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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.
Experts say that people with peanut allergies can actually fly safely with minimal precaution and without having to alert crew beforehand.
Southwest announced changes to its co-branded credit cards with Chase making it harder for passengers to earn the companion pass.
The Houston Express is an #AvGeeks dream that connects Houston to Angola — read about one of the final flights for this route.
Check out the monthly valuations for April here.
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.
TPG was at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, on Wednesday morning for the arrival of the first E190-E2.
Take a look at the interior of the world’s first E2 jet.
In other news…
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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.
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.
With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards