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Update 2/25/17 4:45pm: It appears that the $65 Norwegian tickets have now sold out.
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:
Norwegian has been promising to bring $69 one-way fares to Europe since 2015, and now they’re available to book at an even cheaper price. You can score $65 one-way introductory fares from the smaller East Coast cities of Hartford (BDL), Newburgh (SWF) and Providence (PVD) for a limited time.
Read (and watch) all about TPG’s recent stay at the newly opened St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.
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Follow along on the 11-hour journey from New York (JFK) to Honolulu (HNL) in first class on board Hawaiian Airlines’ retrofitted Airbus A330 aircraft.
This week, AA officially began selling Basic Economy tickets on 10 routes beginning March 1. Travelers who purchase a Basic Economy ticket will have to pay extra for carry-on bags, seat assignments and more.
Passengers on a Delta flight from San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) were greeted upon arrival by Customs and Border Protection officers checking IDs. Read the latest on this story here.
In other news…
Virgin Atlantic Offering Discounted Business Fares for a Limited Time
Virgin Atlantic is running a sale for round-trip tickets in its Upper Class cabin between several US gateways and London Heathrow (LHR) through March 2, 2017. Check out the sale prices here.
British Airways to Introduce Domestic Business Class
British Airways will soon offer a Club Europe (business class) cabin on domestic UK flights. According to reports, it will be available as of April 1, 2017 and will mirror the experience found on the carrier’s inter-Europe business-class flights (which is nothing to write home about).
Featured image of the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.
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