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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:
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The major reconstruction of LaGuardia Airport in New York is causing major traffic delays and frustration for passengers. To make matters worse, there aren’t many practical ways to use public transportation to reach the airport.
If you fly in premium cabins often, you probably have quite the collection of amenity kits that are going unused. Check out these ways to repurpose them once you get home.
Keep cool wherever you go with the Zero Breeze, a portable air conditioner capable of cooling a 50 square foot room down to a chilly 44 degrees Fahrenheit. The Zero Breeze is scheduled to go on sale by March 2017.
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In Other News…
Uber Loses Millions of Dollars in the First Half of 2016
Uber has shared that it lost upwards of $750 million in the second quarter of 2016. The news comes after the rideshare giant turned a profit in the first quarter in the US market.
United Makes Several Positive Changes for Business Travelers
United has made some behind-the-scenes changes that will give business travelers more flexibility when it comes to flight changes and disruptions.
Delta Consolidates to One Terminal at London Heathrow
Delta currently operates flights from both T3 and T4 at London Heathrow (LHR). Soon, the carrier will move all of its flights to T3, which is also occupied by joint-venture partner Virgin Atlantic.
Air New Zealand Ditches Spaceseat Premium Economy Product
The Spaceseat is Air New Zealand’s unique premium economy product found on board its Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Unfortunately, the product was too inefficient, so the airline will be replacing it with a more conventional product come next year.
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