New Signs of an Extended Electronics Ban, More Drama on US Airlines, Maximizing Avios 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:
Spotted: First Physical Evidence of Extended Electronics Ban
Although nothing’s officially been announced yet, Delta posted a sign informing passengers that, as of May 12, you can’t bring any electronics other than a cell phone on board. The sign, which was posted at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), was later retracted by the airline.
United was the subject of another outrage incident this week when news surfaced that a woman claimed a flight attendant made her pee in a cup. The woman said she had an overactive bladder but the flight attendant wouldn’t allow her to use the lav because the fasten seatbelt sign was illuminated.
Spirit has been immune from the recent string of passenger-airline faceoffs — until this week. When multiple flights were canceled across the airline, frustrated travelers at Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) took their frustrations out on one another and airline personnel. A chaotic scene ensued — and it was captured on video.
There are differing opinions about British Airways’ Avios currency, but if you know how to maximize the points, the Executive Club program can be very rewarding. Find out how to leverage your Avios.
Think of all the things you could do with 100,000 extra Ultimate Rewards points. If you buy a mortgage through Chase Mortgage with your Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire card, you’ll get 100,000 bonus points.
Between its central location, amazing service and one-of-a-kind building, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is a fantastic option in the City by the Bay. Check out this full review of a Deluxe Room at the property.
Cathay Pacific is known for its fantastic hard product — especially in first class. But one of the things not so well known about the airline? Its loyalty currency, Asia Miles. Here’s everything you need to know about maximizing the program.
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Get a 75% Bonus When You Purchase Club Carlson Points
You have just a couple of days left to get a 75% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points. Through May 15, 2017, you can buy those discounted Club Carlson points through the program’s website. This is the largest bonus on purchased points from the program since last year.
Alaska Airlines Named Best in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for 10 Straight Years
The wins for Alaska Airlines keep rolling in. First, the carrier earned the top spot in our ranking of the best and worst airlines in the US, and now, it’s been awarded the No. 1 spot in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction by J.D. Power. This is the 10th straight year Alaska’s won.
Featured image of Cathay first class courtesy of Cathay Pacific.
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