17 Hours in United Economy Plus, Sizing Up the Citi Prestige Card, Lie-Flat Business Class for 10,000 Points and More

Jul 29, 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.

Flight Review: United (787-9) Economy Plus From San Francisco to Singapore

One TPG contributor recently flew United’s nonstop flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Singapore (SIN)… in Economy Plus. Read on for the full account of the 17+ hour trip.

Credit Card Review: Is the Citi Prestige Worth It?

Citi has opened up applications for its revamped Prestige Card — but should you sign up? Find out in TPG’s full review.

Lie-Flat Business-Class Flights for Only 10,750 Membership Rewards Points

Find out how you can take advantage of a transfer promotion as well as peculiarities within American’s award chart to snag lie-flat business-class seats for just a little over 10,000 Amex Membership Rewards points.

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to Form Joint Venture

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have all agreed to form a four-way joint venture agreement, which should mean more frequencies across the Atlantic, more ways to earn and redeem miles on partner carriers and more convenient connections at major hubs. Plus, Delta and China Eastern each purchased a 10% stake in Air France-KLM.

What Makes the British Airways Flights Being Operated by Qatar So Unique?

For the past few months, British Airways has been facing a long period of industrial action by its mixed fleet cabin crew, with approximately 1,400 crew members striking for around two weeks at a time, every two weeks since June. However, British Airways has been able to manage the situation well, partly due to the fact that it has wet-leased nine Qatar Airways planes. Find out what exactly makes this situation so unique.

Allegiant Cancels Flight from Las Vegas, Rebooks Passengers Four Days Later

After a recent Allegiant flight between Las Vegas (LAS) and Oklahoma City (OKC) was cancelled just before departure, passengers weren’t able to be rebooked on another flight with the carrier until four days later because it didn’t have another aircraft available to swap in for the one that was having mechanical issues.

In other news…


AirBerlin is Relocating at New York’s JFK Airport

Beginning September 12, 2017, AirBerlin will move from American-dominated Terminal 8 to Terminal 7 at JFK airport, which means premium passengers traveling on AirBerlin will no longer have access to AA’s lounges, but rather the inferior British Airways lounges in T7.


Avianca Suspends Venezuela Flights

This week, Avianca Airlines announced that it had immediately suspended its flights to and from Venezuela. The Colombian carrier is the latest to either greatly reduce or suspend service to the beleaguered South American nation.

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