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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:…

Get Business-Class Tickets and Hotel Accommodations For Less With British Airways’ Latest Promotion

Every once in a while, British Airways offers travel deals that are hard to pass up, like earlier this year when the carrier sold business-class fares to Europe starting at $1,659 round-trip. Now, BA is adding in another key travel component to its latest promotion — hotel accommodations. With BA’s latest promotion, travelers can fly in Club World business-class from…

British Airways Cuts Costs by Pulling Some Club World Amenities

Update: A BA rep reached out to clarify that travelers in First and Club World will still have access to the arrivals lounge if their flight lands after 12:00pm. However, they won’t have much time, as the lounge closes at 2:00pm. We recently shared some tips for how you can maximize your next trip to Europe,…

British Airways Adjusts Avios Part Payment Program

Through the Avios Part Payment program, British Airways allows its members to use Avios to reduce the price of a paid fare. Generally, the rate has yielded a savings of about 1 cent per Avios, but BA has run promotions to raise the redemption rate as high as 2.55 cents for certain deals. A couple of months ago, British Airways…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Seattle-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Seattle….

American Airlines to Launch Domestic 787-9 Service This Fall

American Airlines will be adding a 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet later this year, making it the first of its aircraft to feature a dedicated premium economy cabin. While AA will initially only feature the new product on flights between its Dallas (DFW) hub and Madrid (MAD) and São Paulo (GRU) beginning November 4th, the carrier recently announced it’ll be debuting its 787-9 Dreamliner domestically first,…

The Cost of a Trip to London, Now That Brexit Has Weakened the British Pound

It’s official: the British pound has become 2016’s worst performer against the US dollar. As a result of Brexit — which sounds more like a weird name for a Hollywood couple breakup rather than a historic nationalist referendum with serious global ramifications — the world is still struggling to figure out what this means for the UK, EU and…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Chicago-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Chicago….

British Airways Extends AARP Discounts for Economy, Business and First Class

Update: British Airways has reduced the economy and premium economy discounts to previous levels ($65 for World Traveler and $130 for World Traveler Plus), but all four discounts (including business and first class) are now available for bookings made through October 21, 2016. Great news, economy travelers: British Airways has increased the AARP discount for economy and…

Earn 5,000 Miles for Creating a Family Account with Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc might not be at the top of your list of carriers you’re looking to redeem miles with, but this current promotion should at least put the airline on your radar. Now through September 30, if you create a Safar Family account with the airline’s Safar frequent flyer program, you’ll earn 5,000 miles….