The New Long-Range, Narrow-Body Airbus, and More Stories From This Week

Jun 22, 2019

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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.

How Will the Iran Airspace Ban Affect Commercial Aviation?

On Friday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airmen, an official instruction to pilots of US-registered aircraft, banning them from flying over Iranian-administered airspace in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

Alaska Airlines Adds Aer Lingus as Redemption Partner — But the News is Mixed

The good, the bad and the ugly, as told by TPG’s Summer Hull.

A rendering of the Airbus A321XLR

Airbus Launches Longest-Range Single-Aisle Aircraft, A321XLR

The A321XLR will have a range of 4,700 nautical miles, or about 5,400 miles — 15% more than the A321LR, its closest counterpart.

This image provided by Embraer shows an Embraer E175 in a United Express livery. (Photo courtesy of Embraer)

United Airlines Adds 9 Special Point-to-Point Routes for College Football

These special routes make it a whole lot easier to root on your alma mater.

(Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy)

Why Marvel Will ‘Land’ at Disneyland Instead of Disney World

Hint: It has to do with Universal Studios.

Historic Apollo Mission Control Center. Photo courtesy NASA.

NASA Will Reopen the Mission Control Room Used in Moon Landing for Public Tours

Visitors will once again be able to explore the historic site.

IHG Launches Limited-Quantity Elite Status Match — Including Top-Tier Spire Elite

No longer will you have to reach 75 elite-qualifying nights for Spire Elite status.

Paris Surprise: Boeing Lands Blockbuster 737 MAX Order, the First Since Jet’s Grounding

The order includes both the 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 10.

Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony Greece

Here’s How You Can Carry the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Flame

Applications are open — here’s how to be considered.

United Raises Cost of Club Membership — Here’s How to Get Around It

There are discounts available!

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