Double Your SkyMiles, Stay in a Galaxy Far Far Away and More

Aug 31, 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.

Airlines Cap Fares, Waive Pet Fees, Extend Waivers As Hurricane Dorian Strengthens

Image generated using Great Circle Mapper.
Image generated using Great Circle Mapper.

If you have travel plans to the areas being affected by Hurricane Dorian, be sure to check what your airline is offering as you may need to adjust your plans.

Marriott Is Sending Anniversary Bonuses to Bonvoy Brilliant Cardholders

Check your email to see if you got anything from Marriott or Amex if your anniversary is near.

Effective Immediately, United Miles No Longer Expire

With most airline loyalty programs having an expiration date on their miles, United no longer does — so you’re set for life.

Delta Launched Its “Dream It, Live It” Event

From doubling your SkyMiles to scoring 10,000 round-trip flights to $25 credits, Delta really rewarded its SkyMiles members this week.

Spend a Day in Delta Flight Attendant Training With TPG Staff

Calling all AvGeeks and aspiring flight attendants: you can spend a day in training with the TPG staff on Sept. 13, 2019

Priority Pass Adds Another US Restaurant Lounge — Here’s a List of All 30 of Them

From Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS), you can expect to see new restaurants in select Priority Pass lounges.

TPG Launches Points Lab, Bolsters Talent With Points and Miles Expert Drew Macomber

In a continued effort to help TPG readers maximize their points and miles, we’ve launched the Points Lab with some help from Drew Macomber from Travel is Free.

Chewie We’re Home: Everything We Know About the Star Wars Hotel

Image Courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm
Image Courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm

You can soon spend a night on a galaxy far far away … Well, sort of.

United Offering Travel Waivers Ahead of SFO Runway Shutdown

The construction is scheduled for Sept. 7 — 26, 2019 so if you’re flying during those dates and to, from or through SFO, be sure to check your flight status.

Frontier Replaces Southwest at Newark

The low-cost carrier came in with 15 new routes and celebrated its arrival to Newark by offering $15 one-way flights.

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

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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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
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