AA expands dynamic award pricing, Disneyland visitors may have been exposed to measles, and more
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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG this week. Here’s what you need to know:
American Airlines is making a ton of adjustments to its award-redemption charts. For some, this will be a good thing. For most, this probably is bad news.
For a less-depressing peek into AA operations, here’s why the airline continues to allow travelers to deplane from the rear door is.
TPG Senior Writer Ethan Steinberg makes a compelling case.
We did the legwork so you don’t have to.
If you don’t feel like lugging your duffel bag all over the airport, JetBlue will take it off your hands — for $5. What do you think? Tell us in the TPG Lounge.
Executive Editorial Director Scott Mayerowitz shares his take-aways from the life-changing trip. (He also shares his best tips for avoiding jet lag.)
You’ve heard of schadenfreude? There’s something very amusing about this story, with a great take-away for even the most seasoned traveler. It happens to the best of us.
Here are the world’s cheapest and most expensive places for public transportation.
Read all about why this route exists, and follow along as TPG UK staffer Daniel Ross boards the flight in the name of science and research.
There’s never a good time for catastrophe to strike. However, it’s a lot easier to recover if you have — and utilize — credit card perks such as purchase protection.
Featured photo by Ryan Patterson
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