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An Epic Hotel Fail, Delta's Hiring Spree, United's Never-Ending 747 Goodbye and More

Oct. 28, 2017
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An Epic Hotel Fail, Delta's Hiring Spree, United's Never-Ending 747 Goodbye 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.

My Disastrous Experience at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport

As a super frequent traveler, you definitely learn to roll with the punches. But this week TPG had a horrible experience at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport and was almost "walked" from the property when there were supposedly no rooms available. It's especially concerning because he is both a Marriott Platinum member as well as a Starwood Ambassador and Lifetime Platinum member.

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Delta Is Hiring More Than 1,000 Flight Attendants in 2018

Delta shared this week that it's hiring more than 1,000 flight attendants, but before you fill out an application, make sure you know what the position entails.

Newark's the Latest Stop in United's Never-Ending 747 Farewell

United's retiring the Boeing 747 next month, but not before the Queen of the Skies takes a couple more victory laps. TPG Editor-at-Large Zach Honig caught up with the aircraft at Newark (EWR) this week.

5 Reasons to Get the Platinum Card from American Express

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With so many premium credit card choices on the market, it can be stressful to pick one that's right for you. Here are five top reasons the Platinum Card from American Express is worth your hard-earned cash.

Singapore Airlines Confirms First Route for Its New A380 With Refreshed Seats

Singapore Airlines announced Thursday that it's debuting its new A380 aircraft with all-new cabins on its Singapore (SIN) to Sydney (SYD) route in December 2017.

Starwood Will No Longer Award Starpoints for Uber Rides

The opportunity to earn Starpoints on Uber rides, which Starwood and Uber have offered since 2015, is coming to an end, but the reason for terminating the partnership is unclear.

Flight Review: Azerbaijan Airlines (787-8) Business Class From Baku to New York

Azerbaijan Airlines isn't historically known for its extensive route network, premium product, state-of-the art fleet and stellar service. But the addition of the Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world, marks a major change for the airline. Find out if the airline has what it takes to compete in TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt's full review.

Barclaycard Introduces the No-Fee Uber Visa Card With up to 4% Cash Back

The long-awaited Uber Visa Card will be available on November 2, 2017 and one major highlight of the card is the ability to earn 4% cashback on restaurants, takeout and bars, including UberEats.

In other news...

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Earn 3,000 Bonus Points with the Club Carlson App

Club Carlson is offering a promotion that makes it very easy to score 3,000 bonus points. All you have to do to is download the Club Carlson app and make your first purchase with one of the chain's "Extra Partners" by December 31, 2017.


Delta is Tweaking Partner Mileage Earning Rates in 2018

Come January 1, 2018, Delta's changing the way you'll earn SkyMiles on some of its partners. Some changes are positive, while others are negative.