The End of WOW air, Ethiopian Crash Updates, Drastic Changes to United Awards and More

Mar 30, 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.

WOWair Airbus A320 at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport (STL) (Image by Max Prosperi/The Points Guy(

WOW air Collapses, All Flights Canceled Effective Immediately

Say goodbye to those insane fares to Iceland.

BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 12: Forensics investigators and recovery teams collect personal effects and other materials from the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 on March 12, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. All 157 passengers and crew perished after the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight came down six minutes after taking off from Bole Airport in Addis Ababa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Investigators: Boeing 737 MAX Anti-Stall System Involved in Ethiopian Crash

As the Boeing 737 MAX investigation unfolds, more parallels between the two crashes are uncovered.

Major Change: United MileagePlus Pricing Awards Starting at 5,000 Miles

Read our breakdown of what this will mean for United flyers.

Apple Introduces Apple Card, With up to 3% Cash Back

You’ll earn 3% cash back on Apple purchases, 2% on all purchases made via Apple Pay and 1% cash back on physical card purchases.

‘BLADE Continuous’ Now Offering Helicopter Rides From Manhattan to JFK All Day

There’s never been a faster way to get to JFK.

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 16 More Cities, Adds Perks Like Free Bikes and Scooters

Now, more cities will get to lock in those low fares.

Courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Is Committing to Music Theme With Vinyl Record Store and Karaoke Lounge

Nationally recognized DJs will even perform for cruisers.

In the airplane. (Photo by Mutlu Kurtbas/Getty Images)

United Threatens to Fire Flight Attendants for Fraud

“We’re addressing. . . the growing problem of selecting, trading or parking a pairing to broker, buy or sell it to another Flight Attendant,” said P. Douglas McKeen, the airline’s senior VP of labor relations.

Cinderella Castle

Disney Bans Ice, Smoking and Large Strollers from Entering Theme Parks

Sorry Frozen — ice is banned.

George Clooney Calls for a Boycott of Dorchester Collection Hotels Over Anti-Gay Laws

Several other celebrities have spoken out against the hotels, too.

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