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Yesterday's News: In-Flight Horror Stories, Extended BA/AARP Discount and More

Oct. 20, 2015
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Yesterday's News: In-Flight Horror Stories, Extended BA/AARP Discount and More
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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more.

Aer Lingus Passenger Bites Someone then Dies — What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Witnessed on a Plane?

On a recent Aer Lingus flight, a woman was arrested after authorities found four pounds of meth in her luggage, and (perhaps unrelatedly) a man died. Yes, on one flight. These crazy events inspired TPG to ask readers to share their weirdest experiences in the air, and as usual, you didn't disappoint. Read the horror stories here.

Taking AAdvantage of American Off Peak Awards

During certain “Off Peak” periods throughout the year, AA discounts its economy awards by up to 33%. TPG Contributor JT Genter lets you in on all kinds and tips and tricks to getting the most out of of AAdvantage award travel during off-peak times. Read more.

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Rewards Card of the Week: Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

You can earn 75,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after you spend $7,500 in the first three months with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard. After you earn the bonus, you'll have enough miles for a one-way international first-class flight on American Airlines or its Oneworld partners, including Cathay Pacific.

British Airways and AARP Extend $400 Business-Class Discount

Last week we discovered a very interesting offer for British Airways business-class travel, combining Avios points and an AARP discount to save more than $1,000 on a round-trip flight. Unfortunately the Avios offer is no longer available, however we did get some good news: BA has extended its AARP discount for travel through March 31, 2017. Check out the article to see how much you can save.

Want more of the week’s hottest stories? Head to our Saturday recap right here.

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