TPG’s Credit Cards, A Terrible Week for Pets Traveling on United, World’s Happiest Country and More
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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might 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 might have missed this week.
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A flight attendant on a United flight forced a passenger to stow her dog in the overhead bin causing the dog to suffocate. There’s been a huge outcry around the country and travelers are wondering why the passenger was forced to stow her pet away.
After the preventable death of a dog on a United flight, TPG compiled a list of ways to keep your pet safe on board.
According to the World Happiness Report, Finland is the world’s happiest country. Check out which other countries ranked in the top ten.
It’s been a rough week for United passengers’ pets. After the horrific story of a pet dying in an overhead bin, the airline accidentally flew a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.
On Sunday evening, a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City. The pilot survived, but the five passengers were killed in the accident.
US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 was traveling from Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC) to Kathmandu (KTM) when it crashed as it was preparing for landing. At least 38 were confirmed dead.
In other news…
Choice Privileges Is Offering A 30% Discount On Purchased Points
The bonus is tiered so that you can get a bigger bonus with more points purchased. The offer is valid through April 19, 2018.
JetBlue Wants to Give the Biggest Winter Hater a Free Flight Somewhere Warm
JetBlue is challenging residents of Boston and San Diego to “flip the forecast” with an Instagram contest to win two round-trip tickets to win a free vacation. The airline tested out this experience with a unique pop-up in both cities.
First Hilton Killed Award Charts, Now They’re Doubling/Sextupling Some Award Prices Without Notice
View From the Wing reached out to Hilton about their policy changes. Take a look here to read what the hotel-chain said about discretely changing their award prices.
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