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Top Card Offers for March, Qatar’s New QSuites, Major Changes for Centurion Lounge Guest Policy and More

March 11, 2017
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Top Card Offers for March, Qatar’s New QSuites, Major Changes for Centurion Lounge Guest Policy 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:

Check out this month's top travel rewards credit card offers.

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for March 2017

With the arrival of the new month came some new credit card offers to consider. Take a look at our list of the top offers for March and decide which is right for you.

Amex Details Next Round of Business Platinum Card Improvements

Following last week's big news regarding the Platinum Card from American Express, the issuer this week shared details of improvements that are coming for The Business Platinum Card® from American Express as well. Check out all the details of the new and improved card here.

Qatar's new business-class seats are impressive.

Qatar Unveils New "QSuite" Business-Class Product

This week at ITB Berlin, Qatar Airways unveiled its new business-class product, called QSuites. You can expect to see it in service this year beginning on the carrier's Boeing 777 aircraft, followed by its fleet of Airbus A350-900s.

Amex's new guest policy for its Centurion lounges is meant to reduce crowding.

Amex Making Major Change to Centurion Lounge Guest Policy for Family Members

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In an effort to reduce crowding at its popular Centurion lounges, American Express is limiting the number of guests each cardmember can bring in to the lounges. Beginning March 30, you'll be allowed to bring two guests total, even if you're traveling with immediate family members.

It's important to know what your options are if you find yourself in trouble with the law while traveling abroad. Image courtesy of Chaoyang High / EyEm via Getty Images.

What to Do When Locked Up Abroad

Traveling is exhilarating, but a fun trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if you find yourself in legal trouble in a foreign nation. Familiarize yourself with international criminal law just in case anything happens while you're traveling abroad.

Earning status in the World of Hyatt program can be very valuable.

What is World of Hyatt Elite Status Worth in 2017?

Now that World of Hyatt officially launched earlier this month, find out how much value you'll get if you achieve Discoverist, Explorist or Globalist status this year.

Discover the best seats in the business-class cabin on Korean's 797-9 Dreamliner.

Where to Sit When Flying Korean Air's 787-9: Business Class

Korean Air's brand-new 787-9 Dreamliner comes equipped with the same seat in both first and business class. While those seated in first may feel slighted, the business-class cabin is excellent. Find out the best seats in the cabin so you know exactly where to sit if you find yourself on this aircraft on a future trip.

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Earn tons of extra points for your Amtrak trips this spring.

Earn Double Points on Paid Amtrak Trips for a Limited Time

From March 20 through May 20, 2017, you can earn double points on paid Amtrak trips when you register for its Double Days promotion.

The E195-E2 will be a much more comfortable regional jet than most passengers are used to. Image courtesy of Embraer.

Embraer Rolls Out First E195-E2 Regional Jet

This week Embraer unveiled the first E195-E2 regional jet, a more fuel-efficient and larger version of the manufacturer's existing E195 aircraft. Embraer already has 275 orders for this aircraft and its "cousin," the E190-E2.