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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:

Don’t expect many perks when American’s basic economy fares launch next month.

American Airlines Details Its New Basic Economy Fare

This week American Airlines followed the example of both Delta and United by sharing the details of its own basic economy fares. Read on to find out what you can expect when the new fares launch next month in select markets.

It’s best to be prepared for anything when traveling in the winter.

7 Easy Tips for Dealing With Airline Delays and Cancellations This Winter

When you’re traveling during the winter, there’s always a chance that your flights could be delayed or even cancelled due to weather. Read up on these tips to help prepare yourself for any situation you may encounter.

Flyers in Philadelphia will soon have a fantastic new lounge option.

Amex is Bringing a Centurion Lounge to Philadelphia (PHL)

American Express is adding another Centurion Lounge — this time in Philadelphia (PHL). Construction is expected to begin at the end of February with a target opening date of August 3, 2017.

The Amex Business Platinum’s 100,000-Point Bonus Ends Soon

The current 100,000 bonus point welcome offer with the Business Platinum Card from American Express is available for this card. Don’t miss your chance to get in on this great offer!

There’s no shortage of buzzworthy hotels that will be open by February.

10 Hot Hotels Opening by February 2017

Here’s a rundown of some of the hottest hotels around the world that are slated to open by the end of this month.

In Other News…

Emirates’ new sustainable blankets are available now on all long-haul flights.

Emirates’ New Long-Haul Economy Blankets Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Emirates has introduced a new blanket for its long-haul economy class passengers. Known as ecoTHREAD, the blankets are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and will have saved about 88 million plastic bottles from landfills by the end of 2019.

Wellcome Lounge at Riyadh King Khalid Intl in Saudi Arabia is one of the new additions.

Priority Pass Welcomes 13 New Lounges

Good and bad news for travelers with a Priority Pass card — the good news is that you now have 13 more lounge options to choose from. The bad news is that none of these lounges are located within the US. Check out all the new member lounges here.

Get a 20% Discount When You Book Domestic Japan Airlines Flights with AAdvantage Miles

You can receive a 20% discount on intra-Japan award flights on JAL when you book using AAdvantage miles. You have to book your flights and travel between January 30 and April 30, 2017 in order to take advantage. Note that upon checkout you have to use the following codes to get the discount:

  • Business / First Class: U12PSJP
  • Main Cabin: T6PSJP
Emirates first class is a fantastic place to be during a long flight.

Emirates Selling Access to Dubai Lounges

You can now purchase one-time access to Emirates’ first and business-class lounges in Dubai (DXB). Access is open to any SkyWard Blue member, regardless of class of travel. If you’re a non-elite member you can purchase access to the business-class lounge for $100 or the first-class lounge for $200. If you’re a Silver or Gold elite member, you can bring a guest into the business lounge for $100, or you can pay $100 to visit the first-class lounge if you already have access to the biz lounge.

Featured image courtesy of the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

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