Maldives Bookable with Hilton Honors Points, New Southwest Fees, New Priority Pass Restaurants and More

Feb 16, 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.

Overwater Villa. Image by Hilton

You Can Now Use Your Hilton Honors Points to Book Stays at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Have you been craving that overwater bungalow life? You can now make it happen with your Hilton Honors Points.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX

Southwest Is Introducing New Fees Next Year. What Will It Start Charging For?

Don’t worry: Your free bags should be safe.

JT Genter meal at Denver's Timberline Streaks Priority Pass

Priority Pass Adds Another US Restaurant Lounge — Here’s a List of All 30 of Them

If you’re traveling through Seattle, you’ve got new options.

evening traffic at New York JFK airport. Photo by XavierMarchant / Getty Images.

TPG Exclusive: Airlines Stranding Record Number of Passengers on Tarmacs

In 2018, 244 flights were held on the tarmac for more than three hours.

Airlines Are Cracking Down on Hidden-City Tickets — Even for Top Elites

The booking hack might not be worth it anymore.

Too Big to Succeed: Why the Airbus A380 Is Dead

May the double-decker rest in peace.

Attention, AvGeeks: The TWA Hotel Is Now Accepting Reservations

A rooftop pool with a view of JFK’s runways? Count us in.

(Courtesy of Virgin Voyages)

Virgin Voyages: New Details on Loyalty Program, Secret Destinations and More

Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Voyages team said no to cheesy shows and yes to 1am dodgeball.

Worn Out on Wall Street: A Review of the Andaz Wall Street in New York City

TPG’s Eric Rosen said that the rooms were spacious, but a little too worn-and-torn.

Why Amazon Ditching NYC HQ2 May be Good for NY-Based Elite Flyers

JT Genter breaks down what the Amazon news means for travelers.

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Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants in the first three months of card membership.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
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Annual Fee
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