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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:
Southwest operates a robust domestic flight network, but the airline also serves several popular international destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Here are some of the most notable routes.
Read about how one TPG contributor moved to the US with no credit and then accumulated more than a million points and miles thanks to earnings from several credit cards.
In an effort to combat lengthy security lines at US airports, airlines are investing in ways to speed up the process for flyers. United said that it will install new automated security lines at several of its hubs around the nation. These new checkpoints will feature innovations that will allow people to move through the lines more quickly and efficiently.
Several carriers and alliances offer travelers the opportunity to book an around-the-world award itinerary, but they’re often very expensive. Learn about how to save your hard-earned miles by creating your own itinerary from scratch.
Picking the perfect city to travel to in Cuba can be a daunting task. We’ve highlighted some of the top destinations to help make your decision a little easier.
Boeing recently celebrated its 100th year of aircraft building. Check out plenty of photos from the company’s massive birthday celebration in Seattle!
In Other News…
JetBlue Expands In-Flight Snack Offerings
One of the greatest perks of flying JetBlue is the unlimited snack offerings for all passengers. Now, customers will have even more options to satisfy their hunger on JetBlue flights, as the airline has introduced Cheez-It crackers and Ocean Spray Craisins to its lineup of snack selections.
Cathay Pacific to Launch Co-Branded Credit Card in 2017
Cathay Pacific has teamed up with Synchrony Financial to introduce a Cathay Pacific co-branded Visa credit card for US customers. The card is slated to launch in early 2017.
Delta Amex Reserve Customers Can Earn 1,000 Free SkyMiles
Check Out Air New Zealand’s Hollywood-Themed Safety Video
Air New Zealand has just released a new safety video — and spared no expense doing it. The video was shot in a Hollywood studio and explores iconic locations throughout the city.
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