Delta Brings Cocktails and Better Food to International Economy, and More

Jul 6, 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.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? July 2019 Monthly Valuations

The past month brought us new partnerships between both airline and hotel programs, several new credit cards and sign-up bonus offers, and the introduction of a ‘basic’ business class fare from Emirates.

(Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy)

How to Use 7,500 Citi ThankYou Points to Get to Hawaii

A partner sweetest spot has been discovered, with tickets to Hawaii going for only 7,500 points in economy and 12,5000 points in business class.

(Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Beijing’s Sprawling New Daxing Airport Finished, to Open This Fall

Beijing’s third airport has now finished construction, with sprawling terminals promising to offer a smooth flight experience and plenty to do.

This rendering shows a Boeing 737-MAX 8 (Image courtesy of Boeing)
(Image courtesy of Boeing)

Boeing Pledges $100 Million for 737 MAX Victims’ Families

Boeing’s latest effort to account for the losses caused by suspected faulty MCAS comes in the form of aid to families affected by the crashes.

Amazon Prime Day Is In 2 Weeks — Here’s How to Prepare

Prime Day, the discount extravaganza rivaling Black Friday, is nearly here. Find out how to gain access and snag the best deals.

Photo by Patrick T. Fallon
Photo by Patrick T. Fallon

Delta Brings Cocktails, Hot Towels and Better Food to International Economy

Delta is upping its game with unparalleled additions to its low-fare tickets. Other airlines, beware.

Amex Cuts Employee Card Perks From Business Centurion Card

American Express continues cutting benefits on some cards, this time taking aim at its most exclusive cardholders.

FedEx Office and RushMyPassport Will Offer Expedited US Passport Services

Need a passport, now? You’re in luck.

Targeted: 125k Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Upgrade Offers for Bonvoy Amex Card Holders

American Express is trying to lure customers into upgrading to its ultra-premium card with big bonuses.

Singapore Airlines updated The Private Room lounge at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) (Image courtesy of Singapore Airlines)
Singapore Airlines updated The Private Room lounge at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) (Image courtesy of Singapore Airlines)

Singapore Airlines to Give Singapore-Changi Lounges a Major Facelift

Estimated to cost upward of $37 million, the renovations will modernize the premium lounges and expand capacity by up to 30%.

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