Marriott Adding SPG Perks, New Cards to Consider, Flying the A350 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:…

A First-Hand Account of How United Handled a Bomb Scare

Bomb threats should never be taken lightly, and yesterday morning United flight 4941 operated by CommutAir from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) was the latest to experience a scare. The flight was evacuated when a man uttered the word “bomb” while on board the flight before it had departed the gate. Luckily, everyone on board was safe, no bomb…

United’s Celebrating 90 Years By Giving Away 90,000 Miles to 90 People

Update: Good news! United has confirmed that this giveaway is authentic and not a phishing attempt. Hooray! United Airlines is turning 90 this month, and it’s celebrating in a big way. The airline is giving away 90,000 miles to 90 people through the United Airlines at 90 Sweepstakes. To enter the contest, you’ll need to provide your name,…

Deal Alert: Newark to Singapore from $754 Round-Trip on United

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Deal Alert: Chicago to Beijing from $493 Round-Trip on United

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

United Answers Your Questions About Being a Flight Attendant

The life of a flight attendant is somewhat mysterious — and so intriguing. They’re the people who make sure we get from destination A to destination B without any incident. There are so many questions most travelers have for FAs that are unknown, and when, really, while in-flight do they have a chance to answer…

Earn 500 Bonus United Miles on Your First MileagePlus X App Purchase

United is running a new promotion to drive more travelers to try its MileagePlus X app: 500 bonus United miles on your first purchase through the app. The promotion is limited to the primary cardholders of the United MileagePlus Explorer Card, and your first purchase must be made before July 31, 2016. If you don’t have the MileagePlus Explorer Card…

Do Million Milers Get a Head Start on Elite Qualification?

TPG reader Erica sent me a message on Facebook to ask about million miler status: “I’m about to hit one million miles flown with United, and I’m a little confused about lifetime Premier Gold status. Does this mean that I only have to fly 25,000 miles each year to get to Premier Platinum, or 50,000 miles for…

$225 Fares to New Zealand, Free Starbucks Gold Status, Chase Ink Perks & 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:…