#Bumpgate One Year Later, Airbus’ Cargo Sleeping Bunks, Why Not to Visit the Sheraton Maldives and More

Apr 14, 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.

How the Airline Industry Has Changed One Year After #BumpGate

Read about how the airline industry has changed one year after #BumpGate.

United Airlines’ #BumpGate: One Year Later

Last year, United made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Take a look at how the airline has changed since the incident with Dr. Dao.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Visit the Sheraton Maldives

TPG‘s Editor-at-Large had a few thoughts on the Shertaton Maldives, take a look and see if you agree.

Airbus Unveils Cargo Deck Sleeping Compartments With Up to 24 Bunks

Airbus is developing this product for the A330. Once development and certification are complete, the aircraft manufacturer has plans to add sleeping decks to its A350s.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay With Cash (or Debit Cards)

There are way too many credit card perks to let friends use cash or debit cards.

Time Is Running Out for a Chance to Win 500,000 Points From The Points Guy

A $10 donation toward Rainbow Railroad will get you in the running for 500,000 points and you’ll be helping save lives! 

Live Now: 500 Million IHG Rewards Points Available at up to 57% Off

The 2018 version of the U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways deals kicked off this week, and the deals are going fast. Take a look to see what offers are still available.

In other news…

Tom Brady flies Qatar’s private aircraft

Earlier this week, Qatar tweeted a picture of Tom Brady and family getting ready to ride in Qatar’s private aircraft.

KLM’s New Business Seats

Japan-based Jamco Group will supply KLM with its new World Business Class seats. Check out renderings of the new seats here, set to be delivered by June, 2019. 

Gogo’s 2Ku Inflight Connectivity Solution Selected by Air Canada for its Bombardier C-Series Aircraft

Earlier this week, Gogo announced that its 2Ku inflight connectivity solution has been chosen by Air Canada for its Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

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