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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.


Best Ways to Use 75,000 Capital One Miles With Asia Miles

Now that Capital One has introduced transfer partners, here are the best ways to get your miles’ worth.

Yes, Oil Prices Are Down. But Don’t Expect Your Plane Ticket to Get Cheaper

There’s good news and there’s bad news.

12 Destinations You Should Visit in 2019

If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, you’re in luck because TPG‘s Lori Zaino breaks down 12 destinations for each month of 2019.


Aerial view of one of Terminal 5 buildings of London Heathrow Airport and Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft operated by British Airways at the gates (Image by Grzegorz Bajor via Getty Images)

Amex Is Opening a Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow and Amex Confirms Centurion Lounge Opening at Charlotte Airport

Two huge hubs are getting their own beloved Centurion lounges.


TPG Awards Winners: The Best in Airlines, Credit Cards and Hotels

The people have spoken.

Pursuing Perfection: Emirates First Class on the A380 From New York to Dubai

Using the all new TPG review layout, Nick Ellis rated Emirates’ A380 flight, which scored a whopping 93 on our scale. No wonder it won the award for best international first class product!


How TPG Readers Ranked the Best Premium Credit Cards of the Year

. . . And how Brian Kelly stunned the crowd with a suit jacket covered in the winning card.


On day at the Frankfurt Airport FRA / EDDF Picture: CN-ROD Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-7B6(WL) - cn 33062 / 1883 (Photo by Patrick Becker/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Royal Air Maroc Is Officially Joining the Oneworld Alliance

We guessed it. Oneworld now has 14 airline members.


Bad News: Delta Is Now Selling Basic Economy Award Tickets

Delta says it’s trying to expand its redemption options, but this might not be good news.

In other news. . .


. . .CLEAR is now open at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

It’s official. Skip the line at MSY!

American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.

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  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms apply.
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