A Private Island Bookable with Points, New Amex Platinum Offers, Retro 747 Livery and More

Mar 2, 2019

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

North Island Resort, Seychelles (Image courtesy of the resort)

Fit for Royalty: One of the World’s Most Exclusive Private Island Resorts Is Joining Marriott

The hotel that hosted George and Amal Clooney and Prince William and Kate Middleton can now be booked with points.

British Airways Goes Retro Again With Landor Livery on a Boeing 747

The plane will be retired in 2023, but until then it’s going retro.

Tremblant - Image courtesy of Ikon Pass

This Ski Pass Will Get You Unlimited Skiing at Top Resorts Through 2020

Ikon’s unlimited Ski Pass gives passholders access to 38 participating resorts.

JetBlue’s Bringing Back Its All You Can Jet Pass — With a Big Catch

. . . Good luck getting it.

Pajamas are definitely a highlight of the Polaris experience. Photo by Zach Honig.

Shutdown, Chinese New Year Lead to PJ Shortage in United Polaris

Not to worry, though. They’ll be back soon.

Hundreds of Flights Divert After Pakistan Shuts Down Airspace

The airspace and all airports have been closed since Wednesday morning local time because of the escalating armed conflict between Pakistan and India.

Southwest Airlines crew celebrate their inaugural flight to Hawaii at the Honolulu International Airport, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in Honolulu. (Marco Garcia/The Points Guy)

Southwest Can Officially Fly to Hawaii; Tickets Will Be Announced in ‘Coming Days’

Good news: You’ll soon be able to fly from the West Coast to Hawaii with Southwest.

Annual Fee Increasing on Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex in a Month

If you have your eye on the card, you’ll want to apply before the annual fee is bumped.

Boeing's 777x (Photo courtesy of Boeing)

British Airways Confirms Huge Boeing 777-9 Order as Queen of the Skies Replacement Continues

And when we say “huge” order, we mean about $20 billion worth of 777-9s based on list prices.

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