#LeggingsGate Special Report, Uber’s Ditching Another Country, New Routes for March and More

Apr 1, 2017

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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:

Non-revenue passengers are expected to comply with certain policies pertaining to apparel when they fly on a given airline.

#LeggingsGate Special Report: Comparison of Airline Non-Revenue Dress Codes

Following last weekend’s viral #LeggingsGate story, we wanted to put together a comprehensive guide to each major airline’s policies pertaining to dress codes for non-revenue passengers. Read up on the rules here.

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Uber is leaving Denmark later this month.

Uber Pulls Out of Yet Another Country

Earlier this week, Uber shared that it’d cease operations in Denmark as of April 18. The move comes after the rideshare company has faced lawsuits and has left certain markets because of its controversial operating practices.

Exciting New Airline Routes for March 2017 and Beyond

Check out the most exciting routes that airlines announced or launched in March.

Check to see if you’re able to order your metal Amex Platinum card online.

Order Your Metal Amex Platinum Online in Less Than 5 Minutes

On Thursday, the changes to the Platinum Card from American Express went into effect, one of them being an all-new metal design. Amex is allowing some cardholders to request metal replacement cards online, and the whole process takes only a few minutes.

In other news…

You Can Now Redeem Ultimate Rewards Points for Airbnb and Uber Gift Cards

Chase is now allowing those with Ultimate Rewards-earning cards to redeem points for Airbnb and Uber gift cards — but it’s not the best use of your points.

South African Airways isn’t doing well financially.

South African Airways is Losing a Ton of Money

South African Airways has never been known for its outstanding financial performance, but its losses are truly staggering. The airline’s board reported to South Africa’s Standing Committee on Finance that it lost R4.5 billion (more than $335,000,000) in 2016/2017.

Virgin Australia will begin testing Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi this month.

Virgin Australia Will Use Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi for its Domestic and International Aircraft

Virgin Australia chose to use Gogo to provide in-flight Wi-Fi on its domestic and international aircraft. The airline will begin testing the provider’s 2Ku technology this month on a Boeing 737-800.

Earn double Qantas points on all flights for a limited time.

Register to Earn Double Points on All Qantas Flights for a Limited Time

Qantas is offering a limited-time promotion through which you can earn double points on all flights. You must register for the promotion, book flights by 11:59pm (Australian Standard Time) on April 3, 2017 and travel between April 15 and February 28, 2018.

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