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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:

New York’s airports have some catching up to do if they want to rise in the rankings next year.

The Best and Worst Airports in the US

In general, airports in the US lag severely behind their foreign counterparts (looking at you, New York), but not all are terrible. Read to find out how your airport stacks up.

Find out what your points and miles are worth in this month’s valuations.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? November Monthly Valuations

It’s been another crazy month in the world of points and miles — see what yours are worth in our valuations for November 2016.

First class on board Asiana’s A380 is a great option for an award flight to Asia.

Flight Review: Asiana Airlines (A380) First Class from Seoul to New York

Read about how TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig used Aeroplan miles and less than $50 to travel home from Asia in Asiana’s excellent first-class product.

Amex’s list of offers can save you quite a bit — read to find out which are the most worthwhile.

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises in November Using Amex Offers

Not every Amex offer is worth your consideration, but some can really save you a lot of cash. Check out this roundup of the best offers for American Express cardholders for this month.

The world’s shortest A380 flight will be under an hour and a half long.

Emirates Launching World’s Shortest A380 Flight

Emirates will break its own record for the world’s shortest A380 flight by putting the aircraft on one of its nine daily flights between Dubai (DXB) and Doha (DOH).

In Other News…

Several changes are coming to the Hyatt credit card next year.

Hyatt Visa to Undergo Some Changes Next Year

The exit of Hyatt Gold Passport program and the arrival of World of Hyatt next March means there will also be some changes coming to Hyatt’s co-branded Visa card from Chase.

American implemented a small devaluation for WestJet flights credited to AAdvantage.

AA Makes a Minor Devaluation to WestJet Flights Credited to AAdvantage

Those wanting to credit WestJet flights to AAdvantage should take note of a minor change AA’s made to the earning structure as of December 1, 2016.

Complete a stay at the Radisson Blu Mall of America and earn 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles.

Earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles After One Stay at Select Club Carlson Hotels

You can earn an easy 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles by simply completing one stay at a Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson or Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Hotels in the US or Canada. This could be a great deal, especially considering many of these hotels feature cheap room rates, some even under $100 per night.

Gogo’s 24-hour pass will now costs a little bit more.

Gogo Increases Cost of In-Flight Wi-Fi

It’s now going to cost you even more to stay connected mid-flight. Gogo has raised the cost of its 24-hour pass from $16 to $19. Note that this is what you’ll pay before getting on the flight. If you choose to purchase while on board, it’s going to cost significantly more.

The ATSB has uncovered new evidence in the crash of MH370.

ATSB Posts Test Results of Recovered MH370 Parts

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau has posted the results of forensic tests it conducted on the recovered parts from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The findings say that the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean at a very high speed with the control surfaces retracted.

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