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$99 Iceland Flights, Best New Routes, How Airlines Train Flight Attendants and More

July 02, 2016
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$99 Iceland Flights, Best New Routes, How Airlines Train Flight Attendants and 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:

WOW Air will start serving the New York market in late November.

WOW Air's Launching New York Service with $99 One-Way Flights

Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has served the East Coast of the US through Boston (BOS) and Baltimore (BWI), but the carrier is expanding to the New York City area with flights from Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) beginning at the end of November — starting from just $99 each way.

Check out June's most exciting new domestic and international routes.

Exciting New Airline Routes for June 2016 and Beyond

Stay up to date on on June's most exciting new airline routes, both domestic and international.

It's important to have a strategy to meet your elite status goals by the end of the year.

Strategies for Meeting Your Elite Status Goals in 2016

Now is the perfect time to determine the best way to reach your elite status goals for the year. Discover some of the easiest methods for locking in elite status before 2016 comes to an end.

Check out Singapore Airlines' crew training center.

Inside Singapore Airlines' Pilot and Flight Attendant Training Center

Ever wonder how Singapore Airlines maintains such high standards of service and attention to detail? Find out by taking a look inside the airline's crew training center.

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Through July 4, Costco members will be able to shop at Sam's Club for no additional cost.

Costco Members Can Shop at Sam's Club Through July 4

Costco members can shop at any Sam's Club location in the US through July 4. All you need to present is your Costco membership card and you'll be allowed to shop at no additional cost.

In Other News...

The more you stay, the more you earn with SPG's Choice Rewards promotion.

Earn More Starpoints with the Choice Rewards Promotion

Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn extra rewards when staying at properties in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives through June 30, 2016.

The structure of Chipotle's loyalty program is difficult to comprehend. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Chipotle Has a Loyalty Program for the Summer, But It's Super Confusing

Fast-casual Mexican food chain Chipotle has launched a loyalty program for the summer months. However, the program is very confusing — it probably won't do much to lure back old customers or attract new ones.

You can now use Marriott points to book Experiences — ranging from culinary to entertainment to sports.

You Can Now Book Marriott Experiences, But They're Very Expensive

Marriott has taken the concept of SPG Moments and integrated it into its own rewards program as Marriott Experiences — which you're now able to book. However, many of the Experiences require a huge sum of points and thus may not have very wide appeal.

Etihad's new lounge at LAX will open at the end of July. Pictured is the Etihad lounge at JFK.

Etihad Lounge in Los Angeles Will Open in July

Etihad will open its new lounge at LAX by the end of July. The lounge will be available to first and business class passengers and will boast modern styling and excellent food.

Find out which airports will accept walk-in appointments for TSA PreCheck enrollment.

Certain Airports Offer Same Day Walk-In Appointments for TSA PreCheck

If you want to enroll in TSA PreCheck but don't want to wait for your appointment to do so, you may be in luck. Certain airports across the country will allow walk-in appointments for enrollment. Check to see if your local airport is on the list!