A Shakeup at Uber, Qatar's Fantastic Qsuites, China Southern First Class 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.
Touring Economy and Qsuite Business Class on Qatar Airways' 777-300ER
Step on board Qatar's newly retrofitted Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which feature the carrier's brand-new Qsuites business-class product, which looks like it could compete for the title of best business class in the sky. Stay tuned for a full review of the Qsuite experience.
Flight Review: China Southern (777-300ER) First Class From Guangzhou to New York
It may not be winning awards for the top first-class product in the sky any time soon, but China Southern offers a solid hard product, decent food, convenient timing and, perhaps best of all, plenty of award availability. Read the full review here.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Has Officially Stepped Down
Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick formally resigned from the company he co-founded in 2009 on Wednesday, stepping down after receiving a letter from some of the company’s largest shareholders amid a turbulent time for the rideshare company.
Hyatt Reducing Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus, Effective June 29
This week we learned that Hyatt will be changing the sign-up bonus for The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase. The card used to offer two free nights at any Hyatt property around the world after you spend $2,000 within the first three months of account opening, but as of June 29, 2017, the sign-up bonus will offer 40,000 World of Hyatt points after the same amount of spend.
2017 Credit Card Inventory: Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel
Get a look inside TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel's wallet in his credit card inventory.
American Express Is Sending Platinum Cardholders More Gifts
American Express is sending $250 Tiffany & Co. gift cards to select Platinum Card from American Express cardholders. Have you received a gift from Amex?
The Ritz-Carlton Is Launching Its Own Cruise Line in 2019
Some big news in the hotel industry — The Ritz-Carlton is launching its own cruise line, called The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, in 2019. The ultra-luxe yachts will have a capacity of just under 300 passengers and will bring cruisers to ports of call that are off-limits for bigger boats.
In other news...
Amid Hub Shakeup, Lufthansa Moves LAX A380 Service to Munich
Last week, we learned that Lufthansa is shifting some of its A380s from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC), and now we know that Los Angeles (LAX) will be one of the cities affected by the change. Instead of the A380 operating LAX-FRA, it'll be shifted to the carrier's LAX-MUC route that will be operated daily as of summer 2018.
Receive a 10% Bonus When You Transfer ThankYou Points to Etihad Guest for a Limited Time
From now through July 5, 2017, you can receive a 10% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Etihad's Guest program.