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United Polaris Inaugural Flight Review, A Lucrative Air France Amex Offer, Fly in a Lie-Flat Seat to the Caribbean and More

Feb. 18, 2017
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United Polaris Inaugural Flight Review, A Lucrative Air France Amex Offer, Fly in a Lie-Flat Seat to the Caribbean 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:

United's Polaris product should help the airline compete strongly against foreign carriers.

Flight Review: United (777-300ER) Business Class From Newark to San Francisco (Polaris Inaugural)

United launched its brand-new Polaris business-class product this week on select domestic transcon flights between Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO). Read TPG Editor-In-Chief Zach Honig's full review of the flight and see what it means for the airline.

You only have a limited time to take advantage of an elevated sign-up offer from Citi and Hilton.

Earn 75,000 Points When You Sign Up for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

You have until February 28 to take advantage of an elevated sign-up bonus from the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card. The usual bonus is 40,000 Honors points, but for a limited time you can earn 75,000 points after spending $2,000 within the first three months of account opening.

Amex is offering a pretty lucrative offer when you purchase airfare from Air France.

Amex Offer: Get 20,000 Membership Rewards Points for Spending $1,000+ With Air France

If you have an eligible American Express card, enroll in this Amex Offer that will earn you a hefty 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending at least $1,000 with Air France between now and April 14.

Several US airlines have routes to the Caribbean that feature planes with lie-flat seats.

Fly in a Lie-Flat Seat Between the US and the Caribbean

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If you want to kick off your Caribbean vacation in style, look no further than these routes from the US that feature lie-flat seats at the front of the plane.

It's important to know when to get rid of a credit card. Image courtesy of skynesher via Getty Images.

How and When to Break Up With a Bad Credit Card

There are a number of reasons to break up with a credit card, but it's not as simple as it seems. Make sure you brush up on things you should consider before, during and after you close your account.

Visiting Disney theme parks has never been cheap, and it just got more expensive.

Disney Increases Ticket Prices at All US Parks

It's going to be more expensive to visit the "happiest place on earth" this year. This week, Disney shared the details of the price hikes it's implemented in all its parks across the US.

In-flight Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly common on US carriers.

How Can I Get In-Flight Wi-Fi for Free?

By now, travelers are used to flying on Wi-Fi-equipped planes, but you often have to pay a pretty penny to access the web from 35,000 feet. However, there are several ways to get online for free while mid-flight — find out how right here.

3 Ways the TSA Could Improve PreCheck

Despite introducing measures to reduce PreCheck lines, the service is still experiencing overcrowding issues. Here are three possible steps the TSA could take to make sure that convenience and security coexist at airports everywhere.

In other news...

Alaska Airlines will launch nonstop flights between San Luis Obispo (SLO) and Seattle (SEA) this spring.

Ship Your Wine from Southern California to Seattle for Free with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has a program called "Wine Flies Free" which allows passengers to ship one case of wine from Sonoma County, CA (STS) to Seattle (SEA) for free. The carrier is expanding this service to its flight between San Luis Obispo (SLO) and Seattle when it launches on April 13.

Score discounted award tickets on United to Mexico. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

You Can Book Discounted Award Tickets on United to Mexico

United's currently offering discounted economy awards to Mexico. If you book between now and February 24 and travel between April 29 and May 26 you'll pay 30,000 miles for a round-trip Saver award — 5,000 miles less than the normal 35,000 miles United charges for a round-trip Saver award in economy.

Featured image by United's new Polaris business class. Photo by Zach Honig.

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