AA expands dynamic award pricing, Disneyland visitors may have been exposed to measles, and more

Oct 26, 2019

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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:

Disneyland visitors may have been exposed to measles — again

(Photo credit: Disneyland Resort)
(Photo credit: Disneyland Resort.)

This isn’t the first time this has happened. Here’s how you can protect yourself and your family while traveling.

AA tweaks dynamic award pricing even more

(Photo by Ryan Patterson)
(Photo by Ryan Patterson.)

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.

Opinion: Why Asia is the best continent for short-haul flying

Asia, India, Mumbai, general view of the Mumbai skyline from the Malabar district in the city centre. Photo by Getty Images
The Mumbai skyline at night. (Photo by Getty Images.)

TPG Senior Writer Ethan Steinberg makes a compelling case.

Amex vs. Chase vs. Citi: Which booking portal is best for maximizing hotel savings?

Hands holding credit card and coffee to go. Photo by Popartic/Getty Images
(Photo by Popartic/Getty Images.)

We did the legwork so you don’t have to.

You might be able to check your carry-on on JetBlue for a small fee

JetBlue Airways Corp. planes sit docked at the gates of Terminal 5 as another of the company's jets lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. JetBlue Airways Corp. is scheduled to release earnings figures on Jan. 29. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images
(Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images.)

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.

The Points Guy gives back in South Africa through the PeaceJam conference

Executive Editorial Director Scott Mayerowitz shares his take-aways from the life-changing trip. (He also shares his best tips for avoiding jet lag.)

The rookie flight booking mistake that made TPG’s review editor ‘feel like a novice’

(Photo by Nick Ellis / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Nick Ellis / The Points Guy.)

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.

How much does it cost to commute in other cities?

Photo via Portraits.

Here are the world’s cheapest and most expensive places for public transportation.

The world’s shortest flight is less than two minutes long

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.

Here’s how the right credit card saved one TPG reader $1,700

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.

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