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Unbearable Traffic at LaGuardia, 10 Ways to Use 100k Ultimate Rewards Points, Free Uber for Students and More

Aug. 27, 2016
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Unbearable Traffic at LaGuardia, 10 Ways to Use 100k Ultimate Rewards Points, Free Uber for Students 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:

Read our full review of the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

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New York's LaGuardia airport is undergoing major construction which is causing traffic nightmares. Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock.

LaGuardia is a Gridlocked Disaster and Must Be Avoided

The major reconstruction of LaGuardia Airport in New York is causing major traffic delays and frustration for passengers. To make matters worse, there aren't many practical ways to use public transportation to reach the airport.

Check out these great uses for amenity kits after your flight.

9 Ways to Use Your Amenity Kit Once You Get Home

If you fly in premium cabins often, you probably have quite the collection of amenity kits that are going unused. Check out these ways to repurpose them once you get home.

Stay cool at the beach with the Zero Breeze portable air conditioner.

This New Portable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool on the Go

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Keep cool wherever you go with the Zero Breeze, a portable air conditioner capable of cooling a 50 square foot room down to a chilly 44 degrees Fahrenheit. The Zero Breeze is scheduled to go on sale by March 2017.

Find out some of the best ways to use your 100,000 point sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

10 Best Ways to Use 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Points

The new Chase Sapphire Reserve card comes with an incredible 100,000 bonus point sign-up offer. We've highlighted 10 of the best ways to use these points once they appear in your account.

In Other News...

Uber lost at least $1.27 billion in the first half of 2016.

Uber Loses Millions of Dollars in the First Half of 2016

Uber has shared that it lost upwards of $750 million in the second quarter of 2016. The news comes after the rideshare giant turned a profit in the first quarter in the US market.

United's made some changes that will provide business travelers with more flexibility.

United Makes Several Positive Changes for Business Travelers

United has made some behind-the-scenes changes that will give business travelers more flexibility when it comes to flight changes and disruptions.

Delta is consolidating all of its London Heathrow operations to one terminal.

Delta Consolidates to One Terminal at London Heathrow

Delta currently operates flights from both T3 and T4 at London Heathrow (LHR). Soon, the carrier will move all of its flights to T3, which is also occupied by joint-venture partner Virgin Atlantic.

Air New Zealand will eliminate the Spaceseat and replace it with a more conventional product. Image courtesy of Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand Ditches Spaceseat Premium Economy Product

The Spaceseat is Air New Zealand's unique premium economy product found on board its Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Unfortunately, the product was too inefficient, so the airline will be replacing it with a more conventional product come next year.

If you're a student you could win a semester of free rides from Uber.

Enter to Win Free Uber Rides for a Semester

Attention students: you have a chance to win an entire semester of free rides from Uber. Just follow the instructions on this page to enter the contest.

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