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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:

TPG plans on keeping most of his cards in 2016.
TPG plans on keeping most of his cards in 2016.

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

What’s your points and miles plan this year? TPG has 23 credit cards in his wallet, but plans to ditch four of them in 2016. Along the way, he’ll probably pick up a few more to keep things fresh and maximize his points and miles game.

Norwegian's a comfortable and cost-effective way to fly across the Atlantic.
Norwegian’s a comfortable and cost-effective way to fly across the Atlantic.

Review: Norwegian Air 787 Premium Class — London to New York

Budget and low-cost airlines have a reputation for making passengers feel more like cargo than guests, but Norwegian’s Transatlantic Dreamliner service breaks the mold. With a great price tag, this flight could be a strong contender for your next trip across the pond.

Citi Prestige offers a fourth night free at hotels.
Citi Prestige offers a fourth night free at hotels.

Getting a $1,490 Rebate From a Single Citi Prestige Hotel Booking

Sign-up bonuses aren’t always the best reason to get a premium card. The Citi Prestige is one of the best cards for travelers looking for awesome, cost-saving benefits — use this card right and you could end up saving thousands of dollars on travel this year alone.

Award flights to Europe can get quite pricey.
Award flights to Europe can get quite pricey.

Reduced Delta Awards to London for 45,000 Miles Round-Trip

With Delta’s constant devaluations, it’s tough to find reasonably priced award space. Luckily, the airline is currently running a discounted award sale to London, with round-trips starting at 45,000 miles. The catch: You’ll have to book by January 18 (this Monday) for travel dates between February 1 and March 24, 2016.

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Share Your News Tips with TPG

Find anything interesting while booking your next trip or signing up for a new card? Send news tips our way at TPGTips@thepointsguy.com to share interesting finds or tidbits that might be of interest to fellow readers. If we publish your tip, we’ll send you a $200 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

In Other News…

Turkeys are apparently allowed as comfort animals.
Turkeys are apparently allowed as comfort animals. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Turkeys On A Plane?

We’ve heard of bringing a cat or dog on a plane for emotional support, but how about a turkey? See what happened when a Delta passenger recently decided to bring a turkey along for the ride as an in-flight therapy pet.

TrueBlue members can earn double points.
TrueBlue members can earn double points. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earn Double Points on JetBlue Flights Until March

JetBlue is offering TrueBlue members the chance to earn double base points on all flights through February 29, 2016 — without a bonus, you’d already earn three points per dollar for your fare, so with this promo you’ll get six. Book your flights by January 31 to take advantage of this deal.

You'll no longer be able to use an AARP discount at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.
You’ll no longer be able to use an AARP discount at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

Hyatt Will End AARP Benefits This Month

Starting January 31, you’ll no longer be able to take advantage of Hyatt’s discounted rates for AARP members. Additionally, if you have stays booked in the future, your rate might change following this announcement. Anyone is eligible to join AARP for $16 a year — there are still other travel deals for members, such as discounts on British Airways flights.

Delta's making changes at LAX.
Delta’s making changes at LAX. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Delta To Change LAX Terminals

The airline shared this week that it plans to re-arrange its current location in LAX. Delta has grown quite a bit over the past few years in Los Angeles and will eventually make the move from the crowded 5 and 6 terminals to terminals 2 and 3, although an official date for the switch hasn’t yet been reported.

Don't feel compelled to tip if you're stopping by the Qantas lounge at LAX.
Don’t feel compelled to tip if you’re stopping by the Qantas lounge at LAX.

Qantas Lounge Employees Looking for Tips

If you’re stopping by Qantas’ lounge in LAX anytime soon, you may notice some not-so-subtle hints from staff to leave a tip. Some employees are allegedly planting fake tips from supposed previous guests to make it seem that tipping is expected. A Qantas spokesperson, meanwhile, said that there is no expectation or encouragement for guests to leave a tip in the lounge.

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