JetBlue’s London Plane, Virgin Atlantic’s Swanky New Suite, Tickets to a Disney Christmas and More

Apr 13, 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.

This Is the Plane That Will Take JetBlue to London

It’s an A321LR — emphasis on long-range.

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Swanky New Upper Class Suite for Its A350

This suite is sweet!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Starts Nov. 8 — Tickets Now On Sale

There’s no better way to spend the holiday than at the happiest place on earth.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Buy Hilton Points for the Lowest Rate Ever Thanks to a 100% Bonus

Whatever your dream stay is, Hilton’s second buy points promotion of 2019 will help you get there.

2 Years Later: Doctor Dao Reflects on United Airlines #Bumpgate Incident

The story that took the world by storm — two years later.

RENTON, WA - JANUARY 29: A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner lifts off for its first flight on January 29, 2016 in Renton, Washington. The 737 MAX is the newest of Boeing's most popular airliner featuring more fuel efficient engines and redesigned wings. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Reports Massive Drop in 737 Deliveries

737 deliveries are not looking too hot following the MAX investigation.

DALLAS, TEXAS - DECEMBER 8, 2018: American Airlines passenger jets parked at their gates on a rainy morning at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport which serves the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, metroplex area in Texas. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Book Now: American Airlines Appears to Be Moving to Dynamic Award Pricing

This could mean bad news for AA redemptions.

First class passengers aboard a Delta A220

Free Delta Upgrades Get Harder: Over 4,000 People Are Upgrading With Miles Each Day

According to TPG’s Darren Murph, Delta is “… reducing the amount of unused miles outstanding, encouraging passengers to exchange their miles for less value than ever before.”

Amex Extending Lufthansa Lounge Access For Select Cardmembers

Your metal card has another perk now.

You Can Visit All the National Parks for Free Next Weekend

On April 20, you can visit Yosemite — or any other National Park, for that matter — for free.

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