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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.

Hilton Jumps on the Hostel Bandwagon With a Budget Brand

An unprecedented installation for major hotel chains: Hilton is opening a budget line of hotels.

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5 Reasons Every AvGeek Should Visit the Delta Flight Museum

You’ll be able to soar into the history of aviation and get a closer look at some classic Delta planes.

When Does It Make Sense to Spend on a Cobranded Credit Card?

Here are the times you might consider applying for a cobranded credit card.

HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA - MARCH 02: Local people and tourists visit Hikkaduwa Beach in the south-ouest coast for sightseeing, surfing, sunbathing and shopping on March 02, 2014 in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

Lonely Planet Names Sri Lanka the Top Country to Visit in 2019

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Is It Time for the Chase Sapphire Reserve to Step up Its Game?

Some cards have skyrocketed past CSR in terms of value.

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Check Your Airline Ticket After Booking to Ensure You Weren’t Involuntarily Downgraded

Heads up! One TPG reader noticed her seat was downgraded.

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Why Points and Miles Are the Best Insurance Policy

TPG’s Ethan Steinberg broke down some scenarios points and miles are a reassuring source of coverage.

Healthy to Hawaii: Alaska (737-800) in Economy from San Jose to Kauai

See what TPG’s Jessica Puckett thought of her first Alaska Airlines flight to Kauai.

United May Be Close to Buying the Airbus A321LR

Could United be favoring Airbus over Boeing for its transcontinental flights?

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This Is the Reason You Aren’t Feeling as Much Turbulence on Delta Flights

Find out why “Delta was the only airline to show decreased encounters with higher-level turbulence in the last three years.”

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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