Welcoming Air Albania, 2 New Priority Pass Restaurant Lounges, a Look Inside AA’s 787-8 DIY Lie-Flat and More

Sep 22, 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.

TIRANA, ALBANIA - SEPTEMBER 14: The first aircraft is seen at the Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza, during the opening ceremony of the newly established Air Albania in Tirana, Albania on September 14, 2018. Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines established a joint venture company in Albania. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Turkish Ambassador to Tirana Murat Ahmet Yoruk, Albanian government's representatives and Turkish Airlines officials also attended the opening ceremony. (Photo by Olsi Shehu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Europe Has a New Airline, Launched by the Prime Minister Himself

Under the auspices of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Air Albania has officially launched.

JT Genter meal at Denver's Timberline Streaks Priority Pass

Priority Pass Adds 2 More US Restaurant Lounges — Here’s a List of All 25 of Them

Priority Pass’ ever-expanding portfolio of restaurant lounges shouldn’t be overlooked.


DIY Lie-Flat: American Airlines 787-8 Main Cabin Extra From Chicago to Beijing

TPG’s Katie Genter made her Main Cabin Extra seat into a lie-flat on AA’s 787-8 — but did it miss the mark?

Young handsome man passenger in his 20s with carry-on backpack waiting at conveyor belt to pick his luggage in arrivals lounge of airport terminal building. (Photo by fizkes/Getty Images)

Airport Baggage Handler Goes Viral for Gentle Touch With Luggage

It’s not too often that baggage handlers go viral for actually handling with care.

The new lane design.

United Airlines Updates Its Boarding Process, Creates New Signage

The new system uses two lanes to better organize passengers as they board.

5 Chase Sapphire Preferred Benefits You Might Not Know About

You might not have known that your Chase Sapphire Preferred gives you so much protection.

Here Are the First Routes for American Airlines’ Reconfigured 787-8

Check out the routes you’ll be able to fly AA’s 787-8 beginning next May.

Cathay Pacific Misspells Own Name on a Plane, Has No Fs Left to Give

Now that’s embarrassing.

The Polite Way to Deal With In-Flight Flatulence

We know you’ve been wondering, so here’s the breakdown of why it happens and how to deal with it.


Video: The Burning Man 747 Has Been Abandoned in the Desert

The 747 that’s graced Burning Man with its presence for the past three years was spotted 12 miles into the desert.

Young woman feeling bad during a flight and breathing in vomit bag. (Photo by martin-dm/Getty Images)

Airlines Behaving Badly: Employees Hurl Insults, Steal Luggage — and More

Something must be in the pressurized air this week because airlines just aren’t being nice.

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