Southwest Updates Companion Pass Rules, Peanut Allergies in the Air, Flying on the Houston Express and More

Apr 7, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed this week.

Why You Don’t Need to Panic If You’re Flying With a Peanut Allergy

Experts say that people with peanut allergies can actually fly safely with minimal precaution and without having to alert crew beforehand.

New Southwest Card Restrictions Make It Harder to Earn the Companion Pass

Southwest announced changes to its co-branded credit cards with Chase making it harder for passengers to earn the companion pass.

Flying the World’s Most Elusive 747: the Houston Express to Angola

The Houston Express is an #AvGeeks dream that connects Houston to Angola — read about one of the final flights for this route.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? April 2018 Monthly Valuations

Check out the monthly valuations for April here.

People in Airports Are Paying $30 to Sit in a Box the Size of a Bathroom Stall

These boxes popping up at airports around the country are billed as, “Your private office, whenever you need it.” Read the article on for details on the Jabbrrbox.

Widerøe Gets the World’s First Embraer E190-E2

TPG was at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, on Wednesday morning for the arrival of the first E190-E2.

Inside the First-Ever Embraer E2 Jet, the World’s Newest Passenger Airplane

Take a look at the interior of the world’s first E2 jet.

In other news…

Earn 2 Extra MR Points with Amex Express Checkout at Newegg, Staples, Walmart and More

Take a look here to see how to get 2 extra Membership Reward points with Amex Express checkout at these select retailers.

Obnoxious passenger shamed back to coach after helping herself to ‘upgrade’

Watch a video of a passenger attempt to self-upgrade to business class three times.

Image courtesy of NASA
Image courtesy of NASA

Can NASA’s X-plane resurrect supersonic passenger air travel?

NASA’s newest project is a piloted plane that’s designed to produce sonic booms that would barely be audible from the ground. Read here for full details on the supersonic plane.

Featured image by TPG‘s Wallace Cotton.

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