Free flights for nurses, 9 tips for better holiday travel and more

Nov 2, 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:

If you’re a nurse, you could win a free flight to the Caribbean

(Photo by Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/GettyImages)
(Photo by Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/GettyImages.)

CheapCaribbean is giving 50 nurses free flights to the Caribbean. Sign up by Nov. 4 for a chance to win on Nov. 5.

The St. Regis New York changes ownership

(Summer Hull/The Points Guy)
(Summer Hull/The Points Guy.)

But as far as we can tell, that’s as far as the changes will go.

A name change almost cost this TPG editor 200,000 Hilton points

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)
(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy.)

Here’s why you should always, always check the information on your loyalty accounts and make updates well before it’s necessary to do so.

Japan Airlines adds a new flight between San Francisco and Tokyo Narita

This route complements the airline’s existing flight between San Francisco and Tokyo Haneda.

9 tips for improving holiday travel

My current favorite is Freebird, the $19 backup plan for delays or cancellations on domestic flights.

Here’s how to watch shooting stars this week

TOPSHOT - The milky way and meteors of the April Lyrids annual meteor shower are seen in the night sky over Burg auf Fehmarn on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on April 20, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Reinhardt / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read DANIEL REINHARDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Two showers are overlapping, so you can expect to see about five to 10 shooting stars per hour.

Big changes are coming to the American Express Centurion card

There will be a lot of new premium perks … and the annual fee will be doubled.

We think the new AirPods Pro are a fantastic accessory for travelers

Hear us out.

Newark Airport finally launches Clear

Clear security line (Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy)
Clear security line (Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy.)

You’ll be able to access expedited security in Terminal C.

These are the scariest airports in the world

HONG KONG, CHINA: Hundreds of Hong Kong people gather onto Kai Tak Airport's rooftop car-park 27 June to capture a momento of planes making their approach toward the runway. Remembered by millions of passengers and thousands of pilots for the spectacular approach skimming rooftops to land, Kai Tak closes 05 July as Hong Kong's new Chek Lap Kok airport opens the following morning. Opened in 1930, Kai Tak is said to be the only airport in the world where you don't see the runway until moments before you land. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN. (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Fear strikes in many different ways, but flying itself shouldn’t scare you.

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