Citi Prestige Re-Opens Applications, United’s Fully Functioning Wi-Fi, Our New Youtube Series and More

Feb 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.

The Citi Prestige Is (Finally) Open for Applications Again, With a 50k Bonus

The revamped Citi Prestige has some new perks, like 5x back on dining and air travel, and some new limitations, like only two uses of 4th Night Free per calendar year.

United’s International Fleet Finally Has Wi-Fi That Works

. . . And TPG’s own Zach Honig has speed tests to prove it.

We’re Launching a Family Travel Gear YouTube Series

It’s called “Are We There Yet?” and the first episode is already out.

American Airlines Will Have Lie-Flat Business Class Seats on All of Its 757s by the End of 2019

The operation has everything to do with seat simplification.

SLUG: TR-TRUSTEDTRAVELER. DATE: November, 30, 2009 CREDIT: Katherine Frey / TWP. Dulles, VA. Global Entry Trusted Traveler machines at Dulles International that allow for faster processing through customs. Global Entry participants insert their passports, have their photograph taken and the fingerprints scanned as part of the process. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

9 Key Things to Know About Getting Global Entry

The process is pretty easy, but TPG’s Lori Zaino outlined a few ways to help you prepare.

Delta Boeing 767-400ER parked in Atlanta (Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy)

Airbus and Boeing Both Shatter Commercial Airplane Delivery Records as Rivalry Intensifies

This was the first year in history for either company to accomplish more than 800 commercial airliner deliveries.

I Spent 3 Nights in a Vintage 727 in the Jungle: A Review of the Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica

If you’re interested in showering in the cockpit of a 727, here’s your chance.

Amex’s Expanded Miami Centurion Lounge Is Now Open

Platinum cardholders rejoice!

Why Timeshares Aren’t Always a Scam

TPG‘s Edward Pizzarello provides an extensive breakdown of everything you need to know about timeshares.

Why You Should Apply for the SPG Amex Before It’s Gone Forever

Just because we’re saying goodbye to the card soon doesn’t mean you don’t still have time to add it to your wallet.

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With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
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  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
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