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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.
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The pilots of the Air Berlin’s last transatlantic flight pulled a sharp left turn just before landing, flying next to the air traffic control tower. This week, the airline announced that it would be suspending both pilots after the stunt.
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Before this week, Delta had only shared plans to fly its new A350 to destinations in Asia. Now, in addition to Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul, Delta’s flagship plane will begin flying to Amsterdam (AMS) next year.
Qantas is following the lead of Delta and United and will start phasing out its 747s. The airline hopes to replace the Queen of the Skies with its new 787-9 Dreamliners on its flights to LAX and JFK.
TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt had the chance to tour (and fly) El Al’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner this week. Will the new aircraft help Israel’s flag carrier become competitive again?
One day before the latest iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban was to take effect, a federal judge in Maryland granted an injunction blocking it, saying it was clearly targeted toward Muslims.
In other news…
Airberlin Leaving Oneworld Alliance as of October 28
Airberlin will no longer be participating in the Oneworld alliance once they close business on October 27. The withdrawal means that a dozen destinations will be leaving the alliance’s global network.
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