Touring a $21,000 per Night Hotel Suite, Overbooked Delta Flight, Luxury at JFK and More

May 27, 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:

The John Jacob Astor estate at the St. Regis Maldives is exquisite, but it doesn’t come cheap.

Inside the St. Regis Maldives’ $21,000 (per Night) Overwater Villa

This three bedroom, 16,577 square foot private villa at the St. Regis Maldives comes equipped with a large pool, private gym, screening room and more. The cost for all this luxury? $21,000+ per night. 

Delta deserves credit for the way it handled a recent overbooked flight.

How Delta Handled an Oversold Flight Wonderfully

Recently, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt experienced an overbooked flight on her way from NYC to South Carolina. Instead of devolving into a chaotic situation with injured passengers, the situation was easily resolved thanks to Delta offering generous compensation for confirmed passengers to give up their seats.

American Airlines now provides a restaurant-style dining experience for its most important passengers at JFK.

Tasting the Best American Airlines Has to Offer at JFK’s Flagship First Dining

American Airlines invited TPG to experience its new Flagship First Dining located in JFK’s Terminal 8. AA has invested a lot in this exclusive perk — and it shows. Check out all the food and drink available for the airline’s top flyers.

The Power of the Chase Trifecta: Sapphire Reserve, Ink Preferred, Freedom Unlimited

Find out why the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card and Chase Freedom Unlimited should all be in your wallet and how to maximize your spend for the biggest return.

What do you think of AA’s CEO’s explanation of the airline moving to a revenue-based frequent flyer program?

AA CEO Explains Why Move to a Revenue-Based Program Was Overdue

The Unaccompanied Flyer sat down with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker earlier this month for an interview. And, the interviewer didn’t pull any punches, asking right off the bat why the airline moved to a revenue-based frequent flyer program. Read what Parker had to say and see if you agree with him.

Turks and Caicos is known for its crystal-clear blue water.

Hotel Review: An Ocean Cove Pavilion at Amanyara, Turks and Caicos

TPG chose to stay at Amanyara, Turks and Caicos on a recent vacation to the Caribbean nation. Did it live up to the hype of an Aman resort (and the steep price tag)?

In other news…

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Earn Bonus TrueBlue Points for JetBlue Flights From NYC

You can earn up to 6,000 bonus TrueBlue points when you register for JetBlue’s current promo and then fly up to three round-trip flights between NYC (LGA, JFK, EWR) by July 23, 2017.

American Airlines has some of its best business class seats on flights to Seoul (ICN) and Tokyo (NRT).
Earn double Business Extra points on AA’s newest transatlantic flights for a limited time.

Earn Double Business Extra Points on AA Flights to Europe For a Limited Time

American Airlines recently launched a trio of transatlantic flights between Dallas (DFW) and Amsterdam (AMS) and Rome (FCO) and Chicago (ORD) and Barcelona (BCN). To celebrate the new routes, it’s offering double Business Extra points when you fly on any of those routes between now and June 30, 2017. Register for the promotion using the promo code 3EUR17. 

American Airlines Eliminating Full Beverage Service On Short Haul Flights

Beginning June 1, AA will end its full beverage service that it currently offers on several flights under 250 miles. If you’re seated in first class, you’ll receive a small bottle of water and a cup of juice.

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