Hurricane Dorian, the MD-80 retires and mini horses: The week’s headlines in review
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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.
Hurricane Dorian pummeled the southeast region of North America this week, devastating the Bahamas on its way toward Florida and the mid-Atlantic states. Here’s what you should know about how you can help people affected by the hurricane, as well as whether or not you can still vacation in the Bahamas post-Dorian.
You’re leaving for a month on the bucket-list trip of your dreams. You’ve got the Chase Sapphire Reserve in your pocket. Will the trip protection benefit be enough to protect you from all that could happen? TPG senior writer Katie Genter provides a great perspective on when to purchase trip insurance, and when to stick with your credit card’s included perks.
Wondering if travelers have been severely impacted by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft groundings? Not as much as you’d think — read on to learn why.
The grocery giant, backed by Amazon, is testing biometric payment scanners at select stores. Read all about it — and learn why paying with your fingertips might not be the best idea for you.
Say goodbye to blah. Away’s newest line of suitcase colors will pop enough to make strangers look twice at the baggage carousel.
It’s the end of an era for these iconic McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. Read on to learn about their final resting place.
Around 20,000 people fly in and out of this sleepy little airport in Nevada each year to attend Burning Man, a festival in the nearby Black Rock desert. Read on to learn how Reno handles all the trash, luggage and even unwanted bikes “Burners” leave behind.
Marriott’s chief marketing officer, Karin Timpone, is leaving the giant hotel brand after six years with the company.
Did you know that some disabled individuals prefer using horses as service animals because of their longer life spans relative to dogs? Others who are allergic to dogs favor mini horses as an alternative. (And if you’d truly like to learn more, we dare you to finish reading this story with dry eyes.)
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