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Top Travel Card Offers, Win 1 Million Points & More

March 12, 2016
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Top Travel Card Offers, Win 1 Million Points & More
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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:

See what the top card offers are for March.

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for March 2016

Looking to add a new card to your portfolio this month? These are the top 10 travel rewards card offers for March 2016, including the new increased sign-up bonus for the SPG Amex card.

A sneak peek of what it's like to fly United's 747 on a domestic route.

Review: Flying Business and First on United's 747 Within the US

Although United's 747 will soon be retired, the airline is currently flying the iconic aircraft on its domestic routes. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig recently had the chance to test out UA's 747 on the plane's new domestic route between Chicago and San Francisco.

Book a stay at Starwood properties with Starpoints.

How to Use 35,000 Starpoints from the SPG Amex Card

Starpoints are one of the most valuable currencies out there, and the new Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is offering a sign-up bonus of 35,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first three months. Here are our favorite ways to use the card's bonus if you're looking for some inspiration for your next redemption.

See the benefits of bulkhead vs. regular economy seats on Norwegian's Dreamliner.

Review: Comparing Bulkhead and Regular Economy on Norwegian's 787 to Europe

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Budget airlines usually aren't known for their comfort, but with some planning you can find a great — and reasonably priced — flight in Norwegian's economy class.

Test out Singapore's new premium economy flights with this deal.

Deal Alert: Fly Premium Economy on Singapore's A380 from $999 Round-Trip

Singapore's new premium economy product is one of the best options for international travel. The airline will continue launching it on new routes throughout the year. The best part: TPG Readers can now score special discounts on flights to Frankfurt and Asia.

In Other News…

Delta's squeezing in more seats on its regional jets. Image courtesy of Delta.

Delta is Adding More Seats to Regional Jets

Delta is adding extra seats to some of its regional aircraft. The first planes to be updated will be the CRJ-700, which will get an extra four seats, adding up to nine first-class, 16 Comfort+ and 44 regular economy seats. Delta didn't give any indication if this would impact legroom, but the rear wall of the cabin will be pushed back.

You could win one million Wyndham points.

Enter for a Chance to Win One Million Wyndham Rewards Points

Wyndham Rewards is currently offering you the chance to win one million points. Enter the giveaway by successfully answering multiple choice questions about the hotel chain's YouTube videos on Wyndham's website.

United could change how benefits work on cheap fares.

United Outlines No-Frills Fare Plans

As the legacy carriers try to compete with budget airlines like Spirit and Frontier, they've begun stripping the perks and benefits that flyers have come to expect. At an Aviation and Transportation conference this week, United hinted that Premier Benefits won't apply to "entry level fares." What that means exactly remains unclear, but flyers looking for the lowest price might not have access to the same perks and benefits they once had.

"Connie" might be able to assist you during your next Hilton stay.

Hilton and IBM are Building an Automated Concierge

Hilton and IBM have teamed up to develop an automated concierge named "Connie," named after founder Conrad Hilton. The robot is already being used at the Hilton McLean Hotel in Virginia. Guests will be able to ask questions about the hotel and nearby tourism hotspots, among other things.

Save on British Airways Avios redemptions from London. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Save on Avios Redemptions from London

British Airways Executive Club members can save up to £100 extra on economy flight redemptions (£200 for first and business class) when you part pay with Avios. Note that this discount is only available on select routes.

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