Booking BA Flights With Asia Miles, Emirates Saves the A380, Cape Town’s Drought 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.
Even those with just a basic knowledge of points and miles probably know that booking award flights with British Airways can be frustrating with the extra fees, taxes and surcharges. Redeeming Asia Miles greatly reduces these extra charges and, in most cases, passengers save on miles too.
Emirates ordered as many as 36 new A380s (the world’s largest passenger planes) in a $16 billion deal, saving Airbus from shutting down its A380 program.
South Africa’s second-largest city is about to run dry — how is the city dealing with this huge environmental problem? Take a look at the measures Cape Town is taking to let its visitors know that every drop counts.
TPG Editor-at-Large Zach Honig took an Air India flight in 2017, and let’s just say he wasn’t the biggest fan of his in-flight experience. But after his most recent flight in February, 2018, the airline was able to change his mind.
When news originally broke that Equifax was hacked, it was reported that leaked information included consumer names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some credit card and driver license numbers. Documents proved that the leak actually included tax identification numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and other details too.
Uber updated its policy in an effort to reduce the number of sleep-deprived drivers on the road. Now, drivers must take a six-hour break after driving 12 consecutive hours.
It’s a terrible feeling when you miss out on an upgrade. Check out these tips and tricks to make sure that doesn’t happen to you on American Airlines.
TPG got to go with a crew “the furthest north you can fly on a commercial airplane.” Check out his experience at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
Take a look at Richard Kerr’s reasons why you should consider transferring points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
2018 marks Delta’s fourth-consecutive year that its profit-sharing has exceeded $1 billion — and American Airlines pilots aren’t too excited about it.
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