Free Uber Rides From Amex, United Basic Economy, Unique Credit Card Perks and More

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:…

This Qantas Pilot Just Proposed to His Girlfriend Mid-Flight

AvGeeks, be warned — a Qantas pilot just raised the bar for in-flight proposals. Over the weekend, Captain Dooley Ellis, who was flying QF93 between Melbourne (MEL) and Los Angeles (LAX), made the most memorable announcement of his life over the A380’s PA system. After introducing his then-girlfriend Anna, who was sitting in first class, to the…

Qantas Unveils Its Dreamliner Cabin Design and New Livery

Today, Qantas unveiled details and seating configurations for its 787-9 Dreamliners, which it plans to phase into the fleet throughout 2018 and 2019. The Australia-based carrier is set to take delivery of its first Dreamliner in 2017, and it hasn’t yet released the routes on which the Dreamliners will fly, but we do know the configuration…

Spending 100,000 Points, Exciting New Routes, a New Penn Station for NYC and More

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:…

Several Airlines Just Banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Update: The FAA has released the following statement concerning the Galaxy Note 7: In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked…

Booking American Airlines Awards with Partner Programs

Especially after American’s recent award chart devaluation, it could be worth looking to other frequent flyer programs when you want to book free flights on AA metal. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr evaluates all your options. You can book stopovers and an open jaw when flying American Airlines on an award…

10 of the Weirdest Ways to Redeem Points and Miles

Most of us collect travel rewards to earn free flights or a luxurious award stay at a hotel, but there are plenty of other options out there. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr outlines several strange ways to cash in your account balances. Flying on an award ticket or staying in a…

Qantas Now Offers Complimentary Wine-Tastings on Long-Haul Flights, Even in Economy

We’ve all experienced first-class envy, whether it’s because you’ve caught a whiff of chocolate chip cookies baking, heard the delicious sound of a fresh bottle of (free) champagne popping, or simply been annoyed that you can’t see what’s going on behind the curtain. But that doesn’t mean economy cabins are a completely lost cause. Case…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…

How to Book Emirates Awards with Credit Card Points

Between its A380 and 777-300ER, Emirates offers some of the most coveted premium-cabin seats in the sky. And thankfully, there are plenty of ways to book them for “free” using points earned through your transferable point program of choice. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert walks you through the details. When it comes to…