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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. . .

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

It’s official. Skip the line at MSY!

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