'll take a couple years, though. → Read More

Flying high: Cargo airlines are expanding their fleets during the pandemic

Passenger carriers are retiring hundreds of airplanes, but cargo giants like UPS are doing the opposite — and some of the jets you've flown as a passenger will end up hauling packages instead. → Read More

Air France is retiring the A380. Here’s why we won’t miss it

The airline never gave its flagship jet an onboard product befitting of its majestic status. → Read More

Etihad just made the first-ever known airline flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel

The historic flight brought coronavirus aid for the Palestinians, but it was such a sensitive topic that almost nobody mentioned the airline openly. → Read More

Tuesday Travel Tip: You can do a safari on the cheap

Safaris involve multiweek trips and a large outlay of cash or points, don't they? Yes, they often do, but they can happen for far less — and be just as beautiful. → Read More

Flight review: Delta Air Lines first class from New York to Las Vegas on the Boeing 737-900ER

On this flight just before the lockdown, Delta did better than the competition with a very good ground experience and blazing fast Wi-Fi. → Read More

Every A380 in the world is grounded

There's only one airport in the world where the biggest passenger jet ever made is taking off regularly on scheduled flights, and it's in China. → Read More

JetBlue will do a flyover of New York City with 3 planes on Thursday evening

Just like the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, but with three Airbus A320s, and as part of an initiative to help health care workers. → Read More

Goodbye, Mad Dog: A tribute to the noisiest jets in Delta's fleet

The MD-80 and MD-90 are going out with no fanfare. Nobody wants to throw a retirement party for an airplane in the midst of a pandemic. But those sleek, old-school jets have a place in our hearts. → Read More

What the Thunderbirds & Blue Angels NYC overflight looked like

Fighter jets screaming at low level over New York City? No worries, it was a planned event — and it looked spectacular. → Read More

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels will overfly New York City on Tuesday

This is going to be a treat for aviation fans. It's not every day you can see 15 jet fighters fly over the city in formation. → Read More