What New Marriott Elite Status Is Worth, AA New Routes to Europe, United May Add Lie-Flats to 737s and More

Aug 25, 2018

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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.

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What Is New Marriott Elite Status Worth in 2018?

A look at the value you can get from elite status in the new Marriott program based on the benefits offered to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum Premier members.

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American Announces a Slew of Exciting New Routes to Europe — Including a Nonstop Flight to King’s Landing

American Airlines unveiled exciting new routes to seven European countries — including the US’ only nonstop flights to Croatia.

One of Tokyo’s Most Famous Tourist Attractions Will Stop Admitting Visitors

The Tsukiji fish market is closing its doors before relocating in October.

United’s Considering Adding Lie-Flat Seats to New 737 Fleet

The carrier might install lie-flat seats on some of its newest planes.

How I Accidentally Broke Global Entry Rules — Reader Mistake Story

Even young children need their own membership to use Global Entry lanes.

Chase Launches Sapphire Banking, Replacing Premier Platinum Checking Accounts

Chase Sapphire Banking will replace Premier Platinum checking accounts, and benefits include waived ATM fees worldwide.

What to Do If a Boarding Pass Isn’t Marked TSA PreCheck

What to do when your airline doesn’t seem to know your Known Traveler Number.

Mexico Travel Warning Issued After 8 Bodies Found in Cancun

The US State Department says travelers should “exercise increased caution” when traveling to the resort areas of Mexico due to violence erupting in the area.

Maximize Your Cashback on Every Purchase With These Credit Card Combinations

Got enough points and miles and want to focus on earning cash back? Check out these potential combinations of credit cards that can earn hundreds of dollars every year.

When Avios Save the Day: A Review of British Airways’ 747 in Economy from NYC to London

How does a transatlantic journey in economy with a behemoth like British Airways on its classic Boeing 747-400 stack up against a low-cost carrier?

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